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Our chapter participated in "A Heroes Welcome" with Lakeshore Foundation.  About 35 Iraq war wounded were brought to Lakeshore from around the country for an intensive session of learning to enjoy life in spite of limitations.  Our welcome included much flag waving and cheering.

We have five meetings each year, September, October, December, February and May, on the third Wednesday of these months.  Some of the months we do not meet we go on field trips.  Previously, we have toured the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville and have seen the "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" exhibit at the Birmingham Museum of Art.  The highlight of this trip for us was viewing the John Trumbull paintings of the Revolutionary War.  Other trips we have taken included the Governor's mansion in Montgomery, Alabama, the George Washington Museum in Columbiana, Alabama, and The American Village in Montevallo, Alabama.

Two of our members raise monarch butterflies from eggs collected in the wild.  In the year 2010 more than one hundred were released.  This project each year is shared with school children, some of whom are pictured here.  The butterflies are released by the children from the schoolgrounds.  Some of the children also help feed the caterpillars.  This is a wonderful project to share with children and their excitement is contagious. 


 
Children from Mountain Brook Elementary school and
Green Valley Elementary school

Our chapter supports the Adopt-A-Class program at NSDAR sponsored Kate Duncan Smith School , promotes veterans projects, and contributes supplies and stamps to Veterans Hospital.  We are involved in Constitution Week observances and other commemorative events during the year.  We also support the President General's project and look forward to hearing her message read at each of our meetings.  We enjoy having guests attend our meetings and visitors are always welcome, as are prospective members.  If you meet the eligibility requirements of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and are interested in joining a chapter, we would love to hear from you.

Each school year our chapter honors DAR Good Citizen selections from local schools.  We look forward to having these young people and their parents or guardians as guests at one of our meetings.  Their contributions to society are always outstanding.

Our programs are varied and informative.  Our last program was brought to us by Peter Kirchikov, a native of Russia, who spoke to us about the oppression he and his family suffered under Communist rule.  Future programs will feature the director of the Birmingham History Center, a member of Sons of the American Revolution speaking about Daniel Morgan and the Battle of Cowpens, and a program on bravery helping Jewish and allied prisoners in Germany during World War II.   We will have the honor of receiving our State Regent at our February 2014 meeting.

We are a group of dedicated women supporting the goals of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

 
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