Friday, May 13, 2016

Highlights from May Meeting

Meg Good, Summer Literacy for Brunswick County. spoke at our May meeting.  She explained that Summer Literacy is a reading program held at the Seaside United Methodist Church at Sunset Beach for 2nd and 3rd graders who have difficulty in reading. She took us through what the children are exposed to from special books to field trips. The program has proved to be a contributing factor with children who have fallen a bit behind academically and socially. Jesse Mae Monroe Elementary School will offer the program from June 27 to August 5, five days a week.

Literacy: The morning sessions are focused on literacy using an accelerated learning approach to not only prevent summer learning loss but to better position students for the coming year. These sessions will be taught by a Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School Master Teacher and Assistant with no more than a 10:1 student/teacher ratio. Student success will be shown by the progress made by the end of the STARS Program and at the end of school year. Enrichment: The afternoon portion of the program provides opportunity to focus on music, art, science, and physical activities that are age appropriate for our kids. Field trips offer many choices of things to do and experience. Our community response has been positive in support of STARS. The afternoon program will be staffed primarily by volunteers, giving all of our church “family” members a chance to be “family” to our children. Parent Involvement: Each Monday night STARS hosts a dinner workshop for the parents. The entire family, including siblings, are invited to the dinner. The workshop is planned and taught by the Master Teachers, using the learning material for the current week to equip the parents to be ongoing learning partners in the home, beyond the six-week program. The meals are prepared and hosted by various congregational groups within Seaside UMC.
L to R: Cindy Sellers, Registrar, Diane Kuebert, Regent, member Pat Tucker, Membership Chair, who accepted a pin for her granddaughter, new member Adryanna Tucker, and Michele Lewis, new member installed and she accepted a membership pin for her sister CaroleAnne Szylobryt and Carol Jutte, Vice-Regent

Gwen Causey, Chapter Parliamentarian swore in new members at the May meeting

Seated L to R are Carol Johnert, Vickie Elam, Suzanne Short, and Jane Johnson.  Members Carol and Jane were signing supplementals.  Prospectives Vickie and Suzanne were signing their DAR applications. Standing: Diane Kuebert and Cindy Sellers

Table decorations at the meeting

Numerous awards were presented to the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter at the State Meeting this year. 

Diane Price, Chapter Librarian discussed the variety of books available from the chapter for member's to borrow. A complete list of books is listed on our blog under the tab "Brunswick Town Chapter Library." .Just contact Diane if you would like to borrow a book. 

Happy Birthday to Diane Kuebert and Carol Jutte

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A Message from Lynn Young, President General

Written By Lynn Young, President General
In February we announced that DAR is joining in support and partnering with the Museum of the American Revolution, a ground-breaking new museum set to open in 2017.

The Museum of the American Revolution’s mission is to bring to life the events, people and ideals of the founding of the United States and to inspire a deep appreciation of the importance of the struggle that created the American nation.
To kick off our partnership the DAR has provided a gift of a grant to underwrite the framing and installation within the Museum of a hand-painted copy of the Siege of Yorktown (1781), a monumental 19th century painting by French artist Louis-Charles Auguste Couder which hangs in the Hall of the Battles in the Palace of Versailles. This striking painting, which measures over 13 feet by 17 feet, must be stretched, varnished, hung and framed to the wall. Once hung, the painting will be seen from the first floor, drawing visitors up the stairs into the Museum’s large interior court as they begin the museum experience.

We were thrilled to welcome the Museum of the American Revolution’s Director of Collections and Interpretation, Dr. R. Scott Stephenson to DAR Headquarters in March when he spoke during the DAR Museum’s Remembering the American Revolution, Evidence of Commemoration Symposium. Dr. Stephenson gave a very interesting talk about George Washington’s marquis, which served as his field headquarters during the Revolutionary War.  He also discussed the efforts of the Museum of the American Revolution to preserve the marquis, which will be housed in a dedicated theater in the museum, and their efforts to conduct research on its use during the war, and its life after the war.

The construction of the Museum of the American Revolution is well underway. Over the winter months, the building's brick fa├žade steadily went up and all of the brick is now in place. On the interior, installation of the permanent exhibit's structural walls is underway and the central staircase that takes visitors from the Museum lobby to the second floor exhibition space was recently fitted into place.  

I am thrilled by our partnership with the Museum of the American Revolution and I hope you will take time to learn more about their efforts:

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D St NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303
(202) 628-1776

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

Vietnam Memorial Dedication Ceremony Held on April 29, 2016

Vietnam Memorial Tree Dedication Ceremony

A special Vietnam Memorial Dedication Ceremony was held at Mulberry Park in Shallotte, NC on April 29. Our Chapter planted a Flowering Cherry Tree to honor the ten Brunswick County soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War, and unveiled a stone marker engraved with names of the soldiers and the DAR Insignia.

Diane Kuebert, Regent of the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter, Gwen Causey, Commemorative Events Chair, Carol Jutte, Vice-Chair and Kathy Miller, Chaplain

                                               Regent Diane Kuebert unveils the granite marker.

Families of the fallen soldiers, County and City dignitaries, including Shallotte Mayor Walter Eccard, (shown in center) were on hand to honor these brave soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.


Diane Kuebert, Regent; Carol Jutte, Vice Regent; Kathy Miller, Chaplain; Janet Westbrook, State Chaplain; Carole Weiss State Vice- Regent; Lisa Pomeranz, District VII Vice Director; and a large contingent of Brunswick Town Chapter members attended the ceremony. Also, honoring the soldiers were Warrior Ride members, VFW Post 7288 Calabash Color Guard Unit; VFW Post 8866, Holden Beach Commander; Patriot Honor Guard of NC; and many Vietnam Veterans.

NCSDAR 116th State Conference April 21 - 24, 2016 in Durham, NC Brunswick Town Chapter Attended

L to R: Carol Jutte, Kathy Miller, Pat Gooding, Gwen Causey, Lisa Pomerantz, Diane Kuebert, Lynn Dean, and Mary Sands

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Brunswick Town DAR Meeting Scheduled for May 11th

The Brunswick Town Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at The View Restaurant at Bricklanding, 1882 Goose Creek Road, in Ocean Isle Beach, NC at 10:00 AM. The RSVP Deadline is Thursday, May 5th to Cheri Lambert with your meal choice. Bring your check made payable to The View, or exact cash of $14.00 to the meeting. Refer to Diane Kuebert's e-mail about the meal choices or contact Cheri Lambert.

Meg Good will speak on the Summer Literacy for Brunswick County. For more information, contact Regent, Diane Kuebert at (910-253-8853) or Registrar, Cindy Sellers at (910-540-0301) or visit our blog at

Saturday, April 23, 2016

April Meeting Awards and Recognitions!

The April meeting was so interesting and filled with informative presentations and important recognition of chapter members!

The Community Service Award was established by  the DAR to recognize individuals in the
community for their voluntary achievement to meet a need that will benefit others.  On April
13th, the Brunswick Town Chapter of the DAR presented that award to Kristie Disbrow for her
insight in recognizing that children in this community did not have enough food at home to eat and for seeking help from her friends, her church and her community to establish a network
to provide for these children.  Her answer we now know as Matthews Ministry.

The mission of this organization is to eliminate weekend and non-school day hunger for Brunswick County children through a Backpack program.  In 2010 a teacher in one school asked for prayer for one student to have enough food to eat and today 13 schools and 470 students are served.  Volunteers pack and deliver food bags to the school so that the backpacks can be ready for the students to take home on Friday and returned on Monday to be filled again for the next weekend.

Pat Gooding presented an informative program on the Daughters of Liberty at our April meeting. She talked about some of the nontraditional roles women played during the American Revolution and how they aided the patriotic cause.

Fran Carlsen received a Certificate in recognition of her 40th DAR Anniversary! Fran has made a tremendous contribution to our Chapter over the years!

Annetta Clark won National DAR Third Place Award for her hand-woven baskets. Mary Sands, American Heritage Chair presented the award and Regent Diane Kuebert offers her congratulations.

Annetta Clark of the Brunswick Town Chapter of DAR has won a national award in Crafts and Basketry. Her Nantucket style basket, woven with a black linen thread came in third in the National contest and will be on display at the Continental Congress for the DAR this June where the DAR organization will be celebrating their 125th anniversary at Constitution Hall in Washington DC. She showed her winning basket at the April 13th Chapter meeting where Regent, Diane Kuebert, American Heritage Chairperson, Mary Sands and the Brunswick Town members congratulated her and got to see her basket before it goes to DC. Annetta will receive her certificate and pin at the American Heritage Forum at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.