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!

November 2016 meeting

We had a special visit from Pocahontas at our November meeting. Thanks for a great presentation!

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Then we collected items for the Christmas packages for two our two active military service people and enjoyed a potluck lunch.

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After lunch we signed Christmas cards for vets. Great meeting guys!

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August 2016 Meeting

We had a great annual opening social with our new society president. We were pleased to welcome the Wasatch Range Society to our meeting.

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Our society will participate in two service projects this year. First, we will put together care packages for two active duty military personnel. At each meeting, our members will bring treats or small gifts to include in the packages.

Second, we plan to join the Utah State DAR in raising money for the nonprofit, Continue Mission. Continue Missions helps vets to integrate into society after war. We hope to raise $3000 to purchase a new recumbent bike.

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Then we enjoyed a picnic outside.

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July 4th Parade in Sandy

Members of the Dominguez y Escalante Society marched with the other Utah chapters in the Sandy City July 4th parade this year. We wish everyone a happy summer and we will see you in August for our annual BBQ.

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119th Utah State Conference for DAR

The Dominguez y Escalante Society had a great presence at the Utah State Conference for DAR in April.

First, our members participated in the CAR color guard at the Saturday morning business session.

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Next, our members enjoyed a buffet breakfast and received awards for the JAC contest.

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And finally, several of our members were sworn in as state officers. Congratulations!

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February 2016 Meeting

We had another fun meeting!
We heard two excellent presentations on Clara Barton and George Washington.
Then we enjoyed eating lunch and coloring George Washington packets together.
See you all at the D.A.R. State Conference in April!
CAR members will participate in the color guard and have a buffet breakfast. They will also sing the C.A.R. song.

November 2015 Meeting

 We had a great meeting today.
 We heard a lesson about the first Thanksgiving in America.
 We made a poster to present to the vets at the Valor House.
 We also signed Christmas cards for the vets at the Valor House.
 The younger ones enjoyed coloring patriotic coloring books.
 
Thanks for a great meeting everyone! See you all in February.

August 2015 Meeting and Opening Social

 We had our opening social at the end of August.
Our new Chapter President conducted the meeting.
We enjoyed a great presentation about Betsy Ross.
 
After the meeting we enjoyed lunch and time outside.
Our next meeting is in November. See you then!

February 2015 Meeting

We had a fun meeting conducted by our Chapter President.
We heard about a fabulous trip taken by our members to see historical American sites. They visited Salem, Cape Cod, Washington DC, Williamsburg and Jamestown.
They spoke of several highlights including a visit to Cape Code to see the ancient burial grounds of the Pilgrims who voyaged on the Mayflower.
Among the passengers, they have three ancestors:
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 Their final destination was the D.A.R. Continental Congress in DC.
They sat in the Utah box on opening night. Thanks for the great report!
The C.A.R. members practiced carrying the flags for the color guard at Spring Conference.
Our meeting concluded with a tasty Mexican food lunch. See you all in April!