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.

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.