Friday, November 3, 2017

Brunswick Town DAR Meeting November 8th at Brunswick Electric

Don't forget to attend the November 8th DAR meeting, which will be held at Brunswick Electric - 795 Ocean Hwy W, Supply, NC at 10:00 a.m.  Be sure to arrive earlier to visit with others. Lunch will follow the meeting.You need to send a check to Carol Jutte. Check your e-mail for additional information from Carol. Please read the October Brunswick Town newsletter that Public Relations Chair, Martha Koletar prepares each month for additional information.

At the November meeting we will be honoring our veterans. The program, entitle "A Vietnam Veteran Experience," will be presented by Jack Lambert, a Vietnam Veteran. We will also be honoring 12 Vietnam Veterans and some of the wives will be present. The Veterans in attendance will be staying for lunch and it will be a chance to meet and greet them.

Please wear your Red, White & blue to show our patriotism.

Also, at the meeting, Stephanie Hoisd, Community Service Chair, will be presenting an award.

In DAR Friendship, Carol Jutte, Regent

This will be one of your last opportunities to give Fran Carlsen a check for Wreaths Across America. You can also go to the tab at the top of the blog and order a wreath online up until November 27th.

Thank you Dale Spencer for the photo of the sparkling wreath.

DAR Wreaths Across America Chair and Former DAR Community Service Award Recipient Honored on Veteran's Day

The above articles and photographs appeared in the November 2017 issue of Cat-Tales magazine.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Deadline for the donations by check to Wreaths Across America Program is November 17th-21st. Order online up to November 27th. Follow Directions on the Wreaths Across America Tab on this Blog.

Fran Carlsen, Brunswick Town Chapter’s Wreaths Across America Chair and Phyllis Wilson, Brunswick Town Historian set up a display table for Wreaths Across America to make more people aware aware of this program at The Warrior Ride event on Oak Island on October 21st. We struggle every year to have people purchase a wreath to place on a grave of a fallen soldier at Wilmington National Cemetery. This Warrior Ride Program was publicized in newspapers, local newsletters, etc. Well, you often wonder who reads your newspaper articles, but Marcia Rowbottom, our DAR State Yearbook Chairman, who lives in Southern Pines, NC saw the article in The State Port Pilot that Fran and Phyllis would have a table at the Warrior Ride Event on October 21st from 9:00-4:00 at Middleton Park in Oak Island, NC. She and her husband drove down to visit the even and to visit Brunswick Town to plan an event later on next spring at Brunswick Town. It was wonderful to see Marcia again and to meet her husband.
L to R: Phyllis Wilson, Fran Carlsen and Marcia Rowbottom

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Mayor Brochure Signs Constitution Week Proclamation

Oak Island Mayor Cin Brochure recently signed a Proclamation commemorating the 230th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution to be displayed in the Oak Island Town Hall. The Proclamation is part of the Brunswick Town Chapter of the NSDAR's Constitution Week Celebration. Pictured with Mayor Brochure, center, are DAR members from left: Sandi Winstead, Constitution Committee Member; Martha Koletar,  Public Relations//Media Chair; Carol Jutte, Regent; and Diana Fotinatos, Constitution Week Chair.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

DAR Meeting, Wednesday, October 11th at Brunswick Electric on Rt. 17

Hello Ladies,

The chapter meeting is this Wednesday, October 11th at Brunswick Electric on Rt. 17, Supply with the meeting to begin at 10 AM. Come early to socialize, pay your dues and pick up your yearbook. The program will be presented by Pat Sykes “Charters of Freedom”

November 11th Meeting. We will have a luncheon provided by the Purple Onion along with the Veterans we will be recognizing. If you want to pay for your lunch at this meeting, make a check out to Brunswick Town, NSDAR for $9.25 and save the postage.
Important: Please volunteer for “DAR Day of Service” at Brunswick Town on Oct. 16-19 from 9:30-1:00, lunch provided. Helping the teachers with the 4th graders to learn colonial times.  Pick a day as sign-up sheets will be at the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting please contact Carol Jutte to sign-up.
 Committee Items you may want to bring to the meeting –
1. Coupons – DAR Project Patriot (active military) to Marian Stevens, Chair
2. DAR Schools - Box Tops for Education, used ink cartridges, give to Pat Tucker or Helen Radcliffe, Chairs. Pat also has “DAR Apple Pins” for sale.
3. DAR Service for Veterans – Please continue to bring in cancelled stamps and leave some of the envelope around the stamp for the veterans to cut the stamp out and use for therapy.
● Ongoing requests:  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, Christmas/Special Events Fund.  Please, no calendars. Give all items to Jeannette Hass & Sandy Kotch who are collecting the items to bring to the VA Hospital in Fayetteville.
4. American Spirit Magazine – Bring any unwanted American Spirit magazines to Carol Sutter, Chair. 
5. Wreaths Across America – Order your wreaths. See Fran Carlsen, Chair. Date of Wreaths Across America at Wilmington is December 16, 2017 at 12:00 noon being there by 11:30 AM.
Check the October newsletter for other items or things to do.

See you Wednesday!
In DAR Friendship,
Carol Jutte, Regent

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