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March 2022

Please join us for our next chapter meeting!

When: Thursday March 3, 6:00pm
Program: 257th anniversary of The Cape Fear Stamp Act Resistance
Presenter: Carole Weiss, Vice President General
Where: Cape Fear Country Club – RSVP Only

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From The Regent

Happy Spring to you all,

What an exciting time this is for our chapter. We begin the month with an evening with Carole Weiss, VP General and then straight into preparing for our very first yard sale fundraiser. This month we also elect delegates to Continental Congress in June. Attending Congress is an amazing experience filled with incredible speakers, much pomp and circumstance and an overwhelming sense of pride in our country. Please consider being a delegate at some point in your DAR experience. It will not disappoint.

This spring and leading into the summer is going to be one of the best times of our DAR year. Please join the chapter in participating in as many of the events as you can.

In DAR Sisterhood,


Chapter Highlights & Recent Events Gallery

Axes & Allies

What a great social activity for patriotic Daughters! Fun and competitive and something totally new, Autumn Leonard gathered together a group of fierce ladies to an axe throwing night at Axes & Allies in downtown Wilmington!

Enjoy the gallery.

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

246th Commemoration of the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge
Hosted by the North Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution (NCSSAR).

The Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk took part in The 246th Commemoration of the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge on February 26, 2022 10:00 am in Currie, NC. Our chapter flag was carried proudly during the processional along with NCSSAR and DAR groups from North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and Indiana. All took part in paying respects at the monument named in honor of Private John Grady, a native of Duplin County who was the only Patriot to die during the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge. It is the oldest monument in the national park, dating back to 1857. Our regent, Ann Moore, laid a beautiful wreath with red, white and blue ribbon at the monument. Congressman David Rouzer was the keynote speaker for the event.

When:10:00 am Saturday, February 26

Enjoy the gallery.

Moores Creek is the site of the first Patriot victory in the American Revolution and the site of the last Scottish Highland broadsword charge.

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

Upcoming Chapter Events & News

March chapter meeting

Please join Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk, NSDAR for a commemorative evening of the 257th anniversary of The Cape Fear Stamp Act Resistance.

Carole Weiss, Vice President General and Honorary North Carolina State Regent will present the program.

When: March 3, 2022
Where: Cape Fear Country Club
1518 Country Club Road

Social at 6:00
Dinner at 6:45
Program at 7:15

Menu: Chicken and mushroom crepes, rice pilaf, and seasonal vegetables, salad, roll, and dessert. Tea, coffee, and water.
Cost of meal $25.00
RSVP: by February 24, 2022

Get to Know This Month’s Guest Speaker
Carole Weiss
Vice President General and Honorary North Carolina Honorary State Regent

Program: 257th anniversary of The Cape Fear Stamp Act Resistance

Honorary North Carolina State Regent Carole Weiss of Wilmington was elected vice president general to a term of three years on the national board of management of the DAR. She served as national vice chair DAR Scholarship for the Michael and Mary Cloyd Scholarship (2008-2013) and national vice chair of the property beautification & hospitality committee, state regents’ dinners (2018-2019). We are honored to have her speak at our March meeting.

The Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk Chapter is Having a Yard Sale Fund Raiser!

Please start collecting your items for our first ever yard sale. We hope this will be a huge fund-raising event and we need your donated items to make the sale a success!
March 12 is a drop-off day for donated items. Please no linens or clothes.

Yard Sale
When: Saturday May 14, 8am – 2 pm

Donation Drop-Off Day
When: Saturday March 12, 10am – 11am
Where: All Seasons Storage 4615 Carolina Beach Rd. Wilmington NC 28412

If you would like to volunteer for the yard sale drop off day please sign up here.

Shop and Share with D.A.R. & Lilly Pullitzer!

Lilly Pulitzer and the Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk Chapter have partnered to bring you a Shop and Share day. For one day only, March 19, 2022, The Mayfaire Town Center store will donate a portion of it’s profits to help support the Crossnore School. For more than 100 years thte Crossnore School has provided a Christian sanctuary of hope and healing for children in need from North Carolina. It is spring and and new spring shipments are coming in, so it is a perfect time for the DAR ladies to come shop and support DAR schools.
When: March 19
Store Hours: 10am- 7pm
Where: #D115 – 6804 Main Street Mayfaire Town Center

WLTW DAR Genealogy Club Starts Thursday, March 31st!
Please Join Us.

The Ancestry Deep Dive with the Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk.

The first of what will be many fun meetings focusing on the genealogy sleuth in all of us is finally scheduled. 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!

When: Thursday, March 31
5:30pm with dinner to follow at the Copper Penny
Where: Meet us in the The North Carolina Room of the
New Hanover County Public Library – Main Branch
201 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Masks are optional but not required in the library.

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!

Committee & Officer Reports

Social Committee

Autumn Leonard

Thank you to everyone that came out to Axes & Allies. We had a lot of fun and dinner afterwards was yummy!

The next social event will be in conjunction with Community Classroom and the chapter yard sale in May. There will be signups for both the day of the yard sale as well as a sorting, pricing and drop off day this month. Be on the lookout for signup emails coming soon!

Conservation Committee

Jennifer Sturm

While everyone is considering how to prepare their landscapes with the addition of new bulbs, seeds, bushes, or trees, please remember not to disturb the lawn too much just yet.

While everyone is considering how to prepare their landscapes with the addition of new bulbs, seeds, bushes, or trees, please remember not to disturb the lawn too much just yet. We still have pollinators hibernating and burrowed under ground or in lawn debris. Soon birds will be returning to the area and will start building nests, so please consider emptying your vacuum, brushing your dogs, and depositing dryer lint somewhere easily accessible for them to make their new nests soft, warm, and comfortable. Also, for those who wish to have hummingbirds visit their area, it is time to place your feeders with sugar water outside. Please do NOT purchase the red dye liquid sold in retail chains as this is poisonous to these little guys. Just dilute some sugar in plain water and remember to change it at least once per week to avoid it becoming inedible for them.

Flag Committee

Gayle Bordeaux

How to Properly Fold the Flag
The correct way to fold a flag depends on the specific flag you are folding. National flags demand much greater attention than other types of flags.  Keep reading to learn how to properly fold the American flag.

  1. Two persons, facing each other, hold the flag waist high and horizontally between them.
  2. The lower striped section is folded, lengthwise, over the blue field. Hold bottom to op and edges together securely.
  3. Fold the flag again, lengthwise, folded edge to open edge.
  4. A triangular fold is started along the length of the flag, from the endo to the heading by bringing the striped corner of the folded edge to meet the open edge.
  5. The outer point is turned inward parallel with the open edge, forming a second triangle.
  6. Repeat the triangular folding until the entire length of the flag is folded.
  7. When the flag is completely folded only the triangular blue field should be visible.

DAR Library Committee

Megan Robertson

Please purchase a book through the library. It is a Chapter goal that everyone in purchase at least one book.
I am really excited about starting up the book club once again. The first book we are reading is The Widow’s War A Novel By sally Gunning. Please let me know if you are interested.

DAR Schools

Autumn Leonard

Remember to collect your loose change.  We will be making a donation to the State Regents Project that will help with creating a charter school for the Crossnore Winston-Salem campus.

American Indian Committee

Sandy McKeithan

The Cherokee Foods Past and Present, activity book was inspired by youth for youth in a Cherokee Nation partnership with Education Services, Language Department and Health Services. Cherokee Nation Public Health collaborated with the Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council to create a unique activity book featuring the Cherokee language. The activity book, is a combination of traditional Cherokee foods and ingredients used in both contemporary and traditional dishes.


Gina Thompson

The North Carolina Society of the Children of the American Revolution is having their 81st annual state conference, “Recruit, Retain, Revitalize” and you are cordially invited. March 25-27 Hotel Ballast, Downtown Wilmington NC.

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

Genealogy Series – Military Genealogy

“Organizing the Continental Line: Structure, Officers, Pay, and More”

This presentation will highlight military research: we will take a look at the structure of the Continental Line, from the privates at the bottom all the way to General Washington at the top.

Speaker: Tom Ragusin, November 6, 2018

Want to see more webinars? Follow this link.

Protocol Moment

Tips on DAR Etiquette & Protocol

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Events Calendar


  • March 1 – DEADLINE to elect Chapter Delegates and Alternates for State Conference

  • March 1 – DEADLINE for State Chairs to send requests for Award Certificates at State Conference (given at Awards Luncheon) — to Awards State Chair

  • March 1 – Send names of members to Page at State Conference, to State Regent and Page Chair

  • March 3 – Chapter Meeting  -6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • March 12 – Chapter Yard Sale Drop Off – 10am-11am
    All Seasons Storage
    4615 Carolina Beach Rd. 28412

  • March 15 – 1781 — Anniversary of Battle of Guilford Courthouse

  • March 19 – Shop and Share with D.A.R. & Lilly Pullitzer! 10am- 7pm
    #D115 – 6804 Main Street Mayfaire Town Center

  • March 22 – 257th anniversary of The Cape Fear Stamp Act Resistance.

Chapter Reminders for March

  • Please remember to record your Service to America volunteer hours earned.
  • March 12 is Yard Sale drop-off day for donated items.
  • Make plans to attend Continental Congress, in Washington, DC
  • Register for any State Conference events you wish to attend as soon as possible. Deadline is April 1st. To register use this click here.

Happy Birthdays, Joys, and Concerns

Happy Birthdays

Mar 1 • Meghan Johnston Goomis
Mar 13 • Sandra Couch
Mar 19 • Leah Catherine Thompson
Mar 27 • JoAnna Worsley
Mar 29 • Pamela O’Quinn

Congratulations to:

Jayden Sturm – Jayden will make her C.A.R. debut on March 26.

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.