C.A.R. Blog

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The N.S.C.A.R. Blog is a space for societies to share public information about past events, service projects, historic celebrations, and meetings! Read all about it!

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  • State Senator Bill Powers presented a Tennessee State flag to Sevier Station Society members on October 22nd. The flag that flew over the state Capitol in Nashville will be part of the C.A.R. entry for the Veteran's Day parade scheduled for November 9th in Clarksville, TN. 
    Senator Powers spoke about how ordinary kids can become leaders sharing examples from his own experiences as a young page for TN Howard Baker during the Watergate era. He encouraged us not only to join organizations that benefit the community but to " step up and be active".
     
    Each society member quoted one of Washington's "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour", defined the original meaning then ask the group if it is still relevant today!
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  • Los Angeles Eschscholtzia C.A.R. learned first-hand the beauty and the difficulties of the crafts of colonial times. First they explored the DAR online exhibit "A Piece of Her Mind" all about quilting. Then they grabbed a craft kit of choice and proceeded to begin to learn to quilt weave embroider and braid. Their projects were just started today. They will finish over the winter and share in the spring with each other and our sponsoring DAR chapter.
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  • Col. Samuel Ward Society President Olivia H. hosted the Rhode Island C.A.R. and members of the DAR for a tea party honoring Mary Ball Washington at the historic Sprague Mansion. Members learned about how important tea and the tea service was to Mrs. Washington and other members of Colonial society. We discussed the proper way to drink tea and learned the history of the hand fan and how it was used to communicate. Members, seniors and DAR guests enjoyed a tea service and a beautiful display of sandwiches, cookies and pastries. Following tea, the group toured the 1790 mansion and learned about the family that produced two Rhode Island governors who also became United States Senators.
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  • In episode 5 of the Talking C.A.R. Podcast, we talk about the focus of the national project, Foundations of Freedom. We talk about our visit to Ferry Farm in Fredericksburg, VA and we have a special interview with National President, Mackie Storage!

    https://www.buzzsprout.com/424219/1965043-episode-5-ferry-farm?fbclid=IwAR2WpzxaxzbDn2DfgO3GwSqV0BQ8ZnMVb8OXe4Wd_sTh2Cv8K8ttQ06HiwM
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  • Members of the Fort Ouiatenon Society in Indiana joined with the JROTC Louden County High School and other friends to show support for Fisher House during the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington DC, October 26,2019.
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  • The Kentucky State President held her Fall Board meeting on October 26 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort, KY.
    She also had a sales table at the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution's Fall board of Management meeting. She presented her state project at this meeting.
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  • Rhode Island State President, Reed, brought greetings to the RI DAR at their Fall State Meeting and updated them on the progress of the state project, “Digitalizing History”. Reed and RI State First Vice President, Olivia, spread the word about the National Program and upcoming RI C.A.R. activities. To see the RI State Project, visit www.risscar.org.
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  • The Maine State President, Sophie. B., gave a presentation about her State Project to the Maine DAR Fall Meeting. The project is to support the NICU at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital. Maine Daughters took up a collection and donated enought money to cover nearly half of the project goal!
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  • The William Byrd Society, Virginia celebrated C.A.R.'s 125th birthday at its October meeting with a special birthday cake and American flags.

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  • The Rhode Island C.A.R. had a busy weekend working on their National Projects. On Friday night, members gathered to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad with a rail tour and educational program in Portsmouth, RI.  Members enjoyed the scenic coastline views, a campfire and s’mores before heading back to the station on their own rail cars. The group was happy to host members from Massachusetts for this event. On Saturday, a small group of members visited the DAR Hillside School to donate games for the common room which were collected by members at the Summer Packet Meeting. The children were given an extensive tour of the school by some of Hillside’s top students. It was certainly impressive!
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