of the Children of the American Revolution joined with the DAR, SAR,
and other patriotic organizations on January 19 to honor the sacrifice
of the patriots who fought at the Battle of Cowpens. Due to the
government shutdown, the National Battlefield was closed, but the show
went on with the 238th anniversary of the famous battle
commemoration held at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum in
nearby Gaffney, South Carolina. A reception followed at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery. The Battle of Cowpens, considered the turning point of the southern campaign, occurring on January 17, 1781.
South Carolina State President
This year as Arizona State President for my state project I chose Honor Flight of Arizona! We have had a great year so far raising money and creating crafts for the veterans. As state president, I even had the opportunity to go on an Honor Flight in October. It was an incredible experience and I recommend it to anyone who has the chance.
Lauren Kobley, Arizona State President 2018-2019
By Madeline McElroy
Your local Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter is a great resource for your society. Ask about their current project goals and find a way to assist them. Have your society offer to be the guest presenter at one of their meetings. My local society recently gave a presentation about the American flag. Or join your local chapter during Christmas socials or their Mother’s Day Tea. This is one way to get to know their members. Another way to meet them is by proposing a combined activity such as walking in a parade together or a joint wreath laying ceremony. These events don’t always need to be formal. Try joining together for informal activity such as a relaxed picnic or maybe a volunteer event. Caleb Cushing Society and Mary Chilton Chapter were able to combine for a card making event. Those cards were then donated to our local VA for our veterans to use for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and more. You might also include them in your society’s events. My state project is working on the restoration of the State Theatre and I’m inviting Mary Chilton to join Caleb Cushing for the tour of the progress they are making. Ask DAR members who have areas of expertise, to come to your meetings and give you guidance on a particular project. You don’t need to stop at your local level either. Reach out to the DAR State Regent and ask if you can assist at the state conference. Many states will have C.A.R. Members serve as pages. Don’t hesitate to involve yourself in your local DAR. Find out what areas you are interested and get involved.
July 14, 2018 South Florida Packet Party.
Trinity Putt Florida State 2nd Vice President, and Taylor Putt, Florida State President, Kyle Peterson, FL State Chaplain, Joy Cadman, Tequesta Society Historian and George E. Cadman V, Tequesta Society President. Victoria Servideo Swamp Fox Treasurer, Ginger Poffenberger, Senior Florida State President
The State Project for the Florida State Society C.A.R. is to raise funds for the rebuilding of the KITCHEN at the Historic Haile Homestead. The home was built in 1856 and has since been restored by a nonprofit and all volunteer organization. Helping to preserve and create a deeper understanding of the importance of Florida's history. Smiling Faces in Historic Places is the theme.
A great time was had by all!