February 25, 2020

James Stewart Chapter Inducts New Member and Celebrates Georgia Day

JSC Chaplain Jane Barker, JSC Regent Carla Brown, new member Elizabeth Camp, and JSC Registrar Julia Saint

(Franklin) — The James Stewart Chapter NSDAR had a wonderful February meeting. We honored our chapter essay contest winners and enjoyed hearing their essays.

We inducted a new member into our chapter and celebrated Georgia Day with a wonderful program on Georgia’s firsts.

Our American History Committee essay contest winners were honored.

The American History Essay Winner is Miss Emily Rebecca “Milly” Criswell. Her winning essay was on “World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars.”

The winner for the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest is Miss Bailey Elizabeth “Libby” Criswell. Her winning essay was on “Advantages and Disadvantages of Working Relationships Between Foreign Parties.” Both girls are the daughters of Anthony and Rebecca Criswell of Lagrange.

Elizabeth Camp from Newnan was inducted into our chapter. Elizabeth has been in the DAR since 1971 and recently decided to join our chapter.

She was given the chapter membership oath by JSC chaplain Jane Barker, presented a DAR pin by JSC regent Carla Brown, and a welcome bag of JSC goodies by JSC registrar Julia Saint.

February is the month we celebrate Georgia Day. Georgia Day chair Judy Miller presented a very interesting program on Georgia’s firsts.

One of the most interesting “firsts” was the fact that Georgia was the first state to lower the voting age to 18 and did so in 1943.

Georgia Day Chairman July Miller presenting Georgia’s “Firsts”

After Judy’s program, JSC member Marifaythe Whitley shared that she was selected as the poster child for this event and a picture of her being registered as the first 18 year old voter in Georgia was run in the LaGrange paper.

All attendees received chocolate roses for Valentine’s Day and enjoyed sandwiches, chips, and cookies. Door prizes were won by Teresa Chapman, Beverly Baker, and Pamela Lyle.

Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible.

There are over 185,000 members in the NSDAR. 3,000 chapters exist in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. International chapters are located in countries around the world, including: Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Guam, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

More than 950,000 women have joined the DAR since it was founded.

For more information, contact the James Stewart Chapter DAR at JamesStewartChapterDAR@gmail.com or contact any chapter member.

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