March 14, 2019 John Clarke Chapter Meeting

The next meeting of the John Clarke Chapter, NSDAR, will be held on Thursday, March 14th at 11:00am in Social Circle. Meetings last about an hour followed by lunch. Visitors are welcome and invited to join us. Our chapter members actively engage in community service, conservation, support of Veterans, education and literacy.

Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion or ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. When you join the DAR, you enter a network of more than 185,000 women who form lifelong bonds, honor their revolutionary ancestors and promote historic preservation, education and patriotism in their communities.

For more information about the John Clarke Chapter, please contact us using the Contact Us page from the menu above. We would love to hear from you.

DAR Service to the Community

John Clarke Chapter members recognize that the call to public service for our law enforcement agencies is demanding and often thankless. To show their appreciation and respect, chapter members recently provided refreshments for the department staff as part of NSDAR service to the community. After delivering the refreshments, chapter members posed with officers of the department. Pictured front row (L to R): Social Circle Police Chief Tyrone Oliver, Chapter Members Teresa Thompson and Pauline Myers, Sgt. Samantha Rose, and Lt. Randy Downs. Back row (L to R): David Keener, Social Circle Mayor Pro tempore and Officer Terrell Thomas.

Georgia Day

For 100 consecutive years, the John Clarke Chapter, NSDAR and the James M. Gresham Chapter 1312, United Daughters of the Confederacy have hosted Georgia Day programs in Social Circle. On alternate years, each organization provides a program to commemorate Georgia History. On February 7, 2019, the John Clarke Chapter hosted the event at historic Gunter Hall. Featured guest speaker, Carter Wood presented a dual program on both Georgia history and the spy network of General George Washington. The first program highlighted the Battle of Kettle Creek in Wilkes County, Georgia in 1779 and the other program featured Washington’s Secret Six. Mr. Wood is the President of the Lyman Hall Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution located in Gainesville, Ga. Pictured are chapter members posed with Mr. Wood.

John Clarke Chapter Celebrates Georgia Day

The John Clarke Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the James M. Gresham Chapter 1312, United Daughters of the Confederacy® will celebrate their 100th Joint Meeting of Georgia Day on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Gunter Hall in Social Circle, at 11:00am. Guest speaker Carter Wood will present a program on George Washington’s Secret Six. Call 770-554-0765 or 404-791-6631 for more information.

January 17, 2019 John Clarke Chapter Meeting

The next meeting of the John Clarke Chapter, NSDAR, will be held on Thursday, January 17th at 11:00am in Social Circle. Meetings last about an hour followed by lunch. Visitors are welcome and invited to join us.

Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion or ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. When you join the DAR, you enter a network of more than 185,000 women who form lifelong bonds, honor their revolutionary ancestors and promote historic preservation, education and patriotism in their communities.

For more information about the John Clarke Chapter, please contact us using the Contact Us page from the menu above. We would love to hear from you.

Wreaths Across America

REMEMBER our fallen U. S. Veterans. HONOR those who serve. TEACH your children the values of freedom. For generations, our servicemen and women have sacrificed their time and safety every day of the year to preserve our freedoms. Each December Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at over 1,400 locations across the United States, at sea and abroad. On December 15th, Pauline and Teresa participated in the ceremony at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville, Georgia.

“To be killed in war is not the worst that can happen. To be lost is not the worst that can happen…to be forgotten is the worst.”
– Pierre Claeyssens (1909-2003)

Honoring Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, John Clarke Chapter members hosted a spaghetti dinner for members of American Legion Post 332 in Social Circle. For the past four years, the chapter has provided a meal for the Veterans at the November post meeting.

Pictured seated: Diane Harrington, Paul Posner, and DAR chapter member Mary Lynne Reinagel.  Standing: Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hallum, Wayne Harrington, Steve Trantham, Charlie Queen, Jake Kindsfather, Larry Callaway, Dale Northcutt, Fred Will, David Lopshire, DAR Chapter Member Jan Eidson, Jay Hayes, John Ford, Lou Parratt and DAR chapter member Diane Thompson. Not pictured: Chapter members Ann Hall and Teresa Thompson.