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December 2022

Please join us for our next meeting on Saturday, December 10.
This meeting will be our Christmas Tea to be held in the Great Hall at St. James Episcopal Parish. See the details below!

Our New Meeting Venue!

St. James Episcopal Church
25 S. 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Bishop Wright Room.

Parking and room location:
WLTW can park in the parking lot on the corner of 4th St and Dock St, the First Citizens Bank parking lot across the street or on street parking right in front of the building.
The Bishop Wright Room is on the second floor. We can enter the building through the Cloister.  Someone should be there to let you in or text Ann Moore at (910) 233-3780 and someone will come down to meet you.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Our Annual Christmas Tea

We are excited to celebrate with you!

Contact Us for more information

Wreaths Across America at Wilmington National Cemetery

December 17, 2022
2011 Market St, Wilmington, N.C.
DAR refreshment setup starts 7:45 am
Event starts at 12 noon
WLTW will set up refreshments for wreath layers before the event. Anyone who would like to participate is more than welcome to attend. Bring a pair of gloves to protect your hands from the wreaths – it helps. If you need any information on helping with the event contact [email protected] and put Wreaths Across America in the subject line. Please consider purchasing a wreath. Each wreath purchased helps honor a fallen patriot and support our chapter.

Sponsor a Wreath !

Chapter Highlights & Recent Events

Veteran’s Day Care Boxes

At the November meeting, we packed self-care boxes for the female veterans at Cape Fear Community College and wrote thank you cards to all veterans. Thanks to all the WLTW ladies who helped make this wonderful project happen!

Local DAR Members are the New Mayflower Colony

Governor and Vice Governor

Jacqueline LaMar is the new Governor and Suzanne Palmer the new Vice Governor of the Southeast Colony, Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of North Carolina. Jackie is a member of the Stamp Defiance Chapter, and Suzanne is a member of the Brunswick Town Chapter, NSDAR. They will schedule a meeting of members and prospective members of the Southeast Colony in late January 2023.

Any person, age 18 or older, able to document his/her lineal descent from one or more of the 51 Mayflower passengers known to have descendants is eligible to apply. The one-time application fee is $175 and annual dues are $50 per year.

An interesting aspect of membership in the Mayflower Society is that once proven, a parent or grandparent may pay a one-time Junior Membership Fee of $35 per child (birth to age 18). Junior Members pay no annual dues and are not considered full members of the Society for voting purposes at a membership meeting.

If you or a family member is interested in joining the Mayflower Society, please contact Jackie and Suzanne at [email protected] and [email protected]. They will provide you with the application form and help as necessary.

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.

State Chaplains Meeting

The NCSDAR Statewide Chaplain’s Group meeting will be held on Zoom on the first Tuesday of each month. The December meeting will be on December 6, with a social time from 6:30-7:00 pm, and the meeting from 7:00-8:00 pm. The Zoom invitation will be sent to all Chapter Chaplains and past State Chaplains. Past Chapter Chaplains are invited as well. Each meeting will have two parts: a prayer component and a topics component.
The December meeting will grant fellow chaplains across the state a chance to greet and be in prayer for each other, our active duty service members, their families, and our veterans, along with our freedom, Hanukkah and Christmas.
We will also review ways that we can support our members not only throughout the year but during the holiday season. In addition to other topics, we will read the Christmas Story together. Please come! It is always a treasure to pray and learn together.

Protocol Moment

Tips on DAR Etiquette & Protocol

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Events Calendar


  • Dec. 9 – Set-up day for WLTW Annual Christmas Tea

  • Dec. 10 – WLTW Annual Christmas Tea

  • Dec. 10 – Induction of three new WLTW members

  • Dec. 17 – Wreaths Across America
  • Dec. 18 – Hanukkah begins
  • Dec. 25 – Christmas Day

  • Dec.  31 –  Enter final volunteer hours for Service to America
  • Oct 29 – Berkeley Battlefields Tour, Moncks Corner, SC

Chapter Reminders for December

  • Please remember to record your Service to America volunteer hours earned.

Logging your hours makes you eligible for a D.A.R. Service to America Pin.

Happy Birthdays, Joys, and Concerns

Happy Birthdays

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

Congratulations to:

WLTW announces our newest members Pamela Macior, Madison Marie Bedford and Jayden Bray Sturm. Congratulations and welcome to the WLTW DAR sisterhood. Their induction will be held at the Christmas Tea.


Please keep our dear friend and DAR sister, Susan Blackburn, in your prayers. She is in back home after receiving treatment in Durham.
If you wish to send her a card the mailing address is:
Susan Blackburn
4104 Abbingdon Terrace
Wilmington NC 28403

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

The Spilt Tea is a bi-monthly newsletter of the
Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk Chapter, NSDAR
All photots courtesy of Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk Chapter, NSDAR,
photo archives unless noted otherwise.