Sunday, September 6, 2015

Brunswick Town DAR Chapter September 9, 2015 Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Brunswick Town Chapter of the DAR was called to order Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. by Regent, Diane Kuebert.  The meeting was held at The Reserve in St. James.  A total of 61 were in attendance, 50 members, 9 prospective members and 2 guest.

Carol Jutte introduced our guest speaker, Dick Powell.  Mr Powell presented a program on the Ratification of the Constitution with emphasis on North Carolinas part in the process.
Carol Jutte, vice-regent and Diane Kuebert, regent of the Brunswick Town  DAR Chapter

Historic Preservation: Harriet Barlowe gave an informative report at the September 9th DAR meeting on the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station and Museum in Rodanthe, North Carolina. For additional information visit this website.

Chicamacomico, Life Saving Station Historic Site and Museum. US Life Saving Stationg 1874-1915 for Rodanthe, Hatteras Island, Outer Banks, NCUS Coast Guard Station 1915-1954 Decommissioned, abandoned and neglected 1954-1974.  Local Fire Dept asked to use the site as a burn practice. Chicamacomico Historical Association formed 1974 to prevent the Fire Dept from using it. Restoration progress: one room opened to the public,1998; three buildings opened to public, six buildings opened 2003, six buildings opened 2005; Beach Apparatus Drill resumed 2006 and now done by active duty US Coast Guard personal volunteers. It sits at the most eastern point in NC.It is the largest, most complete USLSS complex in the nation.One of the few USLSS sites in the nation with all its original buildings. All buildings on the National Registrar of Historic Places. One of 39 destinations listed by the Outer Banks Scenic Byways. Was the first operational station in NC. Now the only USLSS in the state open to the public as a museum. It is the only place anywhere to regularly perform the full Beach Apparatus Drill. The scene of the most highly awarded maritime rescue in American History (SS Mirlo, August 16, 1918).
Information provided by Harriet Barlowe.

Phyllis Wilson, former NC DAR State Public Relations & Media Chair announced Brunswick Town chapter won 2 of the 4 awards given in the South East Division at the September 9th DAR meeting.   She presented Diane Kuebert, chapter regent with the certificate for first place in Outstanding Use of Chapter Website and/or Social Media and for Best State Report.  Phyllis informed us that NC won more awards this year than any of the other States in our division.
The binder on the left is the NC State report and the two blue books are the books that won 1st place for Social Media. Phyllis made books out of this blog and also the chapter Facebook page. Both books were included in the binder.

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