John Clarke DAR Celebrates our U.S. Constitution

The Constitution is a living document that assures each citizen of the freedoms Americans cherish and appreciate.

Constitution Week is September 17-23, 2018. In 1955, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress with a resolution; this week of observance for the foundation of the American form of government was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 2, 1956.
George W. Bush officially declared the inception of Constitution Week in 2002. The commitment of the NSDAR is to encourage study and educate the public about the Constitution, which was adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787.

John Clarke Chapter member Diane Thompson (left) shares information about the Constitution with library patron Amber Nobles. The chapter created a Patriotic display of the Constitution at the Monroe-Walton County library.

September 13, 2018 John Clarke Chapter Meeting

The John Clarke Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will host the first meeting of the new year on Thursday, September 13th at 11:00am in Social Circle. During this meeting members will recognize the adoption of the United States Constitution. Social Circle Mayor Hal Dally will be a guest and will present the chapter with a proclamation commemorating Constitution Week.

Constitution Week was officially enacted on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower from a congressional resolution petitioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The observance of Constitution Week is September 17-23 to commemorate when the Constitution was approved by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787.

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Memorial Day Wreath Presentation

On Monday, May 28, 2018 America celebrated its 150th Memorial Day.
Pauline Myers, John Clarke Chapter Regent placed a wreath at the
Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial in Conyers, Georgia in
remembrance of those Americans who have fallen while serving in our
nation’s military.

June 14, 2018 John Clarke Chapter Meeting

The John Clarke Chapter, National Society Daughters the American Revolution will hold its last monthly meeting on Thursday, June 14th at 11:00am in Social Circle. Our meetings will resume in September. We welcome all women to attend our meetings regardless of your membership status. For more information, please contact us using the Contact Us page from the menu above. We would love to hear from you.

Election of Chapter Officers 2018-2020

John Clarke Chapter, NSDAR recently elected officers for the new year.

Pictured are Mary Lynne Reinagel, Treasurer; Diane Thompson, Chaplain; Jane Williams, Recording Secretary; Teresa Thompson, Vice-Regent and Registrar; Pauline Myers, Chapter Regent and Historian.

Chapter meetings are held on the second Thursday after the first Sunday of each month-September through June at 11:00am. Visit the Contact Us tab for more information about the John Clarke Chapter, NSDAR.

 

Memorial Day Remembrance

In memory of Memorial Day, John Clarke Chapter members created an exhibit at the W. H. Stanton Memorial Library in Social Circle, Ga. dedicated to those Americans who have fallen while serving in our nation’s military. Moina Michael, “The Poppy Lady” is also recognized in the display for her idea of using poppies as a symbol of remembrance for those who served in World War I. In war-torn battlefields, the red field poppy was one of the first plants to grow. Long scattered in the wind, its seeds sat dormant in the ground, only germinating when the ground is disturbed-as it was by the very brutal fighting during World War I. Today, poppies are both the symbol of loss of life and a symbol of recovery and new life, especially in support of those servicemen and women who are impaired physically or emotionally. John McCrae, a Canadian soldier and surgeon in World War I is known for his famous war memorial poem compose in 1915, “In Flanders Fields”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Flanders_Fields.

John Clarke Chapter Represented at State Conference

In April, the 120th Georgia State Society Conference was held at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. DAR chapters throughout the state assembled together to report on ongoing initiatives, honor outstanding DAR members, and enjoy reconnecting with friends. Georgia Daughters were honored
to have as guests Governor and Mrs. Nathan Deal on the opening night of the state conference. Denise Doring VanBuren, First Vice-President General NSDAR presented the program, “Paths of Service.” Pictured attending the Georgia State Conference are members of the John Clarke Chapter in Social Circle. Discover your future by exploring your past. Join DAR Today!

May 17, 2018 John Clarke Chapter Meeting

Please join us for our next chapter meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:00am in Social Circle.

In remembrance of Memorial Day a special program will be presented on Moina Michael – The Poppy Lady.

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