Subscribe

Sign up for the Clarion and get the latest CSSDAR news right in your email inbox! It’s free and as always, your email will remain private. Just use the form to the right. >>

Posted in VIS | Comments Off on Subscribe

State Regent’s Message: January 2019

My Dear California Daughters,

Time flies when you are having fun…when you are doing the work that satisfies and makes a difference!

Thinking of your “work” implies “hours.” Received information, along with the lyrics below, that you have until January 31, 2019 to record your 2018 service hours. (Be sure to record them using the correct year!) Please, oh, please, take the time to use this means to highlight your service to God, Home, and Country.

‘Twas the night after Christmas, and there in the house, the laptop was waiting, start moving that mouse! Your hours are important; don’t think they’re too few. Don’t dilly or dally, we need them from you! I know you’re very busy, and could use a rest. Just remember when you’re finished, that you gave DAR your best!

Now, having recorded the past, we will look to what’s coming soon…

February 9th ~ 90th Birthday Celebration for the Madonna of the Trail – wreath-laying at monument in Upland and reception to follow at our Headquarters in Glendora. Reservation flyer with details is on the website. Webstore reservations will be up the first week of January.
March 14th – 17th ~ State Conference – Note “Movie Night” for those coming in on Wednesday (seating is limited!); hear guest speaker, Andrew Carroll, Opening Night; two Thursday tour opportunities; vote on the revised Bylaws; enjoy 1st-time dance following the Celebration Dinner; and learn as you enjoy the totally new way chapter regents/district directors will give their annual reports. Watch for the Call to Conference coming in early January!

The count now stands at 21 for the number of California Daughters who lost their homes or sustained severe damage in the Camp and Wolsey Fires – 18 in Northern California; three in Malibu. The number is high, but when one watched the burning, the property destroyed, even the lives lost, it is a miracle that we did not sustain even greater losses. I say “we” because what happens to one Daughter, affects us all. Donations, gift cards (Target and Wal-Mart preferred) and coupons from Bed, Bath, and Beyond will be collected through February 1, 2019. If you intended to participate in this “show of love and support,” there is still time to do so. Watch for the Announcement that provides needed information.

Often, we see something rather profound that must be shared. Consider, as you approach the coming year, the following that comes from the little community newspaper in Tierrasanta, where I live:

This year, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion, and replace it with trust. Write a love letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Find the time. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen. Apologize if you were wrong. Try to understand. Flout envy. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Appreciate. Be kind; be gentle. Laugh a little. Laugh a little more. Deserve confidence. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love. Speak it again. Speak it still once again.

Remember, in all things, you are Making a Difference through Your Service to God, Home, and Country.

With much love and appreciation,
Adele Lancaster
State Regent

Posted in State Regent's Message | Comments Off on State Regent’s Message: January 2019

Announcement: Support Our Pages Going to Continental Congress

Does your chapter want to support our pages but isn’t sure how? Do you have a chapter member who can page and is considering going to Continental Congress? The Past and Present Junior Member and Page Club has the answer for you!

The Page Continental Congress Fund provides financial support to our pages by helping send them across the country to Continental Congress in June 2019. We can’t raise the money without your help though. For the past two years at State Conference, chapters and individual members provided incredibly creative and fun baskets for our raffle. We are ready to do it all over again for our 2019 State Conference. Chapters or individual members can donate a basket by submitting the form which is linked below. Basket submissions are due February 1st and approvals will go out February 15th.

California Page Continental Congress Fund Donation Form

Please reach out to the club if you have any questions or are interested in joining the club. Our junior members and pages truly appreciate your support.

Note: If a page member is planning on applying to receive funds, she must contribute to the fundraising in the form of a basket. Show your support for your page by getting the whole chapter involved!

Michelle Field
Past & Present Junior Member & Page Club President

 

Posted in Junior Membership | Comments Off on Announcement: Support Our Pages Going to Continental Congress

State Conference: The Call to the 111th State Conference Posted on Members’ Website

 HEAR YE! HEAR YE! HEAR YE!

The Call to the 111th State Conference has been posted on the CSSDAR Members’ website. Please plan to attend and learn about the accomplishments of our State Society during the last year. Attend fun and informative events, listen to reports by State Officers, District Directors, State Chairs and Chapter Regents. Stop by the Exhibit Room and visit the display tables provided by various committees, pick up information to share with your chapter, support various projects through shopping at their tables.

Preregistration forms information on the CSSDAR Members’ website or you can click on the following link (after login):

Hope to see you there.

Patricia Goldman
State Conference Chair

 

Posted in State Conference | Comments Off on State Conference: The Call to the 111th State Conference Posted on Members’ Website

Chapter Chatter: Arrowhead Valley Chapter Welcomes Third Generation Member

On January 11, 2019, Arrowhead Valley Chapter NSDAR met to induct Christine Anne Eberwein to its membership. Mary Camp, Chaplain, gave the oath and offered a prayer. Regent Patricia Westerfield extended a warm welcome. Christine’s mother and grandmother, Anne Eberwein and Kathleen Reid, pinned the new member while grandfather, Al Reid looked on. Christine represents a 3rd generation member in DAR in that her sister, mother and grandmother are all active members of Arrowhead Valley Chapter.

Christine Anne Eberwein is a direct lineal descendant of John Matter Sr. and Anna Barbara Arnold of Upper Paxton Twp., PA. John was a corporal under Captains Diebler and Weaver and Col. Burd. John fought in the Battle of Long Island under Cap. Diebler and General George Washington. History has failed to record the contributions and sacrifices of Anna.

Posted in Chapter Chatter | Comments Off on Chapter Chatter: Arrowhead Valley Chapter Welcomes Third Generation Member

Announcement: Opportunity to Help a Native Plant Garden

ANNOUNCEMENT: OPPORTUNITY TO HELP A NATIVE PLANT GARDEN

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DAUGHTERS
DO YOU HAVE SOME SPARE VOLUNTEER TIME?

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DAUGHTERS
VISTING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & WANT TO HELP?

LAGUNA DE SANTA ROSA FOUNDATION IS HAVING A
GARDEN VOLUNTEER DAY
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 9AM – NOON
LOCATION – LAGUNA ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER , 900 SANFORD RD., SANTA ROSA, CA

SHARE YOUR PASSION FOR POLLINATORS BY HELPING OUR NATIVE PLANT GARDEN THRIVE! ACTIVITIES INCLUDE PLANTING, WEEDING, SPREADING WOOD CHIPS, AND GENERAL CLEANUP. NO RSVP REQUIRED, UNLESS YOU ARE BRINGING A GROUP OF 4 OR MORE PEOPLE. ALL AGES AND ABILITIES WELCOME.
TRAINING AND TOOLS PROVIDED, PLUS ABUNDANT AND HEARTY SNACKS!
WEAR CLOTHES THAT CAN GET DIRTY. ONLY HEAVY RAIN CANCELS

LINDA RAMOS
STATE CONSERVAION CHAIR
LRamos1999@aol.com

Posted in Conservation | Comments Off on Announcement: Opportunity to Help a Native Plant Garden

State Conference: 111th State Conference March 14-17, 2019 Irvine Marriott Hotel – Make Your Reservation Now

The 111th State Conference will be held March 14-17, 2019, at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine CA, 92612.

You may make a room reservation by calling the Marriott Hotel reservation desk at 866-440-3373, or clicking on the link below. If making your reservation by telephone, please be sure to ask for the DAR rate.

The rate for a single or double room is $155.00 plus tax. Self parking is $15.00 per day and valet parking is at the hotel’s posted rate.

Marriott Irvine 2019 State Conference Reservations

The Irvine Marriott Hotel offers a free shuttle to/from Orange County/John Wayne Airport. Reservations at the DAR rate are available for March 10-18, 2019, and need to be made by February 7, 2019.

Patricia Goldman

State Conference Chair

  pesgdar@yahoo.com

 

Posted in State Conference | Comments Off on State Conference: 111th State Conference March 14-17, 2019 Irvine Marriott Hotel – Make Your Reservation Now

Announcement: Genealogy Paper Party January 25, 2019 – Still Time To Register!

The Genealogy Paper Party at the Sacramento Family Search Library on January 25, 2019, has a few places left for Daughters or prospective members. You will find the registration information on the CSSDAR Members’ website or you can click on the following link:

You can also pay through the CSSDAR WebStore at the following link (after login):

Sacramento Genealogy Workshop Paper Party

If you have experienced a brick wall or need help with an application, this is the day for you. DAR Genies will be available to help you solve those difficult genealogy issues. The registration fee is only $20.00 and will include a simple lunch, cookie and water.

Deadline to register: January 17th

The Sacramento Genealogy Workshop Paper Party, on Friday, January 25, 2019, is located at:

Sacramento Family Search Library
2745 Eastern Ave.
Sacramento, California

Hope to see you there.

Linda Winthers
State Librarian
librarian@californiadar.org

Posted in State Librarian | Comments Off on Announcement: Genealogy Paper Party January 25, 2019 – Still Time To Register!

Chapter Chatter: San Clemente Island Chapter Valentine Bags for Wounded Warrior

San Clemente Island Chapter packed 35 beautiful valentine gift bags for Wounded Warrior women and spouses of Wounded Warrior Marines at Camp Pendleton.  The bags contain shampoo, lotion, nail polish, candy, snacks, etc and each one includes a valentine card.
San Clemente Island Chapter loves making a difference sending joy to these special women who have sacrificed so much for our country.
Posted in Chapter Chatter | Comments Off on Chapter Chatter: San Clemente Island Chapter Valentine Bags for Wounded Warrior

Chapter Chatter: John Greenleaf Whittier Chapter Celebrates Margaret Ketteman Schwab Smith’s 100th Birthday

On December 19, 2018, the John Greenleaf Chapter celebrated the upcoming 100th birthday (01/02/2019) of Past Regent Margaret Ketteman Schwab Smith (2001-2002).  She has been a DAR member for the past 25 years.  Her “Rosie the Riveter” story has been included in the special CSSDAR booklet published in 2006 by our Past State Regent, Nancy Alexander’s administration (2004-2006) called “Rosie’s Daughters”.

Margaret grew up on a farm in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.  Her mother passed when she was in third grade and she and her younger sister went to live with their grandparents in Belton,Missouri.  However, they spent weekends with her father.  She graduated from high school in 1937, and later joined her brother’s family in Kansas City.  She went to work for the Sunflower Ordnance Works in Kansas City, serving on the detonator assembly line during WWII.

Over the years Margaret has shared her experiences with chapter members.  She is, to this day, a supportive and patriotic Daughter of the John Greenleaf Chapter.

Posted in Chapter Chatter | Comments Off on Chapter Chatter: John Greenleaf Whittier Chapter Celebrates Margaret Ketteman Schwab Smith’s 100th Birthday

Chapter Chatter: Chatsworth Chapter Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Chatsworth Chapter of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley held a 20th Birthday Luncheon on December 5, 2018 at the Woodland Hills Country Club. Celebrating its anniversary, the enjoyable Roaring 20’s Art Deco occasion was attended by many costumed guests.

Named and organized on December 10, 1998, Chatsworth was honored with addresses by California State Regent Adele Lancaster and Honorary California State Regents Karon Jarrard and Beverly Moncrieff. Chapter Regent Sue MacLaurin read greetings from President General Ann Turner Dillon. State Corresponding Secretary Kristine Wood read greetings from Honorary President General Dorla “Deanie” Kemper and District VIII Director Penny Adams-O’Neill welcomed everyone.

A delicious luncheon was paired with a mystery show entitled “A Vintage Murder or Silenced at the Speakeasy” whereupon guests attempted to guess the culprit’s identity. Raffled were a beautiful art deco quilt created by Grace Munro; an art deco necklace made by associate member Beth Ullman; a State Regent’s Sea Star pin; and 24 attractive 1920s-style card boxes. Proceeds will be donated to CA State Regent Projects and Juniors.

Organizing Regent Pamela Meyers brought greetings and a taste of champagne toast, disguised in fancy teacups, to Chatsworth Chapter.

Photo L to R:  Pamela Meyers Organizing Regent , Adele Lancaster California State Regent,  Susan MacLaurin Chatsworth Regent. Group standing behind is Chatsworth Chapter members.

Posted in Chapter Chatter | Comments Off on Chapter Chatter: Chatsworth Chapter Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Chapter Chatter: El Toyon Chapter – A Christmas Tribute to Service Members

The El Toyon Chapter entered a patriotic Christmas tree, “Thank You For Your Service”, in the 27th Annual Festival of Trees held by San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum. The tree featured 100 photographs of chapter members’ family and friends, both male and female veterans, from the Revolutionary War to current military. Photographs were sent to Sheri Fenley, Registrar, and she spent hours printing and cutting approximately 120 photos for the tree.

The display case includes military items from our members. Donna Wallis, shared a medals case earned by her father-in-law, Col. Lynn R. Wallis who served in the Army in WWI, WWII and the Korean War. He received five Purple Hearts and Distinguished Service Cross. Betty Mathis loaned her husband’s Navy uniform, Lewis D. Mathis, Jr., who served during WWII and her father-in-law, Lewis D. Mathis, Sr.’s Marine uniform from WWI. Marilyn Rauzi shared a medal case from her husband, Frank J. Rauzi, California National Guard and U.S. Marines, during WWII. He earned over eight medals that are on display, and his military picture with a camouflaged machine gun. Darres Cook loaned a rare field organ (dolceola) used by Commander Marshall Smith, Navy Chaplain, for religious services on the WWI battlefield.

 

Chapter member volunteers who decorated the tree and display case, are pictured, left to right: Betty Mathis, Treasurer; Marsha Merica, First Vice Regent; Sheri Fenley, Registrar; Rebecca Clover; Adine Gnekow; (not pictured) Donna Wallis, Past Regent; Darres Cook; and Marilyn Rauzi.

Posted in Chapter Chatter | Comments Off on Chapter Chatter: El Toyon Chapter – A Christmas Tribute to Service Members

Announcement: Fire Relief Donations Accepted Through February 1, 2019

You read in the State Regent’s January message that the count now stands at 21 for the number of California Daughters who lost their homes or sustained severe damage in the Camp and Wolsey Fires. In Northern California, 16 Daughters from the small Golden Nugget Chapter in Paradise, one from the Chico Chapter, one from the Feather River Chapter in Oroville; and in Southern California, three from the Malibu Chapter in Malibu. The number is high, but, when one watched the burning, the property destroyed, even the lives lost, it is a miracle that we did not sustain even greater losses. The pronoun “we” is used because, as we know, what can happen to one Daughters, can affect us all.

To support the victims of these fires, the State Society will continue to collect gift cards (Target and Walmart preferred), cash that will purchase other cards useful in both areas of the state, and collect discount coupons, particularly for Bed, Bath, and Beyond, because their outdated coupons are still redeemable. Checks are to be written payable to CSSDAR Treasurer, with “Fire Relief” in the memo line. All should be mailed to our State Headquarters in Glendora:

CSSDAR Headquarters
P. O. Box 1436
Glendora, CA 91740-1436

Donations will be accepted through February 1, 2019, so that we can get help to these Daughters in need in early February.

To help realize the impact, see the open letter from Dianne Wrona in the California Clarion. To encourage contributing the coupons, see the Announcement – Chapter Challenge from Kay Arnold, Piedmont Chapter Registrar, also in the California Clarion.

For additional information, contact Wendy Malone, State Organizing Secretary at:  organizing@californiadar.org

Posted in News - District | Comments Off on Announcement: Fire Relief Donations Accepted Through February 1, 2019

Announcement: Chapter Challenge for Wildfire Victims

CHAPTER CHALLENGE
Here is a challenge from one chapter to ALL California State chapters. Please send Bed, Bath & Beyond coupons to California State Headquarters for wildfire victims.
There are no prizes or certificates, just a lot of satisfaction and bragging rights. The State is collecting coupons through February 1, 2019. Start collecting and count those coupons. Let’s have some fun while also helping in a small way to get the California wildfire victims back on their feet.
Send to:
CSSDAR HQ
PO Box 1436
Glendora, CA 91740-1436
Thanks for your help.
Kay Arnold
Piedmont Chapter Registrar
Posted in News - District | Comments Off on Announcement: Chapter Challenge for Wildfire Victims

Chapter Chatter: Reflection on Daughters Supporting Daughters, Paradise and Other Fire Victims: an Open Letter from Dianne Wrona, Chico Chapter

While wildfires in the State of California are becoming all too common and happen all too frequently, somehow human kindness reigns. Sadly, the recent Camp Fire in Northern California broke records in many ways: speed of spread, miles charred, buildings demolished, over 14,000 homes burned beyond recognition and the deadliest fire in California history currently standing at 85 deceased.

What has come out of their NorCal tragedy is the outpouring of love and caring for those suffering. The complete loss of everything is often more than one can bear, but the strength of the community of Paradise, Magalia and beyond has reached new heights. Our local Daughters are no exception. Meeting and speaking with members of the Paradise Golden Nugget and Chico chapters who have lost so much has been inspiring as we hear gut-wrenching stories of survival and yet amazing determination to carry on.

Chico’s love and respect for these strong beautiful women was ever present Saturday, December 8th at the Chico Chapter meeting. The Chico Chapter and guests rallied support for our local Daughters who have suffered loss of home and community. In a matter of a few hours $390.00 in gift cards were collected and an additional $541.00 in cash was given to purchase more gift cards for our Daughters in need.

Generosity abounds in ways other than monetary means as well. Every Daughter has assisted in donations of goods and money, cooking, fostering pets, housing displaced family, friends and co-workers, as well as volunteering countless hours helping at shelters, churches, and other evacuation sites. People are giving their larger homes up to let young families live in them. One Daughter moved to a smaller trailer on her property so a pregnant mother could be more comfortable in her house.

Heartwarming stories of extreme generosity to make things easier for those displaced and now homeless, while they brace for the huge task of rebuilding their lives, can be heard at every single place one goes in the communities surrounding the burn area. We are proud to be part of this giving Society of Daughters and give willingly to those in need.

Submitted by: Shelly Rossi, Chico Chapter Regent

Posted in Chapter Chatter | Comments Off on Chapter Chatter: Reflection on Daughters Supporting Daughters, Paradise and Other Fire Victims: an Open Letter from Dianne Wrona, Chico Chapter

Announcement: You’re Invited to Piedmont’s 90th Birthday Celebration!

To view the flier, click link below:

Piedmont_Invitation-90thBirthday

PIEDMONT’S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! 

When: Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
Where:  Bellevue Club, 525 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610, USA (map)
Description: Piedmont Chapter’s 90th Birthday Celebration
Location: Bellevue Club, Mural Lounge, 525 Bellevue Ave., Oakland, CA 94610
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019 Time: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Schedule: 11:30 am – Gather and meet past Regents
12:15 pm – Present Colors followed by Luncheon
1:00 pm – Music Heard in Colonial Times, Corona String Quartet
1:30 pm – Greetings from State Regent and more
Cost: $45.00 Check payable to: Piedmont Chapter NSDAR
Send to: Gin Murphey, Treasurer, 3039 Revere Ave., Oakland, CA 94605-5833 RSVP by January 12, 2019
Chapter Regent: Roberta Bliss Contact: Jenna Pryne, Corresponding Secretary, email: jennifer.pryne@yahoo.de Phone: (510) 265-4532

 

Posted in News - Chapter | Comments Off on Announcement: You’re Invited to Piedmont’s 90th Birthday Celebration!