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.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

February is National Heart Month

In support of National Heart Month, Brunswick Town Chapter NSDAR members wore red in support. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.

You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk: • Watch your weight. • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure. • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation. • Get active and eat healthy.

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