2021-2022

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

MONTHLY PROGRAMS

September 11, 2021—First meeting of the season. Program will be our regular meeting to discuss goals we would like to achieve.

October 9, 2021—Presentation on the natural area called the Dismal Swamp.

November 13, 2021—DAR Service for Veterans.  Veteran Recognition – we will be assembling wreaths to lay on Patriot graves at Abingdon Church. Bring any natural items you feel are appropriate. The wreaths must be of all decomposable materials.
We will also collect toiletries and sundry items to deliver to Veterans at the Walter Reed Convalescent Center in Gloucester.

December 11, 2021—Christmas luncheon for members only.

January 8, 2022—Annual business and planning to complete the Chapter Master Report, present committee reports to update members on committee activity. Planning session for membership efforts, fundraising activities and events.

February 12, 2022—Service to America. Presenter will share her experiences and information about Operation Smile.

February 19, 2022—George Washington’s Birthday Luncheon.

March 12, 2022—American History. The Interim-Chair W3R-VA of The Virginia Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association to give a presentation about their organization and the history behind it.

April 9, 2022—Annual field trip, TBD.

May 14, 2022—Colonial Foods.  Presentation about colonial era foods by Winona Pearson.

June 11, 2022—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.

Photo provided by Della Garrett.

In celebration of Constitution Week, intrepid members Jennifer Matthews and Della Garrett set up a display about the Constitution and its history.

Marker installation ceremony honoring Revolutionary War Patriots at Preston’s Smithfield on the campus of Virginia Tech. Photo by Della Garrett.
Intrepid chapter member Della Garrett by the new marker honoring Revolutionary War Patriots at Preston’s Smithfield on the campus of Virginia Tech.
Photo provided by Della Garrett.