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February 2022 • Newsletter

Please join us for our next chapter meeting!

When: Thursday March 3
6:00pm for social – 6:30pm meeting.
Where: CFCC – Union Station – 3rd floor conference room #343

Zoom Meeting Link

*links will be updated the day before each chapter meeting.

From The Regent

Happy February Ladies,

As I write this, it is snowing. What a treat to wake up to such a beautiful scene. It’s also Regent’s Round table day on zoom this morning. Lots of exciting news to share at our next meeting on Thursday.

We have successfully completed the CMR/CAA for National and received tri color for our State CAA. The credentials for State Conference have been submitted and accepted. The 2021 Regent’s Report has been submitted to District VII and we were recognized for being the first submission in the district.

A huge THANK YOU to all who helped complete these reports. We did it!!!

The February meeting will be a hybrid meeting at Cape Fear Community College. Please remember to bring a friend if possible. The theme of the meeting is “Better with a Buddy” so we will be having nutty buddies ice cream cones too. (Forget that New Years diet for one night and enjoy).

Hope to see you all on Thursday,

In DAR Sisterhood,
Ann Moore

Chapter Highlights & Recent Events Gallery

Year In Review

Because January kept us apart, here’s a spotlight gallery on some of the events to date, that have made the 2022-2021 chapter year special for Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk.

Enjoy the gallery.

Use arrows to navigate. Click on image to enlarge. All photos courtesy WLTWDAR Archives.

Upcoming Chapter Events & News

Join the Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk for the 246th Commemoration of the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge
Hosted by the North Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution (NCSSAR).

We are all invited to attend The 246th Commemoration of the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge on February 26, 2022 10:00 am in Currie, NC.

When:10:00 am Saturday, February 26
Where: Moore’s Creek Battleground, 40 Patriots Hall Drive, Currie, NC 28435.
Added Incentive:
A great display of revolutionary era costume. (You can even wear your own if the mood strikes.)

Need a Ride? Email Ann Moore and carpool with us.

Lunch will be offered afterwards. *RSVP FOR LUNCH!* Again this year, the ladies at the Currie Community Baptist Church will be serving lunch. The cost is $10 . Please RSVP by 19 February 2022 to attend the lunch at [email protected].

What was the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge?

On February 27, 1776, the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge was fought between North Carolina Patriot and Loyalist militia forces, demonstrating the bitter internal divisions that marked the American Revolution. The Loyalists, mostly Scottish Highlanders wielding broadswords, charged across a partially dismantled Moores Creek Bridge. Nearly a thousand North Carolina Patriots waited quietly with cannons and muskets poised to fire. Expecting to find only a small Patriot force, the Loyalist advanced across the bridge. Shots rang out and 30 to 70 Loyalists lay wounded or dead, including Lt. Col. Donald McLeod, who led the charge. Stunned, outgunned, and leaderless, some of the Loyalists surrendered, while others retreated in confusion.

Moores Creek is the site of the first Patriot victory in the American Revolution and the site of the last Scottish Highland broadsword charge. The victory ended British authority in the colony and stalled a full-scale British invasion of the South for nearly four years. The resulting Halifax Resolves of April 12, 1776, instructed North Carolina’s delegates to the Continental Congress to vote for independence; it was the first American colony to take such action.

Get to KnowThis Month’s Chapter Meeting
Guest Speaker

When: This month’s chapter meeting Thusday Feb. 3rd 6pm.
Where: via Zoom or in person at Cape Fear Community College

Program: Hypertension in Women

Meet Dr. Leslie Davis, Associate Professor of the School of Nursing UNC- Chapel Hill, nurse, researcher and scientist. Dr. Davis will be speaking about hypertension in women. Please click on the link for her full bio. This is heart month and Friday the 4th is Go Red day for women.

Dr. Leslie Davis’ Bio

WLTW Geneaolgy Club

It’s Finally Happening in February!
The Ancestry Deep Dive with the Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk.

If you have that special ancestor that you want to find out more about, learn interesting history about their era, and swap stories with the rest of us history lovin’ ladies, please join us.

When: We’ll keep you updated with an email very soon.
Where: Meet us in the The North Carolina Room of the
New Hanover County Public Library – Main Branch
201 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401

The first of what will be many fun meetings focusing on the genealogy sleuth in all of us will be coming soon. If you love the thrill of the hunt when it comes to your family history, get ready to join us for our first meeting of the WLTW genealogy club –
Daughters Researching Ancestors!

The first meeting will feature the head of the New Hanover County North Carolina room who will guide us through using this local resource to find answers to the questions we have about our Tar Heel State Patriots!
Dinner will follow at Copper Penny.

Committee & Officer Reports

Vice Regent’s Report

Carolyn McCormick

Read our Vice Regents report here. 

Conservation Committee

Jennifer Sturm

Conservation and CAR members visited Bradley Creek Elementary to talk about photosynthesis and how the sweet potato became the North Carolina state vegetable with Mrs. Joy Whitlow’s 1st grade class. In order to better understand the importance of sunlight and proper care, the kids prepared sweet potatoes to root in their class window sills. Each spud was given a personality by the kids by drawing faces on theirs. We are headed back to Mrs. Whitlow’s class in February where we will be discussing the importance of pollinators and developing butterfly habitats.

Flag Committee

Gayle Bordeaux

What does half-mast or half-staff mean?The difference? And when should this be done?
Half-mast or half-staff: a point some distance but not necessarily halfway down below the top of a mast or staff or the peak of a gaff. Another source said when it is one-half the distance between the top and bottom of the staff or mast.
Both terms are considered appropriate, but half-mast is used at sea (as ships have masts) and half-staff on land and is the preferred term used in the Flag Code and in Presidential proclamations.

May 15 – Peace Officers Memorial Day: half staff from sunrise to sunset

Last Monday in May – Memorial Day: the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon and then raised to full-staff.  Full staff shows that the nations lives, for the flag is the symbol of the living nation. 

September 11 – Patriot Day: half-staff from sunrise to sunset

Sunday, usually of week in which October 9 falls – Fire Prevention week: half-staff from sunrise to sunset

December 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: half-staff from sunrise to sunset

Upon reliable information that the current or former President, current Vice President, Current or former Chief Justice, or current Speaker of the House has died.

Upon Presidential proclamation or proclamation by your state’s governor 


When the US flag is at half-staff no other flag should be placed above the flag.

When multiple flags are flown from adjacent staff, the flag of the US should be hoisted first and lowered last.

Community Classroom Committee

Deborah Wallace

Whether you are new or not-so-knew, DAR offers several Education Opportunities that will enhance your DAR experience and inspire you. Each includes learning modules on a variety of topics with informative webinars, followed by a worksheet to be completed and returned to the state coordinator – all done in the comfort of your home.

Learn More

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.

Media and Public Relations Committee

Sherri Colvin Cane

Our online newsletter is going monthly! In addition, starting in March, we are adding a new feature called “Member Spotlight”.
Big News! Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk Chapter will be featured in the Daughter’s Digest and The Tarheel Patriot in April.

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.

DAR Lecture Series

Names and their use in Genealogical Research

This month’s presentation will highlight naming patterns and their use in genealogical research.

Speaker: Elizabeth Ernst

Want to see more webinars? Follow this link.

Protocol Moment

Tips on DAR Etiquette & Protocol

Click on image to enlarge.

DAR History
An Interesting Blog Post
on Our First President General

Events Calendar


Feb 1 Chapter Constitution Week reports due to State Chair
Feb 1 1781 — Anniversary of Battle at Cowan’s Ford, Mecklenburg Co, NC
Feb 3 WLTW Chapter Meeting — In Person & Virtual
Feb 5 NCSDAR Board Meeting — Virtual
Feb 14 American Heritage — Deadline for all entries (except Fiber Arts) — must be post-marked by Feb 14
Feb 15 Deadline for Regents to email Chapter Reports to District Vice Director
Feb 15 State Chair due date for all contests to Southeastern Division Vice Chair
Feb 21 Presidents Day
Feb 26 Wreath Laying Ceremony Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge, Pender Co, NC
Feb 27 1776 — Anniversary of Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge, Pender Co, NC

The conference is open to all DAR members. This is a terrific learning experience. Please join us in representing the Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk Chapter.

Chapter Reminders for February
Please remember to record your Service to America volunteer hours earned.

Happy Birthdays, Joys, and Concerns

Happy Birthdays

Feb 14 • Carolyn McCormick
Feb 14 • Michelle Reavis

Congratulations to:

WLTW welcomes our newest associate member Virginia Harper, 1st Vice Regent of the Caloosahatchee Chapter, Fort Meyers Florida. Thanks to Debbie Wallace for inviting her to be a part of the Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk.


Lane Thompson is recovering following surgery to repair a broken wrist.

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.