Thursday, April 13, 2017

April 12th DAR Meeting

The Brunswick Town Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, held their meeting  on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at The View at Brick Landing Plantation, A program on DAR Patriot Records was  presented by Holly Sweet, our State Chair of DAR Patriot Records Project.

The DAR members' husbands who served during the Vietnam War were honored at the luncheon. They were given a certificate and pin to honor them.  For more information, contact Regent, Diane Kuebert at (910-253-8854) or Registrar, Cindy Sellers at (910-540-0301.

L to R:  Jack Lambert, Clifford Johnson, Walter Sands, Woody  Johnson, and Gilbert Green

Diane Kuebert, Regent presenting Gilbert Green with his certificate of recognition for serving in the Vietnam War.

Joan Hall accepted the certificate for her husband, Robert Hall.
Elizabeth Harrelson accepts certificate for her husband Richard.

Clifford Johnson  accepts his certificate from Regent, Diane Kuebert.
Woody Johnson accepting his certificate from Regent, Diane Kuebert.
Walter and member Mary Sands
Member Cheri and Jack Lambert

Woody and  member Kathy Johnson
Gilbert and member Jean Green

Clifford  member Linda Johnson

Row 1: Diane Kuebert, Regent, Fran Carlsen, veteran, Mary Sands, member, Joan Hall, member, Cheri Lambert, member, Kathy Johnson, member, Jean Green, member, Linda Johnson, member, Clifford Johnson, veteran, Carol Jutte, Vice-regent
Row 1: Elizabeth Harrelson, Walter Sands, Jack Lambert, veteran, Woody Johnson, veteran, and Gilbert Green, veteran

Diana Fotinatos, Constitution Week Chair poses with Cindy Sellers, Registrar the winner of the Constitution Minute at the April DAR meeting.
The Constitution Questions was which 2 Presidents signed the Constitution?
 Answer was George Washington and James Madison. The prize was a book,  
"The Constitution and Fascinating Facts about it, a double US Flag pin, and a dark chocolate treat!"
Annetta Clark, Membership Chair gave information about "The Missing Man Table Ceremony."

This honors ceremony symbolizes that these fallen soldiers are with us, here in spirit.
Some were very young when they went into combat; however all Americans should never forget the brave men and women who answered our nation's call to serve and served the cause of freedom in a very special way.

I would like to explain the meaning of the items on this special table:

The table is supposed to be round - to show our everlasting concern for our missing men and women, but unfortunately this facility couldn't provide a round table so the table cloth is round.

The tablecloth is white - symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and the loved ones and friends of these Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers.

The vase is tied with red ribbon, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing.

A slice of lemon on the bread plate it to remind us of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land.

A pinch of salt symbolized the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers.

The glass in inverted - to symbolize their inability to share in this ceremony.

The chair is empty - they are missing.

Take just a moment to remember them.

Thank you all for coming today.
Information provided by member Annetta Clark.

Congratulations Ladies and those who donated Easter Baskets !!!!
There were 94 children at the Crossnore School in need of Easter baskets and we collected 94 baskets. Thank you Carol Jutte, Vice-Regent and your husband Jim for delivering all of the Easter baskets.

Future Regent, Carol Jutte and Future Vice-Regent, Pat Gooding load Easter baskets into Carol's SUV. They will be installed at the May DAR meeting, which will be held as St. James Plantation at the Reserve Golf Club.
Seated; Donna Agopsowicz and Jeanne Nelson. Also joining, but not present, 3rd sister Amy Harrington in Florida
Standing; Cindy Sellers, Registrar, Martha Koletar, Public Relations Chair and Diane Kuebert, Regent

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