Programs and Events
Guests are welcome to attend our monthly chapter meetings. Please contact our chapter regent, Elizabeth Dunnell, for information.
September 17-23, 2015
September 19, 2015
The 2015 NJDAR Fall State Meeting
Saturday, October 3, 2015— Southern District Luncheon Honoring Our State Regent and Her State Board of Managers
Monday, October 5, 2015— 7:00 p.m.
Program: Early NJ Foods, Herbs, & Edible Plants
Speaker: Katie Moose
Theme: DAR 125th Anniversary (October 11)
Sunday, October 11, 2015— 2:00 p.m.
Celebrating 125 Years of Service to America - National Day of Service
Grave Marking Ceremony and Dedication
Monday, November 2, 2015— 7:00 p.m.
Program: 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration
Special: WWII Veteran David Scheinhartz reciting his Poems of Peace
Sunday, November 8, 2015
New Jersey Day at Valley Forge
Saturday, November 15, 2015— 12:00 p.m. —
"Save the Date" for "Project Lighthouse" State Regent's Fundraiser
Saturday, December 12, 2015 — 12:00 noon
Program: Dr. Richard Veit, Monmouth University - Joseph Bonaparte's Point Breeze Estate in Bordentown
American History Month
Saturday, February 6, 2015— 12:00 p.m.
Program: DAR Magazine Traveling Exhibit - No Daughter should be without a subscription to the award-winning American Spirit magazine and its supplemental Daughters newsletter. We also all know there is no better way to spread the news about our work throughout your community than by providing subscriptions to local libraries, schools and historical societies.
Desserts & Tea
Women's History Month
Monday, March 7, 2016 — 7:00 p.m.
Program: Tour of the Ocean Township Historical Society
Commemorative: Women in American History
Monday, April 11, 2016 — 7:00 p.m.
Program: Essay Awards Night
April 22-23, 2016
NJDAR Annual State Conference
Saturday, May 21, 2016 — 12:00 noon
Program: Fashion Design Contest Winners and the DAR Good Citizen Essay & Contest Winners
presenting their designs & essays.
Luncheon: “Potluck Picnic”
June 15-19, 2016
125th Continental Congress
Daughters and guests in the national capital region are invited to join the NSDAR in the National Independence Day Parade. Since 2001, DAR has participated in this patriotic commemoration that is co-hosted by the National Park Service.
- National Independence Day Parade
- U.S. National Park Service : Independence Day at the National Mall
- Independence Day on USA.gov : History, Fireworks Information and Safety Tip
NSDAR has partnered with the The United States of America Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration, established by Congress, to "thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW) or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans."
States and Chapters are encouraged to have at least two activities that recognize the Vietnam War and those who served. Please, consult the following resources:
- US Commemoration website with suggestions for programs and events: http://www.vietnamwar50th.com
- Step-by-step instruction on how to become a Commemorative Partner: “How to Become a Partner”
100th Anniversary of Mother's Day
On May 20, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill recognizing Mother’s Day as a national holiday. On this day, we honor all mothers, and in particular our Gold Star and Blue Star Mothers.
The last Sunday of each September is Gold Star Mother's Day; the President calls on all Americans to display the nation's flag and hold appropriate meetings to publicly express their love, sorrow, and reverence towards Gold Star Mothers and their families. Government buildings are also required to display the flag.
American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. is an organization of mothers whose sons or daughters served and died while serving their nation in times of war or conflict. Blue Star Mothers of America is an organization of mothers whose children have served.
Suggested chapter activities: organize a wreath laying ceremony and invite Gold Star Mothers to attend. If you have a local chapter of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. in your community, invite them to a chapter meeting or luncheon to thank them for their family’s sacrifice.
If you are aware of a Gold Star Mother in a nursing home, pay her a visit.
If you know of a mother who is a caregiver for an injured service member, provide her a respite day.
For Mother's Day: Contact a nursing home to see which of its mothers have no family in the area. Have a special luncheon for them on or near Mother’s Day.
- Gold Star Mothers - http://www.goldstarmoms.com
- Blue Star Mothers - www.bluestarmothers.org
- History of Mother's Day at www.history.com
100th Anniversary of the National Park Service
In 1916, Congress established the National Park Service as a bureau within the Department of the Interior to administer America's great national parks and monuments as a unified system. Today the system encompasses approximately 84.4 million acres, managing each of the United States' national parks, which have grown in number to 58.
Suggested website: www.nps.gov.
125th Anniversary of Ellis Island Immigration Station
The Federal government assumed control of immigration on April 18, 1890, when President Benjamin Harrison designated Ellis Island as the first Federal Immigration Station. By the time it closed on November 12, 1954, twelve million immigrants had been processed by the U.S. Bureau of Immigration. Today, over 40 percent of Americans can trace their ancestry through Elllis Island.
The Statue of Liberty was a symbol of hope for millions who came through Ellis Island. Give a program on the statue and how the whole area became a national park.
250th Anniversary of the Stamp Act
Passed on March 22, 1765, the Stamp Act imposed a direct tax by the British Parliament, specifically on the American colonies. The Stamp Act was the first in a series of acts to meet great resistance, since the colonies had no representation in Parliament. The Stamp Act played a major role in defining the grievances and enabling the organized colonial resistance that led to the American Revolution.
800th Anniversary of the Signing of the Magna Carta
Reluctantly signed by King John of England on June 15, 1215, the Magna Carta became the basis for English citizens’ rights. It is considered the founding document of English liberties and subsequently American liberties. The influence of the Magna Carta on American freedoms can be seen in the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
DAR American History Essay Contest
Please contact our chapter regent, Elizabeth Dunnell, for information.
The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.
The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, sex or national origin. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training.
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