About Us

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About Our Chapter

Land of Lakes Chapter, Leesburg, organized in 2003, serves the National Society and the community.

The chapter holds traditional meetings four times a year at Leesburg Public Library, with USD1812 rituals, a flag minute, USD1812 minute and a National Defense Report observed at each meeting. Newsletters are published on each meeting day to keep members informed.

Through programs, the chapter educates members on our country’s second War for Independence and promotes patriotism. Programs included "The War Ends: The Battle of New Orleans"; "Winfield Scott - Old Fuss and Feathers"; "Star Spangled Banner Day" and "The Great New England Vampire Epidemic 1794-1892".

Ongoing projects include presenting JROTC awards to honor school selected students enrolled in the program at two Lake County high schools, as well as participating in community events.

Our fundraiser "Pig in a Poke" provides telephone gift cards thru USO. We also support military veterans by collecting plastic lids for Hero Dogs.

We mail books to the American Merchant Marine Library Association and support our local library thru cash donations.

Those interested in membership are encouraged to contact the chapter president through email provided with this web site’s link to the National Society.

Thomas Robertson marker

Our first pioneer in Leesburg, 1843. 

Our Second Anniversary was celebrated by placing a marker at Bourlay Historic Park commemorating Pvt. Thomas Robertson, War of 1812 soldier and first settler in our area.

Our Second Anniversary was celebrated by placing a marker at Bourlay Historic Park commemorating Pvt. Thomas Robertson, War of 1812 soldier and first settler in our area.

Descendants of Thomas Robertson in above photo:
Jacky Hester, Zeb Teeter, Erlaine Hester, Keith Hester