Monday, March 31, 2014

March DAR Meeting - Special Guest DAR State Regent Peggy Troxell

The March DAR meeting was held at St. James Plantation in Southport, NC at the Reserve Golf Club. Our Brunswick Town Chapter Regent, Jackie Craft introduced Peggy Troxell, NC DAR State Regent, who thanked us for all our volunteer work for the DAR and asked us to continue to participate in the President Generals project Celebrate America.  Total DAR membership at of January 2014 is 177,049 with last year being a record year for new members.  The State Regent’s project of refurbishing two silver candelabras was finished and are in the North Carolina room at headquarters in DC.  The next project is the restoration of a classroom in the Tamassee School.

The program was given by Eric Kozen, Superintendent of the Oakdale Cemetery.  Eric spoke about the history of Oakdale Cemetery and how headstones can help in genealogical research.  The cemetery has several famous people buried there and they give a variety of tours.  

Commemorative Chair Dianna Conaty had a visual display of the Moores Creek Ceremony that seven of our members attended. 
NC DAR State Chairman and  Brunswick Town Chapter Public Relations and Media chair Phyllis Wilson presented an award to Barbara Lawrence who has helped her with graphic design for our chapter pamphlet, which won first place in the state last year and also won SE Division. Barbara also helped design a display panel that Phyllis used at State Conference last year and also at the October, 2013 DAR meeting. Barbara Lawrence is a resident of St. James and a retired graphics arts designer and school teacher from Fairfax County, VA.

Sitting at table from L to R: Sandy Kotch, Pat Tucker, Carol Loop, and Leola Benjamin are new DAR prospective members that just signed their papers:. Standing L to R are:  DAR Brunswick Town Chapter Regent Jackie Craft, NC State Registrar, Gwen Causey, NC State Regent, Peggy Troxell, Chapter registrar, Cindy Sellers

The two ladies in the front are Gwen Causey, NC State Registrar and NC State Regent Peggy Troxell
Back row: Cindy Sellers, Chapter Registrar, Norma Eckard, Chapter Historian, Diane Kuebert, Chapter Chaplain, Pat Gooding, Chapter Treasurer, Cheri Lambert, Chapter Secretary, Betsy Pessetto, Chapter First Vice-Regent and Jackie Craft, Chapter Regent

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