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Local DAR honors 60-year member

FALLBROOK – At the February meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution Monserate Chapter, Regent Barbara Romero and chapter members had the pleasure to award Judith "Judy-Jo" Niemiec for 60 years of continuous DAR membership from 1963 till 2023.

Niemiec joined DAR at 21 years old as a junior member. She was influenced by her grandmother and mother, who were active in DAR. Her mother was active in Hammond, Indiana and her grandmother was active in Ohio. Niemiec began her journey as a CAR (child of the American Revolution) member in high school. She was president of her local chapter in CAR.

Niemiec as well as her family are patriotic. Her father was a member of the Army in World War I and her two brothers were lieutenants in the Army. Her son, James W. Niemiec, was a graduate of the class of 1993 from West Point.

Niemiec retired from a 37-year volunteer commitment after her husband's retirement. They moved to Fallbrook after both had retired. Later, after caring for her late husband, Niemiec transferred from San Marino DAR chapter to Monserate DAR chapter in 2022.

"She has been a true asset to our Fallbrook chapter with her 60 years commitment to DAR," Romero said. Niemiec said she has truly enjoyed her various experiences within DAR.

Anyone interested in joining this DAR chapter, can email [email protected].

Submitted by Daughters of the American Revolution Monserate Chapter.


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