Sunday, January 15, 2017

Be Sure to Get a Subscription to American Spirit Magazine

 In the January/February 2017 issue of American Spirit on page 30-32 is a very interesting article about WAR of 182 Pensions. You can go to your magazine and read this article. Also, at the end of the article is a blog that is content is free: Check out

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Brunswick Town DAR Chapter Celebrates 41st Birthday at the January Meeting 2017

The Brunswick Town Chapter celebrated its 41st Anniversary with three special cakes. The two round cakes were made by May2  Szalankiewicz, a cousin of our deceased member, Helen Taylor who would have celebrated her 100th birthday in January. The cakes were delicious. 

Happy almost 100th birthday to Miss Helen Taylor.

Photo of our Brunswick Town officers taken at our January 11th meeting at The View Restaurant in Brick Landding Plantation in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Thank you Carol Jutte for giving our wreath a most needed refurbishing.

L to R: Carol Jutte, Vice-Regent, Lynn Deen, Recording and Corresponding Secretary, Kathy Miller, Chaplain, Pat Gooding, Historian, Gwen Causey, Parliamentarian, Diane Kuebert, Regent, Nancy Mazzei, Treasurer, Diane Price, Librarian and missing from photo Cindy Sellers, Registrar.

Guest speaker and Brunswick Town Chapter member, Helen Radcliffe provided the members with news about the school merger between The Children's Home in Winston-Salem, NC and The Crossnore School in Crossnore, NC. She is holding photographs of the schools. If you click on the photo it will get larger for easier viewing.
Diane Kuebert, Regent, Maxine McCullar, signing DAR application, Peggy Harris, sponsor and Annetta Clark. Missing from photo is Cindy Sellers, Registrar

Maxine McCullar and Peggy Harris posing with new wreath that was
 refurbished by Vice-Regent Carol Jutte.

A delicious buffet lunch with beverages was served at The View Restaurant in
 Brick Landing Plantation in Ocean Isle Beach.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Brunswick Town Chapter DAR Meeting is Janauary 11th at The View Restaurant

The January 11th Brunswick Town DAR meeting will be held at The View Restaurant in Brick Landing Plantation in Ocean Isle Beach. The meeting begins at 10:00AM followed by lunch. The menu is a Salad Buffet of mixed greens, all the topping, chicken salad, two dressings, breads and water. Buffet, tax and tip is $12.68. Coffee, tea, ice tea or soda will be billed to individuals who prefer this over water. The deadline to send your check is January 3rd. A New Change At the View Restaurant - payment for lunch must be in advance. Please RSVP by sending your check of $12.68 payable to Brunswick Town Chapter NSDAR to chapter treasure, Nancy Mazzei. Her address is in your yearbook. The meeting will be held on the second floor, with an elevator we can use.

Directions from Southport: Rt. 211 to Rt. 17 bypass to Shallotte, go through Shallotte to Rt. 179 towards Ocean Isle Beach, pass by the Brick Landing Golf Course entrance to 1882 Goose Creek Road, turn left and follow to The View Restaurant.

Directions from Calabash: Rt. 17 bypass North, turn right on Rt. 904 (Ocean Isle 1882 Goose Creed Road and follow to The View Restaurant.

The chapter will be celebrating its 41st Anniversary with a special cake. Members will recognize their Patriots and past Chapter Regents in attendance will be introduced.

Chapter member, Helen Radcliffe will delight us with telling about the school merger of The Children's Home in Wins tron-Salem and The Crossnore School. You will not want to miss this interesting an d informative program.

We will be going over some of the committees on the CMR asking questions and updates of the members. Please make sure you complete reports by January 5, 2017. Remember to fill out as much information as you can.

In DAR friendship,
Diane Kuebert, Regent

Monday, December 26, 2016

DAR Meeting December 2016

The musical bell ringing group, Seaside Bells from Seaside UMC played beautiful Christmas music during the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter's December meeting, which was held at St. James Plantation in Southport, NC.

Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Their mission is to end poverty housing and homelessness. Contact: Brunswick county Habitat for Humanity 4578 Long Beach Road in Southport, NC 28461 - 910-454-0007. Information provided by Habitat for Humanity's brochure. Contact them if you would like additional information. also, if you would like to be a part of the construction crew, or join one of the BCHH committees, or volunteer your time and energy at on of the three Re-Store locations. You might like to provide lunch for the consruciton crew at a building work-site. You might want to become a mentor and  help the Partner Families become effective homeowners. There are many ways you can be a part of this program.

                                               Guest speaker from Habitat for Humanity was Hope Shirley.
Brunswick Town DAR Chapter Regent, Diane Kuebert with guest speaker Hope Shirley.

Harold, a recipient of a home that was build by Habitat for Humanity. DAR members from Brunswick Town Chapter donated a flag to hang on his home. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Wreaths Across America

 L to R: Annetta Clark, Donna Fotinatos, Martha Koletar, Fran Carlsen and Cathy Rafferty

Today, December 17, 2016 at the National Cemetery in Wilmington, NC, Daughters of the American Revolutionary War Brunswick Town Chapter passed our Christmas Wreaths that were placed on graves of Veterans. It was a wonderful and patriotic experience! Thank you Veterans!

In 2015 there were 2,015 wreaths placed on the graves of our fallen men. This year 2016 there were 3,072 wreaths placed on the graves. That means 1,057 more wreaths were purchased this year. Our chapter is responsible for 84 of the wreaths sold this year.

If each person bought one wreath last year would by 5 wreaths this year we would reach our goal so much faster. What I have been finding is there are people who will write out a check for 4-7 wreaths and some people even more. I have started to buy a wreath to honor people and have bought wreaths "In Memory of ." I designed a sheet in Microsoft Word with information about Wilmington Cemetery with the name of the person I was honoring and indicated my  husband and my name on it. I then printed it out and mailed it to relatives of these people in a large manila envelop. I enclosed a personal note to these people. So, now in January of 2017 I already have 2 forms designed and I just need to go on the website and order the wreaths for next year, which will be on December 16, 2017. If anyone would like me to send them the information that I put on my sheet you can reach me at   You need to download your own background photo or purchase patriotic paper.

Phyllis Wilson
blog manager

Sunday, December 11, 2016

December 14th Meeting at The Reserve

The Brunswick Town Chapter December 14th meeting will be held at The Reserve Golf Club at St. James Plantation on 211 in Southport, NC. The meeting begins at 10 AM followed by a salad buffet lunch.

The chapter is in for a special treat of hearing the musical bell ringing group Seaside Belles from Seaside UMC play Christmas music. We will also hear about The Flag, Habitat for Humanity by guest speaker Hope Shirley. For more information, contact Regent, Diane Kuebert at (910-253-8853) or Registrar, Cindy Sellers at (910-540-0301).