Saturday, November 21, 2015

“Have you ever thought about what life would have been like had you been born in the late 1700’s – during the Revolutionary War Era?


“Have you ever thought about what life would have been like had you been born in the late 1700’s – during the Revolutionary War Era? In what kind of house would you live? What kind of music would you play” What was life really like 240 years ago?”  This was the opening of a slide presentation presented by Martha Koletar, Public Relations Chair for Brunswick Town Chapter Daughter of the American Revolution to five, 7th-grade classes at South Brunswick Middle School.  

Dressed as Betsy Ross, Martha compared the differences in the lives of children born in Colonial Times to the lives that today’s children enjoy. She took them back to a time when there were no computers, no cell phones, and no fast-food restaurants and transported them through the social and political climate of the times.  

The Seventh Grade Social Studies and History Departments put the special program together that gave historical perspectives beginning with the Renaissance through the Colonial Period. Martha’s presentation was, but one of many historical programs presented.  Some students dressed in Colonial and Renaissance costumes

Phyllis Wilson, also dressed in Colonial Attire, accompanied Martha and took pictures and assisted her with a display of Revolutionary era toys. We gave Constitution Bookmarks to the teachers for distribution to students. 

Phyllis and Martha then met Kathy Miller (all in period costume) to have lunch and “a spot of tea” at the quaint Southport Tea House.

 L to R: Martha Koletar, Phyllis Wilson and Kathy Miller had lunch and tea at the Southport Tea House.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

December 9, 2015 DAR Meeting

The next meeting of the Brunswick Town Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E Nash Street, Southport, NC at 10 AM. The program will be presented by John Braswell on "The Two Youngest American Revolutionary War Generals - One A Quaker and The Other an Aristocratic Teenager."
For more information contact regent, Diane Kuebert  at (910-253-8853) or registrar, Cindy Sellers  at (910-540-0301).

Monday, November 16, 2015

Veterans Honored at November 11th DAR Meeting

L to R: Diane Kuebert, Regent; Dianna Conaty, Commemorative Events Chair; Bob Racine, Veteran and Co-Founder of The Warrior Ride; Fran Carlsen, Veteran, Wreaths Across America Chair, National Defense JROTC Chair and DAR Schools Chair, Raymond Ryan, Vietnam War Veteran, Carol Jutte, Vice-Regent and seated Kay Kye, Veteran and DAR member.The above mentioned Veterans were honored on Veterans' Day, November 11th at the November Brunswick Town DAR meeting, which was held at Trinity Methodist Church in Southport, NC. 

Carol Jutte presented Vietnam Commemorative Certificates to Robert Racine, Raymond Ryan, guests, members Kay Kye and Fran Carlsen. Dianna Conaty, Commemorative Events Chair explained the significance of the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin.  She then presented a pin and an envelope with additional Vietnam Veteran items to each of the above four mentioned veterans. 

  Diane Kuebert told the DAR members about the DAR and Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Partner Program. The Commemorative Partner Program is designed for federal, state and local communities, veterans' organizations and other nongovernmental organizations to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families. Commemorative Partners are encouraged to participate in the Commemoration of the Vietnam War by planning and conducting events and activities that will recognize Vietnam Veterans and their families' service, valor, and sacrifice. To find out about the Commemorative Partner Program go to:

 The lapel pin from The Vietnam War National Commemorative Committee has much symbolism. The Eagle represents courage, honor and service. Blue circle blue signifies vigilance, perseverance and justice. The circle shape is the official seal of the commemoration.  The laurel wreath is the symbol of victory, integrity and strength. The stripes behind the eagle represent the American flag. The six stars represent the six allies; Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand, and The US. Message on the back  " A grateful nation thanks and honors you. "

Caroline Scott, Activity Coordinator for The Warrior Ride – contact her at

 At the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter’s November 11th meeting,  Diane Kuebert  presented Bob Racine with a chapter check for a donation to The Warrior Ride. Guest speaker, Bob Racine  spoke about The Warrior Ride an organization that was founded by Bob and his wife Debra from Oak Island, NC. They believe that with recreational therapy and camaraderie of being with others with similar experiences that this can help the nation's heroes to recuperate. The Cycling events that are sponsored by The Warrior Ride are Bob and Debra's way of giving back to our nation's heroes. Quote, "This is our life work, our personal ministry, and one of the greatest joys of our life." To find out more about The Warrior Ride go to .

Several Brunswick Town DAR members attended a Veterans' Day Program at Dosher Nursing Home in Southport, NC on November 11, 2015. Diane Kuebert, Regent read a patriotic poem to the residents, while Rhonda Amato, DAR member performed a dance routine. Everyone had a great afternoon.
L to R: Norma Eckard,former Historian received a check from the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter Treasurer Nancy Mazzei from donations that were given in memory of Harriet Barlowe, Historical Preservation Chair to be used for a special restoration project. 

Pritchard's Gift in November/December Issue of Spirit Magazine

Hope everyone in the Brunswick Town DAR chapter has renewed their subscription to The American Spirit Magazine. Go on line to to order your subscription. You can also contact DAR Magazine chair Mary Cundiff for additional information. Go to our chapter yearbook for contact information.

Herb Pritchard has painted over fifty portraits and mailed them to numerous families who have lost a loved one in the Iraq or Afghanistan Wars or unfortunately to suicide. Please go to page ten to view the wonderful article. Phyllis Wilson sent a few photographs and an article to Spirit Magazine last year and was pleasantly surprised to receive a recent e-mail that Herb was chosen to appear in the whatnot section of Spirit Magazine.

Photo contributed by the Star News in Wilmington, NC 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Veterans' Memorial Dedication Commemorative Program in Sunset Beach Town Park

Photographs were taken by Brunswick Town DAR member Cheri Lambert who attended the Veterans' Memorial Dedication Commemorative Program in Sunset Beach Town Park on November 11th.