Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A Message from Ann Dillon, President General

Assisting Those Affected by Recent Hurricanes
Written by: Ann Dillon, President General
September 12, 2017
We continue to monitor the effects of the recent Hurricanes and subsequent Tropical Storms and communicate with State Regents regarding those in the affected areas. It has been devastating for so many of our fellow citizens and members, and we send our sincere prayers to all those affected by these tragedies so close on the heels of one another.

For those members looking to provide assistance to communities affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, we have updated previous assistance information that was sent out last week. We continue to encourage members who are looking for ways to help those impacted by the storms to support trusted national or local area disaster relief organizations providing assistance in the affected areas through monetary and other requested donations, or through volunteer opportunities arranged through these local organizations.

For those who are interested in supporting area veterans and schools affected by the storm, please see the updated announcement “Assisting Those Affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.” At our upcoming Executive Committee and National Board of Management meetings we will be deciding how the National Society can best assist recovery efforts with donations toward DAR mission based relief initiatives.

Our members across the world continue to express concern for all those affected, and of course for our own members. Those of you hoping to show your support directly to your fellow Daughters in the devastated areas can contact the District Directors of the areas most affected in Texas and the Florida State Regent is still assessing the needs of members in her state. More details and their contact information can be found on the Members’ Announcement “Assisting Those Affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.”

It is a difficult time for many in the Southern region hit by these storms, as well those in the Northwest dealing with wild fires, and sadly we know we will continue to face future natural disasters. What brings my heart peace is knowing that our members are resilient and are passionately dedicated to helping one another in their communities. Thank you, Daughters, for your unwavering support of your communities in both good times as well as the most difficult times.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Constitution Week September 17-23

Constitution Week Chair Diana Fotinatos and Committee Member Sandi Winstead have been busy getting things ready for Constitution Week which is September 17-23. Activities planned  to commemorate when the Constitution was signed 230 years ago aree:

Constitution Week display at Harper Library in Southport during September. 

Churches and Fire Stations in Southport will be participating in Bells Across America on Sunday, 9/17 at 4:00 PM by ringing their bells.

Mayor Cin Brochure will be signing and displaying a Proclamation in the Town Hall of Oak Island for Constitution Week.
l     Elementary schools in Bolivia, Southport, and Supply have been contacted about our chapter making classroom presentations, decorating bulletin boards, and distributing bookmarks to the fifth-grade students who will be studying The Constitution as part of their social studies curriculum.

Thank you Sandra and Diana for putting together this wonderful display at Harper Library in Southport.
Denise Ballard, Harper Library Branch Manager with Sandra Winstead and Diana Fotinatos

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

District VII Meeting Held on August 1st in Wallace, NC

Patricia Poe, the very talented State Editor of our Tarheel Patriot Newsletter was in attendance.
Gwen Causey, Lisa Pomeranz, Elizabeth Graham and Carol Weiss were in attendance at the District VII meeting.
District VII Director Lisa Pomeranz presided over the meeting which included DAR Chapters assigned to District VII.
DAR State Regent Elizabeth Graham with Brunswick Town Chapter Regent, Carol Jutte accepting an award.

L to R: Elizabeth Graham, DAR State Regent; Lisa Pomeranz, District VII Director; Kathy Benedict, District Secretary; and Ann Jones, District Treasurer were sworn in at the Wallace United Methodist Church by Regent Elizabeth Graham at the August District VII Meeting. These ladies will hold office for a three-year term.

Denise Peters State Projects Chair and her husband were on hand to sell items supporting the state project. Denise designed the blue shirt she is holding! To support the state project go to.  These items will be available at State Conference but make also be ordered on line at the above address.

Denise Peters, NC State Project Chair for 2015-2018 reported at the district meeting that the State Regent's Project was approved at the 2016 State Conference. She was pleased to report that participation had been outstanding to this point and expressed her thanks to the North Carolina Daughters from the "Mountains to the Sea" for coming.together to accomplish one of the important objectives, working together to help provide with the development of the Art-Therapy Studio at Tamassee DAR School where children will learn to deal with trauma through arts and crafts projects. 

She reported that the1843 Susan E. Shuford Sampler, donated by te NCSDAR to the National DAR Museum, has been designated as the basis for support of the Portable Education Program, North Carolina Daughters will bring this important piece of textile history alive for children ages 10-13. Susan lived in Lincoln County, NC! Thanks to Rachel Wilson & Candace Williams for completing a historical adaptation of the 1843 Susan Shuford Sampler. Pattern & Kits will be available at NC State Conference.

To purchase other items in addition to the Tee Shirts in support of the State Regent's Project, go to this website:  https://mkt.com/NorthCarolinaDAR where the below items may be purchased. They will also be available at State Conference.

· NC State Regents “From the Mountains to the Sea” pin.

· Bail Converter, converts pin into Necklace

· NCSDAR Custom Designed State Scarf

· NC & DAR Magnets

· Designer Shoe Clips

· Custom Design Christmas Ornaments

· NCSDAR Tee Shirt

· Custom Designed Star Burst Tee Shirts

· Custom Designed DAR Motto - God, Home & Country Tee Shirts

Congratulations Brunswick Town Chapter! 

DAR National Awards:

1. Service to America Committee, NC Southeastern Division, Outstanding Service 

2. DAR Museum Outreach Committee, NC Southeastern Division, Donating Books 

3. DAR School Committee, Special Project Recognition Easter Baskets to Crossnore 

4. DAR School Committee, NC Southeastern Division, Special Project Recognition 

Easter Baskets for Crossnore 

5. Registrar General Award, 100% Perfect Applications Verified in 2016 

6. Constitution Week Committee, NC Southeastern Division, Excellence in 

Constitution Week Leadership 

7. Brunswick Town Chapter, Chapter Achievement Award Level 1, 2016 

8. DAR School Committee, Red Apple Sponsor, awarded by Peggy Troxell, National 

Chair, DAR School Committee 

9. DAR Museum Outreach Committee, Southeastern Division, Carol Jutte, 

Meritorious Service to the Museum Outreach Committee 

10. Registrar General Award, Cynthia Sellers, Outstanding Service to DAR, Successfully Completing the GEP III Course

DAR State Awards

1. Tri-Color Level Award

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Brunswick Town Chapter, NSDAR to Meet Sept. 13

The Brunswick Town Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Brunswick Electric (Rt. 17) beginning at 10:00 AM. Our speaker will be Ms. Brooke Jackson, NCSDAR Director of Protocol. For more information, contact Regent Carol Jutte at 419/529-9433 or e-mail her at ctidewater@hotmail.com or Registrar Cindy Sellers at 910/540-0301 or e-mail her at cindysellers@ec.rr.com.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

District Meeting is Tuesday, August 1st.

Please Note date of meeting is Tuesday not Thursday.  The District VII Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 1st at Wallace United Methodist Church (303 South College, Street, Wallace, NC.) Registration begins at 9:00 AM; the meeting starts at 10:00 AM.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fun Happenings at the Fourth of July Festival Week In Southport

The 4th of July Holiday Festival Week was a big one for the Brunswick Town Chapter that began with a Naturalization Ceremony where over 100 new citizens were sworn in as American Citizens. The event, sponsored by the NC Fourth of July Festival and the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Service, was kicked off with music from The Brunswick Big Band.

Co-Chairman, Naturalization Ceremony, Theodore T. Carlsen, husband of Brunswick Town Chapter member, Fran Carlsen welcomed a large crowd of dignitaries,  family, and friends. Both Fran and her husband have been an integral part of the ceremony for many years. Posting of the Colors was beautifully handled by the South Brunswick High School JROTC. (Our Chapter awards a scholarship to the outstanding JROTC student each year.)

The National Anthem was sung by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Quartet, followed by the Canon Salute by the Southport Historical Society & 13th Battalion NC Light Artillery. The Mayor of Southport, J. V Dove, spoke and announced with pride that Southport had been notified a few days before that the Festival was voted by Southern Living Magazine as the “Best Beach Town in America for the Fourth of July Celebration!”  

The Keynote Speaker was Jon Evans, Anchor/Reporter WECT/Fox Wilmington who related his own family’s experience with immigration and how opportunities exist. He praised the group saying that he realized how difficult the process is to become a US Citizen and thanked them for their hard work. Other dignitaries offered congratulatory remarks.

NC DAR State Vice Regent Carole Weiss, was an honorary guest. Carol Jutte, Regent and Pat Gooding, Vice Regent handed out American Flags and Constitution Bookmarks to each new citizen. It was thrilling to watch the broad and grateful smiles as they took their flag and bookmark.

All new citizens and their families were invited to attend a reception given by the Brunswick Town Chapter. Member volunteers made sandwiches, cookies and Lemonade.  

The next day, DAR Brunswick Town Chapter members proudly carried its DAR Chapter Banner, and walked in procession with other members who were riding in five golf carts, all decorated with red, white, and blue and American Flags in the 46th Annual 4th of July Parade! The parade winded through the streets of this quaint little town by the sea that was once a fishing village. The parade has been  a tradition in Southport that dates back to 1795 when local citizens held its first parade that was called,  “The Festival of Free Men.”

Members shouted “Happy Birthday” along the parade route and children of all ages shouted it back! The day was truly a rewarding experience and every member who volunteered said that they were looking forward to doing it again next year!
Carol Sutter, Anne Barnhill, Annetta Clark and Pat Steele make sure all the cupcakes are positioned just right!

L to R Brunswick Town Chapter Regent Carol Jutte, NC Vice Regent Carole Weiss, and Brunswick Town Chapter Vice Regent Pat Gooding

Martha Koletar, dressed as Betsy Ross greets new American citizens and their family at the reception sponsored by the Brunswick Town Chapter

Pat Tucker and Connie Hendrix take a moment out from making sandwiches to admire the food just waiting for new citizens and their families to enjoy!

Regent Carol Jutte puts the finishing touch on one of the golf carts!

L to R: YvonneBrown, Martha Koletar, Liz Collet, Kathy Johnson, Dianna Suttle, Lynn Deen, Jean Green, Mary Sands, Vice Regent, Pat Gooding; Regent, Carol Jutte; Diane Price and Pat Tucker

Pat Tucker, Martha Koletar, Carol Jutte and Pat Gooding get ready for the parade!

Diane Price and Yvonne Brown are probably discussing Diane's Library. Who knows what Carol Jutte is doing! She is always making or doing something constructive!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fourth of July Parade and Naturalization Ceremony July 3 and 4th in Southport

We have 20 chapter members signed up to ride or walk in the 4th of July Parade at Southport. Please contact Carol Jutte to sign up. The parade begins at 11:00 AM on July 4th!

Time is coming close to the Naturalization Reception at Southport Community Center on July 3, 2017. The Naturalization Ceremony is at 4:00 PM. 

We need your help. The committee will be needing help - before, during, and after the reception. Some of you have already signed up, and I thank you in advance and if you haven't, give Diane or Connie a call to help.

Please contact: Dianna Suttle, Chairman at 910-269-1810 or sandyfeetnc@gmail.com

Or Connie Hendrix at 910-278-6705 or hend5678@ec.rr.com