The Rachel Caldwell Chapter would like to extend a warm and open-ended invitation to visit us at one of our chapter meetings. Our chapter meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month for lunch, interesting programs, updates on DAR doings, excellent food, and good fellowship. Hostesses create festive table decorations and sometimes we turn a regular meeting into a special occasion like the “Honor Our Vietnam Veterans” luncheon.

Our chapter supports the many organizations that help the needy, whether it is for disaster relief or closer to home. A collection center is set up at each meeting for Daughters to bring specific items. These include: cans of food for food banks, toiletries for a homeless shelter, used ink cartridges for Crossnore School, used stamps and greeting cards for veterans, books for Reading Connections, toys for Toys for Tots, and box tops for DAR approved schools.

Programs are planned around the mission of the National Society – promotion of historic preservation, patriotism and education. Most meetings feature guest speakers who are diverse in interest and expertise and present programs on a wide variety of topics such as the titles below suggest:

  • “WWI—From the Battlefield to the Ball Field”
  • “Family History Becomes a Book—The Cabin in the Woods
  • “Well Behaved Women Who Did Succeed”
  • “Got Patriots?”
  • “Blandwood: Governor John Motley Morehead’s Home”
  • “The Grand Procession of 1788—an Original Play”
  • “Colonial Tavern Wench visits Rachel Caldwell”
  • “Music for the Season”
  • “Donut Dollies in Vietnam”
  • “Vietnam POW Survivor Porter Halyburton”
  • “Outrageous Colonial Women”
  • “Francis Scott Key & the Star-Spangled Banner”
  • “The Proximity Hotel—A Leader in Environmental Design”
  • “Miss Gertrude Carraway & Tryon Palace”
  • “Dolley’s Red Dress goes to Washington”
  • “The Southern Campaign in the Revolutionary War”
  • “FBI Sting to Recover North Carolina’s Missing Original Copy of the Bill of Rights”

Chapter members attend District V meetings, State Conference, and Continental Congress in Washington, D. C.

Meeting in Pink Boas

Daughters don pink boas for Breast Cancer Month at their chapter meeting.
Photo by Jane Thomas


Meeting in Pink Boas

The Collection Center is set up for every meeting and items dispersed
to the various charity organizations.
Photo by Jane Thomas

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