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Wreaths Across America (December 2017)
Our chapter was pleased to be represented by a dozen folks who gathered at Pinegrove Cemetery in Rathdrum for the annual Wreaths Across America program. The mission of Wreaths Across America to "Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad." The graves of all 214 veterans buried in the cemetery were decorated with wreaths this year, and our chapter was proud to have purchased some of those.. In a fitting tribute, a bald eagle flew overhead at the end of the program.
Chapter Meeting (December 2017)
Our ladies donned their gay apparel and braved the snowy weather for our December meeting. The lawn was green when we arrived, but most definitely white by the time we left. We were pleased to welcome three new members: Debby R., Susie B., and Deanna F. We also welcomed Lorri Williams as our new chapter vice regent.
A highlight for us today was blessing Austin and Amanda, a local Army Guard family, with gifts at our DAR Project Patriot baby shower. Baby and Big Brother attended as well.
Deck the Halls (December 2017)
Mark and Nicole Montgomery graciously donated a beautiful patriotic Christmas tree to Lt. George Farragut Chapter. The tree is on display at the Hayden Library.
Chapter Meeting (November 2017)
Anne A. was welcomed as a new DAR member. Chaplain Helen Burge administered the Oath of Membership. For our program, nonagenarian Leslie Eagon presented an Overview of the Flathead Tribe and Native American Women in Review. Ms. Eagon descends from the Flathead Tribe through her great grandmother Sinot. A display of Native American artifacts added a special touch.
Anchor Party (November 2017)
Things were buzzing at the Paint Buzz as Lt. George Farragut Chapter members and guests spent a wintry afternoon painting a snow-capped barn scene. This event was organized by our Junior Membership committee as a fundraiser to support local veterans projects.
Adopt-A-Highway (October 2017)
On a cold and foggy morning, a small group gathered to continue our semi-annual litter pickup on two-mile stretch of I-90 for the Adopt-A-Highway program. We also scattered wildflower seeds along the roadside.
Inland Northwest Honor Flight (October 2017)
Chapter members Barb N. and Ann S. were among the many who showed up to greet a returning Honor Flight at the Spokane Airport. From the group's website, "Inland Northwest Honor Flight's mission is to transport Inland Northwest war veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices." There is no cost to veterans to go on an Honor Flight.
Chapter Meeting (October 2017)
Chapter member and state chairman of the New Horizons Course, Connie McGee, stirred up interest in the new DAR online educational courses. After the presentation attendees were challenged with a round of "Are You As Smart As a New Horizons Graduate?" Connie posed with two other chapter members who are graduates of the course, Colleen and Catherine.
National DAR Day of Service (October 2017)
The cold weather didn't stop ten chapter members and one HODAR from gathering at Forest Cemetery to clean the gravestones of World War I veterans as the chapter's service project for National DAR Day of Service celebrating the founding of DAR on October 11, 1890. Members studied up on the proper way to clean gravestones prior to the event and brought jugs of water, soft brushes and spray bottles of Dawn dish soap to tackle the job. Before getting to work, members heard about the history of National DAR Day of Service from Regent Catherine McClintick who also read In Flanders Fields. We were pleased to include the gravestone of Louis Leonard, great uncle of Alice Whitman Chapter member Jill Nock. Memorial Poppy Stones were left on the graves after the cleaning was finished.
Anchor Party (September 2017)
Pet Emergency Directive (September 2017)
Regent Catherine McClintick addressed the Coeur d'Alene City Council regarding our Pet Emergency Directive. The directive is intended to give first responders and others some direction in the care of your pet(s) should you be incapacitated and unable to do so yourself.
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Constitution Week (September 2017)
Lt. George Farragut Chapter members proudly decorated three local libraries for Constitution Week: Coeur d'Alene, Hayden and Post Falls. Constitution Week chairman Cindy S., obtained Constitution Week proclamations from the cities of Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Hayden Lake, Post Falls, Rathdrum and Worley.
Chapter Meeting (September 2017)
Once we finished with chapter business with new Regent Catherine McClintick presiding, it was all about getting to know each other. Attendees brought photos of themselves as babies or youngsters, and we had fun guessing who was who. Some tried their hand at coloring a map of the original 13 colonies.
Ice Cream Social (August 2017)
Quilts of Valor (July 2017)
American Heroes Parade (July 4, 2017)
Who doesn't love a parade? We were delighted to have Daughters from Mae Hutton Chapter in Spokane join us for this year's American Heroes Parade. An earlier start time helped us stay just a bit ahead of the hot weather predicted for the day. Chapter Regent Catherine McClintick rode in a jeep driven by her HODAR.
Barb Nelson proudly carried a flag for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War. Two Vietnam era HODARS joined us in the parade: Terry McClintick driving the jeep and Mark Johnson driving the truck.
First three photos below taken by Elena Nelson.
Adopt-a-Highway (June 2017)
A small but dedicated crew met to clean our two-mile section of I-90, beginning our third year of participation in the Adopt-a-Highway program.
Applebee's Fundraiser (June 2017)
For our 6th consecutive year, Lt. George Farragut Chapter hosted an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Applebee's. Members and friends of DAR turned out to serve over 100 breakfasts to hungry customers. We earned over $2,600 to be divided among Inland Northwest Honor Flight, DAR's Project Patriot and other local veterans projects.
Memorial Day (May 2017)
Members of the Skitswish Society, Children of the American Revolution, joined Lt. George Farragut Chapter members at Forest Ceremony to participate in a Memorial Day ceremony. Chapter member Cindy Schobert spoke after placing our chapter's wreath.
Out-of-town member Leslie W. shared these lovely photos of a DAR wreath placed at the New York Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Monument.
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