Thursday, September 26, 2013

American Women and Their Role in the Revolutionary War presented by John Braswell at the September 11th DAR Meeting

John Braswell, our guest speaker

The September meeting of the Brunswick Town Chapter of DAR was held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at the Trinity Methodist Church, 209 E Nash Street, Southport, NC, at 10 AM. 

Our speaker was Mr. John Braswell, a graduate of Wake Forest University, who worked for 38 years in the pharmaceutical industry.  He is an active member of the Nathaniel Greene Chapter of SAR of Greensboro and has a passion for history.  Mr. Braswell has a high degree of respect for the work the Daughters of the American Revolution have done, in preserving American History.  He gave an informative presentation on Colonial American women and their role in the Revolutionary War, specifically during the critical time of late 1780 to early 1781, in North Carolina.  He talked about how their actions were pivotal in the success of the soldiers at Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina.

Brunswick Town Chapter's Golden Girls
Row: 1 Helen Taylor and Patsy Wood,
Row two: Myrtle Watson  and Margaret Allison 

Seated Row  1: Suzanne Winterhalter, Faye Cashwell, Connie Hendrix, Lynn Deen, and Sherrill Sykes (all applicants)
Standing left to right:  Cindy Sellers, Chapter Registrar; Myrtle Watson, sponsor of Faye Cashwell;  Betsy Hamer, sponsor of Connie Hendrix; Carol Hart, applicant;  Morethas Stankard, applicant; Gwen Causey, NC DAR Registrar

Regent, Jackie Craft and Americanism Chair, Nora Hickam presented a report at the September meeting.
Nora needs to have DAR members mail her a copy of a patriotic photograph with an American flag in it by December, 2013.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Outstanding Veteran Volunteer Awards Should be Submitted by Dec. 15, 2013

At the coming down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.

Daughters,                                                                                                                                          September 23rd, 2013
This chairman for the DAR Service for Veterans committee regrets being unable to attend our 2013 Fall Forums and answer any questions you had or assisted you with ideas to continue your support of our Veterans.Hopefully this message will be a reminder that if you should ever need any information from this committee to never hesitate to e-mail or call me.This chairman wanted to let everyone know that it’s that time of year again where we should be preparing for the completion of our nominations for our three awards to be honored at State Conference and possibly Continental Congress in 2014.  The deadline for these nominations must be received by me no later than December 15, 2013

The three awards will be for the following:
·         Outstanding Veteran Volunteer Award - presented to a veteran in recognition of outstanding achievement in personal, professional, and in family life. Applicant must prove significant contributions of leadership, patriotism, and increased public awareness of veterans' needs. The sponsoring chapter must be in the state where the veteran lives.
·         Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award - presented to a youth volunteer who serves in a VA facility and who is 14 to 21 years of age. The award is given in recognition of outstanding or unusual care given to veteran-patients. The candidate for the award serves as a role model for peers and consistently demonstrates the qualities of leadership.
·         Outstanding DAR Service for Veterans Award - presented to a DAR member in recognition of outstanding care given to veterans in any of the following areas: Federal VA facilities, state veterans facilities, nursing homes, veterans shelters, and outpatient clinics. The outstanding NSDAR volunteer has given more than her time. She has made meaningful contributions to veterans through creative and resourceful outreach.
This chairman is sending this message as a challenge to all chapters and will be looking forward to hearing from everyone throughout the state with their wonderful nominations in all three categories.  Please begin working within your chapters to nominate our Outstanding DAR members for their humbling work with our Veterans.  Also, don’t forget our youth volunteers.  These young men and women are to be commended for dedicating time to help our Veterans.   Lastly, our Veterans Volunteers!  They know what the men and women around them have sacrificed for our Country and are paying them back for standing by them while protecting our Country.  Without these DAR members, Youth Volunteers and Veterans Volunteers a lot of Our Nation’s Heroes would be forgotten and alone.
Please take some time to look around your chapters and community for your chapter’s nominations. 
If you even know of someone in another chapter that should be recognized for their outstanding work with our Veterans; work with that member’s home chapter to ensure they receive the proper recognition for their dedication and hard work.

With a humbled heart and appreciation,
Anna C. Sutton

NC DAR Service for Veterans Chairman

Free - Saturday, September 28, 2013 : Carolina Museums Waive Admission

Smithsonian Institution building

CAROLINAS--SEPTEMBER 28, 2013-- On Saturday, more than 1400 museums across the country, including many throughout North and South Carolina, will waive admission for the ninth annual Museum Day Live!, hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. This deal includes free visits to botanical gardens, premier art galleries and local cultural institutions.
The Museum Day Live! ticket is available to download here. Tickets are limited to one per household -- good for two people -- and must be presented upon entry for free admission.
Some of the most popular local museums participating include:
·         Durham: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (reg. $5)
·         Charlotte: Carolina Aviation Museum (reg. $12)  
·         Myrtle Beach: Children’s Museum of South Carolina (reg. $8)
·         Charleston: Drayton Hall (reg. $18)
·         Columbia: South Carolina State Museum (reg. $7)
For a complete list of participating museums, visit the Find a Museum page. Each ticket is valid for entry to one participating museum. If museums reach capacity, they have the right to limit the number of guests until space becomes available.
Note: With this offer, fees charged for special exhibits and for parking still apply.

by Elizabeth Barker

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Crossnore School Centennial Celebration DAR National Schools Tour Friday, October 10th-11th, 2013

Friday, October 11th

8:30 am        National Bus Tour departs hotel for The Crossnore School
9:00 am        Welcome at the Chapel! Arrival of National Buses and State Buses
9:15-11 am   Shopping on Campus (Weaving Room, Art Gallery and Sales Store) Campus tours will be available too
11-11:30 am Restroom break/Make your way to the gymnasium
11:30-1:30pm         Lunch in the Gymnasium and Special Children’s Program
                        $12 per person
11:30-11:40   Brett Loftis, Welcome/Blessing
11:40-11:45   Lynn Young, Greetings from the National Society
11:45-11:48   Sally Bueno, Greetings

2:00 pm        National Tour departs campus for DC