September 2014 Opening Social

We enjoyed a great September C.A.R. meeting and potluck BBQ.
Here are some highlights:
Our new Chapter President conducted the meeting.
We recited the C.A.R. Creed…
…And America’s Creed.
We collected the yearly dues.
We enjoyed a Patriot Report on Abram Adams.
All of the children participated in a “Reader’s Theater” and learned about
how women contributed to the American Revolution.
After the meeting we had lunch.
Then the kids played in the backyard.
Our C.A.R. members know how to have a good time!

 

Americanism Award given to Jacque’s Preschool

Jacque Jacobs, director of Jacque’s Preschool received the “Americanism Award” from the Princess Timpanogos Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on May 22, 2014. Judy, Princess Timpanogos Regent, presented the award to Jacque Jacobs and her staff at the preschool. Shirley, Utah State Regent also attended the award presentation.

DAR supports endeavors in the following three areas: education, patriotism and historical preservation. This award recognized the preschool’s outstanding teaching of patriotism to its students and the staff’s continual recognition of veterans in the community.

Jacque’s Preschool curriculum includes many fun, interactive patriotic lessons and activities throughout the year. Highlights include the students drawing their favorite heroes for “Patriot’s Day,” voting with their own ballots on “Election Day,” and racing in snow games during “Winter Olympics” week. In addition to these lessons, the students learn the “Pledge of Allegiance” and several patriotic songs for their spring programs such as “My Flag,” “The Presidents Song,” and “God Bless America.” The preschool also recognizes veterans at its annual graduation program.

 CONGRATULATIONS!

www.jacquespreschool.com

2013-2014 Year Review

We had a fantastic year with the Dominguez y Escalante Society!
Here’s a brief recap: September 2013
Our Chapter President conducted the September 7, 2013 C.A.R. meeting.
C.A.R. members learned about how children participated in the
American Revolution by playing instruments like the fife and drums.

C.A.R. Senior officers

C.A.R. members enjoyed a BBQ after the C.A.R. meeting.

November 2013 

C.A.R. members made Christmas cards for the Veterans Hospital at the November 9, 2014 meeting.
Shirley, Utah State Regent, gave a lesson about Fort McHenry and the meaning of the lyrics to the “Star Spangled Banner. February 2014
February 1, 2014 meeting at the library
C.A.R. members received a lesson about the history of United States ZIP codes from our Senior President, Escalante y Dominguez Society

Meredith talked about her experience representing Utah DAR as a Page at Continental Congress.

C.A.R. members rehearsed their color guard march for the upcoming Utah DAR State Conference in April, 2014.

We hope to see you all at conference in April!

“This is the Place Heritage Park” Final Meeting for 2012-2013

We had a great turnout for our final C.A.R. meeting for the 2012-2013 year.  We had a short meeting and then everyone was free to enjoy and explore “This is the Place Park!” The group of C.A.R. members, with a prospective member being held by his big sister: 
The group of C.A.R. members, with a prospective member being held by his big sister

The C.A.R. members outside with a great photo op eagle statue

We look forward to seeing more C.A.R. members join us in 2013-2014!

March 2013 Meeting

Wow! What an amazing meeting we had on March 2nd.  We had record attendance along with a great lesson on the flag.  The C.A.R. members were able to color pictures of the flag and then we practiced carrying the flags in  as our C.A.R. will be participating in the flag ceremony at the Utah State DAR conference at the end of April.

All lined up to bring the flags in.

Processing in and around the room

Getting situated in the right spots

Standing at attention during the opening ritual

Our C.A.R. members did a great job at practice and we can’t wait to see them during the Utah State DAR conference!

Declaration of Independence Signers

Our C.A.R. members met to learn about the signers of the Declaration of Independence.  We had a new Peewee Patriot join us and we think all had fun!

 

 

Singing the C.A.R. song and marching about the room

The Battle of Saratoga C.A.R. meeting

For our November Dominguez y Escalante society meeting, we learned about the Battle of Saratoga.  We were pleased to hear from this wonderful C.A.R. member about how it was the turning point of the American Revolution and he even brought a few props!

 

 

Uintah Chapter Flag Ceremony

The Dominguez y Escalante C.A.R. society was invited to participate in the Uintah Chapter’s October meeting as part of the flag ceremony.
In spite of never having done this before, only observed, they did quite well.
Bringing the flags to the front

Standing at attention during the opening ritual

The Star-Spangled Banner

Afterwards, we were invited to participate in making some stocking stuffers for veterans.

Hard at work!


It was a great learning experience for our young C.A.R. members!

Constitution Meeting and Activity

We held our first C.A.R. meeting of the year on Saturday.  We had great participation from our C.A.R. members in the opening ritual and during our Constitution activity.

The DAR State Regent attended our meeting

We were having too much fun and the meeting was brief and to the point, that this is the only picture we have of our activity–using a nib pen to sign a mock Constitution!

As much as that kind of pen was unfamiliar to our C.A.R. members, they did a GREAT job signing their names.  Nib pens are messy and unusual to use, we ended up with a fair bit of ink on our hands but none on our clothes!

Welcome to the Dominguez y Escalante Society C.A.R.!

The Dominguez y Escalante Society of Children of the American Revolution is the Utah organization of C.A.R.  This society has had its strong years of membership in the past.  After a few years of hiatus, the Dominguez y Escalante Society started building up membership again in the fall of 2010.
Our first meeting August 2010

October 2010–at the Utah Humanities Book Festival with Mark and Caralyn Buehner, illustrator and author of Snowmen at Night

February 2011 meeting, learning about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

May 2011 state meeting at This Is the Place Heritage Park

In June 2011, a few members of the Dominguez y Escalante Society were able to participate in the Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, held in Colorado Springs.Our society’s senior recording secretary was able to serve as the Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting’s senior recording secretary


Many new friends were made and the meetings and activities were greatly enjoyed.

August 2011 meeting–we learned about the Constitution and our members came dressed in their colonial clothing or C.A.R. t-shirts

November 2011 meeting–a joint meeting of the C.A.R. and DAR at the Utah State Veteran’s Nursing home


We hope to add more new faces to our C.A.R in the coming year! Please join us in learning more about our patriotic heritage.