2022-2023

Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in attending any of our events!

MONTHLY PROGRAMS

September 10, 2022—First meeting of the season. Program will be our regular meeting to discuss goals we would like to achieve.

October 8, 2022—Junior American Citizens, JROTC. Chapter members will present information given by the Williamsburg Chapter about their JAC program.

October 16, 2022—Hosting Abingdon Episcopal Church lecture series. Dr. Buck Woodard to speak on the religious and spiritual practices of Indigenous peoples and how they and the Church of England would have interacted.

November 12, 2022—70th Anniversary Celebration.

December 10, 2021—Christmas luncheon for members only.

January 14, 2023—Insignia. National Vice–Chair of Insignia Committee will speak about DAR insignia and all about pins!

February 11, 2023—Library Outreach. State Librarian to speak about ways to promote our local library.

February 18, 2023—George Washington’s Birthday Luncheon.

March 11, 2023—Grant Writing. Regent of Cobbs Hall Chapter to present a program about writing grants.

April 8, 2023—Annual field trip, DAR Museum, Library and Constitution Hall.

May 13, 2023—Chapter Development and Revitalization. Virginia State Organizing Secretary, Americanism Nation Vice–Chair to speak.

June 10, 2023—End of year picnic.

ANNUAL EVENTS

Daffodil Festival—Our chapter enjoys participating in the annual Daffodil Festival in Gloucester, VA, early in the spring, where members volunteer to hand out literature and answer any questions people may have about the DAR.

Flag Day, June 14—Celebrate to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. On the same day, the United States Army celebrates its birthday.

Constitution Week, September 17 – 23. The 17th is Constitution Day—This is the commemoration of America’s most important document. Constitution Day was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 2, 1956.

*Emphasizes citizen’s responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.
*To inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and foundation for our way of life.
*To encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.

DAR Birthday, October 11—DAR’s birthday and National DAR Day of Service.

Yorktown Day, October 19—Members are encouraged to participate in this historic commemoration and wreath-laying ceremony during the Yorktown Day celebration.

Abingdon Episcopal Church Christmas Ornament – $25
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Abingdon Episcopal Church was founded approximately 1650.  The present church was completed in 1755, serving the spiritual needs of Revolutionary patriots and the new United States.  This unique ornament was specially commissioned by the Augustine Warner Chapter and comes in a black velvet lined box.  Proceeds support the work of the Augustine Warner Chapter NSDAR and help preserve Abingdon Episcopal Church.

Beautiful tables are laid and delicious refreshments are prepared for the guests attending the Abingdon Episcopal Church lecture Church of England & the Spirituality of Indigenous People by Dr. Buck Woodard, American University. The Augustine Warner Chapter was honored to host with refreshments for this first lecture in a series celebrating the 375th anniversary of Abingdon Episcopal.

Augustine Warner Chapter celebrates our 70th anniversary. The chapter was founded November 7th 1952.

We have the extreme privilege of having with us founding member Betsy Aldrich. She received her 70th anniversary pin at our celebration!

Here’s to another 70 years!!

State Regent (outgoing) LeAnn Turbyfill and Madame Regent Alison Johnston pin the DAR 70th anniversary pin on Betsy Aldrich’s ribbon. Thank you for your 70 years of service in the DAR Betsy!!
    The Sons of the American Revolution, Richard Henry Lee Chapter, came to join in our joy.
    Good friends are the best company!