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GENERAL / MEETING
NJSSCAR Patriot & Promoter
Save the Date 2018
Post Box Guidelines
Continental Congress 2017
2017 Fall Luncheon


BUSINESS
Bylaws of NJSDAR
2017 ANNUAL REPORTS
Annual Proceedings
2016-2017
Important News from National Headquarters

EVENTS
Red Bank Chapter Invite
Old White House
Chapter Bus Trip

COMMITTEE
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Vineland Veterans
DAR American Indians Newsletter
Helen Pouch Memorial
Fund Classroom Grant Award Program
Commemorative Events
Literacy Promotion
Founders Committee
American Heritage
Betty Bradbury Vail Scholarship 2017
NSDAR Scholarships
National & State Committees
Junior American Citizens
American Indians
Service for Veterans



CONTESTS/AWARDS
2017 NJDAR Fashion Design Contest
2017 DAR Good Citizens Contest & Essay
American History Essay Contest

GENERAL
INFORMATION

NJDAR Page Manual
New Chapter Website
New VIS Resources
Women's Issues FB page
Correct Use of DAR Insignia
NSDAR Facebook Ruling

CLUBS
Ex-Regents Meeting and Luncheon

NEWSLETTERS
Fall 2016
Conservation Courier
Spring 2017 Crossroads Courier
Winter 2017 Crossroads Courier

Fall 2016 Crossroads Courier
Summer 2016 Conservation Courier
Fall 2016 Crossroads Courier





NJDAR Announcements

GENERAL and MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements for NJDAR meetings and NSDAR Continental Congress
will be posted in the order received


 

New Jersey State Society Children of the American Revolution

April 26, 2017

State Patriots and Promoters The N.J.C.A.R. State President and N.J.C.A.R. Senior State President invites you to show your support!

Download the Patriot & Promoter as a pdf.

 

Save the Date - October 20, 2018!

Posted February 20, 2017:

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!

SATURDAY

OCTOBER 20, 2018

PLANS ARE UNDERWAY FOR THE

2018 Fall Luncheon
Hosted by the
SOUTHERN DISTRICT CHAPTERS

TO HONOR:
KAREN STROEVER NEW JERSEY STATE REGENT

AND HER BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

Rosemary Wallace
Southern District Director
New Jersey Society Daughters of the American Revolution

609-408-0405

 

Continental Congress 2017

Posted November 13, 2016:

 

NEW JERSEY BUS to 126th CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
June 27, 2017 – July 2, 2017

Departing from Chatham early morning on Tuesday, June 27th and making stops as it travels south, the New Jersey Bus will continue to the Hall for registration and then proceed to the hotel for check­in. It will be available during the week for shuttling, etc., and make the reverse trip, returning home on Sunday, July 2nd.

PAYMENT DEADLINES: $200 deposit due to State Chairman by December 1, 2016, $100 is non-refundable. Half is due by March 1, 2017 and the balance due in Full to State Chairman by May 1, 2017.

Download the registration form as docx.

 

State Regent's Project:


Purchase a Starfish Name Badge for $20.00
If you are interested please get in touch with
Bonnie Matthews, State Vice Regent at 201-874-1428

Or bmatthews2564@hotmail.com to place an order

 

 

Central District Luncheon SAVE THE DATE

Posted September 15, 2016:

 

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!

SATURDAY

OCTOBER 21, 2017

PLANS ARE UNDERWAY FOR THE

2017 Fall Luncheon
Hosted by the
CENTRAL DISTRICT CHAPTERS

TO HONOUR:
KAREN STROEVER
NEW JERSEY STATE REGENT

Download the invitation as a docx.

Download the invitation as a pdf.

 

A Message from Our State Regent, Karen Stroever

Posted July 1, 2016: To All Members please download and share this wonderful message with your fellow Daughters that may not have the internet to enjoy..

Download as a doc.

VIS Questions Answered

Posted May 4, 2017: A TREASURE TROVE of information is available right at your fingertips and you probably did not even know it! Looking for a way to make new members excited, we have that! Looking for a presentation, we have that! Looking for letterheads to write formal documents, we have that!
I know everyone was looking for DVD programs, WE HAVE THAT!!!

Chapter Letterhead
Programs
Trifold Brochure
Certificate
New Member Information
Powerpoint Programs
DVD Programs
Website Questions

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njdar/members/vis.html

Brought to you by your NJDAR VIS Chairman, Deb Hvizdos

Remember, I am here to make technology easier for you all.

 

Guidelines When Sending Material to the Post Box

Posted August 30, 2017: If you have an announcement or materials to send to the Post Box for distribution during the Fall Meeting, please remember that you will need to send sufficient copies to include everyone who should receive the information.

Please review your announcement and decide who should receive it. If the announcement should be given to all of those listed below, then you will need 149 copies. If the materials you send are only for specific offices and not for the entire Post Box list, please adjust the number of copies needed accordingly — and be sure to indicate the categories for which your announcement is intended.

 •  10 State Officers
 •  10 Honorary State Regents and Vice Regents
 •  3 District Directors
 •  46 Chapter Regents
 •  49 National Committee Chairmen
 •  28 State Committee Chairmen
Total = 149

All materials to be distributed during the 2017 Annual Conference must be received by the chairman not later than Wednesday, September 6, 2017. There will be no exceptions.

Send the copies of your announcement to:
Ann Cassel Olver
224 Alexandria Drive
Hackettstown, NJ 07840-3017

Any questions or concerns may be directed to:

Ann Cassel Olver
Phone: 908-645-4778
therowantwig@yahoo.com

NJDAR Postmaster


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BUSINESS

 

BYLAWS OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE SOCIETY
OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Posted February 27, 2017:

Please download the Bylaws of the NJSDAR as pdf.

 

Posted May 23, 2016: Members of the Ex-Regents Club of New Jersey DAR, dues for the 2016 - 2018 term are due by June 30, 2016.
Dues letters have been sent via email to those members with email. If for some reason you did not receive an email, please use the form here.
For those without email, hard copy has been sent via USPS.
Invitations to join the Ex-Regent's club have been sent via USPS to those Regents who have completed their term of office this Spring.

Pamela Campbell,
Treasurer Ex-Regents Club of New Jersey DAR

Download the dues letter as a doc.

 

NJDAR Page Manual

Posted May 20, 2016: The NJDAR Page Manual
Download the NJDAR Page Manual as a pdf file.


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EVENTS

Red Bank Chapter Cordially Invites You to Join Us at the Museum of the American Revolution
Posted May 10, 2017: Red Bank Chapter NSDAR cordially invites you to join us at The Museum of the American Revolution

Please join us:
Date: Saturday, Sept. 9th, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Price: $75 per person (incl. bus, luncheon and entrance to museum)
Event: Lunch at Positano Coast Restaurant followed by group tour of the Museum of the American Revolution

Seating is limited. Please respond by July 31st, 2017

Download the invite as a docx.

 

Old White House Chapter
Posted April 4, 2017: All those interested, and their families and friends, join us on this excursion. June 24, to the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philly. It could be a great time to meet and chat with other Daughters. There is a contact number on the flyer but if you would like to contact me, Marg Peterson at 202-257-7235 please feel free.

If you have any questions

Download the flyer as a pdf.


 

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COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Committees 2016-2019

 

The Vineland Veterans Memorial Home

Posted April 26, 2017: The Vineland Veterans Memorial Home Special Events Calendar is updated monthly. Depending on the event, the Home may need the assistance of volunteers.
Please contact NJDAR Southern District Veterans Representative Patricia Pavlenco at pngp0609@comcast.net reference Vineland Vets.

All items on the Vineland Veterans Memorial Home Wish List benefit the residents and are greatly appreciated. Particularly useful are regular size toiletries, sock/slippers with no-slip treads, and Wal-Mart gift cards.

Please contact NJDAR Southern District Veterans Representative Patricia Pavlenco at pngp0609@comcast.net reference Vineland Vets.

 

DAR American Indians Committee

Posted April 13, 2017: DAR American Indians Committee Newsletter!

Download the DAR American Indians Committee Newsletter as a pdf.

 

Helen Pouch Memorial Fund Classroom Grant Award Program

I am proud to introduce the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund Classroom Grant Award Program.

Since its inception, the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund has traditionally supported the DAR's mission of Education. The Classroom Grant Award Program allows 51 (one per state and the District of Columbia) $500 grants to be awarded to classroom teachers for grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Grants may be used for supplies and educational resources, but the applicant must detail how these items help to further the educational goals of the DAR.

Applicants for the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund Classroom Grants must be classroom teachers for grades kindergarten through 12th grade and sponsored by a local DAR chapter. Proposed projects must directly benefit students in the classroom. Funds may be used for supplies and educational programs but the applicant must detail how these items will help to further the educational goals of the DAR. Completed applications are forwarded to the Junior Membership state chair by the established deadline. Award recipients will be notified in June 2017. Grants will be distributed no later than August 2017 after verification of employment with each school district. In order to ensure the greatest impact possible, grant recipients are ineligible to re-apply for another grant.

More grant information and the application is attached. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ashley Wasser at wasser.ashley@gmail.com.

Exploring Junior Membership

Download the Junior Memebership Helen Pouch Memorial Fund Classroom Grant Information Sheet as a pdf.

Download the Junior Memebership Helen Pouch Memorial Fund Classroom Grant Application as a pdf.

 

Commemorative Events - New WWI Program Available

Posted January 31, 2017:
As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of World War I, a new program titled “New Jersey and the Great War” is available for use by chapters. The program focuses on interesting facts about the important role of the Garden State and her residents during the war years. Please plan now for your chapter to observe this important milestone anniversary in our nation’s history.

Holly Jean Dunbar
State Chairman of Commemorative Events

Download the program as a pdf.

 

Founders Committee

Posted January 18, 2017:


The Founders Committee
Watson House, NJDAR State Headquarters
Diane Clark Argraves, Ways and Means Chair
dda1776@aol.com, 609-506-8556

Exciting News!  After many long months of closure due to the detection of serious mold issues, Watson House underwent extensive remediation and is now mold free. 

Your home is once again the beautiful, historic treasure daughters before us envisioned.  Its welcoming doors open to visitors . . . so very special.  Feel free to reach out to the Committee Chair or Docents Chair, Marcia Szedula, at 609-499-7977 or gmegastar@aol.com, to arrange a program or chapter meeting or tour, or both.

As you can well imagine this monumental remediation process did not come without a price . . . an expense topping $50,000.  Monies are desperately needed to replenish these funds.  We must maintain our history for future generations.  You can help.  Sponsor an object from our Wish List (attached), join Watson’s Warriors or become a benefactor.  All contributions are deeply appreciated. 
Make your check payable to The Founders Committee and send to Gladys Haynes, Treasurer, 362 Mantoloking Avenue, Brick, NJ  08723-5778

Dowload the Wish List as a pdf.

NSDAR Scholarships 2017
Posted December 13, 2016

'Tis the season to prepare scholarships for next year. The 2017 National DAR Scholarships are posted on the NSDAR Website at http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships. There are many different scholarships available. Chapters please promote these scholarships in your local schools. The deadline for submission to the National Chair is February 10, 2017 by email. Local chapters do not need to sponsor an application anymore but are encouraged to help students if needed.

Please contact me with any questions.

Laura Franek
NSDAR Scholarships State Chair
LauraFranek919@gmail.com

 

Literacy Promotion Committee Outstanding Service Contest

Posted November 29, 2016: The purpose of this contest is to recognize members, chapters, and states that show outstanding achievement in the promotion of literacy. Nominated members must voluntarily promote literacy outside of employment or normal duties. Members in nominated chapters may work individually or together in the promotion of literacy; chapters in nominated states may work individually or together.

Please send DAR member and chapter nominations to the state chairman by February 1, 2017.

Download the 2016 Literacy Promotion forms as a PDF:
Literacy Promotion Committee Contest Information
Literacy Promotion Committee Outstanding Service

Please contact me with questions or if assistance is needed.

Bea Kota
NJDAR Literacy Promotion State Chairman
beatricekota@mac.com

 

American Heritage Committee

Posted October 17, 2016: Greetings, DAR members!

I’m pleased to introduce the 2016-2017 American Heritage Committee Theme: "Moving Family Traditions Forward with the Arts” celebrated via art and sculpture, crafts, drama and literature, fiber arts, and music.

It’s an amazing moment for exploring our Revolutionary War-era history through art (Hamilton, Midnight by Beverly Jenkins to name but a few). I encourage you to show your creativity in the format that suits you best. All entries must be completed by a member of the NSDAR, while a member of the NSDAR.  

Please do not send your original creations, unless you are contacted directly by the National Chair who will want it for a display.

Only one category must be submitted to your state chair instead of the national vice chair:

Thank you. Every Member Matters!

Krista Stroever Fierman, Kristastroever@yahoo.com

Download the American Heritage Information as a docx.

 

Betty Bradbury Vail Scholarship
Posted October 10, 2016:

The New Jersey State Society
of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

                                                             BETTY BRADBURY VAIL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is for a New Jersey High School Senior with a desire to attend an accredited college or university in the U.S.  The applicant must be a United States citizen, and a student with a need for financial aid to continue his/her education and major in Political Science, History, Government or Economics.

Applications must be mailed by January 6th, 2017 either to the sponsoring DAR Chapter or directly to me at the address below, so as to reach me by the State deadline of January 12th, 2017.                    
    

Beverly MacDonald
BBVail State Chairman
14 Seven Oaks Lane
Ewing, NJ  08628-1617

Download the BBV for Chapters and Regents as a docx.
Download the BBV for Guidance Counselors and Seniors as a docx.
Download the BBV Scholarship Application as docx.

                                                                                                                                                                               

NSDAR Scholarships 2017
Posted October 7, 2016

http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships

DAR American Indians Committee

Posted October 4, 2016: DAR American Indians Committee Newsletter!

Download the DAR American Indians Committee Newsletter as a pdf.

 

Posted September 15, 2016:

The long awaited list of Committee Chairmen has been posted on:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njdar/members/committees.html

PLEASE NOT THE CORRESPONDING EMAILS HAVE NOT BEEN FINALIZED for PUBLICATION YET.

If you have any questions please contact me at njdarvischair@gmail.com I will get you what you need!
Thank you all for your PATIENCE, it is GREATLY APPRECIATED!

 

Junior American Citizens

Posted September 7, 2016: The 2016 theme of this year's JAC contests is "Our National Parks: 100 Years of Service to America".

The Committee offers contests in art, creative expression, and community service for "all students in public, private, parochial, and sanctioned home schools in grades pre-school through 12; however, pre-school and kindergarten students may participate only in the banner and group community service project contests." Children from youth groups such as scout troops, C.A.R. societies, and service organizations may participate in the contests.

Please visit the JAC Committee page on the DAR members' website to learn more about contest instructions and guidelines including important deadlines.

Thank you,

Linda Chesko
JAC State Chair

 

American Indians Commitee

Posted August 31, 2016:

1. American Indian Minute (list for chapters to use at meetings)
http://www.dar.org/sites/default/files/members/darnet/forms/AI-1006.pdf

2. Needs Lists for Bacone College and Chemawa Indian School
Bacon College: http://www.dar.org/sites/default/files/members/committees/indians/pdf/Baconeneeds201604.pdf
Chemawa Indian School: http://www.dar.org/sites/default/files/members/committees/indians/pdf/Chemewaneeds201604.pdf

Mrs. Wade Speas (Heather)
State Chairman, American Indians Committee
New Jersey State Society of the
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

908-656-7100 (m)
heather.speas@me.com

 

DAR Service for Veterans Committee

Posted June 28, 2016: Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer

There are three awards for outstanding volunteer service:

            1.   DAR Outstanding Veteran Volunteer presented to a veteran in recognition of outstanding achievement in personal, professional, and in family life. Applicant must prove significant contributions of leadership, patriotism, and increased public awareness of veterans' needs. The sponsoring chapter must be in the state where the veteran lives.

            2.  Outstanding Youth Volunteer presented to a youth volunteer who serves in a VA facility and who is 14 to 21 years of age. The award is given in recognition of outstanding or unusual care given to veteran-patients. The candidate for the award serves as a role model for peers and consistently demonstrates the qualities of leadership.

            3.   Outstanding DAR Service for Veterans Award presented to a DAR member in recognition of outstanding care given to veterans in any of the following areas: Federal VA facilities, state veterans facilities, nursing homes, veterans shelters, and outpatient clinics. The outstanding NSDAR volunteer has given more than her time. She has made meaningful contributions to veterans through creative and resourceful outreach.

Please visit the DAR members website for all necessary forms and instructions for nominating outstanding volunteers at the DAR Service for Veterans Committee Section.

You can find it at http://members.dar.org/committees/vet/index.htm
look under the heading: Complete Instructions and Nominating Procedures

DEADLINE /Mark your calendar:
All nominations must reach your state chairman by no later than COMING SOON!

For additional help or information please contact;

Contact Information coming soon!

 

 

 

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CONTESTS / AWARDS

 

2017 Fashion Design Contest
Posted October 5, 2016: Instructions to NJDAR Chapters

Dear Chapter Regent & Fashion Design Chairperson:

The 2017 NJDAR Fashion Design Contest information is available on the NJDAR website. I am happy to send you a print copy. Please share the contest packet with the schools in your area as well as local Girl Scout troops, 4 –H groups and other organizations who sponsor youth activities. The contest is open to students in grades 5 – 12.

NEW THIS YEAR: Limit of 8 contest entries in the “Fashion” category per school, troop or group. Each chapter should judge their contest entries and select their top eight (8) fashion entries from each school, troop or group to send to me. NO limit on entries in the “American History” category.

All entries are due no later than Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sincerely,

Carol Hoernle
Chair, NJDAR Fashion Design Contest
NJDARFashionContest2017@gmail.com
Text-  973-459-1553

Download the Fashion Design Contest Instructions for Chapters as a docx.
Download the Fashion Design Contest Entry Form as a docx.
Download the Fashion Design Contest Instructions for Teachers and Leaders as a docx.
Download the Fashion Design Score Sheet as an excel spreadsheet.

 

 

 

2017 American History Essay Contest-UPDATE

Posted September 11, 2016:

 

There has been much confusion as to what Parks are eligible in this years topic.  


Thank heavens Regina Fallace, National Chair of American History, clarifies this question in the recent DAR Newsletter.
It states:
"Though the topic specifies the 58 National Parks, it is recognized that not all children have access to a National Park (Yellowstone, Acadia, etc).  As the anniversary is for the National Park Service (NPS) and not just the National parks, all designated areas within the NPS are eligible to be included.  National monuments, battlefields, recreation areas, etc., are allowed, as long as they are listed as managed by the NPS as found on the agency's website at www.nps.gov"

Please pass this information on to your school and teachers.

I hope this helps everyone who questioned it!

Blessings,

Tricia Hicks
NJSDAR Vice Chairman
American History Essay Contest
17 Clearview Drive, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724   
732-212-0754 or trixhix1@yahoo.com

 

Good Citizen Contest and Scholarship 2017

Posted August 22, 2016: The DAR Good Citizens program and Scholarship Contest is intended to recognize outstanding high school senior class members who have exemplified in demonstrating the qualities of good citizenship:  dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The program is open to all high school seniors enrolled in public or private schools accredited by their state board of education (Students who are home schooled are not eligible).
Each school may use their own method of choice in selecting their Good Citizen representative, however, schools may only honor one senior class student.  Every student participating will receive a DAR National certificate, pin and wallet recognition card.  This student is then eligible to enter the DAR Good Citizens Scholarship Contest.  The title of this year’s essay title and focus question appear on form DGC-1003 Scholarship Essay Instructions. All required forms are available as .pdf files, located either on DAR Member's Website , the NIP (National Information Packet) or you may download the forms below. 

NJ Deadlines for 2017:
NJ Chapter Chair:  November 1, 2016 is the suggested deadline set by our National Committee.  This is only a suggestion, however, as a Chapter Chair myself, I will be using this date.
NJ State Chair:  The deadline suggested for States is December 15, 2016, which New Jersey will be following.
Further detailed instructions, forms and guidelines may be downloaded below. Chapter Chairs are the key to this process and if at any time, you require any assistance or support, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Thank you for all you do for this wonderful committee! 

Lisa A Intili  lintili@comcast.net


Download the 2017 Good Citizen Guidelines as a pdf.
Download the 2017 Good Citizen Forms as pdfs:

 

2017 American History Essay Contest

Posted August 11, 2016:

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
American History Essay Contest 2016-2017 topic is:

The National Park Service was established by Congress in 1916. The National Park Service manages approximately 84.4 million acres of national parks. Pretend you are writing a journal while visiting one of the 58 national parks. Identify its location. Discuss why and when it was established as a national park. What makes this park one of our national treasures?
 
Title of Essay (to appear on the title page): “Celebrating a Century: America’s National Parks”
 
Participants: All grade 5, 6, 7, and 8 students in a public, private, or parochial school, or those who are home schoolers, are eligible.  This contest is conducted without regard to race, religion, sex, or national origin.

All required forms and a contest poster can be found on the DAR members’ website or in the NIP (National Information Packet). 
 
All the necessary forms needed for the contest are available as a .pdf file, which you may download below.  Or you can contact me and I can send them to you via email or the USPS.

Download the Guidelines as a pdf.
Download the Judges Guidelines as a pdf.
Download the AHEC Reading Resources as a pdf.
Download the AHEC Advertisement as a pdf.

Tricia Hicks trixhix1@yahoo.com

 

2017 Outstanding Teacher of American History Contest

Posted June 28, 2016: The Outstanding Teacher of American History contest honors full-time teachers of American History and related fields (social studies, government, and citizenship education) in public, private and parochial schools in grades 5-12. This is an excellent opportunity for chapters to recognize and celebrate the contributions of outstanding teachers. The application form and instruction form can be found on the DAR members’ website or in the NIP (National Information Packet).

The deadline for submitting applications will be posted soon!

Please send the original application together with three copies to:
Patricia Saftner, NJDAR State Historian

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at njdarstatehistorian@gmail.com if there are any questions.

Patricia Saftner
New Jersey State Historian

 

NJDAR Conservation Award

Posted March 16, 2016: A new award has been created to recognize a New Jersey chapter for outstanding support of conservation initiatives and good stewardship practices. And, there will be no new paperwork to complete! Chapters will be judged based on their Conservation Report submitted via the annual Master Questionnaire. If your chapter would like to be considered, please provide information in the narrative portion of your report on the activities of both your chapter as a whole and your members who have donated their time and efforts to help protect and preserve our environment. The winning chapter will be announced at the NJDAR Spring Conference.

Best wishes,  
Holly Dunbar
NJDAR Chairman of Conservation

Christopher Columbus Essay Contest 2017

Posted June 28, 2016: Since 1996, the NSDAR has joined with the National Italian American Foundation to sponsor an annual national essay contest on Christopher Columbus. The contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12 in public, private, or parochial schools, or those who are home schooled. Chapters select one essay as the chapter winner. Chapters may award all participants in the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest a Christopher Columbus Essay Certificate. Bronze Medals are not awarded for this contest. Each Chapter’s winning essay is submitted to the State Committee Chairman to be judged in the State Contest.

Title:    Coming Soon!

Topic: Both of these men are considered heroes from whose lives Americans can draw beneficial lessons. Discuss the similarities and differences between the ways in which Christopher Columbus and George Washington dealt with and overcame the challenges and adversities they faced. What can Americans apply to their own lives from the experiences of these men?
All required forms and a contest poster can be found on the DAR members’ website or in the NIP (National Information Packet). 
A packet with copies of these forms will be distributed to each Chapter’s post box at the Fall Meeting.

The deadline for submitting applications is Coming Soon!

Please send the original application together with three copies to:

Contact information coming soon!

Chairman-Christopher Columbus Essay Contest

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GENERAL INFORMATION

New Website Approved for the Ferro Monte Chapter

Posted January 24, 2017: Congratulations to the Ferro Monte inLedgewood, New Jersey! Their brand new website has been approved by NSDAR and is now linked from the National site, the NJDAR site.

Please take a moment to visit their brand new site and learn what is happening in their chapter!

NJDAR VIS Committee

New Website Approved for the Claverack Chapter

Posted March 16, 2016: Congratulations to the Claverack Chapter in Clifton, New Jersey! Their brand new website has been approved by NSDAR and is now linked from the National site, the NJDAR site and the list of New Jersey chapters with websites on Rootsweb.

Please take a moment to visit their brand new site and learn what is happening in their chapter!

NJDAR VIS Committee

New Website Approved for the Moorestown-Isaac Burroughs Chapter

Posted March 16, 2016: Congratulations to the Bergen-Paulus Hook Chapter in Jersey City, New Jersey! Their brand new website has been approved by NSDAR and is now linked from the National site, the NJDAR site and the list of New Jersey chapters with websites on Rootsweb.

Please take a moment to visit their brand new site and learn what is happening in their chapter!

NJDAR VIS Committee

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VIS Guidelines Updated as of November 1, 2016

Posted November 3, 2016:

TO ALL CHAPTER REGENTS,VIS CHAIRS, & PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIRS-

I'm very pleased to announce the creation of the NSDAR Online Guidelines. The previous Social Media Guidelines and VIS Handbook rules of online engagement have been combined into a single document. These rules no longer focus just on website development or just on social media. They apply to ANY online presence in the same manner. Any chapter having an online presence, or contemplating one, needs to review these guidelines immediately. Any member who uses the internet or participates in any social media needs to review these guidelines. It is up to each of you to spread the word about this new document.

The VIS Committee is now the resource for chapters wanting to develop an online presence -- be it a website or social media. The Website Development Team and the Social Media Development Team stand ready to help states in any way they can. The PR and Media Committee is tasked with helping to promote the DAR message once the presence has been established. The new NSDAR Online Guidelines will be linked to the Committee webpages beginning Nov. 1.

Review the new guidelines thoroughly -- I think you will be very pleased with what you see!

From the NSDAR VIS Chair
Terri Spencer

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT DEB HVIZDOS, NJDAR VIS CHAIR

Download the new VIS GUIDELINE

All MEMBERS MUST SIGN and the Chapter RETAIN the PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE FORM

 

VIS Resources for New Jersey Chapters

Posted March 16, 2016: A set of introductory VIS resources are now available for New Jersey Chapters, including:
• Letterhead Stationery
• Event Programs
• Trifold Brochure
• Chapter Certificate Form
• New Member Information

Additional resources will be added as available. All resources (other than website designs) are available to download as Microsoft Word files, either .doc or .docx format. Please visit our new VIS page and utilize any of the resources you would like to have for your chapter!

NJDAR VIS Committee

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Conservation DVD Available

Posted March 16, 2016: If you are looking for a conservation program for your chapter, a new DVD is available on loan from the state chairman. “The Raptor Trust — Celebrating 25 Years,” is an 18-minute video that tells the story of this rehabilitation center for birds of prey located on the edge of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge near Basking Ridge, N.J. The Trust has won international acclaim for their work to rehabilitate and release injured hawks, eagles and owls, and for their efforts to educate the public about these magnificent birds. To borrow this DVD, please contact Holly Dunbar at hdunbar@verizon.net.

Holly Dunbar
NJDAR Conservation Chairman

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NJDAR Women's Issues committee

Posted March 16, 2016: Please visit the new Facebook page for the NJDAR Women's Issues Committee. The link below will bring you to the Facebook group for the NJDAR Women's Issues Committee, which was created last administration and is still being maintained.  Please join and then share your ideas for programs.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/414668810563/members/#!/groups/414668810563/

Elizabeth White-Peters
NJDAR Women's Issues' Chairman

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Be careful when using the DAR insignia on your printed documents

Posted March 16, 2016: NJDAR has been notified that there is concern about the placement of the DAR insignia when used on newsletters, yearbooks, programs, and other printed materials. Please review the regulations for its use and revise its placement on your chapter's printed materials if necessary.

The following information is posted on the DAR members site, http://members.dar.org/committees/insignia/index.htm:
"The insignia is the property of the National Society and may not be used for commercial purposes or as an ornament. A ruling by the national board limits the use of the insignia by states and chapters to yearbooks, stationery, programs and, when necessary, to the work of the society. The insignia should appear in either top center or upper left hand corner, with no words written or printed above it, except on an official DAR Banner where the insignia may be placed in the center with designation of National Society, state society, or chapter by name above, below, or around the insignia."

If your chapter prefers to use the DAR logo in lieu of the insignia, there are no restrictions on its use or placement.

Eloise Schooley
NJDAR Insignia Chairman

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NSDAR Ruling Regarding FaceBook pages

Posted March 16, 2016: NJDAR has been notified by the National VIS Committee that there is a new NSDAR ruling regarding FaceBook links from individual chapter sites to FB pages. Chapters MAY link to the Today's DAR public site on Facebook. Unfortunately, chapters with their own FaceBook pages may no longer link to them from their chapter website. Evidently, there have been a large number of chapters using the pages inappropriately — displaying photos and names of children, items for sale (violating NSDAR's tax-exept status), etc. It was too much to try to locate and police all the DAR-related FB pages, and so this new ruling is now in effect.

If you would like to link to the public NSDAR FaceBook page, please let me know and I will add the link for you. In addition, links to the Today's DAR videos on YouTube are permissible.

NJDAR VIS Committee

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CLUBS

 

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NEWSLETTERS

 

Spring 2017 NJDAR Newsletter, The Crossroads Courier

Posted May 5, 2017: The Spring issue of our NJDAR newsletter, The Crossroads Courier, is now ready for download. You will find information, a message from the State Regent and important dates and deadlines, news on committee and chapter activities, and information on the NJDAR. Please share the bulletin with your members at your earliest convenience.
 
Thanks to our Editor-in-Chief, Jan Hunold, for a very informative publication.

Download the Spring 2017 issue of The Crossroads Courier as a pdf file.

Jan Hunold
Editor

Winter 2017 NJDAR Newsletter, The Crossroads Courier

Posted January 31, 2017: The Winter issue of our NJDAR newsletter, The Crossroads Courier, is now ready for download. You will find information, a message from the State Regent and important dates and deadlines, news on committee and chapter activities, and information on the NJDAR. Please share the bulletin with your members at your earliest convenience. STATE CONFERENCE INFORMATION INCLUDED
 
Thanks to our Editor-in-Chief, Jan Hunold, for a very informative publication.

Download the Winter 2017 issue of The Crossroads Courier as a pdf file.

Jan Hunold
Editor

 

Fall 2016 NJDAR Newsletter, The Crossroads Courier

Posted November 5, 2016: The Fall issue of our NJDAR newsletter, The Crossroads Courier, is now ready for download. You will find information, a message from the State Regent and important dates and deadlines, news on committee and chapter activities, and information on the NJDAR. Please share the bulletin with your members at your earliest convenience.
 
Thanks to our Editor-in-Chief, Jan Hunold, for a very informative publication.

Download the Fall 2016 issue of The Crossroads Courier as a pdf file.

Jan Hunold
Editor

Summer 2016 NJDAR Newsletter, The Crossroads Courier

Posted August 13, 2016: The Summer issue of our NJDAR newsletter, The Crossroads Courier, is now ready for download. You will find information, a message from the State Regent and important dates and deadlines, news on committee and chapter activities, and information on the upcoming Fall Meeting. Please share the bulletin with your members at your earliest convenience.
 
Thanks to our Editor-in-Chief, Jan Hunold, for a very informative publication.

Download the Summer 2016 issue of The Crossroads Courier as a pdf file.

Jan Hunold
Editor

Spring 2016 NJDAR Newsletter, The Crossroads Courier

Posted May 2016: The Spring issue of our NJDAR newsletter, The Crossroads Courier, is now ready for download. You will find information, a message from the State Regent and important dates and deadlines, news on committee and chapter activities, and highlights of the Annual Spring Conference. Please share the bulletin with your members at your earliest convenience.
 
Thanks to our Editor-in-Chief, Diane Argraves, for another informative publication.

Download the Spring 2016 issue of The Crossroads Courier as a pdf file.

Diane Argraves
Honorary State Regent

 

Spring 2016 Junior Gossip

Posted May 2016: Please enjoy this edition the Junior Gossip Please share the bulletin with your members at your earliest convenience.
State Regent, Cornelia Ball Olde established the New Jersey Junior Membership Endowment to fund our Outstanding Junior’s expenses at Continental Congress for, but not limited to, the Outstanding Junior Club event and the Junior Membership Luncheon.

Melissa L. Wetzel
State Chairman Junior Membership
Email: njcarmember@aol.com

Download the Junior Gossip as a docx.

 



 

Past issues of The Crossroads Courier are available online as pdf files:

Winter 2016
Summer 2015
Spring 2015
Summer 2014
Spring 2014
Winter 2013-2014
Summer 2013
Winter 2012
Fall 2012
Summer 2012
Spring 2012
Winter 2012
Fall 2011
Summer 2011
Spring 2011

The Crossroads Courier, our NJDAR state newsletter, will be emailed free of charge to all who provide their name, email address and chapter to the Subscriptions Editor. For those wishing hard copies mailed to their homes, the subscription fee is $12.00 annually.

Complete information and directions for ordering black and white paper copies of our newsletter are on the order form, which you may download as either a:     .doc file      or      .pdf file.

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Fall 2016 NJDAR Newsletter, The Conservation Courier

Posted May 6, 2017: The Fall 2016 edition of the “Conservation Courier” newsletter features stories on Bumblebees, animal bridges, turning gargbe into gold, member for the Acorn Award, eco systems and more.

Download the Fall 2016 issue of The Conservation Courier as a pdf file.

Emily Carlin
Editor

Summer 2016 NJDAR Newsletter, The Conservation Courier

Posted December 29, 2016: The Summer 2016 edition of the “Conservation Courier” newsletter features stories on building materials, repopulating butterflies, selecting a member for the Acorn Award, eco systems and more.

Download the Summer 2016 issue of The Conservation Courier as a pdf file.

Emily Carlin
Editor

 

Spring 2016 NJDAR Newsletter, The Conservation Courier

Posted April 19, 2016: The Spring 2016 edition of the “Conservation Courier” newsletter features stories on this year’s winner of the Acorn Award, a troubling decline in the number of pollinator insects and animals and what you can do to help, the 2015 Conservation Report for the state, New Jersey’s Bald Eagle Report, the National Park Service Centennial and more.

If you would like to submit information and/or photos for the next issue, please send them to me at hdunbar@verizon.net.

Download the Spring 2016 issue of The Conservation Courier as a pdf file.
 
Best wishes,  
Holly Dunbar
NJDAR Chairman of Conservation

 

Past issues of The Conservation Courier are available online as pdf files:

Fall 2015
Fall 2014
Spring 2013
Autumn 2013

Autumn 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011
Spring 2011
Fall 2010

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