Local Resident New DAR District IV Director
Gloria Flathom, an Oak Lawn resident, is the new director for Illinois DAR’s District IV, which has 29 chapters in the 7 counties of the Chicago area. Besides presiding at district meetings, such as the most recent one held on November 8 at the Carlisle Hotel in Lombard, part of her job includes visiting each of the chapters to present information about DAR. She also provides support to chapters in their efforts toward increasing their membership and toward achieving the DAR objectives of education, patriotism, and historic preservation. Previously at the district level, she has served twice as an officer.
Gloria is a life member of DAR and has been active in this organization and several others connected to genealogy for the past 20 years. Within her local Palos Heights Swallow Cliff Chapter, she has held several offices, is an honorary past chapter regent and is currently the registrar. She also serves as the chairman of the National Genealogical Records Committee and Volunteer Information Specialist.
At the state level, Gloria has been on the state board of management, has had 6 state chairmanships, and just completed a 2-year term as state recording secretary and the editor of the State Biennial Proceedings. She now is involved with the sales of that publication.