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.

For more information on our meetings and location, please contact us using the Contact Us page on the menu above. We would love to hear from you.

John Clarke DAR Donates Books to the Library

Miss Janet, manager of the W. H. Stanton Library in Social Circle, recently presented a program on the library and the proposed library expansion project to members of the John Clarke Chapter, NSDAR.  Information was shared about the early years of the library in Social Circle and about how the Uncle Remus Library System continues to provide programs, exhibits, technology and other resources to increase the numbers of library users and meet the informational needs of the local community.  Plans for continued development  include many state of the art features for library patrons. Members of the John Clarke Chapter donated children’s books (How to Bake an American Pie and We The Kids) and a reference book on the Battle of Kettle Creek to the library.

 

John Clarke DAR Celebrates Georgia Day

On February 12, 1733, James Oglethorpe landed the first colonists in a ship called Ann, at what was to become Georgia’s first city, Savannah. Savannah later became the first capital of Georgia. In 1909, Georgia’s General Assembly enacted a law recognizing February 12th as Georgia Day. Although not a legal holiday, Georgia celebrated its 285th anniversary on February 12, 2018. During the month of February, in collaboration with the W. H. Stanton Library in Social Circle, the John Clarke Chapter, NSDAR sponsored a display to celebrate Georgia while encouraging library patrons to “read all about it.”

Look for our displays in the lobby of the library. You and your family will always find something interesting to read.

Walton County’s 200th Birthday Celebration Flag Comes to Social Circle

Walton County, Georgia is celebrating its 200th birthday this year with events and celebrations planned throughout the year. Chapter Regent, Mary Lynne Reinagel (l to r) is pictured with Walton County Commissioner Kevin Little, Social Circle Mayor Hal Dally, and chapter member Ann Hall as the Bicentennial Proclamation is read.

The Great Walton Railroad safely delivers the Walton County flag to Social Circle.

The flag is delivered by horseback to City Hall.

American Legion Post #332 raises the flag on the flagpole erected by the John Clarke Chapter, NSDAR.

 

March 15, 2018 John Clarke Chapter Meeting

Please join us for our next chapter meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 15, at 11 a.m., in Social Circle. Janet King, manager of the W. H. Stanton Memorial Library will give a presentation on the public library and share information on Read Across America. For more information on our meetings and location, please write us using the Contact Us page on the menu above.

Chapter Hosts Memorial Service

John Clarke Chapter members recently held a Memorial Service for daughter Joanne Castleberry. Mrs. Castleberry was a long standing member in the chapter, along with her twin sister, Mrs. Claire Read. The sisters’ mother, Mrs. Mag Malcom was John Clarke Chapter Regent from 1940-1942.  Members of Mrs. Castleberry’s family attended the service along with Mrs. Read.  Pictured are (L to R):  Chapter member Mrs. Read, Charles Castleberry, Tommy and Linda Castleberry, and Chapter Regent, Mary Lynne Reinagle.

January 16, 2018 John Clarke Daughters Announce New Website

The John Clarke Chapter, NSDAR is pleased and proud to announce our new website. As you will see as you browse our site, we are a vibrant and thriving service organization with a rich heritage. Our members are dedicated to promoting the spirit of patriotism, preserving American history, honoring our veterans, volunteering community service, and securing America’s future through better education. We embrace the motto of NSDAR: God, Home, and Country. This website allows us to extend our reach into the community, to recruit new members, and to demonstrate our love for our country.