Grace, Kjirstin and Elysee represented the Wasatch Range C.A.R. and the Utah C.A.R at a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program for the Utah National Guard. As President of the Utah State C.A.R., Grace was honored to speak at the Program. She honored and thanked those that were deploying and reminded them that others long ago fought and sacrificed for the same freedoms that many take for granted today.
Utah was pleased to be the host of the 2017 Rocky Mountain Region Conference this year in Salt Lake City. Our Utah C.A.R. Society President and Wasatch Range member welcomed visitors from Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona, Texas, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Virginia. National C.A.R. President from Georgia, Erin Moore and National C.A.R. Senior from Texas, Joanne Zumbrun attended.
This year’s theme is “James Monroe Online”. We will be learning about James Monroe and his contributions to our United States. At the Conference, we enjoyed skits, games, food, a dance, and a field trip to This is the Place. This conference was a great start to a new year in the C.A.R.!
Kjirstin was the a poster winner in the J.A.C. contest. She painted a picture of “Delicate Arch” in watercolor. Her story “Battle at Yorktown” was also published in the National C.A.R. Magazine, Spring Edition. Good job to all those that entered. Next year’s theme will be announced soon. Get ready to write or paint your way to a successful year.
Our May C.A.R. meeting was filled with activities on books. We visited the Provo Library in the Historical Brigham Young Academy.
Our members gave reports on American Revolution books that they have read. They also submitted American Revolution book titles so that we could create a booklist for our members.
Then, we created a Shrinky Dink bookmark.
For our luncheon, we were treated to Senior Advisor Margaret Powley’s famous meatball subs. Yum! They were great! Have a wonderful summer reading about the American Revolution!
Please plan on coming to the C.A.R. Regional Conference held at This is the Place on July 21 and 22, 2017.
Utah State D.A.R.’s Convention
The Convention was held on April 22, 2017. The Utah State C.A.R. societies were invited to Page for the Convention. Some of our activities were posting the flags, paging at the convention and assisting in any tributes and errands. Shirley Nielsen let our society in these duties and then treated us to a meeting breakfast and lunch at the convention.
We were delighted to be invited to assist with the guest speaker as she read one of her own books called “Skeleton Cat”. Fun was had by all! Wasatch Range Society is looking forward to a new eventful year!
Utah State C.A.R. convened on March 4, 2017 at the Salt Lake City Complex.
The Wasatch Range joined with the other Utah Chapters in thanking Conner Jackson on his successful year as Utah’s C.A.R. President. President Jackson and the Utah Chapters contributed donations towards a new recumbent bike for Continue Mission.
The Utah Conference then elected a new Presidency, gave reports and learned more about the National Parks.
A pizza luncheon was served after a successful silent auction. Sitting in the Salt Lake City councilmen’s chairs were probably a highlight to the society members’ day.
The conference ended with Mr. Nelson conducting a field trip to the Utah Capitol building.
Grace Powley will be sworn in as our 2017 Utah C.A.R. President in Arlington, Virginia at the National C.A.R. Convention held in April.
The Wasatch Range C.A.R. saluted the National Parks.
We enjoyed a lesson on the beginnings of the National Park Service System. Afterward, each member or family was invited to spotlight their favorite National Park or Monument with an essay and a photo of their family at the park or monument. Some of the National Parks spotlighted were Arches, Crater Lake, and Yellowstone. The members were invited to share their essays and photos at the C.A.R. State Conference being held this March. A delightful Hot Cocoa Bar was a delicious ending to our meeting.
Ho, Ho, Ho, The Christmas Season started off with a visit from Santa at our NSCAR party held in the historic Provo City Library. Our service activity was organized by the NSDAR and our Senior Secretary, Kathryn Jenson. The Wasatch Range NSDAR donated Christmas stockings and items for our service activity. Our members enjoyed a fun time stuffing 15+ Christmas stockings for our American soldiers serving in Afghanistan. Then our members enjoyed a visit from Santa, a historical lesson about George Washington’s Christmas at Valley Forge, making bell necklaces, and a wonderful luncheon provided by our Senior Advisor, Margaret Powley.
Senior Registrar, Katie Madsen, hosted our 1st annual Halloween Costume party. Junior President, Elysee, led our members in the Pledge, NSCAR rituals, and singing the Star Spangled Banner. We then had a costume contest, and a historical lesson on “George Washington’s Spy Ring”, given by Senior Vice President, Patricia Gotberg. We enjoyed making secret spy messages, decorating sugar cookies and enjoying everyone’s company. Fun was had by all. Our Senior Vice President, Ellen Powley, came dressed….
as a witch!