Holiday Gathering 2013
December 6, 2013—The members of the Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter DAR gathered for our annual holiday luncheon. Our program included the Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII to honor all those lost in Pearl Harbor, and memorabilia from members and veterans were displayed. Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter proudly supports veterans, the Pajama Program, the Lunch Break Program, Monmouth & Ocean Counties Food Bank, as well as the Sandy Hook Lighthouse Foundation. Family, food, friends, memories, honor, and service... a nice day had by all.
Community Service Award given for Patriotic Sunsets
October 11, 2013—The Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter DAR presented a community service award this week to Ed Segall, who operated the Sea Gulls’ Nest restaurant and bar at Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook for nearly 50 years.
“When we thought of the community service award, his was the first name that came to mind.” - Laura Cramer
Mr. Segall received the award to honor his longstanding tradition of conducting a daily sunset service honoring members of the military and veterans, accompanied by patriotic music.
Towns celebrate Constitution Week
The Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter DAR celebrated Constitution Week September 17-23, 2013, in conjunction with Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School, Matawan Borough, and Aberdeen Township.
The tradition of celebrating Constitution Week was started by DAR. According to a press release, the group petitioned Congress in 1955 to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into Public Law 915 on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Deb Hvizdos, DAR state chairwoman and chapter historian, and Rita Kline, Honorary State Regent and chapter vice regent, presented Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School principal Cory Radisch and social studies teacher Dylan Tarrazi with a proclamation and award for supporting the Constitution of the United States. American flags were also presented to the entire sixth grade class.
Proclamations also were presented to Matawan Borough Chief Administrative Officer Louis Ferrara, who accepted on behalf of Mayor Paul Buccellato, and to Aberdeen Township Municipal Clerk Karen Ventura, who accepted on behalf of Mayor Fred Tagliarini.
DAR chapter announces essay winners
March 13, 2013 — The Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter DAR announced the winners of the American Essay Contest for 2012-13. This year’s topic was “The Forgotten Patriots Who Supported the American Struggle for Independence.” The focus was on unrecognized people and groups, including African-Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, women, and others who provided military or public service in support of the American Revolution.
Holiday Luncheon 2012
Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Holiday Luncheon 2012
in support of Lunch Break of Red Bank and
the Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties.
Honoring our Chapter's Real Daughter
In remembrance of our 9-11 fallen heros, Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter officers, Rita Kline, Liz Dunnell, and Elaine Everett, met at the grave of our chapter's Real Daughter, Rachel Van Deventer.
Rachel Van Denventer
Wife of Peter Van Deventer
Born: November 19, 1818
Died: April 2, 1907
Shrewsbury Towne – Monmouth Chapter DAR, Shrewsbury, New Jersey, located the gravestone its chapter’s Real Daughter, Rachel Van Deventer, in Washington Monumental Cemetery in South River, New Jersey.
Rachel was a charter member of the chapter. Her father, Christopher Van Deventer, assisted in establishing American independence while acting in the capacity of private in Captain Morgan’s Company, 2nd Regiment New Jersey State Militia.
Constitution Week 2012
Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter DAR prepares for Constitution Week visit with Ms. Nocera's 5th grade class. Flags, star cookies, the Preamble to the Constitution, and proclamations were given to all the students!
Educate - Commemorate - Celebrate!
We the People
The Shrewsbury DAR celebrates 110th anniversary
The Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrated its 110th anniversary on December 3, 2011, with a luncheon at Nauvoo Restaurant, Fair Haven with more than 40 members and guests attending.
The Monmouth Chapter of DAR was organized on June 29, 1900. In 1935, the chapter divided and Shrewsbury Towne Chapter was formed. Over the years, Shrewsbury Towne and Monmouth chapters shared many joint meetings, luncheons and patriotic activities. In 2004, the two chapters reunited and formed the Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter.
At the anniversary celebration, the accomplishments of the members to the community, state, and nation were acknowledged by Governor Chris Christie, the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders and citizens of Monmouth County. Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter was praised for its service to the next generation and for its commitment to preserve the memory and spirit of the patriots who achieved American independence.
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