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Haddonfield Chapter 2013-2014 Calendar

We welcome guests and prospective members who would like to attend our meetings. Please contact Registrar Terry Brasko for additional information about our chapter meetings.


Fall Calendar

September 11, 2013
Patriot Day

September 17, 2013
Constitution Day

September 17-23, 2013
Constitution Week

We Remember 9/11 U.S. Constitution
September 27, 2013
Stand Down
Haddonfield Chapter members will participate in the annual Stand Down for homeless veterans at the Cherry Hill Armory.
Contact Carolyn Bausinger if you would like to volunteer a few hours to assist with this worthwhile event.


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Heroines of Haddonfield 1713-2013

October 9, 2013
Chapter Meeting — American Heritage Night

PROGRAM: Heroines of Haddonfield 1713-2013
Presented by: Christie Castorino

Regular Meeting Location
Refreshments: 6:30pm
Program begins at 7:00pm

Christie Castorino, author of the book and a member of the Elizabeth Haddon Society C.A.R., will be our guest speaker. Learn about the lives and accomplishments of the strong women who have made Haddonfield their home during the past 300 years, from Quaker pioneer Elizabeth Haddon to Olympian Erin Donahue. Among the women featured are chapter members Dorcas Reilly, who led the team that created Campbell Soup's famous Green Bean Casserole, and Haddonfield Mayor Tish Columbi. Christie is a student at Haddonfield Memorial High School; she researched and wrote the book as part of the requirement to earn her Girl Scout Silver Award.


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October 27, 2013
Jonas Cattell Memorial Run

2012 Jonas Cattell winner

10 mile run from Kings Court in Haddonfield to Fort Mercer In National Park, NJ. commemorating Jonas Cattell's 1777 run to warn the patriots at Fort Mercer of an impending British attack. This is the 43rd running of this popular event!

This year, the Jonas Cattell Run will begin at 8:00am, at King's Court in Haddonfield and will end at Fort Mercer in National Park, New Jersey. Runners are expected to complete the event at approximately 10:00am. The Haddonfield Chapter will present a plaque to the first teenage finisher of the run.

The Jonas Cattell Run takes place in conjunction with the 18th Century Field Day at Red Bank Battlefield. There will be a series of reenactments by Continental, British, and Hessian soldiers in period uniform, tours of the Ann Whitall House, colonial music, crafters, and more to celebrate the occasion.



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November 13, 2013
Chapter Meeting — American Indian Heritage Month

Veterans Day

PROGRAM: “Veterans Day”
Presented by: Daniel J. Columbi, M.D.

Regular Meeting Location
Refreshments: 6:30pm
Program begins at 7:00pm

The armistice which ended World War I took place on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month — November 11, 1918. Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning in 1919, November 11 became a federal holiday in 1938. Following World War II, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, and is dedicated to the veterans of all wars. Dr. Columbi will share with us the history and some of the stories surrounding the commemoration of Veterans Day.


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Winter Calendar

December 11, 2013
Chapter Meeting

PROGRAM: “Christmas at Tamassee”
Presented by: New Jersey DAR Schools Chairman Sarah Israel

Regular Meeting Location
Refreshments: 12:00 noon
Program begins at 1:00pm

Established in 1919 by the Daughters of the American Revolution in South Carolina and adopted at the 29th Continental Congress as a National Society DAR project, Tamassee DAR School serves our nation’s children by providing education in a residential care and day care setting. Since that time, buildings and facilities have been built on campus through the enthusiastic support of DAR state organizations from all over the country and the world. State DAR Chairman Sarah Israel, of the Camp Middlebrook Chapter, will share with us the heartwarming Christmas celebrations at Tamassee DAR School throughout the years.


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Rich Carty
Auction baskets


January 25, 2014
Annual Fundraising Luncheon

PROGRAM: "Dulcimer Folk Music"
Presented by: Rich Carty and friends,
Pinelands Folk Music and Basketry

Reservations required.

The luncheon will begin at 11:30am. Additional information about the luncheon will be available in the fall.


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Spring Calendar

March 12, 2014
Chapter Meeting — Women's History Month


PROGRAM: “Aprons Through History”
Presented by: New Jersey State Corresponding Secretary Beth Pomponio

Regular Meeting Location
Refreshments: 12:30pm
Program begins at 1:00pm

The apron came into being because of practical necessity. Long ago, people did not have the luxury of owning a large wardrobe. Washing and drying clothing was not done on a frequent basis, so aprons served the very practical purpose of covering up the dress underneath to project it from soiling. During the mid-20th century, aprons began serving as both functional and decorative items. State Corresponding Secretary Beth Pomponio, of Ye Olde Newton-Nassau Chapter, will share with us the fascinating history of a household item we all take for granted.


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April 9, 2014
Chapter Meeting

Good Citizen Award

Featuring DAR Good Citizens, American History, and Scholarship Awards

Regular Meeting Location
Refreshments: 6:30pm
Program begins at 7:00pm

Each year, the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors American History essay contests for middle and high school students, including those who are home-schooled. The local winners of these contests will be honored, along with high school seniors selected as DAR Good Citizens award recipients. In addition, the winner of the Haddonfield Chapter scholarship will be announced and recognized during the evening.


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May 10, 2014
Chapter Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Reservation Required

Additional information will be announced early in 2014.


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Mignon Matthews, Jane Breuer


Summer Calendar

May 26, 2014
Haddonfield Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

To be part of the parade, meet other chapter members at the Masonic Lodge before the parade begins at 10:00 am. The ceremony at Haddonfield Memorial High School will begin at approximately 11:00 am.


June 14, 2014
Genealogy Workshop

The Southern District Chapters will host a Genealogy Workshop from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, at the Haddon Township branch of the William G. Rohrer Memorial Library, located at 15 MacArthur Blvd., Haddon Twp., NJ 08016. Receive assisance in researching your family history and/or preparing your NSDAR application. If you would like to attend, please contact the Haddonfield Chapter Registrar, Terry Brasko, at 856-779-7663.

Flag Day — Kings Court Haddonfield

Meet chapter members at the flag pole in Kings Court at 6:30 pm, to help hand out American flags.


July 4, 2014
Haddonfield Independence Day Parade



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