Meeting and Events 2016-2017

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We are a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education. We became members to honor our heritage as well as make a difference in our community.  Membership is open to all women at least eighteen years of age who can prove lineal bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving United States independence.

The Colonel Arthur Erwin Chapter meets once a month at a nearby location. Unless otherwise designated, luncheons are held October – May on the second Friday of the month from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm.  If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact us.

Our first meeting of the season is a Silver Tea in celebration of the Constitution,  a tradition that was started many years ago.  In 1955, the DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into Public Law #915 on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

September 17, 2016  Silver Tea Guest Speaker, Captain H. G. “Woodie” Sprouse

October 21, 2016  Guest Speaker, Jason Eller, Chief Development Officer Tamassee DAR School

November 11, 2016  Guest Speaker, Professor Mitzi Dykes, Stetson Business School

December 9, 2016 Guest Speaker, Mathew D. “Mat” Staver, J.D.,  founding member, and Chairman, of the Liberty Counsel law firm

January 13, 2017  Guest Speaker, Kayce Looper, Education Coordinator DeBary Historic Site

February 10, 2017  Guest Speaker, Meredith Wayne Price, Author & Educator

March 10, 2017  Guest Speaker, Robert Redd, Author & Executive Director, New Smyrna Museum of History

April 14, 2017  Guest Speaker, Dr. Jeanette Ford, Associate Professor Bethune Cookman

May 12, 2017  Guest Speaker, LTC Oakland McCullough, Army (retired)

 

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