Monday, February 15, 2016
Brunswick Town Chapter Members Serving Our Community
Under DAR President General Lynn F.Young’s administration, a volunteer initiative to “Celebrate America” by volunteering service in communities was instituted. She initially set a goal of 10 million hours of volunteer community service, but because of the tremendous effort by members throughout the US and abroad, the goal was increased to 12.5 hours. It has now been exceeded, and millions of people have been helped!
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2015. Since its founding in 1890, DAR members have worked tirelessly to promote historic preservation, patriotism and educational ideals in communities across this nation and overseas chapters. To help highlight the DAR service organization mission, members were encouraged to perform and record their volunteer service efforts in their own community.
The Brunswick Town Chapter NSDAR contributed to this goal by working close to 5,000 hours of community service. Members worked tirelessly serving our community by volunteering service at hospitals, churches, veterans’ affairs, cultural events, assisted living facilities, schools, commemorative events, and a variety of mentoring programs.
A special fun award called the “Candle Wick Award,” certificate for burning the candle at both ends, was presented to the top five members who contributed the most hours of community service by Martha Koletar, Brunswick Town Chapter Celebrate America Chair.
Receiving the Candle Wick Award are left to right, Nancy Mazzei; Diane Kuebert, Chapter Regent; Carol Jutte, First Place Winner; and Martha Koletar, Celebrate America Chair; Absent were other service volunteer winners Fran Carlsen and Betsy Roberts.