Friday, May 3, 2013

NCSDAR 113th State Conference April 26-28, 2013 in Durham, North Carolina

Row 1: Ellie Ruth Maugans, Phyllis Wilson, Rhonda Amato, 
Nora Hickam and Carol  Jutte
Row 2: Gwen Causey, Betsy Pessetto, Jackie Craft and Lisa PomeranzThe 113th North Carolina Society Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference was held on April 26-28, 2013 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Conference Center in Durham, North Carolina

 Brunswick Town's DAR Chapter made donations to the Veterans, which placed us second in the state with total contributions! At State Conference we also learned that our Women’s Issues Chairman Nadine Bray and Publicity Chairman Phyllis Wilson have been selected as Southeast Regional winners for their respective committees. Also Phyllis Wilson’s Women’s Issues essay won a state award. She was named Outstanding State Public Relations & Media Chairman.  Nadine Bray, won first place in the essay contest and will be judged at National.  Also, our Brunswick Town Chapter Pamphlet was selected by Southeast Regional Winners. All of the winners will go on to National for judging award. The Brunswick Town Chapter’s yearbook received a tri-color winner.

The following State Awards were given at the State Conference this year by Phyllis Wilson, NC State Public Relations & Media Chair: Outstanding Chapter Outstanding Newsletter: Colonel Joseph Winston Chapter; Winston-Salem, NC, District IV –
Outstanding Usage of Chapter Website and Social Media: Colonel Joseph WinstonChapter; Winston-Salem, NC; District IV.  The chapter has their Facebook page linked to their blog.
Outstanding Chapter Fact Sheet/Brochure: Brunswick Town Chapter; Southport, NC
Outstanding Chapter Media Coverage Print; Rachel Caldwell Chapter; Greensboro, NC; District V.
Outstanding Chapter Media Coverage Broadcast; Rachel Caldwell Chapter; 
Outstanding Usage of “Today’s DAR Video“; General James Moore Chapter; Wake Forest, NC; District VI.
Outstanding Chapter Community/Commemorative Event Publicity; Richard Dobbs Spraight Chapter; New Bern, NC District IX.
 Outstanding Chapter Usage of Local Media Awards; Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter; Kings Mountain; District II.
 Most Creative Usage of PR by a Chapter; Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter; Charlotte, NC; District III.

The following chapters received Recognition Awards for the following areas:

Creative newsletter design and format:
Yates Mill NSDAR Tattler; Yates Mill Chapter in Cary, NC ;
Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Newsletter; Charlotte, NC
John Penn NSDAR 2056 Oxford, NC
General Davie News, Durham, NC
James Hunter Chapter, NSDAR, Madison, NC
Split Tea, Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk Chapter, Wilmington, NC
Guilford Battle Chapter, NSDAR, Greensboro, NC
General James Moore Chapter, Wake Forest, NC

Presentation of Chapter Coverage in Print;
Colonel Robert Rowan Chapter, Fayetteville, NC

Usage of to publicize information about DAR chapters
Brunswick Town Chapter, Southport, NC
Archibald  D. Murphey Chapter, Murphy, NC
Battle of Rockfish Chapter, Wallace, NC Chapter Battle of Rock Fish Chapter

Usage of Facebook sites to publicize information about DAR chapter

Presentation of Chapter Fact Sheet/ Brochure;
Moseley-Bright Chapter, Kinston, NC
Richard Dobbs Spraight Chapter; New Bern, NC
Yates Mill Chapter; Cary, NC.
Presentation of Constitution Week displays;
Old North State Chapter, Winston-Salem, NC
Use of the “DAR Video”
Joseph Mc Dowell Chapter, Hendersonville, NC

NC State Regent, Peggy Troxell and State Vice Regent: Elizabeth Graham

The Trailing Daniel Boone Forum

State Conference Forum guest speaker was Randell Jones the award-winning author and storyteller.Many Daughters attended the 9:00-10:00 workshop on Friday, April 26, 2012. Then, he was available at the display tables where you had the opportunity to ask him questions and purchase his books and CD.                                                                
His latest book is Trailing Daniel Boone, 1912-1915. 
Go to and visit .

Behind the Scenes at State Conference

AV Manager, Erik Hauge assisted many of
the ladies who needed to set up computers during the conference. He was a wonderful help to all of us

Cameron Baskin took all of the beautiful photographs during the state conference this year. He will have your photographs sent to you soon. If you would like to order prints from this memorable weekend go to  . You will be able to order photographs for another 50 days.

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