Archibald Bulloch Chapter
 
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution


 
 
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Constitution Week

Georgia Day

DAR Good Citizens Awards

DAR Schools

ROTC Awards

DAR Service for Veterans

Croatan Cemetery Cleaning

Local Women Pioneers

Naturalization Ceremony

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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" tradition 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).





The Chapter celebrates with a tea and invites adjoining Chapter members, community members, prospective members, and local Mill Creek Chapter SAR members.


Some members of our Chapter attend the State Constitution Tea and Constitution Luncheons hosted by other Chapters.

 

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Georgia Day

Georgia Day is celebrated in February each year with a luncheon and a special program. The speaker from our Georgia Day Luncheon held at First Baptist Church was Annette Beasley McEachin. She was dressed in period costume and spoke on "Life in Early Georgia”.




 

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DAR Good Citizens 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 individualschools 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.


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DAR Schools

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter Schools Chair keeps the Chapter informed on DAR Schools with special announcements. A program on the Crossnore School Mountain of Hope was presented to the Chapter. The Chapter supports the DAR schools in a variety of ways. 32 pounds of thrift was delivered to the Tammassee School. A box of recycled items, ink cartridges, calculators, cell phones and cameras was sent to Planet Green for recycling. Proceeds were sent to Hindman School and a box of jewelry was sent to Crossnore School. The Chapter participated in the National Box Top Week and a total of 680 box tops were sent to qualifying DAR schools. All requirements were met for the Hightower Award.




 

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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.

 

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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.




 

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Croatan Cemetery Cleaning

The annual Croatan Indian Memorial Cemetery clean-up was held on November 18, 2017, coordinated by Horace and Barbara Locklear. It was attended by over thirty volunteers. Representing the Archibald Bulloch Chapter was Joe Ann Bohler, American Indian Committee Chair and her husband, Terry. They took water and snacks and helped with the clean-up. Afterwards, Joe Ann and Terry attended the feast hosted by the volunteers. Joe Ann 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."

 

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Local Women Pioneers

The Archibald Bulloch Daughters recognized six local women in honor of Women's History month. Each of the women honored was the first woman in Bulloch County to earn the position for which she was recognized: first woman attorney in Bulloch County, the first woman appointed to the Georgia Superior Court bench, the first woman chief superior court judge in Georgia, and the first mother to swear in her own daughter as an attorney in Georgia, Faye Sanders Martin; the first woman mayor of Statesboro, Jan Moore; the first woman president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Jean Bartels; the first woman president of Ogeechee Technical College, Dr. Dawn Cartee; the first woman representative, Jan Tankersley; the first recipient of the Women in History Award for her service in the military, Roxie Remley; the first nurse at Georgia Teachers College, Jean Coleman; and the first pre-K statewide teacher of the year, Connie Frazier. These women made outstanding contributions to Bulloch County.


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Naturalization Ceremony

At least once a year, Daughters from the Archibald Bulloch Chapter NSDAR attend a Naturalization Ceremony for our newest American citizens which is held in the U.S. Courthouse in Savannah, Georgia. In the fall of 2016 several members once again witnessed dozens of new citizens pledge their allegiance to America and become citizens. There were 25 applicants, representing 16 different countries. It's always impressive and moving to see these excited and proud men and women take the oath of citizenship. Immediately following the ceremony there was a reception for all in attendance. The reception provided an opportunity for chapter members to speak with some of the new citizens and their families.



 


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This page last updated March 2018