Friday, July 29, 2011

North Carolina Society 2011 Fall Forum Workshops

Go to the North Carolina State Society website
Chapters Fall Forum registration is available at this website.  The fee is $20.00.  The registration form must be sent to NCSDAR Treasurer, by Monday, August 22, 2011. The date of the workshops are Southport Baptist Church, Thursday, August 25th, Ridge Road Baptist Church in Raleigh on Friday, Aug. 26th  and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, Aug. 27th in Hickory.

Schedule of Classes Being offered in Southport on Thursday, Aug. 25th.

Recording Secretary
Treasurer Part 1
Treasurer’s Round Table Part 2
Project Patriot
Junior American Citizens
Volunteer Information Systems  
DAR Schools
Project Patriot
Chapter Achievement awards
Constitution Week
DAR Genealogy Preservation

Flag of the USA
Chapter Achievement Awards

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Naturalization Ceremony July 3, 2011 in Southport, NC

 Regent Lisa Pomeranz of the Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution handed out United States flags to the newly sworn in citizens, Sunday at the Independene Day celebration at the naturalization ceremony.

Stitch The National 9/11 Flag

Jerry Odom is a DAR member and co-chair of the Veteran’s committee for the Brunswick Town Chapter of the DAR. Ella Maugans nominated Jerry to be an Official Stitcher for The National 9/11 Flag at the annual 4th of July Ceremony in Southport, NC. Jerry is an active member of her community working with her church, missions, teaching, sewing, quilting and for her involvement with the DAR and Veterans. Photographs in this article were contributed by Ella Maugans.
Jerry Odom, (center) on a float with other local service heroes who were nominated to make a stitch on the flag.

Jerry Odom making a stitch on the flag.

Southport fireman, Charles Brice was nominated  to make a stitch on the 9/11 Flag by DAR member Brenda Birmelin. Chares has been one of the key crocheters who have made many lap blankets for retired veterans in Fayetteville, NC. He has been recognized by the DAR  as second place award for Community Service for the stateof North Caroina. He also was recognized for his efforts from the State of North Carolina.  Rick Sessa, Southport resident and member of the American Legion Post 454 also nominated Charles as an ourstanding citizen to make a stitch on the flag.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Flag Retirement Ceremony

The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Boy Scouts of America Southport Troop 238 presented the 2011 Flag Retirement Ceremony on July 3, 2011 at 6:00 PM at the BB&T Flag Pole in Southport, NC .

 Retired veteran, Hugh Nobles, lead Sunday’s flag ceremony for the last ten years. He is a scout leader for Troop 238 and is employed as a physical therapist at Doshier Hospital.

DAR member Ann Newton planned this year’s flag retirement ceremony, and DAR member Debbie Raker assisted her in this endeavor.

DAR members Debbie Raker and Ann Newton

Guest speaker, P. Thomas Krieger, retired attorney and graduate of U.S. Military Academy at West Point spoke about the meaning of “Old Glory” in his community and military life. This was a special honor for Tom, since he was the uncle of Richard Stewart, who lost his life on 9/11. The Stewart family, who live in Southport were instrumental in having the 9/11 flag brought to Southport’s annual July 4th parade. The flag was The Parade Marshal this year.

Jackie and Tom Krieger
Residents may leave used flags at the Southport-Oaks Island Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center at 4841 Long Beach Road or VFW Post 10490 at 103 SE 50th Street, Oak Island for proper disposal.

Check Out the July/August "American Spirit" magazine for Outstanding History Teacher

The 2010 NCSDAR Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year in North Carolina is Greg Bland. Greg received this award on April 10, 2010 at the 110th NCSDAR State Meeting, which was held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the Marriott Hotel. This prestigious award is given out to only one person by the Daughters of the American Revolution each year.Greg was nominated by former historian, Vicki Kay.
Bonnie Becmer, Constitution Week Chair presented Greg Bland with an award “in Recognition of Outstanding Work in Upholding and Promotion of Ideals of The Constitution of the United States.”Greg teaches at South Brunswick High School. One of his most popular classes is Lower Cape Fear History, which involves hands on lessons and participation by the students at Brunswick Town State Historic Site during Colonial Heritage Days.