Sunday, February 14, 2016

February is National Heart Month

In support of National Heart Month, Brunswick Town Chapter NSDAR members wore red in support. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.

You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk: • Watch your weight. • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure. • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation. • Get active and eat healthy.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

NC 116th State Conference April 21-24, 2016

Elizabeth Chandler Graham, NC State Regent

Call to NC State Conference
April 21-24, 2016
The 116th NCSDAR State Conference
Hosted by District VII
Sheraton Imperial Hotel and
Convention Center
4700 Emperor Boulevard
Durham, North Carolina

Go to the Brunswick Town Newsletter – February Issue for more information about the NC State Conference. 

If you have any questions contact Diane Kuebert, Regent.

240th Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, Currie, North Carolina

The chapter will be represented at Moores Creek National Battlefield (U.S. National Park Service) to recognize the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge in Currie, NC, on Saturday, February 27, 2016 beginning at 10 AM. As a chapter we will carry our chapter banner (flag) and place the Brunswick Town Chapter wreath at this site. Several patriotic organizations take part that day.

Here is a little history of this famous battle:
In the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge in North Carolina on February 27, 1776, during the Revolutionary War (1775-83), American forces defeated the British. The victory ended British authority in North Carolina and provided an important boost to Patriot morale. Within two months of the American victory, on April 12, 1776, North Carolina became the first colony to vote in favor of independence from Britain.  Richard Caswell, who led the Patriots to victory at Moores Creek, later served as North Carolina’s first and fifth governor.

All chapter members are encouraged to attend. Moores Creek National Battlefield is 22 miles north of Wilmington. As more information becomes available it will be forwarded to you.

Diane Kuebert, Regent


Meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at Brunswick Electric Company, 795 Ocean Highway (Rte 17), Shallotte, NC.  Our program will be presented by Liza Pomeranz  on Colonial cooking.   Ann Cranford will talk about wearing of our Insignia and pins.  Please bring a bag lunch to the meeting.

For more information contact regent, Diane Kuebert  at (910-253-8853) or registrar, Cindy Sellers  at (910-540-0301).

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Special Projects Grant – Update!

“Down the Colonial Cape Fear”

In 2015 NC Maritime Museum in conjunction with our Brunswick Town Chapter applied for a Special Projects Grant for the museum in Southport. The amount of the requested grant requires 1:1 matching secured funds. The grant was for $1700. 

The exhibit is called “Down the Colonial Cape Fear” and will be dedicated on Friday, June 3rd at 4:00pm. NCSDAR State, District, Honorary and National officers will be invited to attend.

 Jackie Craft, Chair,

Special Projects Grant

Monday, February 1, 2016

American History Awards Presented
            On Friday, January 29, our Brunswick Town Chapter presented awards to 5th Grade Student, Lauren Elizabeth Schulte-Hock at a special award ceremony at Supply Elementary School.  Lauren was the 5th Grade winner for Brunswick County in our annual American History Essay Contest.   Receiving a Certificate of Participation was Teo Ruiz.  This year, the topic for 5th through 8th graders centered on The Stamp Act, as the year, 2015 marked the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act. 
            Presenting Lauren with an American History medal, Certificates, and a cash award of fifty dollars, were Chapter Regent, Ms. Diane Kuebert, and Carol Hart, Co-Chair of the American History Committee.  Ms. Hart explained that the essays are read and judged by not only members of the American History Committee, but also by a retired teacher who is not a DAR member, and who has worked with her students in writing these essays.  The contest is open to all Brunswick County students in grades 5 – 12. 
            Ms. Kuebert explained that the Stamp Act was a new tax passed by the British Parliament.  It required all colonists to pay a tax on every printed piece of paper they used.  The Stamp Act was viewed by the colonists as “taxation without representation.”    Students were asked to describe a colonial family’s discussion about the new Stamp Act and what role it played on organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament.  
Fifth grade students from the following schools participated in the contest this year:  Bolivia, Supply, Lincoln and Union Elementary.  Students from three other middle schools and West Brunswick High School also participated.  Our 8th grade winner, Alexis Paige Turturici, also won for the District.  Our 11th grade winner was Ashley Nicole Gibbs.  Winners for 8th and 11th grade will be celebrated at a Board of Education ceremony on May 3. 

Assisting Lauren in the development of the theme and research for her essay were teachers Ms. Jackie Brock, AIG (Academically and Intellectually Gifted) Teacher, and Ms. Lori Crabtree, 5th Grade Social Studies Teacher.  Lauren is the daughter of Mark Hock and Dawn Schulte-Hock of Bolivia.  Writing her essay was a rewarding experience for this fifth grader, and I’m sure she will remember what the Stamp Act was all about!