Our 2021-22 Calendar

We meet on the first Friday of each month, October through May.  Below you will find the topics of this year's meetings.

We also have a social gathering, DAR After Dark, which is usually the 4th Thursday of the month.   

Join us so you can learn more about DAR and the Samuel Chase Chapter NSDAR.

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Our in-person meetings and socials are subject to change or cancellation based on CDC recommendations and Maryland’s COVID-19 mandates.  No member should feel that they are obligated to attend an in-person meeting or social.  You, better than anyone, know your health risks and comfort level. 

October 1, 2021.      Presentation of the Flag that has flown over  the United States Capitol

Peggy Genvert will present the flag to Steve Leonard, CEO of Tidal Health, and Debbie Abbott, Chairperson of the Hospital Board.

November 5.     Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

An overview of the Tomb and its history by Ken Gordon.  Mr. Gordon served in the 1st Ranger Battalion, The Old Guard, where he served as a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

We will induct our new members.

December 3.   From Farmer's Market to Metropolis

Dr. G. Ray Thompson, Professor Emeritus of History at SU and Founder and Past Director of the Nabb Center, will discuss the 1880s sleepy village of Salisbury population, industrialization, road system, Millionaire's Row.

We will memorialize Samuel Chase's daughters who have recently passed.

 February 4, 2022.    Good Citizens Awards

Deb Breda and Jennifer Doyle will preside over the annual DAR Good Citizens Awards program.  After the winners read their essays, distinguished local dignitaries will offer remarks.

March 5.   The English Ancestry and Royal Descent of John Baynard of Talbot Co, MD

Molly Foraker briefly examines her gateway ancestor, focusing on the Baynard line from descent from Henry II and his mistress, Ida de Tosny.

In honor of the upcoming 200th Anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail our own Kate Manizade will us a woman’s perspective from Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1847-1847.

We will induct our new members.

April 1.     The Year of COVID-19 and Social Unrest as Acting Mayor - Salisbury, MD

Presented by Salisbury City Administrator, Julia Glanz. A look back at the year 2020 as Acting Mayor while Mayor Day was deployed in Africa.

May 6.     Creating a Sustainable City in Salisbury, MD  

Alyssa Massey Hastings is the first person to hold an official sustainability position for the City of Salisbury, Working to make the City environmentally sustainable to benefit both people and the planet. Alyssa will share her experiences including why local governments should be thinking about sustainability, an overview of project successes including Salisbury's Bee City, Tree City, and Bird City recognitions, and will share tips for things we can all do that can make a big difference in protecting the environment.