Monday, April 23, 2018

Brunswick Town DAR to Meet Wednesday May 9, 2018

The next monthly meeting of the Brunswick Town Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is Wednesday, May 9th at 10 AM at Brunswick Electric located on Highway 17. Mr. John Braswell will present the program, “NC: A Colony Divided, Patriot verses Loyalist.”  For  more information contact Regent Carol Jutte 419/ 529-9433 or email her at  or Registrar Cindy Sellers 910/540-0301 or email her at Please visit our Facebook Page. Be sure and send your check for $9.25 to Carol Jutte made out to DAR Brunswick Town Chapter for lunch.

Vietnam Veterans Receive Certificates and Lapel Pins

Brunswick Town Chapter NSDAR Regent Carol Jutte recently attended a meeting of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, Major General Thomas H. Ruger Camp #1, in Fayetteville, NC to present Vietnam Veterans with certificates and lapel pins. The membership consists of 43 members, with 10 members having served during the Vietnam War era. Mayme Tubbs, Regent of Colonel Thomas Robeson Chapter, NSDAR assisted in pinning the lapel pins on the honored veterans present, with one being her husband.

L to R: Dennis St. Andrew; Mayme Tubbs; Doug Elwell; Carol Jutte; Max Speers; Bill Tubbs. Not pictured receiving certificates: Richard Bishop; Darl Champion Sr.; Roy Fields; Harvey Hutchinson; Joe Norris; Wendell Small

Monday, April 16, 2018

Thank You Talented Gardeners from the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter

We had perfect weather and were able to complete the planting of all the trees/bushes/flowers. Thank you ladies who were there to help with this project and Jim McKee is so excited to see the beautiful plantings. Brunswick Town will be putting down the mulch to complete the job. Pictures will be in the newsletter/blog and FB.

We will  NOT be planting or going to Brunswick Town on Tuesday April 17th. The chapters part is complete at this time.

Enjoy the sunny day.


L to R: Dana Majernik; Kathy Miller; Pat Gooding; Susan Zimmerman; Carol Jutte; Barbara Pleasants; Annetta Clark; Jeanne Nelson

Here are some of the plants that the ladies planted today.

Before photo

                                                                         After photo

Pat Gooding is taking a time out.

Jeanne Nelson is working very hard.

Carol has very muddy knees. All in a days work.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Highlights from the April 11th DAR Meeting

L to R: Phyllis Wilson, Stephanie Joisd, Diana Fotinatos, Martha Koletar, Susan Zimmerman, Harriett Bode and Donna Agopsowics

Recently, members of the Brunswick Town Chapter, NS-DAR presented a skit, World War I Diary – From the Diaries of Private Urban Christians.  Pvt. Christians expressed his loneliness and the day-to-day horrific hardships our troops endured during the war. His faith in God and love of country never waned. Six DAR members, each wearing a camouflage scarf, read diary entries. The person reading wore a WWI helmet. Graphic details of the war ran in a slide presentation while the members read.
PR and Media Chair Martha Koletar produced the program and introduced it by citing how the war began and the terrible consequences of war where winners and losers alike suffered so terribly. It is hard to believe the countries of the world would ever take up arms again.  
The horrors of war caused great suffering, and members of the DAR helped to ease the pain and bear the burden. The United States entered the war in April 1917 and established a War Relief Service Commission.  Members helped in so many ways from jelly making to knitting garments and volunteered their assistance and unique skills to the Red Cross. Women filled the void in the workplace. A short video, Women of Resilience – DAR service during World War I was shown. It captured in pictures the vital role members played in providing comfort and support. They were united in their resolve to provide service in any way they could. This role of service continues today.

Diana Fotinatos, Chair Constitution Moment reminded us in a prior Constitution Moment Shay’s Rebellion was mentioned and the great controversy during the time resulted in that historic event.  It was within a year, on February 21, 1787, the Continental Congress resolved that… “the second Monday in May a Convention of delegates who shall have been appointed by the several States be held at Philadelphia for the sole express purpose of revision the Articles of Confederation…”  The original states, with the exception of one, collectively appointed 70 delegates, but only 55 could attend and only 39 actually signed.  Diana asked, “Which state did not attend the Constitutional Convention?”  Mary Sands answered Rhode Island correctly.

Lisa Pomeranz, District VII Director encourages chapter members to register for the District VII meeting in July.

District VII Meeting will be held July 24, 2018.  There are reservation forms available. Contact Carol Jutte.   The meeting is being hosted by the Major General Robert Howe Chapter at Lake Waccamaw United Methodist Church, Lake Waccamaw, NC.  Registration is at 9:00a.m.  The meeting starts at 10:00a.m.  The cost is $15.50 and includes breakfast assortment and lunch consisting of pasta salad, chicken salad, fruit salad, roll, dessert and tea.  Lisa Pomeranz told us there is no Fall Forum this year making the District VII meeting very important to attend.  At this meeting there will be breakout sessions lead by State Officers and or Committee Chairs.  Sessions will include topics such as protocol, chapter finances and leadership forming.

Pat Gooding, Vice Regent gave the President General, Ann T. Dillon’s message.
Ms. Dillon is eager to welcome members to 1776 D Street NW for the 127th Continental Congress.  The tentative Congress schedule is now published and the Congress App can be downloaded or refreshed if you used previously.  More information will continue to be shared online.  On May 1st we will join the New York State Officers Club, Jennifer Minus, President, at West Point to rededicate the Margaret Corbin Monument and celebrate Margaret’s legacy and valor. The DAR Museum Gallery is near completion and will be ready to welcome guest this summer. The new gallery and study area will provide more flexible exhibit spaces and provide new ways of engaging with the DAR Museum collections. Does our chapter know of a classroom that could benefit from a $500 grant? Go to to learn more and help a teacher apply.  Last year, fifty-one $500 grants were awarded to classroom teachers. Ms. Dillon reminds members to stay connected with the National Society by subscribing to Today’s DAR Blog, sent via email, subscribing to the American Spirit Magazine and Daughter’s newsletter and by frequenting the Member’s Section of the National DAR website.

Brooke Triplett, Membership Chair told members there are two New Member Orientations scheduled.  The first is Thursday, May 3rd and the second is Thursday, June 7th. Both will be held at her home, 418 30th St, Sunset Beach and will start at 10:00a.m.  All new members and those with applications pending are invited to attend.  Please let Brooke know if you are coming and to which meeting.  Her email is and her phone number is 910-579-3339.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Brunswick Town DAR Meeting Scheduled for April 11th at The Reserve Golf Club


The April 11th Brunswick Town DAR Meeting and Luncheon will be held at St. James Plantation at the Reserve in the main dining room. 4061 Wyndmere Drive in Southport, NC. The meeting will begin at 10:00, but attendees may come earlier to chat. If you wish to stay for the lunch the cost will be $20.00 includes tax & gratuity, make checks payable to Brunswick Town DAR Chapter and send checks to Annetta Clark by March 31th. A buffet: Salad with cucumbers, cheese, tomatoes, carrot, red onion, grilled chicken, grilled Mahi Mahi, rolls, dessert, ice tea & coffee. If you would like fruit cup instead of a brownie indicate that on your check. At this late date you might want to drive the check over to Annetta Clark’s house. Call first to make arrangements with her. Our program will be a special skit where members will read inserts from the diary written during World War I. You don’t want to miss it! Any questions or concerns contact Regent, Carol Jutte at (419-529-9433)

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Things to Remember to  Bring to the DAR meeting.

This is a reminder to bring your items for the Tea Cup Basket our chapter will be taking to the North Carolina State Conference April 25-29.  Please bring items that are made or produced in North Carolina and give to Pat Gooding. Pat will be assembling the basket.

Here is the Ongoing requests for the Fayetteville Veterans Hospital:
·         Men’s long sleeve t-shirts, (small, medium, 4XL, 5XL),
·         Men’s sweatpants (4XL, 5XL) Men’s underwear (small, medium – brief),
·         Women’s Sports Bras all sizes (one-piece construction, not metal underwire), Disposable razor blades (double or triple bladed),
·         Men’s & Women’s Deodorant, Shaving Cream, Body Wash, and Gift Cards (Wal-Mart, VISA Gift Cards)
• Special Donations: Large Cans Coffee (regular or decaf), Sugar in Single Packets, Coffee Creamer 20oz or smaller, Single packets of Sweet & Low or Equal or Splenda
• Monetary Donations: Mental Health Intensive Case Management Fund, Special Events Fund.

Thank you.
Carol Jutte

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018, Brunswick Town Chapter DAR, and Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range Commemorated the 101th Anniversary The US Entered WWI

On April 6th, 2018 a Commemoration of the 101st Anniversary of the United States entry into the Great War was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Caswell Rifle Range, which is located off Foxfire Trace in Caswell Dunes. Dave Lewis of the Brunswick County Historical Society, re-enactor Carl Mauney, members of the Brunswick Town Daughters of the American Revolution and members of the Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range recited the names of known World War I veterans from Brunswick County. There also was a wreath-laying ceremony, a presentation about the range and a tour given by Norma Eckard. To learn more about the event or the historic site, visit 

Row 1: Re-enactor Carl Mauney, Re-enactor, Vice-Regent, Pat Gooding, and Regent, Carol Jutte
Row 2: Jayne Rankin, Jeanne Nelson, Norma Ekard, President Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range, Donna Agopsowicz, Mary Earp, Annetta Clark, Treasurer,  Cindy Sellers, Registrar, Peggy Harris and  Phyllis Wilson, Historian
In attendance, but missing from photo are Helen Radcliff and professional  photographer, Christine Urick.

Norma Eckard, President Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range

Cindy Sellers read a profile of a local recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, Pfc Benjamin Bantie Smith of Ash,  who died of wounds received in extraordinary acts of valor.  Included was a letter to his parents from the attending Chaplain from the field hospital in France.  The profile is from the book Survival Lessons, A Tribute to Family, Community, Faith by William J Long, grand-nephew of Private Smith.  Sellers closed with a note from Gen Pershing to the troops.
Joyce Crabrtree, President of the Home Owners Association and a supporter of Friends of Ft. Caswell Rifle Range. She was one of the 4 Roll Callers, of the BC WWI Veterans. Her Grandfather was born and raised in Southport.

Dave Lewis

Carl Mauney

Re-enactor Carl Mauney shows his uniform and explains his face mask, boots and other artifacts before the ceremony.

In this section of the Rifle Range Target Pit, the men who raise, lowered and marked the targets could safely walk from the storage room through the Walkway to the targets.

Look how excited, Annetta Clark, our treasurer is!

Professional Photographer, Christine Urick - Thank you for the above photographs...

Lee Hinnant, reporter from The State Port Pilot...
Early birds waiting for the others to arrive. The event started at 10:30.
Thank you Phyllis Wilson for the above 4 photographs.