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.

November 15, 2018 John Clarke Chapter Meeting

The next meeting of the John Clarke Chapter of the NSDAR, will be held on Thursday, November 15th at 11:00am in Social Circle. 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.

Good Hope Poppy Festival

The town of Good Hope, Georgia recently hosted a Poppy Festival to honor the “Poppy Lady”, Moina Michael, who was born there in 1869. Inspired by John McCrae’s battlefront-theme poem “In Flanders Fields” Ms. Michael conceived the idea of using poppies as a symbol of remembrance for those who served in World War I. In 1921 the American Legion Auxiliary adopted the poppy as a symbol of remembrance for war veterans.
John Clarke Chapter members Pauline Myers and Teresa Thompson participated in the festivities and enjoyed sharing information about NSDAR to visitors.

Basket Winner!!

Apple Cake Winner!!

Jersey Festival

The town of Jersey, Georgia held a festival in September and the John Clarke Chapter was there to celebrate!
Chapter members Mary Lynne Reinagel and Pauline Myers provided visitors with information about the NSDAR and the history of the John Clarke Chapter in Social Circle. A patriotic basket was displayed for a lucky winner.

Former Georgia State Representative, Tyrone Carroll was on hand to draw for the winner of the Patriotic basket as Chapter Regent Pauline Myers lends a helping hand.

Congratulations to David and Penny Keener who won the lovely basket.

Constitution Week Proclamation in Loganville

Loganville Mayor Rey Martinez read a proclamation recognizing Constitution Week at the Loganville City Council meeting held in September.
John Clarke Chapter Regent, Pauline Myers is pictured with Mayor Martinez.

The John Clarke Chapter, NSDAR created a Constitution Week display at the O’Kelly Memorial Library in Loganville. Pictured with Chapter Regent Pauline Myers is library volunteer, Maria. Library patrons were provided literature about DAR and the U. S. Constitution. For the display, library staff also selected wonderful books for all ages on the history of the Constitution that are available for check-out.