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!

Utah C.A.R. State Conference 2019

We had a great Utah State Conference in March.

Our State President conducted the meeting.

We had a silent auction to raise funds for “Bridal Up,” our State President’s project for 2018-19.

We heard chapter reports from our officers who summarized what we accomplished in 2018.

After the meeting we enjoyed lunch, bowling, laser tag and arcade games.

 

We hope to see you all next month at the D.A.R. State Conference!

 

February 2019 Meeting

Happy Valentine’s Day! We had a great time making Valentines for veterans.

Thanks to our chapter president, we had a variety of supplies.


Please take note of these important upcoming events:

Children of the American Revolution State Conference in March: 

• Meeting with officer reports

• Silent auction for “Bridal Up Foundation” (donations needed)

• Lunch and bowling

Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference in April:

• Color guard

• Breakfast at hotel

• Installation of next year’s officers

See you next month!

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!