Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk Chapter, NSDAR

Wilmington, North Carolina

November / December 2021 Newsletter

Please join us for our next meeting. All meeting times are the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. meeting call to order and zoom meeting. Come early and bring a bag dinner to enjoy during our social time at 6:00 p.m.
Cape Fear Community College Union Station – 3rd Floor Conference room 343

Zoom Meeting Link

From The Regent

Ann Moore

Welcome to the 2021 Holiday Season!
It is such a busy time for each of you and your families. Don’t forget to utilize your “communications toolbox” to keep up with the latest in Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk news. www.wilmingtonladiesteawalk.org It’s the best place to check the calendar, find updates in the yearbook, and the latest from State and National DAR.
The next few weeks will be very busy and exciting times for our chapter. Please join us in as many activities as possible. I promise you will enjoy yourselves!
A blessed and Happy Holiday Season to you all.
In DAR Sisterhood

Chapter Highlights & Recent Events

Monday October 11, was our Day of Service. Our chapter gathered together at our Regent, Ann Moore’s home to assemble almost 100 snack packs for NourishNC. Special thanks to Gayle Bordeauxfor searching the information for the snack packs. Thank you, Ann Moore, Debbie Wallace, Christianne May, Kristen Bedford, Amy Emerson, Autumn Leonard, and Gayle Bordeaux for attending this event. Earlier in the day a tray of cookies was delivered to the New Hanover County Sheriffs’ Department, Cape Fear Community College Campus to thank them for their service. They were grateful. Our Regent delivered cookie trays to fire stations #2 and #7 in Wilmington and they were very thankful for the thoughtfulness.

Way to go Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk!

WLTW Presents a Flag Certificate
A flag certificate was presented to Cape Fear Country Club on October 27th by the Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk chapter for their outstanding display of the American Flag.

Upcoming Chapter Events & News

Guest Speaker November Chapter Meeting
Thomas McCormick, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) USNR

November 4, 2021 6:30 pm
Program “We Salute Our Veterans”
Cape Fear Community College – Conference Room 343

About the speaker: Chief McCormick enlisted in the U.S. Navy (Reserve) in September 1999. Upon completion of Boot Camp, and attending Builder “A” School in Gulfport, MS he assumed his first assignment with the 20th Naval Construction Regiment (Seabees) stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. Following 911, his primary duty was to train and mobilize reservists for the Global War on Terrorism. In 2005, Chief McCormick received mobilization orders for deployment to Iraq. In 2010, he participated in “Continuing Promise” which conducts civil-military operations including engineering, humanitarian, and medical and disaster response aboard the USS Iwo Jima.
Chief McCormick’s’ personal awards include two Joint Service Commendation Medals, a Navy Commendation Medal, a Joint Service Achievement Medal, and five Navy Achievement medals.
Chief McCormick resides in Wilmington, NC. with his wife Carolyn.

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11, 2021
Tabitha’s Courtyard
Cape Fear Community College
12:00 noon

Our Chapter will host a table at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Cape Fear Community College. We will provide coloring pages for the children, American Flags, patriotic pins as well as flag pins for the veterans. We will also hand out “Thank You for Your Service” cards during the event.

Get Ready for the Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk Annual Christmas Tea

December 4, 2021 11:30 am
Program: “A Colonial Christmas Tea” (America 250!)
Guest Speaker: Kimberly B. Sherman, PhD.
“Women in Colonial North Carolina”
Cape Fear Country Club

Regent Ann Moore and Vice Regent Carolyn McCormick met with Cape Fear Country Club to finalize the menu and make final arrangements for this years Tea. Invitations are being sent and there will be a sign-up sheet for different committees such as craft day, set up, take down, protocol and auction. Everything has been confirmed with our guest speaker. More details will be discussed at the November meeting. We hope to see you there.

About the speaker: Dr. Kimberly B. Sherman is a historian, writer, and educator in Wilmington, NC. She earned BA and MA degrees in History from UNC Wilmington and her Ph.D. in Modern History at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland where she researched Scottish family networks in eighteenth-century North Carolina. Dr. Sherman teaches history at Cape Fear Community College and is co-owner of the independent bookstore Ghost Hill Press in Wilmington. Her writing has appeared in print and digital magazines as well as in scholarly journals. Dr. Sherman is currently working on her first book project on Scottish families in early North Carolina.

Wreaths Across America at Wilmington National Cemetery

December 18, 2021
2011 Market St, Wilmington, N.C.
DAR refreshment setup starts 8:30 am
Event starts at 12 noon
WLTW will set up refreshments for wreath layers before the event and hand out wreath laying protocol information at the event. Volunteers for the day of event so far include: Michelle Reavis, Susan Blackburn, Linda Emmerich, Sherri Cane and Carolyn McCormick. Anyone who would like to participate is more than welcome to attend. Please consider purchasing a wreath. Each wreath purchased helps honor a fallen patriot and support our chapter.

Sponsor a Wreath!

Committee & Officer Reports

Conservation Committee

Jennifer Sturm

A kindly reminder as to why we do not want to feed the ducks or geese bread. They need nutritious food to prepare them for their long journey.

DAR Library Committee

Megan Robertson

A reminder to everyone that it is our chapter goal to have everyone buy a book from the library. I am also working on getting the book club back up and running. Please let me know if you are interested in participating.

CAR Committee

Gina Thompson

Jayden Sturm is working on a new C.A.R. project. She writes: My project involves making and donating wreaths to veterans in a local retirement home. I am still collecting items needed to create these items, and having difficulty finding some of the items outside of the timeframe of patriotic holidays. The red, white, and blue wreaths will be adorned with a patriotic placard to be hung on the veterans door. When their passing occurs, the wreath will be given to their family to honor and memorialize their loved ones’ service by hanging it on their tombstone during holidays celebrating our country and their service to our country.

Membership Committee

Michelle Reavis

Calling all members! We are looking for members to join our Membership Committee. We have lots of exciting things happening in our chapter and want our members to become more involved in whatever way possible. Think back to when you first joined DAR, how did you feel? Who did you know? What did you know about the DAR?

We are looking for members that are willing to serve as mentors to prospective and new members. Members that would be willing to teach the new and prospective members about our organization, our chapter, and what it means to be a member of the DAR!

*If you are interested in joining our membership committee, please contact Michelle Reavis at [email protected]

America 250! Committee

Carolyn McCormick

In keeping with the goals of America 250!, on October 26th, Two Portrait Patriots were published to both the WLTW Facebook page and on the America 250! webpages. The Patriots for November are: Plyer Barber and John LaDue. A spreadsheet for Patriot gravesites is in progress and will list chapter patriots on “Find A Grave”. Three patriots have been found so far.

Social Committee

Autumn Leonard

Our next event will take place on December 11. We will be going to the Burgwin-Wright house. Burgwin-Wright House will be decorated for one week only in the traditional Colonial Williamsburg style with fresh greenery, flowers and fruit. They will be showing off its beautiful décor with live music and living history of the property. More details to come.

Chaplain’s Report

Jennifer Sturm

We have a happy 90th birthday to Mrs. Bettie Owens on November 2. Unfortunately, we offer condolences to chapter sisters who have had family members recently pass; Mrs. Bettie’s husband and Meghan Robertson had a loss in her family recently, too.

Continuing DAR Education

Keep up to date with your officer and committee roles and goals!  Below are some of the classes, workshops, and webinars to assist in learning more about our DAR organizations and positions.

From Ann Moore, Regent, Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk Chapter, NSDAR

The protocol for receiving lines, processions, and seating at DAR functions

We will have State guests at the Christmas Tea and National Guests at the March meeting. Here is a little protocol information with a link. Take a few minutes to click on the link. Thank you! The Official Procedure & Protocol Booklet 2020 can be found here. The protocol for receiving lines, processions, and seating at DAR functions has been prepared and revised through the years by committees of Honorary Presidents General and others, with knowledge of the rules and customs of the National Society and with advice from the Protocol Division of the United States Department of State.

From Candace Carter Roth NCSDAR State Registrar, 2021-24
In response to several who have not received notification of these seminars, I am sending this notice to all regents and registrars. All chapter members are welcome at these November seminars. Please circulate among any chapter members who are interested. We are accepting registrations until November 1.
Registrars, please take notice – if you took this seminar in October and DID NOT successfully answer the three keywords in the poll at the end of the session, your participation will not count toward your chapter’s CAA. You may retake in November for credit upon successful completion.

Link for registration: https://ncsdar.regfox.com/application-basics

Protocol Moment

Tips on DAR Etiquette & Protocol

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Events Calendar

  • Nov. 2 – Election Day
  • Nov. 4 – Chapter Meeting 6:00 pm – Learn more
  • Nov. 11 – Veterans’ Day
  • Nov. 13 – NCSDAR Board Meeting — Raleigh
  • Nov. 21 – Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Nov. 25 – Thanksgiving Day
  • Nov. 26 – Native American Heritage Day
  • Nov. 28 -Hanukkah Begins
  • Dec 4 – Chapter Christmas Tea 11:30 am
  • Dec. 7 – Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance
  • Dec. 15 – Bill of Rights Day
  • Dec. 16 – Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party
  • Dec. 18 – Wreaths Across America
  • Dec. 25 – Christmas Day
  • Dec. 31 – Enter final volunteer hours for Service to America

Chapter Reminders for November / December
Please Remember to record you Service to America volunteer hours earned over the summer.

Happy Birthdays, Joys, and Concerns

Happy November Birthdays

Oct 2 Bettie Owens  Happy 90th!

Happy December Birthdays

Dec 10 Susan Johannsen
Dec 10 Joan Norris
Dec 11 Gayle Bordeaux
Dec 28 Daryn Hinton

Congratulations to:

Chausette Arenal, Gayle Bordeaux, and Ginger Davis. They will receive their national numbers at the next National Board of Management.

Visit these DAR publications and messages to see what’s happening on the state and national levels.

The Tarheel Patriot
President’s General Message
National Defender

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