Thursday, October 24, 2013

Scholarship Opportunity from the Bill of Rights Institute

As the Senior President of the Governor Benjamin Smith Society, Children of the American Revolution, I wanted to let you know about an exciting contest that might be of interest to some of your members.

The Bill of Rights Institute’s We The Students Scholarship Contest offers high school students aged 14-19 the chance to win up to $4,000 by answering three short questions focused around the ideas of the Constitution and the role of citizens. The deadline for the contest is December 6, 2013. Students can find the full questions and enter online at

1st Place - $4,000
2nd Place - $2,000
3rd Place - $1,000
Honorable Mention (2 prizes) - $500 each
The Bill of Rights Institute is an educational non-profit with the mission to educate young people on the ideas of the Constitution and the rights it protects. The Institute develops curricula and provides professional development opportunities for educators. It also provides high school students with opportunities to develop their understanding of the founding documents through essay contests, Constitution Clubs, online games and resources, and summer programs.
 Please let me know if you have any questions or require any additional information.

Brittany Byrd
Talent Development Manager
Bill of Rights Institute
200 North Glebe Road, Suite 200 | Arlington, Virginia  22203

Phone: 703-894-1776, ext. 31 | Fax: 703-894-1791

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

DAR Meeting November 13th

The November 13, 2013 meeting of the Brunswick town Chapter of the  Daughters of the American Revolution will have a Conservation theme.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday at 10 AM in the fellowship hall of Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 East Nash Street, Southport.

Our speaker will be Ms. Barbara Rowe, Curator of the Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington.  Barbara will be giving a presentation on the preservation of old photos, newspapers, and ephemera.  The Museum has a great deal of memorabilia and photos in their own collections, and Barbara is very knowledgeable about the work it takes to preserve them. Barbara is often able to help with identifying the era that a particular photo was taken by examining the clothing used. If you have any questions contact our regent, Jackie Craft (910) 755-7563 or our registrar, Cindy Sellers (910) 457-6988.

Members are reminded to bring Christmas Cards and gifts for Veterans.

posted by   Lorraine Lenkevich
Brunswick Town DAR Public Relations Committee

Message from Ella Ruth Maugans, DAR Service for Veterans chair about items for our Veterans.  She spoke with Norma Fraser at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC and the items that the Veterans especially need now are:

Long sleeve men's tee shirts, any color and all sizes
Sweat pants in all sizes and colors for both men and women
Composition notebooks with NO metal spirals as they are needed by the Mental Health Unit
Single serving sugar packets
Regular coffee creamer, not flavored

Please remember to bring your items for our Veterans to our November meeting next Wednesday, November 13th.

L to R Ella Maugans, Jerry Odom, co-chairs for Service for  Veterans Committee
and Norma Fraser from the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC