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February 2023

Our New Meeting Venue!

St. James Episcopal Parish
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.

Please Join Us for Our Next Meeting

Next Meeting Date: Thursday, February 2

Social: 6 pm Bring a bag dinner.

Our Program: 6:30pm
Presentation and discussion: Jennifer Finlay, Local History
Librarian with New Hanover Public
Library; Head Librarian, North Carolina Room

Find the Meeting

St. James Episcopal Parish
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.

From The Regent


First, let me extend a huge THANK YOU to each of you who helped with completing the Chapter Master Report for 2022. Many hands make light work, and that was certainly the case with the CMR. The executive board will use the information collected in the CMR to plan the calendar for the upcoming year. February is the start of a busy spring for our chapter.

We are co-hosting the Page’s Room at the State Conference in April. This is a very important job, and we are sharing duties with the Richard Clinton Chapter. We will provide snacks, water, sodas, and incidentals that might be needed, as well as providing members to monitor the room. Please check your availability for April 27th-30th for the State Conference. We will elect delegates at our next meeting and have a sign up sheet for the Page’s Room. Please make every effort to attend the meeting on Thursday night.

Thank you for all you do to make your chapter a successful, award winning productive chapter. You are the best!

In DAR Sisterhood,

Chapter Highlights & Recent Events Gallery

Our Chapter CMR is complete

January was CMR month. CMR stands for Chapter Master Report. It’s a yearly report required by the NSDAR that relays information about chapter activities, programs, and community service. Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk is happy to report that we completed the CMR with the help of our officers and committee chairs and turned it in before the deadline. Thanks to all our members that helped pull the report together!

Upcoming Chapter Events & News

DAR Project Patriot Committee
Short Term Project January 7 – February 28, 2022

Operation Show Our Military Some Love

Let’s show our military and their families some love this year! Please consider sending Valentine’s Day treats to touch the hearts of our military!
We have compiled a list of addresses to send items to. All of these locations actively support the military in their area! Many are holding Valentine themed events in February too!

Instructions & Ideas

  • Send items to one of the addresses provided by our Veterans’ Committee or to military folks you are already supporting. Need to know the addresses? Contact Gayle Bordeaux, our Veterans’ Committee Chair.
  • Keep it Simple.
  • Consider making this a Service in Seconds Project. Send heart shaped candy boxes or create your own gift bag/box and fill with treat items. Valentine’s themed goody bags or boxes could include candy, chips, etc… Consider healthy alternatives such as trail mix, fruit chews, etc…
  • Place a label on your box/bag that includes your contact information – Your name, chapter name, mailing address and email address.
  • Cards – if you include cards, please make your messages short and sweet. Happy Valentine’s Day and thank you will suffice. No cards with glitter should be sent. All messages should be uplifting.
  • There is no Amazon link set up but you can purchase and send items via Amazon which may help on shipping costs.
  • If you are in an area that is local to one of the addresses, please reach out to the point of contact directly to see if you could deliver the items personally.
  • National Vice Chairs may be able to work with you on delivering items to locations that
    are their responsibility.

Please do not send items after February 28, 2023. These addresses are to be used for this project only.
Please do not share the addresses with people or organizations outside of NSDAR.

Join the Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk for the
247th 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 247th Commemoration of the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge on February 25, 2022 10:00 am in Currie, NC.

When:10:00 am Saturday, February 25
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 ?? February 2023 to attend the lunch.
Fill out and submit theRSVP Form Here.

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.

WLTW Geneaolgy Club
Let’s Go To The State Archives – Update

WLTW genealogy club – Daughters Researching Ancestors!  is in talks with the North Carolina State Archives, to find our patriot ancestors.  We are in the process of working out a Saturday day trip with the Archives tour guide.

We will reach out to members soon with a date to get a head count of those who would be interested in going on this trip.

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: The North Carolina State Archives
109 E. Jones St. Raleigh, NC 27601

Committee & Officer Reports

Women’s Issues Committee

Deborah Wallace

Physical Health – Heart/Stroke Month
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. It’s a third of our mothers, sisters, friends, neighbors, coworkers and more. It’s a third of the women we can’t bear to live without.
Fact: Cardiovascular disease impacts some women at higher rates than others, but the simple trust is that most cardiovascular diseases can still be prevented with education and healthy lifestyle changes.

Heart disease and stroke – can affect a woman at any age, making it vital for all women to understand their personal risk factors and family history. Women can also experience unique life events that can impact their risk, including pregnancy and menopause. Furthermore, research shows that stress may impact health, making it important for women to understand the mind-body connections and how to focus on improving both their physical health and mental well-being.

Conservation Committee

Jennifer Sturm

The Conservation committee visited Bradley Creek Elementary School 1st graders earlier this month. We discussed the importance of bees, did a craft project, and taught how 1 in every 3 bites of food we take is directly attributed to the work of bees. We discussed how to help bees with pollinator gardens by including native flowering plants. We will be working in the watershed areas on campus during our next visit to prepare for pollinators in the spring.

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 Leadership Training Committee

The DAR Leadership Training Committee, has rescheduled the America 250! Webinar for Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 7pm ET. (originally scheduled for January 17)

If you previously registered for the January 17 webinar, then you may use the same registration and link (i.e., you do not have to register again). For those who have not yet registered, a new email announcement will be sent out with a link to register for February 7 webinar.

If you are unable to join the webinar on February 7, the webinar will be recorded and posted to the DAR Leadership Training Webinar Library by February 14.

Protocol Moment

Tips on DAR Etiquette & Protocol

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Events Calendar


  • Feb 1 -1781 — Anniversary of Battle at Cowan’s Ford, Mecklenburg Co,

  • Feb 2 – Chapter meeting St James Episcopal Parish

  • Feb 15 -Registration opens for DAR Genealogy Research Institute. Learn more.

  • Feb 21 -President’s Day

  • Feb 27 -1776 — Anniversary of Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge, Pender Co, NC

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

All North Carolina Daughters are invited to the 123rd NCSDAR State Conference, scheduled for April 27 – 30, 2023, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Durham, NC.

The Sheraton Imperial will begin taking room reservations at the blocked group rate of $125.00 beginning January 1 and ending March 29. To reserve a room, please use this link for a quicker and easier process.

You may also call the hotel directly at 919 941-5050, or Central Reservations at 800 325-3535 and reference the “NC3457” room block.

Friday, March 24 will be “DAR Day” at the Crossnore Winston-Salem campus. All North Carolina Daughters are invited to attend! This event is the first of its kind, as there has never been an event where all 7800+ Daughters were invited to come together at Crossnore for a single event.

Happy Birthdays, Joys, and Concerns

Happy Birthdays:

Feb 14  • Michelle Reavis


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

Our Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk Sister, Amily Leonard Frati Hairr, passed away on January 7th. Please keep her daughter, Phyllis Edgerton, and granddaughter, Jennifer Hatcher, in your prayers. Both Phyllis and Jennifer are members of chapter.

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.