Valentines for Vets

Our January meeting was in-person with a Zoom meeting option. We first heard first from the National President, Liza Fridenmaker. She spoke about the importance of being a member of C.A.R. Our U.S.S.C.A.R. President gave a tribute to veterans. Then we watched a lesson about the history of the Star Spangled Banner. We also signed 400 Valentine’s for local veteran homes.

 

Wreaths Across America

Members of Dominguez Y Escalante participated in Wreaths Across America at Riverton Cemetery. They enjoyed being with DAR members from Spirit of America and Salt Lake Valley!

Fort Douglas Museum & Cemetery Crawl

The Dominguez Y Escalante October meeting was wonderful! Thank you Beau Burgess with the Fort Douglas Museum for your time and excellent presentation on the history of Fort Douglas! Members also learned about the Branches of the Military, the Tradition of Coins on Headstones and Paul Revere!

Service during the Pandemic

DAR/CAR Service to America Project: 118 masks donated to Sandy Elementary. When we were ready to donate our completed masks, we were directed to go to the school of one or our chapter members. It was so fun that is was a local school we love!
USSCAR making a surprise that will be sent to Chapter Regents soon! What a great group of young people from DyE and Wasatch to spend an evening with!

Social Distancing during COVID-19 Pandemic

We are following social distancing protocol from our National Organization, our Governor, and the Utah State Board of Health. We are doing things a little differently but still moving forward in our service with Children of the American Revolution.

Our past USSCAR President and past Dominguez y Escalante President delivered 500 books for summer reading to Sandy Elementary school. Books were collected by Wasatch Range and DyE society members during the 2019-2020 year.
Our chapter president suggested we make ten veteran cards, place them in a large envelope to mail them to a veterans home somewhere in Utah. These lovely cards were created by our chapter president and sent to Payson Veteran’s Home.
These beautiful cards were created by our chapter Treasurer.
Our chapter president also suggested that we make posters that say something like, “Honk if you Love our Veterans” and then tally up the honks on Memorial Day. Let us know how this went! You could win $5. ­čÖé

We hope our members stay safe and healthy this year. We enjoyed seeing you via video chat to swear in our new officers for 2020-2021. We look forward to seeing you (perhaps via video chat again) this fall!

2020 Utah C.A.R. State Conference

We held our state conference at the Hutchins Museum where we saw impressive displays of local rocks, minerals, bird eggs and artifacts of Native Americans and pioneers. We also saw a live animal show and participated in a patriotic wreath laying ceremony in front of the museum.

Our silent auction had some great items to bid on including Easter packages, blankets, cookies, water balloons, games and wooden signs.

Our C.A.R. State President is from our Dominguez y Escalante chapter. She did a great job leading the meeting! Our chapter officers who also serve as state officers gave their yearly reports.

After intermission, guest speaker Judge Lynn Davis spoke about American history highlights and allowed the C.A.R. kids to handle the artifacts that he brought from his personal collection.

He also brought each child an American flag magnet and a copy of the Constitution of the United States.

At the end of the meeting, our State President honored our Veteran guest, Cline Mills. She presented him with a beautiful hand-made quilt that she had made.

We hope you all stay safe and healthy during these stressful times. We hope to see you all soon!

 

George Washington Tea Party

The Dominguez y Escalante Society and the Wasatch Range Society met in January for a meeting and tea party.

The DyE President called the meeting to order.

DyE President gave a great presentation called, “Faces on Money” where we learned about United States coinage.

Our Senior Officer taught us about the history of the Panama Canal and women’s suffrage in Utah.

Our Utah State President then taught us about the “Rules of Civility” that George Washington learned from his mother, Mary Ball Washington.

We enjoyed tea from the Ferry Farm (George Washington’s boyhood farm) and refreshments.

We also made lots of Valentines for veterans.

Thank you all for a wonderful meeting! Don’t forget, your registration form and check/cash for the Utah State C.A.R. Conference is due on March 2, 2020.

2019 Wreaths Across America and Christmas Party

Wreaths Across America in Lehi: USSDAR 2nd Vice President, Katie Madsen, said the prayer. Mayor Johnson of Lehi spoke. C.A.R. represented with Dominguez y Escalante and Wasatch Range chapters.

Our Utah C.A.R. State Society President made quilts for Valor House.

Dominguez y Escalante and Wasatch Range chapters enjoyed a Christmas party hosted by Kathryn Asay. We made gingerbread houses, stuffed socks for vets and enjoyed an amazing holiday spread for lunch.

 

Thank you for a great 2019 year! See you in January!

Fall 2019 Meeting and Activity

Welcome to another exciting year of C.A.R. Our new President took the gavel and did a great job!

We learned about the Ferry Farm, George Washington’s boyhood home and historical site containing colonial and Civil War artifacts. Our chapter plans to raise funds for the Ferry Farm Foundations of Freedom Project. We specifically plan to help with the creation of a replica of George Washington’s family desk. This aligns with one of our goals: historical preservation.

We heard an interesting presentation about the Navajo Code Talkers.

To celebrate Constitution Week, we had fun activity where we wrote with feathers and India Ink.

We are also accepting children’s books to donate to the Utah Food Bank.

We loved our new venue!

Our next activity will be in October. See you then!