C.A.R. Blog

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N.S.C.A.R. societies across the country are doing great things all year long! Read through the Blog and look at the pictures to learn about what our members are doing and how they are helping to train good citizens and develop leaders.

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Blog posts

  • On February 1, Jack Jouett Society member Laura presented to the John Marshall Chapter, NSDAR "Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Suffrage Strategies to Empower a New Generation". This program focused on the Black suffrage movement in Louisville, KY and it's influence beyond Louisville. Laura prepared this program for her Girl Scout Gold Award.
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  • On December 20, 2019, the George Ross Society continued to support the PA State theme of “A FORCE ON THE MOVE” by volunteering to collect and deliver all the donations brought in at the Donegal DAR Chapter Annual Christmas Benefit Luncheon to the Lebanon Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Society collected the donations, drove the donations to the medical center, loaded them on carts, and delivered them to Lebanon VA Medical Center Voluntary Service Chief, Mr. Jeremy Fees, who assessed the donations and offered sincere thanks to this Society and to the Donegal DAR Chapter for its support.

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  • On December 14, 2019, the George Ross Society - Lancaster, PA, was honored to support the PA State Theme, “A FORCE ON THE MOVE,” by participating in Wreaths Across America at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.  Not only did Society members lay wreaths on veterans graves, but this Society’s President had the great honor of volunteering to represent C.A.R. as a speaker by leading the Pledge of Allegiance and the American’s Creed as part of the ceremony.  One member of the George Ross Society attended a separate Wreaths Across America event in Harrisburg, PA, which was sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution at Paxton Presbyterian Church.  Representing the George Ross Society and C.A.R., the Society member helped to lay wreaths at the historic church yard on veterans’ graves, some of which belonged to members of her family.

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  • Members of the Elisha Winn Society, GA presented a wreath at the Commemoration Ceremony of the 288th Birthday of President George Washington in Gainesville, GA. The members enjoyed meeting and serving with DAR and SAR chapters.
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  • The George Ross Society, PA attended the Holiday Open House at Foxfire House, a restored 19th-century Swiss-German bank house located in Camp Furnace Hills, Denver, PA, which is listed on the National Historic Registry.  Society members interacted with volunteers dressed in costume, who demonstrated rural Pennsylvania life in the early 1800's with authentic cooking and toy demonstrations, and also played music using simulated instruments of the time period.

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  • On January 18th, 2020, the Bernardo de Galvez Society of Friendswood, Texas, brought greetings to the Capt. Gilbreth Falls-Absolom Hooper Chapter, NSDAR. Our 1st Vice President Hannah, along with the Senior 1st Vice President, presented Regent Kelly Henry with a C.A.R Mountain School donation pin and a Come on Texas, Battleship Texas state project pin in honor of the support that the Capt. Gilbreth Falls-Absolom Hooper Chapter has given our society. This D.A.R. chapter is our founding parent organizing chapter of our society. We are so grateful to them for their level of senior support and monetary aid from the very beginning of our society's formation several years ago. Our 1st Vice President then gave her presentation on "A Colonial Tea – Lessons for a Young George Washington”, which was enjoyed by all present at their chapter meeting.
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  • On December 7, 2019, the George Ross Society - Lancaster, PA, delivered a PowerPoint presentation to DAR and SR members, their friends, and families at the Donegal DAR Christmas Benefit Luncheon at Lancaster Country Club.  Society President Stewart C. brought holiday greetings to the Donegal DAR Chapter, and along with Senior Society President Ann Carter, gave news from the George Ross Society. The presentation highlighted the PA State Society's "A FORCE ON THE MOVE" projects for the USO and the Oscar Mike Foundation, as well as the "FOUNDATIONS OF FREEDOM" National Society projects focused on George Washington and N.S.C.A.R. leadership.  The Society's handmade patriot-themed fleece blanket with eagle note cards echoed the PA State theme of "A FORCE ON THE MOVE," and was a popular raffle item.  Proceeds from the luncheon raffle benefited veterans at the Lebanon Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as well as the School District of Lancaster's Families in Transition program.  Three Society members volunteered at the luncheon by announcing the raffle winners and delivering prizes to them, and the Senior Society President, along with the Society President and Vice President, closed the gathering by leading the singing of Christmas carols.
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  • On November 24, 2019, the George Ross Society - Lancaster, PA, held a Society Meeting, and the program was to make a patriotic-themed, fleece blanket to donate to the Donegal DAR Chapter's upcoming annual Christmas Benefit Luncheon as a raffle item. Members later enjoyed hot chocolate, and then wrote and decorated notes of thanks and encouragement that were mailed to local veterans.
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  • Arizona C.A.R. members have been in many patriotic parades across the state this year. In Tucson, members from Kachina Society helped the SAR Color Guard carry their 15 historic U.S. Flags while wearing their Foundations of Freedom t-shirts at the Veterans Day Parade. This one even made the nightly news! The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade entry included members of Hohokam Society and won 1st place! Many of the parades during the year included all 3 of our organizations- C.A.R., DAR, and SAR - working together to present one entry so the public would see as us together as a family. This is great P.R. for C.A.R.
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  • The Indiana State President attended a Veterans Day ceremony with the Schuylar Colfax Chapter DAR. The ceremony at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola, Indiana including a tolling of the bells for the Doughboys from WWI and a wreath-laying for WWI hero Sgt. Alexander Arch, who fired the first shot from a cannon to start the war.
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