Archibald Bulloch Chapter, NSDAR
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution



Constitution Week Activities

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter plans many activities for Constitution Week during September. These activities include school participation, a variety of community activities, and chapter activities during the week. At 4:00 we rang bells as is part of the "Bells Across America" traditon commemorating the signing of the American Constitution on September 17, 1787.

Our chapter placed a display in each of the eight elementary schools in Bulloch County commemorating the 229 year old Constitution. Fifth graders in several schools were given Constitution Week bookmarks, cards, and leaflets (Pledge of Allegiance, Flag Code, and American's Creed).


Georgia Day

Georgia Day is celebrated in February each year with a luncheon and a special program. The speaker for the Georgia Day Luncheon held at First Baptist Church was Jenny Foss, editor of Statesboro Magazine. The program was entitled "Georgia's Crazy Days: The Three Governor Period". She told the interesting story of the time in Georgia's history when three men felt that each had a legitamate claim to the governorship.


DAR Good Citizen Awards

Our chapter sponsors the DAR Good Citizens Award each year. This program is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship among area high school seniors. whose personal, scholastic and volunteer record demonstrate the qualities of good citizenship. These fine young men and women are nominated and selected by their individual schools for their outstanding efforts which reflect dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

Students in six high schools participate by writing an essay. Students write the essay in a two-hour time limit without assistance or reference materials. Winners from each school and a county winner are chosen. The county winner receives a $100 check from a local bank and each school winner receives a $50 check. Each school's DAR Good Citizen receives a DAR Good Citizen pin, a certificate and a wallet recognition card. The awards are presented at a reception sponsored by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter.


Service to America Day

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter remembered Bullocvh County Service Organizations: Sheriff's Office, Police Department, Fire Department, 911 Members, Georgia State Patrol, and Emergency Management Service by present certificates and lots and lots of cookies.


ROTC Awards

The Archibald Bulloch Daughters honor a deserving member of each local High School ROTC unit and the Georgia Southern University ROTC unit each year. These cadets are chosen by their commanding officers in consultation with other school leaders. The cadets are chosen for their loyalty and patriotism to their country and have earned a record of military and academic achievement. The outstanding cadets receive a DAR ROTC medal, a certificate and a check for $50 from a local bank. The awards are presented at a reception sponsored by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter. It's an exciting opportunity to support individuals who are committed to discipline, education and patriotic service.


DAR Service for Veterans

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter reaches out to persons who have served the military in the past. Monetary contributions and comfort items are collected by the Chapter. These items were delivered by the Chapter Chairperson of the Service to Veterans Committee to the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Augusta. The chapter is also encouraged to participate in events that honor veterans such as the Memorial Day Program at the Averitt Center and Veterans Day activities.


Croatan Cemetery Cleaning

The annual Croatan Indian Memorial Cemetery clean-up was held in November, 2017, coordinated by Horace and Barbara Locklear. It was attended by over thirty volunteers. Representing the Archibald Bulloch Chapter was JoeAnn Bohler, American Indian Committee Chair and her husband, Terry. They took water and snacks and helped with the clean-up. Afterwards, JoeAnn and Terry attended the feast hosted by the volunteers. JoeAnn stated “I always learn such interesting things. In 1890, Croatan Indians, now called Lumbees, began leaving Robeson County, North Carolina, to work in the turpentine industry in Bulloch County. They built a Croatan settlement that recreated many features of their North Carolina home, including their cemetery. By 1920 most of the ones remaining had returned home to Robeson County. Each year a pilgrimage is held to clean the cemetery and to pay respect."


Reception for CAR President

A reception in honor of National President of Children of the American Revolution, Erin Moore was hosted by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter. Erin spoke about the histoy the CAR and of her project which is digitizing the documents of former President James Monroe so thjey will be accessible on line. Senior State President of the G.S.S.C.A.R., Peggy Buckner also attended the recption.


Last Updated 08/30/2020

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