Friday, May 15, 2015

Photographs of DAR Members and Guests That Attended the May 2015 Meeting

 Row 1: Martha Koeltar, Kathy O’Donnell and Kathy Miller
 Row 2: Cindy Sellers, and Jackie Craft
Kathy O’Donnell is signing her membership papers, Martha and Kathy Miller are signing supplementals.

Row 1-  Kathy O'Donnell, Cindy Sellers, Cindy Gulledge,
Brenda Harriss
Row 2 - Martha Koletar, Jane Johnson, Carol Johnert (prospective member), Emily Queener

Row 1: Betsy Pessetto, Mary Ann Davie (guest of Jackie Craft
from the Halpatiokee DAR Chapter in Martin Co, Florida 
and Fran Carlsen
Row 2: Pat Gooding, Jackie Craft and Bonnie Becmer

Row 1: Vicky Kay, Helen Taylor, Nora Hickam, and Carol Jutte
Row 2: Betsy Hamer, Phyllis Wilson, Aaron Fenninger, Diane Price and Jim Johnson

Row 1:  Vickie Elam, Lila Fordyce, Lisa Pomeranz, Ann Cranford, and Sandy Kotch. 
Row 2:  Jan Sponsler, Dianna Suttle, and Dianna Conaty

Row 1:  Kathy Miller, Pat Tucker, Mary Sands, Nancy Mazzei.
Row 2:   Chris Frazier, Leola Benjamin, Lucia Lister, and Carol Hart

Row 1 - Susan Hadenchuk, Lois Ambler and Lois’ Mother
Row 2 - Pat Steele and Lois Ambler's sister

Carol Jutte, Lisa Pomeranz, Jackie Craft, Gwen Causey, Betsy Pessetto, Pat Gooding and Phyllis Wilson all attended the State Conference in Durham, NC 2015

This is the certificate Brunswick Town received for a Tri-Color award for Chapter Achievement at State Conference this year.

The installation of new officers was held.  Gwen Causey filling in for Diane Kuebert, Chaplain, installed the following officers:  Carol Jutte, Vice Regent;  Kathy Miller, Chaplain; Nancy Mazzei, Treasurer; Cindy Sellers, Registrar; Pat Gooding, Historian; Diane Price, Librarian.  Diane Kuebert, Regent, will be installed at Continental Congress in June and Lynn Deen, Recording and Corresponding Secretary, will be installed at the first meeting in September.

Jackie Craft, Regent said goodbye to Susan Hadenchuk, Librarian, Cindy Sellers, Registrar, and Betsy Pessetto,  Vice-Regent 

2015-2017 Brunswick Town DAR Officers Are Sworn in at May 13th DAR Meeting Held at Cape Fear Country Club

Gwen Causey, DAR State Registrar swore in the 
officers at the DAR meeting.

L to R: Carol Jutte, Vice-Regent; Kathy Miller, Chaplain; Nancy Mazzei, Treasurer;  Cindy Sellers, Registrar; Pat Gooding, Historian; and Diane Price, Librarian; missing from photo is Diane Kuebert, Regent and Lynn Deen, Recording and Corresponding Secretary.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Guest Speakers and Other Posts from May DAR Meeting

Martha Koletar's Grand Niece, Cassie McKee sang The Star Spangled Banner to begin the DAR Meeting/Luncheon held on May 13th at the Cape Fear Country Club in Wilmington, NC.

Photos of the ruins of St. Phillips Church at Brunswick 
Town/Fort Anderson

Be sure to visit the Brunswick Town website.

Jim McKee, Site Manager at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson was the guest speaker at the DAR May Meeting held at the Cape Fear Country Club in Wilmington, NC 

Battery Gun 55-Nickel

Betsy Hamer introduced Aaron Fenninger, Field Representative, Woodmen of the World, who presented a U.S. Flag and a North Carolina State Flag with staffs and stands to BrunswickTown-Fort Anderson. Betsy Hamer contacted the company when she discovered the historic site had no American or North Carolina State Flag.

L to R: Jackie Craft, Lori Sanderlin, and Betsey Pessetto

Lori Sanderlin, Curator of Education, for the Maritime Museum in Southport.  The Museum received a matching grant of $1700 from NSDAR that will be used for an exhibit “Along the Cape Fear”.  The exhibit will include a life size mannequin of a woman in authentic colonial costume and tell the story of the importance of tar and turpentine along the Cape Fear.  The exhibit will open in June 2016. The chapter sponsored the Museum’s grant for matching funds.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Memorial Day Wreath Laying

Plan to join The Richard H. Stewart, Jr. American Legion Post 543 at the Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony on Memorial Day, Monday (5/25) beginning at 11:00 AM at the SJ Veterans Memorial adjacent to SJ Town Hall.  Colors will be presented by the Post 543 Honor Guard.  The ceremony will include guest speaker U.S. Representative David Rouzer, 7th Congressional District of N.C. and music performance by the Sea Notes Choral Society.  Seating will be available for all attendees.  Parking is limited and carpooling to the event is encouraged.  In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place inside the SJ Community Center.  Information from John Muuss(910) 253-3243.