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

Project Patriot

American History Essays

50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

NSDAR Anniversary Celebration

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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.

Schools are encouraged to prepare displays about the Constitution. Fifth graders in several schools are given Constitution Week bookmarks, cards, and leaflets (Pledge of Allegiance, Flag Code, American's Creed,etc).





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. Bruce Green, retired Director of Downtown Development with the Georgia Municipal Association in Atlanta presented the 2016 program. He spoke on "Touring Two Centuries of Georgia History."




 

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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 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.


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DAR Schools

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter Schools Chair keeps the Chapter informed on DAR Schools with special announcements and by presenting a Program on the Schools. The Chapter supports the DAR schools in a variety of ways. 450 pounds of used clothing and jewelry items were delivered to the Pulliam Center by our Schools Chair. 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. Funds were sent to Berry College for the purchase of Bibles for the Chapel. The Chapter collected 1642 UPC labels and box tops for education that 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 are delivered by the Chapter Chairperson of the Service to Veterans Committee to the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Augusta and to those who utilize the VA Clinic in Statesboro. 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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Project Patriot

During the National Defense Night Ceremony at the 125th Continental Congress in Washington, D.C., it was announced that DAR now holds the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for "Most letters to military personnel collected in one month" with a total number of 100,904 cards and letters. According to State Regent Joyce Patton, Georgia was the number one contributor to this project. The Archibald Bulloch Chapter with 83 members collected 503 letters - 3 more than the Philadelphia Winn Chapter of Lawrenceville with 206 members. Congratulations to Past Regent Wells and Past Project Patriot Committee Chair Marianna Voiselle, and all to DAR members and friends who contributed to this WORLD record!

 

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American History Essays

The Archibald Bulloch Daughters sponsor an annual American History Essay Contest for students in grades 5 - 8 at five local schools. 224 essays from the schools were written on the subject of "Describe a Colonial Family's Discussion about the New Stamp Act and the Role it played in Organizing Colonists Against the British King and Parliament". Winners from each grade level are chosen and presented with a DAR Certificate of Award, an Excellence in History Medal, and a $50 gift from a local bank. These awards are presented at a reception hosted by the chapter.


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50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter participated in the honoring of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War by attending a ceremony at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Daughters of the American Revolution and other organizations gathered at Cottrell Field to honor the soldiers.



 


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125th NSDAR Anniversary Celebration with Park Bench Dedication

On October 11, 2016, the Archibald Bulloch Chapter dedicated a park bench at Rockwell Park, Edgewood Acres, in Statesboro in honor of the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Society was founded on October 11, 1890. The bench is made of sturdy black metal and is fixed to a concrete pad. Members of the local chapter hosted a dedication ceremony for the bench. City dignitaries, chapter members and other community members attended. A poem by Libba Smith, a local member, was written for the dedication.




A Dedication Poem

by Libba Smith

Since others here today have told you of our DAR's noble past,
We'd now like to focus on the future and things we hope will always last.
This sturdy bench chosebn by our DAR as a gift of dedication,
To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the founding of our organization,
Has a plaque attached to it for everyone to see
That states from Archibald Bulloch Chapter, and our gift was chosen carefully.
We wanted something sturdy, something where service would be reflected,
Where quiet moments of rest and contemplation are respected.
Where one might sit and absorb the beauty of this site
That would be there for all to use throughtout the day and night.
Our City Fathers were delighted to have this additional spark
Added to the beautification of our lovely Edgewood/Rockell Park!
We hope that those who read this plaque in all the years hence
Might be curious and want to know just what it represents.
Yes, DAR reveres the past, but we look to the future too -
Working with hundreds of students each year with their benefit in view:
Essay contests, recognizing good citizens and outstanding mnemnbers of ROTC,
Promoting knowledge of our Constitution and those who fought for our liberty,
Funding DAR schools, genealgical research, historic sites across the nation,
Fulfilling our three goals of patriotism, historic preservation and education,
And the building in Washington of our stately Memorial Continental Hall
Where thousands of genealogical record and treasures are housed for us all.
We invite you to come by anytime and on our bench please sit!
We Daughters will be delighted - for we truly envisioned it!

 

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This page last updated October, 2016