August 2018 meeting

We are excited for a new year! We met in August to start our new chapter president’s project, stuffing socks and bags for veterans at the Valor House. Inside the socks and bags are snacks, toiletries and a toy corvette–“vets for vets!”

If you would like to donate additional items, we could use more men’s socks (long,) snacks or treats.

A couple of our chapter members are currently on an exciting trip around the United States for the next year. They Skyped with us during our meeting, so we could hear about their adventures.

We also collected our dues. If you have not paid yet, please submit $20 to our treasurer.

Our next meeting is in November. See you then!

Children of the American Revolution Utah State Conference 2018

We had a wonderful Utah State Conference for the Children of the American Revolution at the Draper City Library.

 Registration table

Society displays and silent auction tables

Color guard presentation

Audience reciting the C.A.R. creed and America’s Creed

 

Brenda Reeder, State Regent, Daughters of the American Revolution presented our state President with a donation for her Camp Kesem fundraising project. Camp Kesem offers free summer camps for kids who have parents with cancer.

We heard greetings from Jason Henderson, Sons of the American Revolution.

Our society president gave the report for Dominguez y Escalante.

Members of our society gave their state officer reports.

The State Organizing Secretary reported the election results and State Senior Chaplain installed the state board for 2018-2019.

The kids had a lot of fun bidding on items during the silent auction. Our State Treasurer and Senior Treasurer announced the winners and preliminary total. Funds raised in the silent auction will go to Camp Kesem.

Dallen Wright from Camp Kesum thanked our state president and the Utah C.A.R. for raising funds for his organization.

After the business meeting we went to the Living Planet Aquarium for a pizza party.

Thank you all for a fantastic year! See you at the D.A.R. state conference in April!

February 2018 Meeting

The Dominguez y Escalante Society of the Children of the American Revolution met on Saturday, February 3.

Our Historian gave a brief speech about the life of George Washington.

Our President and Recording Secretary gave a great presentation on Utah Patriot Camp. There are several locations around Utah that hold camps in the summer.

http://www.utahpatriotcamp.com/

Our next meeting will be the 2018 C.A.R. Utah State Conference on Saturday, March 3. Please remember to turn in your registration to Cindy Toone by February 24. We will receive a significant discount on The Living Planet Aquarium tickets. We look forward to seeing you there!

November 2017 meeting

We enjoyed an interesting presentation about the DAR’s War Relief Services during World War I. DAR members sponsored orphans in France, conserved food so soldiers could eat and supported families of servicemen.

DAR members served their country by bringing “happy little surprises, unexpected pleasures into the lives of…sorely-tried women and children, thus giving them something bright, something cheering, something happy to write about…”

–DAR Bulletin number 12, April 29, 1917

See you next February!

Happy Holidays!

August 2017 meeting and potluck

Welcome to a new year! We had our first meeting with our new President. He’s going to be great!

Our program was given by our Senior President and covered the following topics:

(1) Take Advantage of the National Park Service Archeology Program: https://www.nps.gov/kids/pdf/JrArcheologistAndParentGuide.pdf

(2) There is a program for FREE national park passes for 4th graders: www.everykidinapark.gov and junior ranger programs: https://www.nps.gov/kids/jrRangers.cfm

(3) “How can you be an ambassador for C.A.R. in your community?” We discussed how we can be patriotic by showing respect for our flag and wearing our new t-shirts from the national conference.

(4) The N.S.C.A.R. project: James Monroe Online

We learned about how records are digitized for public use by watching a short video: “LDS Church Granite Mountain Vaults” YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYkLKAPzCfQ

Then we enjoyed a potluck lunch. Remember your dues need to be in by the end of December. See you in November!

46th Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting 2017

We had our first regional conference on our home turf and we met some great C.A.R. members from other states. We also helped raise funds for the N.S.C.A.R. project: James Monroe Online, a Digital Asset Management System that will contain historical documents and scanned manuscripts about our nation’s fifth President.

The ROTC from Taylorsville High served as the color guard for the Opening Session.

Several of our local members participated in the program for the Opening Session.

The National Board performed several skits and included all members in the fun.

The National Board conducted group activities with the attendees.

We enjoyed an afternoon at This is the Place Heritage Park.

The kids made arrow head necklaces, panned for fake gold and rode the trains.

The conference also included socials, a banquet and a dance. Thank you to the N.S.C.A.R. for a wonderful experience!

 

 

D.A.R. State Conference 2017

Members of our Utah C.A.R. chapters participated in the D.A.R. State Conference in April.

We served as the color guard at the Saturday morning business meeting.

We enjoyed a breakfast buffet and held our April meeting in the hotel lobby. We also swore in our new 2017 officers.

We paged during the Memorial service.

We also assisted the guest speaker during the Saturday luncheon. Great job everyone!

Utah State Society C.A.R. State Conference 2017

We participated in our first Utah State Society Children of the American Revolution State Conference this spring.

The Dominguez y Escalante officers gave excellent reports about our activities during the past year.

 

Several of our members received awards for the JAC contest.

Our Utah State Society President’s service project this year was to raise money for a recumbent bike for Continue Mission, a wonderful organization that helps injured veterans transition to civilian life through a variety of recreational activities. Our president worked hard this year to raise that money in a variety of ways. We had a silent auction at our state conference to help with his efforts.

We presented the money we raised to Continue Mission’s founders Joshua and Melissa Hansen. We were thrilled to help such a worthy cause in our community.

Then we swore in our new state officers for 2017-2018. Congratulations!

After our meeting, we ate lunch.

Then we went on a tour of the capital building.

Thank you to all those who planned and participated in such a great first state conference!

Color Guard for Salt Lake Valley chapter D.A.R.

Some of our C.A.R. members participated in a special color guard presentation for the D.A.R. Salt Lake Valley chapter meeting. The Salt Lake Valley chapter recognized their essay award winners and JAC contest winners. Thank you to our members who represented us!

February 2017 meeting and potluck

We welcomed two new members to our chapter. We are thrilled to have you!

We heard a great presentation about Benjamin Franklin from our Vice President.

We also learned valuable information about why manners matter from our Senior President.

Then we made valentines for active duty military and enjoyed a potluck lunch.

Remember, we are putting together care packages for our two vets that we hope to mail out in April. Please bring treats, toiletry items or small gifts to our next meeting. They loved the packages we sent out at Christmas!

We look forward to seeing you all at our first C.A.R. State Conference in March! Please bring your change to raise funds for Continue Mission so they can purchase a recumbent bike. Thanks for all of your support!