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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

DAR Meeting Scheduled for April 8, 2015

The Reserve Golf Club at St. James Plantation

The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at St. James Plantation, Route 211, in Southport, NC at 10:00 AM.  JROTC and Good Citizen Awards will be presented after lunch.  For more information contact regent, Jackie Craft at (910-755-7563) or registrar, Cindy Sellers at (910-457-6988).

Directions: St. James Plantation is located on Rt. 211 in Southport, NC. The entrance is across the street from the St. James Plantation Real Estate Office and the Community Center. Please arrive no earlier than 10:00.

· You will be on St. James Drive when you come in gate. Stay on St. James Drive until you see Ridge Crest Drive. You will make a rt. turn there. The speed limit is 30 mph, you will be on this road for about 5 minutes.

· Make a left turn onto Wyndmere Drive. The speed limit is 25 mph. Stay on this road until you see the parking lot and large building on the left. That is the club house. Park your car anywhere you want near the club house. Go up the stairs to the porch and walk in to the greeting area.



You received via email the “Call to Conference.”  This email had attachments with important information about Conference. This information may be found on the NC State website:
to view these documents. The February Tarheel Patriot Newsletter will have the information too. State Conference is a lot of fun where you make new friends and see old friends. This year new State Officers will be voted on and our chapter can have 12 delegates.  We will be voting on delegates for State Conference at the March meeting.  Any questions please contact me via phone or email.

posted by Jackie Craft, Regent         


Did you know there was a meaning behind each one of the 13 folds of the American Flag when performed by an Honor Guard?
1. The 1st fold of our flag is a symbol of life.
2. The 2nd fold is a symbol of our belief in Eternal Life.
3. The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.
4. The 4th fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in time of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.
5. The 5th fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decaur, "Our Country," in dealing with our countries may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.
6. The 6th fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our hearts that We pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one Nation under God,  Indivisible , with Liberty and Justice for all.
7. The 7th fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic.
 8. The 8th fold is a tribute of the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.
9. The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers, for it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.
10. The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he too, has given his sons and daughters for defense of our country since they were first born.
11. The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
12. The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in Christian eyes, God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 
13. The 13th fold or when the flag is completely folded the stars are uppermost reminding us of our nation’s motto, “In God We Trust.”
After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the US, preserving for us the rights, privileges and freedoms we enjoy today.

This informative information was sent by member, Ann Warren.

March 11, 2015 Meeting at Trinity United Methodist Church

Lisa English, member of the Batlle of Rockfish Chapter, presented a very moving program, “Empty Chair and also MIA/POWS” about Vietnam MIA/POWs. If your chapter would like to have Lisa present one of her programs at a chapter meeting you can reach her at:

This gift basket was donated by Nora Hickam from the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter for the
Tea Cup and Silent Auction at State Conference on April 30th-May 3rd.
 Americanism Chair, Nora Hickam donated this gift basket to the Tea Cup and Silent Auction at State Conference on April 30th-May 3rd.
  L-R - Rhonda Amato, Ella Ruth Maugans, Jackie Craft and Jerry Odom - Jerry's Good Citizen pin was presented to her 70 years ago. Several years ago her pin was stolen. Jerry cherished that pin, so her daughters decided to make it right. 
A new pin was presented by her daughters, Rhonda Amato - and Ella Ruth Maugans at the March 11th DAR meeting.
L to R: Sherry Haynes, daughter Laura Chaney and Pat Steele with Cindy Sellers, Registrar

District VII Director, Barbara Lewis attended the March 11th DAR meeting.

           Cindy Sellers, Brunswick Town Chapter Registrar with  
Pat Steele - signing papers

Brunswick Town Chapter Regent, Jackie Craft Regent was presented with a book designed by  Public Relations and Media Chair, Phyllis Wilson. This book covers events during 2014.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Captain Phineas Strong

Captain Phineas (Phinehas) Strong was a farmer in Hebron, CT, where he was born in 1756.  After the Revolutionary War, in 1796, he moved to Belchertown, MA where he continued to farm.  He was 6'2" in height and weighted 235 lbs., was very strong and had dark hazel eyes and a somewhat dark complexion.
Wrestling was a favorite amusement with our Puritan forefathers.  Many came at different times from the neighboring towns, and assembled in the simple courtyard of Phineas' house to witness wrestling matches appointed with him, in which he always came off victor.  He would jump over a string as high as his head. 
Once during the Revolutionary War, he was chased by some British cavalry soldiers and stopped to put up some bars that were down, in order to hinder them, and heard one of them say--he was so near-"he might have killed that cuss as well as not, but he hated to see the great long fellow die."  Schools were poor and books few in his early years, but in his later years, he was very fond of reading. 
Birth:  unknown
Death:  May 1, 1827 in his 71st year
Family links:
Anna Filer Strong (____ - 1815)
South Cemetery
Hampshire County, Massachusetts

Mass Find A Grave Memorial# 125697756 

 Patriot of Betsy Pessetto

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Tea Party - RSVP by March 25, 2015

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, The General Davie Chapter, NSDAR, will be hosting an Afternoon Tea honoring our State Regent Peggy Troxell.  It will be a wonderful time to celebrate with our State Regent as she nears the end of her term. 

Find the white gloves and plan to attend!!  The Tea will be held at Hill House, 900 South Hill Street, Durham, North Carolina from two until four in the afternoon.  In mid-February, we will be sending an invitation to each regent in North Carolina and we would like for each regent to forward the information to each member of her chapter.  We would like to have R.S.V.P.s by March 25.  A regent can respond with compiled information from her chapter or a member can respond individually. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Brunswick Town DAR Chapter Visits Moore's Creek

Moore's Creek
Brunswick Town Members
Carol Jutte, Kathy Miller, Vicki Kay, Regent Jackie Craft, Cindy Sellers, Brenda Harriss

Regent Jackie Craft at wreath laying
Sons of American Revolution in period uniform