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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Celebrate Constitution Week


The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedoms and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American. The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week.  The resolution was later adopted by the US Congress and signed into public law on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The airs of the celebration are to:
Emphasize citizen’s responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for American’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.
Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.

Constitution Week is a great time to learn more about this important document and celebrate the freedoms it gave us.  Get involved by encouraging young people to sign the Constitution Week Proclamation Pledge and ask your local community officials to issue a proclamation about Constitution Week.

The Brunswick Town Chapter will be presenting a 20 minute slide presentation to local 5th graders.  Each year the Chapter is involved locally in schools to promote, educate and commemorate Constitution Week.  For more information on NSDAR Jackie Craft, Regent of the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter in Southport, NC craftusa2@gmail.com.
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posted by Sandra Winstead

Constitution Week Chair 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DAR Members Invited to 200th Birthday of the Star Spangled Banner on September 9th at 11:00



A Commemoration of the 200th Birthday of the Star Spangled Banner will be held on Tuesday, Sept 9, at 11am on the Garrison Lawn at Fort Johnston on the river, downtown Southport, and all NC Society Daughters are invited to attend.   Commissioner Charles Gause Chapter President Betsy Hamer will give a welcome and make introductions.  Southport Mayor Robert Howard will bring greetings.  The Proclamation from Governor McCrory will be read.   Jim McKee, Historic Interpreter at Brunswick Town State Historic Site, will be the keynote speaker.   The cannon Thor belonging to the Southport Historical Society will fire, and the Sea Notes Choral Society will form a Living Flag.  All verses of the National Anthem will be both read and sung.   Event is rain or shine, so bring an umbrella if weather looks threatening and hope for clear skies.  Bring a lawn chair if you wish.  Carpooling is encouraged.  Program should not last more than 45 minutes. 

The  anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner is the morning of Sunday, Sept 14th.   We have chosen to host our celebration at Fort Johnston because it was an active fort during the War of 1812.  Online exhibition
Star-Spangled Banner Website (http://amhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5zfFDT-pNo  Copy and paste into your browser.

Betsy Hamer, President
Cindy Sellers, Event Chairman
Comm. Charles Gause Chapter, US Daughters of 1812
910-540-0301cindysellers@ec.rr.com

Fall Forum Pictures 2014


Brunswick Town Chapter DAR members posing with Peggy Troxell, State Regent at the Fall Forum in  Durham, NC

The Fall Forum 2014

The Fall Forum was a huge success again this year. Wilmington, Durham and Charlotte were the hosting cities.The presenters, the attendance, lunches were great. Enjoy the photographs below. I will keep posting them as people send them to me.  Phyllis Wilson - golfwilson@ec.rr.com .

State Regent Peggy Troxell and Vice-Regent Elizabeth Graham held up the bag to put your name tags in, so I hope everyone turned their in to them.













Elizabeth is holding up a pair of reading glasses that someone lost in Durham. She liked them, but said they weren't her glasses. She said they were very nice ones. Hope the person that lost them will see this.



Gwen Causey, State Registrar and Lisa Pomeranz, State Chairman for DAR Genealogy Preservation relaxing before their fabulous lunch in Durham. The General Davie Chapter sponsored the Fall Forum there.


Above photo are the two Constitution Week Chairs:
Dr. Sarah Hawes and Ann Yamrus. To the left is Phyllis Wilson, NC State Public Relations Chair. Below to the right is Ann Shaddock our VIS (Voluntary Information Specialist) she and Sheila Mann are the two co-chairs of this group.


Above is Ruth-Anne Bolz State Community Service Awards Chair teaching her workshop at Durham, NC.
Below is a photo of Karen Powell and our State Historian relaxing for a moment at the end of the day in Durham with Janie Temple our State Corresponding Secretary.

Carolyn Cordes, Sr. State President of the NC Society Children of the American Revolution on the right explaining her program to a DAR member.
This is a box lunch that I sure would like to have again. What a great idea.

 Check out the cupcakes on the dessert tree. This was a great idea and very tasty.








Sunday, August 24, 2014

DAR Meeting on September 10, 2014



The next meeting of the Brunswick Town Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Trinity Methodist Church in Southport, NC at 10 AM.  The program will be “Miracle of Philadelphia: Making of the Constitution” by Richard Powell in keeping with our celebration of Constitution Week this September. For more information contact regent, Jackie Craft  at (910-755-7563) or registrar, Cindy Sellers  at (910-457-6988).

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fall Forum Workshop Schedule


WILMINGTON / 146
Thursday, August 21, 2014
9:30-10:20 AM
Celebrate America/22
Chaplain/9
Historian/10
Lineage Research/36
PR and Media/VIS 13
Registrar 101/ 17
Treasurer/23
NO CLASS SELECTION/16

10:30-11:20 AM
Americanism/11
Constitution Week/17
DAR Service for Vets/18
Librarian/6
Rec.and; Cor. Secretary/12
Regent/27
Special Projects: Grants/10
Units Overseas and  NC Chorus/8
Volunteer Genealogist/28
NO CLASS SELECTION/9

1:00-1:50 PM
Advanced Registrar/20
American Indians/11
C.A.R./6
CommServiceAwards/20
DAR Genealogy Preservation/25
DAR Insignia / State Clubs/13
E-Membership/ 20
Tarheel Patriot/DAR_Magazine /12
NO CLASS SELECTION/19
No Class__

                DURHAM / 190        
Friday, August 22, 2014
9:30-10:20 AM
Celebrate America/21
Chaplain/10
Com Service Awards/15
Historian/11
Lineage Research/45
PR and Media and VIS/ 17
Registrar 101/20
Treasurer/35
NO CLASS SELECTION/16


10:30-11:20 AM
American History/21
Constitution Week/17
Commemorative Events/19
Librarian/9
Rec. and Cor. Secretary/15
Regent/40
Special Projects: Grants/15
Units Overseas and ; NC Chorus /4
Volunteer Genealogist/42
NO CLASS SELECTION/8

1:00-1:50 PM
Advanced Registrar/31
American Indians/15
C.A.R. /3
DAR Genealogy Preservation/37
DAR Insignia / State Clubs/18
E-Membership/ 37
Tarheel Patriot& DAR Magazine/13
Women’s Issues/18
NO CLASS SELECTION/18

CHARLOTTE / 220
Saturday, August 23, 2014
9:30-10:20 AM
Celebrate America/36
Chaplain/9
CommService Awards/23
Historian/17
Lineage Research/45
PR and Media and ;VIS/24
Registrar 101/24
Treasurer/26
NO CLASS SELECTION/ 16


10:30-11:20 AM
American History/24
Constitution Week/20
Project Patriot/23
Librarian/6
Rec. & Cor. Secretary/ 20
Regent/39
Special Projects: Grants/19
Units Overseas/& NC Chorus/4
Volunteer Genealogist/50
NO CLASS SELECTION/15

1:00-1:50 PM
Advanced Registrar/ 23
American Indians/19
C.A.R. /10
DAR Credentials/14
DAR Genealogy Preservation/34
DAR Insignia & State Clubs& Jr. Mem/13
E-Membership/ 48
Tarheel Patriot& DAR Magazine/19
 Women’s Issues/20
NO CLASS SELECTION/20

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

“LIBERTY MOUNTAIN” Performance on July 21st





WANT TO BE A PART OF KINGS MOUNTAIN HISTORY?
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US AND LEARN ABOUT “LIBERTY MOUNTAIN”!

On July 21st at 7 PM, the Joy Performance Center will host an informational meeting about the Kings Mountain Little Theatre production of “Liberty Mountain”, a new play about the Battle of Kings Mountain. Playwright, Robert Inman and Director Caleb Sigmon will be on hand to answer questions about the production. The Battle Drama Committee will update attendees about the plans for the “World Premiere” in October and the first summer productions slated for opening on June 26, 2015. This meeting will be of particular interest to our community civic organizations, area businesses, and our local community leaders. If you are unable to attend and would like information, please contact me at 
jimchampion@carolina.rr.com or on my cell, 704-692-2897.
Note from Loretta Husky Cozart:
State Vice-Chairman, Daniel Boon Trail Celebration
I do hope you can attend this meeting…. I believe the DAR Chapter should show interest and be on hand to hear more about this new initiative to educate folks about the Battle of Kings Mountain.  I’m copying Doyle Campbell, as well, so he can share with the SAR and Brigade of Friends. 


Let’s fill those seats and show Writer Bob Inman and Director Caleb Sigmon that the folks of the area do passionately care about this important part of OUR history.


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Battle of King's Mountain - Death of Ferguson Chappel