Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Constitution Minute for March 2017

March 8, 2017

            During the Supreme Court’s first term in 1790, it had no docket and made no decisions. When the nation’s capital moved to Washington, D.C. in 1800, it did not even have a courtroom.  Congress provided a small committee room in the basement of the Capitol, where the court remained until the Civil War.           
Only one U.S. President served as a Supreme Court justice.  Who was he?
CLUE – He was also the president known for his girth and the myth that he got stuck in the White House tub.

 William H. Taft
Information provided by Diana Fotinatos, Constitution Week Chair
Member Jane Johnson, answered the Constitution Minute Question correctly and received an informative US Constitution Book by Diana Fotinatos, Constitution Week Chair.

March 8th DAR Meeting

Diane Kuebert, Regent with guest speaker E. Gifford Stack

The March 8, 2017 DAR meeting was be held at 10:00 AM at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 East Nash Street, in Southport, NC. The guest speaker, was E. Gifford Stack, who gave a very informative presentation about  "Lighthouses Before, During and After the Revolutionary War."

Mr. Stack provided some interesting information on the history of Lighthouses in the United States.
Americans are enthralled, fascinated, and charmed by lighthouses since the first one was built in Boston Harbor in 1716.  At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, there 11 lighthouses scattered along the eastern seaboard. Some, including the battle weary Sandy Hook Lighthouse in New Jersey, are still standing today for us to admire.
     Once our new nation got underway, lighthouses were an integral part of our development.  Do you know what the first federal construction project was under our new Constitution?  Yes, a lighthouse - Cape Henry, at the southern entrance to the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, opened in 1792.
     Here in North Carolina, all of our lighthouses were built after the Revolutionary War.  Each of the prior and existing lighthouses have unique stories surrounding them, ranging from destruction by Mother Nature, to intentionally blowing up the structure to keep it out of enemy hands, to at one time shinning the brightest light in the US and second brightest in the world!
    We are fortunate to have such a rich history of NC lighthouses that today may still be visited - and in most cases climbed.  Lighthouses in 2017 continue a tradition of captivating our interest, not unlike that first one built some three hundred years ago in Boston.
By E. Gifford Stack
Secretary, Friends of Oak Island Lighthouse

Request to ask Mr. Stack to speak at one of their meeting should contact him at:  - Jim Johnson, husband of Vice-Regent Carol Jutte has written an interesting article about E.Gifford Stack on the Civil War Round Table Facebook page. Hope you all will enjoy reading it.

Please bring Easter Baskets or Easter items for the students at DAR Crossnore School.(No nuts due to allergies) to the April 12th meeting.  Our goal is for 85 baskets. For more information contact, Regent, Diane Kuebert (910-253-8853) or Registrar, Cindy Sellers (910-540-0301). Carole Jutte, Vice-Regent and her husband plant to deliver them to the Crossnore School.

Carol Jutte, Vice-Regent and Fran Carlsen, Wreaths Across America Chair holding awards that our chapter received from the director of Wreaths Across America in Wilmington, NC. Each year many organizations in our area work endlessly to have a wreath placed on each of the 5,000 graves at Wilmington National Cemetery. Each year we get closer to the goal. We need over 2,000 more wreaths to reach our goal. Start this month and go to
Type in NC0009P or Brunswick Town Chapter NSDAR. I started doing this in January and have already purchased 4 wreaths. When a friend of mine has lost a loved one, I send them a sympathy card stating that a wreath will be placed on a grave Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Wilmington National Cemetery. 

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The 117th NCSDAR State Conference

Monday, March 6, 2017

Hello Ladies,
Here is a notice from the District VII Director, Lisa Pomeranz (a member of Brunswick Town Chapter) telling us about the upcoming District VII meeting on August 1, 2017 to be held in Wallace, NC. The host chapter is Battle of Rockfish. See the invitation and registration form to fill out and mail to Meg Smith, District VII treasurer. Deadline is July 10th.
Diane Kuebert, Regent

District VII Meeting

North Carolina Society Daughters of the American Revolution

District VII Meeting
Hosted by the Battle of Rockfish Chapter

Wallace United Methodist Church
301 S. College St.
Wallace, N.C. 28466

August 1, 2017

9:00 am Registration   --    10:00am Meeting

Registration Form

Name of Chapter __________________________________________________

Name of member attending __________________________________________

Chapter Office held_________________________________________________

Cost for Registration is $15.50 per person

Please select your choice for lunch  - (chips, cookie, water, tea, and coffee included)

_____    What a Hamm!!!  (Deluxe Ham & Golden Swiss Cheese)

_____   Duplin County Gobbler  (Oven roasted Turkey & white American cheese)

_____   The Village Vegetarian Sub  (Lettuce, tomatoes, green bell peppers, cucumbers,
onions, banana peppers, imported provolone, & golden    Swiss Cheese)

Please send check made out to District VII NCSDAR with this registration form to:
 Meg Smith
1517 Edgefield Court
Leland, NC 28451-7481

Reservations must be postmarked no later than July 10th

Directions to
Wallace United Methodist Church
301 S. College St.
Wallace, N.C. 28466

Parking is allowed on the street or in the field across from the church (there will be signs)

Coming from Wilmington (I40)
Take first exit (390) to Wallace on to Hwy 117 North. Turn left onto Cliff St. (this will put you at the back of church which is where event will be)

Coming from Goldsboro:
Take Hwy 117 South until you get to Cliff St. turn right (this will put you at the back of church which is where event will be).

Take Hwy 41 West (Main St.) at the Second stop light turn right onto Hwy !17 go two blocks and turn right on to Cliff St. (this will you put at the back of church which is where we will be). 


Take Hwy 41 East (Main St.) at the Second stop light turn left on to Hwy 117 go two blocks and turn right on to Cliff St. (this will put you at the back of church which is where we will be).