Monday, August 31, 2015

The Battleship North Carolina will be the scene of a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m., hosted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Hello Ladies,

Please read the following sent by Jo Campbell of the Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk Chapter. I told her our chapter would like to help. We need to bring a couple of batches of cookies. If you have never been on the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington before, this is a good chance to attend. The date is Wednesday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m. As regent, I will be going, representing the chapter and bringing cookies. I am hoping others will want to come, too. We can go together and car pool leaving around 9:15 a.m. Please contact me if you want to go. Thank you.

Diane Kuebert

The Battleship North Carolina will be the scene of a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m., hosted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The service will be conducted by Lisa Wohlrab, Supervisory Immigration Services Officer and the Oath of Allegiance and keynote remarks will be presented by US Magistrate Judge Kimberly A Swank.

Members of the Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk, Otway Burns, Brunswick Town, Battle of Rockfish, Joseph Montford and Richard Clinton Chapters of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will provide refreshments and patriotic items for the new citizens. Dolly Witt of the Otway Burns Chapter will perform the National An-them. The Eugene Ashley High School Symphonic Band and the Ashley JROTC Color Guard and Sword Detail will perform for the ceremony.

Some of the new citizens are members of the United States military. Veterans are encouraged to attend to welcome these and all of the new citizens to our country. There is no charge to attend the ceremony. This does not include a tour of the Battleship.

 At this time, Immigration Services is expecting approximately 25 new citizens. This number can change, but that is the preliminary number they gave us. It's a slightly smaller number than in some previous years. Adding guests plus those being sworn in makes a total of 75-100 folks to be served. Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk will supply water for the crowd. Each of the remaining chapters provide several batches of cookies.

A press release has been sent to the Wilmington Star News which lists each of the chapter names so you can claim it for your Constitution Week activities. It has also been sent to the Island Gazette in Carolina Beach. Your chapter names will also be printed in the ceremony program. WECT should also have a reporter and camera person on board. I will forward to you copies of newspaper articles when I see them printed, and would appreciate your sharing any you have printed with us. It would be great if we could get a group picture made on the Battleship - maybe around the big ship's bell. Might as well pose for our bell ringing while we are there! 

To come aboard the ship, simply tell the clerk in the ticket booth that you are there for the Naturalization Ceremony and they will let you through the gate. The ceremony begins at 11:00. I would suggest arriving a little early. I am asking the Battleship to set up extra chairs

In the event of rain, we will move ceremony into the auditorium at the Battleship. It's not a huge space, but it should work.
We will have extra trays there, but it would certainly be helpful if you brought them on something. Table will be set with cloth, flower arrangement and container for water bottles. 
Jo Campbell, Americanism Chair
Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk Chapter, NSDAR

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Betsy Roberts Revolutionary War Snippets

Betsy Roberts wishes to share some interesting little snippets about the Revolutionary War. She posts information daily on her Facebook page and invites all those interested to view her page by typing in her name, Betsy Brodie Roberts, in the search box.

Betsy says she did something similar on Flickr a couple years ago. This information was in the Burlington, NC Times-News and she has now scanned the information into her computer and is posting something new each day on Facebook. You can view the old photos by clicking on the link below or see the daily postings on her Facebook for the next year or so.

Baby Shower Held for Wounded Warrior Battalion East Hope and Care Center

Below is a thank you note from Lisa English, Vice Regent, Battle of Rockfish Project Patriot Chairman

“Our Daughters of District VII helped sponsor a baby shower for all the pregnant wives and spouses of the Wounded Warrior Battalion East Hope and Care Center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune on August 25, 2015.  It was an awesome day and all you daughters made a huge impact on the lives of some of our 'American Heroes' and the tiny ones who will likely follow in the steps of their parents who have served and protected our freedoms we enjoy today.

THANK YOU LADIES, I am so proud of all the Daughters of District VII who came together and made a huge impression and generosity to these Marines and their families.  Please forward this to all of your friends so everyone gets to see the wonderful outpouring of love and support for our military!

The Family Readiness Officer estimated the value of your donations in excess of $4,000 dollars!  It's amazing what we can do when we all work together. Again, thank you for making this project an overwhelming success!”


Friday, August 21, 2015

September NSDAR Meeting on Wednesday, Sept 9th at St. James

The next meeting of the Brunswick Town Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at The Reserve Restaurant in St. James Plantation, Southport, NC. Please RSVP by September 2 to Janet Sponsler  at 910-253-7831 or for lunch reservations.You will have a choice of one of three items on the menu for $14 per person (includes tax and gratuity).Selections may be made the day of the meeting. If paying by cash, please bring the correct change to make it easier for the club. For those that live outside St. James Plantation, you will  need to stop by the security gate and give them your name and indicate that  you are attending the DAR meeting at The Reserve.

In keeping with our continuing celebration of Constitution Week, the program will be “The Voice of the People: Ratification of the Constitution” by constitutional expert, Richard Powell. 

For more information contact Chapter Regent, Diane Kuebert at (910-253-8853) or Chapter  Registrar, Cindy Sellers at (910-457-6988).

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Where to find Revolutionary Outfits

L to R: Carol Jutte is wearing a Revolutionary dress that she made herself from a pattern. Butterick Pattern #3071, Simplicity #3723 & McCall's #9423. (Just as a side note the patterns if purchasing are $16.95 each so ladies may want to barrow mine) They are expensive.  Carol  also has already made and free to anyone 1 apron & 2 mop hats. They just have to have a long skirt and a blouse to wear with it. 

Martha Koletar purchased her Betsy Ross with flag from website; Amazon.  It came in only one size, but she noticed that there is one for sale at that comes in different sizes. It is Item #TRAD746. As for the dress that Martha is wearing in the photo, it had no bust seams and lacked about 4 inches meeting in the back. It also was too long so she had it hemmed. Martha would advise anyone to get the largest size because these costumes tend to run small. Kathy Miller made part of her outfit and purchased other items from website:  They do have a reenactment catalog and are located in Indiana.

Pat Tucker purchased her exquisite ball gown from a website:
She also purchased many other items to make this outfit
 a real eye catcher.
This is a ball gown depicting the style that was prevalent in the colonial period.  You will see similar design features in dresses from these times with the contrasting fabric inset in the front and a variation of the bodice lacings.  The bodice of the dresses were designed to be tight fitting with the skirts attached at the waistline.  The fabrics and the more intricate designs designated where the clothing was to be worn.This dress is a combination of taffeta and velveteen fabric with the gold  tulle accents.Hoops were sewn into the petticoats and corsets and pantaloons of some type were worn underneath.The hair was styled  high on top of the head, brushed upward off the forehead and some types of curls dangling along the neckline.The hair was adorned with dressings of ribbon, jewels, pearls feathers and tulle fabrics.  Wigs for women were also popular.

Phyllis Wilson saw the child's version of her dress on line. She ordered it from: She needed to have measurements for her chest, waist and the length from her shoulder to the floor. She can provide you with additional information about her experience with Kelly the owner who lives in Arkansas and is the mother of 9 children.   This site offers a lot of additional sites to visit for costumes.

North Carolina Regent's Pin Order Information

You can also order your Name Tags for $25  from Denise Peters and a patriotic scarf for $34. This includes tax and shipping on both items. Contact Denise if you have any questions.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

District VII Meeting Held on August 10, 2015

L to R: Honorary President General; Merry Ann Wright, District Treasurer; Meg Smith, District Secretary; Eleanor Getz, District Vice-Director; Lisa Pomeranz; District Director; Barbara Lewis

The Brunswick Town Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Regent, Diane Kuebert) hosted the District VII Meeting on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 10:00-2:30, which was held at the Southport Community Center on 223 East Bay Street in Southport, NC. There was representation from all of the seventeen chapters in District VII. There are eight districts throughout the state of North Carolina with 105 chapters. There were 127 members in attendance. District VII Director, Barbara Price Lewis is from the Battle of Rockfish Chapter in Wallace, NC. The Vice- Director, Lisa Pomeranz is from the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter in Southport, NC. The secretary, Eleanor Getz is from the Liberty Point Chapter in Fayetteville, NC and the treasurer is Meg Smith from the Stamp Defiance Chapter in Wilmington, NC.

This year the NSDAR is celebrating our the 125th  anniversary. Many chapters are doing something special to celebrate this event. Show your community in a special way that that DAR is a relevant, vibrant, service organization. On October 24th DAR members will be participating in an event sponsored at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson and will be wearing Revolutionary attire. Shannon Walker, assistant site manager at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson will give more specifics of the event at a later date. Visit our Brunswick Town Chapter blog for additional information about this event and what our chapter is currently doing. 
Eleanor Getz, District VII Secretary, Diane Kuebert, Regent of the Brunswick Town Chapter and Honorary President General, Merry Ann Wright chatting at the District VII.

Carol Jutte hold the beautiful patriotic
 floral arrangement that she designed for the anniversary of 125 years of service for DAR.

DAR member Phyllis Wilson was a greeter at the District VII meeting. She assisted vistors with directions to where the community center was and where to park their cars. She also directed them to get a ride with Hank Pomeranz, Lisa's husband  and John Suttle, Dianna's husband. True HODAR's.

Emily Weil and Susan Brown, both are members of the David Williams Chapter.

Brunswick Town DAR members Betsy Hamer, Mary Sands, Cindy Gulledge, Pat Tucker, Jan Sponsler and Lois Ambler busy working or preparations for the District VII lunch.

Brunswick Town DAR Members getting the lunch bags out on display for all the members to enjoy.

Denise Peters
NC  State Regents Project Chairman

Vicki Kay and Lisa English 

Beautiful doll designed and dressed by Lisa English from the
 Battle of Rockfish Chapter
Brunswick Town DAR members Kathy Miller and Lee Benjamin are  looking over the lovely scarves for State Regents Project sponsored by Elizabeth Graham.

'Robynn Rutledge and Cricket Crigle at the District VII DAR meeting in Southport.

Carol Bennett

Brooke Triplett