Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DAR Members Invited to 200th Birthday of the Star Spangled Banner on September 9th at 11:00

A Commemoration of the 200th Birthday of the Star Spangled Banner will be held on Tuesday, Sept 9, at 11am on the Garrison Lawn at Fort Johnston on the river, downtown Southport, and all NC Society Daughters are invited to attend.   Commissioner Charles Gause Chapter President Betsy Hamer will give a welcome and make introductions.  Southport Mayor Robert Howard will bring greetings.  The Proclamation from Governor McCrory will be read.   Jim McKee, Historic Interpreter at Brunswick Town State Historic Site, will be the keynote speaker.   The cannon Thor belonging to the Southport Historical Society will fire, and the Sea Notes Choral Society will form a Living Flag.  All verses of the National Anthem will be both read and sung.   Event is rain or shine, so bring an umbrella if weather looks threatening and hope for clear skies.  Bring a lawn chair if you wish.  Carpooling is encouraged.  Program should not last more than 45 minutes. 

The  anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner is the morning of Sunday, Sept 14th.   We have chosen to host our celebration at Fort Johnston because it was an active fort during the War of 1812.  Online exhibition
Star-Spangled Banner Website (http://amhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/).
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Betsy Hamer, President
Cindy Sellers, Event Chairman
Comm. Charles Gause Chapter, US Daughters of 1812

Fall Forum Pictures 2014

Brunswick Town Chapter DAR members posing with Peggy Troxell, State Regent at the Fall Forum in  Durham, NC

The Fall Forum 2014

The Fall Forum was a huge success again this year. Wilmington, Durham and Charlotte were the hosting cities.The presenters, the attendance, lunches were great. Enjoy the photographs below. I will keep posting them as people send them to me.  Phyllis Wilson - golfwilson@ec.rr.com .

State Regent Peggy Troxell and Vice-Regent Elizabeth Graham held up the bag to put your name tags in, so I hope everyone turned their in to them.

Elizabeth is holding up a pair of reading glasses that someone lost in Durham. She liked them, but said they weren't her glasses. She said they were very nice ones. Hope the person that lost them will see this.

Gwen Causey, State Registrar and Lisa Pomeranz, State Chairman for DAR Genealogy Preservation relaxing before their fabulous lunch in Durham. The General Davie Chapter sponsored the Fall Forum there.

Above photo are the two Constitution Week Chairs:
Dr. Sarah Hawes and Ann Yamrus. To the left is Phyllis Wilson, NC State Public Relations Chair. Below to the right is Ann Shaddock our VIS (Voluntary Information Specialist) she and Sheila Mann are the two co-chairs of this group.

Above is Ruth-Anne Bolz State Community Service Awards Chair teaching her workshop at Durham, NC.
Below is a photo of Karen Powell and our State Historian relaxing for a moment at the end of the day in Durham with Janie Temple our State Corresponding Secretary.

Carolyn Cordes, Sr. State President of the NC Society Children of the American Revolution on the right explaining her program to a DAR member.
This is a box lunch that I sure would like to have again. What a great idea.

 Check out the cupcakes on the dessert tree. This was a great idea and very tasty.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

DAR Meeting on September 10, 2014

The next meeting of the Brunswick Town Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Trinity Methodist Church in Southport, NC at 10 AM.  The program will be “Miracle of Philadelphia: Making of the Constitution” by Richard Powell in keeping with our celebration of Constitution Week this September. For more information contact regent, Jackie Craft  at (910-755-7563) or registrar, Cindy Sellers  at (910-457-6988).