Saturday, April 23, 2016

April Meeting Awards and Recognitions!

The April meeting was so interesting and filled with informative presentations and important recognition of chapter members!

The Community Service Award was established by  the DAR to recognize individuals in the
community for their voluntary achievement to meet a need that will benefit others.  On April
13th, the Brunswick Town Chapter of the DAR presented that award to Kristie Disbrow for her
insight in recognizing that children in this community did not have enough food at home to eat and for seeking help from her friends, her church and her community to establish a network
to provide for these children.  Her answer we now know as Matthews Ministry.

The mission of this organization is to eliminate weekend and non-school day hunger for Brunswick County children through a Backpack program.  In 2010 a teacher in one school asked for prayer for one student to have enough food to eat and today 13 schools and 470 students are served.  Volunteers pack and deliver food bags to the school so that the backpacks can be ready for the students to take home on Friday and returned on Monday to be filled again for the next weekend.

Pat Gooding presented an informative program on the Daughters of Liberty at our April meeting. She talked about some of the nontraditional roles women played during the American Revolution and how they aided the patriotic cause.

Fran Carlsen received a Certificate in recognition of her 40th DAR Anniversary! Fran has made a tremendous contribution to our Chapter over the years!

Annetta Clark won National DAR Third Place Award for her hand-woven baskets. Mary Sands, American Heritage Chair presented the award and Regent Diane Kuebert offers her congratulations.

Annetta Clark of the Brunswick Town Chapter of DAR has won a national award in Crafts and Basketry. Her Nantucket style basket, woven with a black linen thread came in third in the National contest and will be on display at the Continental Congress for the DAR this June where the DAR organization will be celebrating their 125th anniversary at Constitution Hall in Washington DC. She showed her winning basket at the April 13th Chapter meeting where Regent, Diane Kuebert, American Heritage Chairperson, Mary Sands and the Brunswick Town members congratulated her and got to see her basket before it goes to DC. Annetta will receive her certificate and pin at the American Heritage Forum at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

A Special Thank You from Crossnore School!

The above is a thank you from Crossnore School with pictures of Brunswick Town Chapter member, Gwen Causey and Kathy Dellinger, Executive Assistant of the school holding Easter baskets the chapter collected for the children. Please note the children signed their names around the photos.

Regent Diane Kuebert expresses her gratitude writing, "Thank you to all those chapter members that put the baskets together for their kindness in making the children happy at Easter."

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Educational Resources Committee

Hello Ladies,
The National Society has created a new committee called the Educational Resources Committee. In the body of the email it asks:  Are you a teacher or do you have experience or special knowledge in history, government, heritage or genealogy and have an idea for a lesson plan? Submit it to us!” If this interests you, contact Visit the 3/20/16 Today’s Dar Blog .
Thank you.

Diane Kuebert, Regent

Friday, March 18, 2016

April DAR Meeting Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Brunswick Town Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at The Reserve at St. James Plantation, Rte. 211, in Southport, NC at 10:00 AM.  Pat Gooding will speak on the Daughters of Liberty. For more information, contact Regent, Diane Kuebert at (910-253-8853) or Registrar, Cindy Sellers at (910-540-0301).

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Invitation to Attend Open House at Prong House in Raeford, NC

The Alfred Moore Chapter NS-DAR, Southern Pines,  sends the following invitation to the Mill Prong House Annual Meeting and Open House in Raeford, NC. The Mill Prong House circa 1795 was built and located near the McPhaul's Mill. It was important because,  in the 1700's, there were over 20,000 Scottish immigrants to NC, making it the largest Highland Scot Settlement in America. One of the Alfred Moore Chapter members is a McPhaul descendant and the family has been apart of the preservation and revitalization of Mill Prong.

Easter Baskets for the Crossnore Children

On March 21st, Gwen Causey will  deliver 55 Easter baskets  to the Crossnore School. The children will be really surprised on Easter with all the beautiful baskets that were donated by the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Wreath Laying Ceremony took place at the Veterans Memorial at Sunset Beach to commemorate the last day U.S. Troops were on the ground in Vietnam

The  March 9th DAR meeting was held at The View Restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. A very interesting and informative program presented by Linda Smith on Women in the Military and Jane Johnson on Women’s Issues and the Military. Following the meeting, a Wreath Laying Ceremony took place at the Veterans Memorial at Sunset Beach to commemorate the last day U.S. Troops were on the ground in Vietnam.  A special thank you is extended to Jack Lambert, DAR member Cheri Lambert’s husband who took many beautiful photographs for us at the commemoration ceremony.

 L to R first row:  Jane Freach, Martha Koletar, Ruth Rice, Barbara Griffin, Diane Price, Nora Hickam, Fran Carlsen, Sally Meginley, Mary Sands Second row L to R: Pat Elsaesser,  Nancy Mazzei,  Phyllis Wilson, Leola Benjamin, Diane Kuebert, Kathy Miller, Joan Hall, Pat Tucker, Annetta Clark Third Row L to R: Pat Gooding, Carol Jutte, Betsy Pessetto, Brooke Triplett, Jackie Craft, Cheri Lambert, Norma Eckard, Chris Frazier.   

                   Diane Kuebert, Regent and Carol Jutte Vice-Regent

L to R; Brook Triplett, Pat Elseasser, Nancy Mazzei, And Carol Jutte, Vice-Regent; Pat spoke about one of the fallen soldiers before placing the flower on the monument. You can see the flowers in the photo above this one.

Nora Hickam reads the name of a Brunswick County soldier who died during the Vietnam War. Looking on are: Nancy Mazzei holding the flag with Carol Jutte and Regent, Diane Kuebert looking on.

Pat Tucker

If you would like to purchase a brick contact Cheri Lambert and she can provide contact information for you at 

Panoramic photo of group