Chapter Projects & Activities

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Some of our Projects:

 

Operation We Care (OWC). A local organization that supports active-duty deployed military throughout the world. Twice a year OWC packs 800 to 1,000 care packages which are sent to individuals wherever they are located during their deployment. Samuel Chase supports OWC by collecting needed items and helping to pack boxes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lap Robes. Another one of our ongoing yearly projects. Daughters gather monthly to knit/make/sew lap robes from donated materials and yarns.  Working closely with our local nursing homes, these lap robs are gifted to veterans residing in the nursing homes in honor of their service.  We distribute these gifts around Veterans Day, November 11th

 

 

 

  

 

John Parker Cemetery.  Samuel Chase members have cleaned the small cemetery of a Revolutionary War Patriot and plan to keep it maintained. Before picture on the leff and after second cleanup on the right.

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A Few of Our Recent Activities: 

 

February 2022: The Samuel Chase Chapter's annual Good Citizens Awards program was held at our February 5 meeting. Four area high school seniors wrote essays that were presented at this meeting. What an amazing group of young ladies they are. Good Citizen Chair and Co Chair Deb Breda and Jennifer Doyle beautifully hosted the program in-person while several members, the students, parents, guidance counselors, school officials, and special guests joined Samuel Chase virtually. 

 

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January 2021: Valentines Project

What a fun 'Service for Veterans' project, 188 Valentine's Day cards to be distributed to Veterans at the Loch Raven VA Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center. Twelve Salisbury, MD members and three members living in FL, SC, and MT wrote heartfelt messages to the Veterans and delivered or mailed them to Brenda Desormeaux. Luke, a son of one of our members, wrote three of his own. I think Luke nailed our sentiments perfectly! Special thanks to member Brenda Desormeaux. She requested a project from Kathy Arth, our MD State Chair - Service For Veterans and VAVS representative, and Kathy came through for us. Brenda initiated this while completing the Members Course Module - Service for Veterans.

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December 2021:  Samuel Chapter members and family joined others to place wreaths on the gravesites of the more than 1200 veterans buried in the Parsons Cemetary in Salisbury, MD.  Our chapter has honors the veterans in the columbarium section of Parson Cemetery located in Salisbury, MD.  Samuel Chase is a sponsor for Wreaths Across America.  You can help fund our chapter activities and honor our veterans at our annual wreath laying at Parsons Cemetery by donating to Samuel Chase or locating our chapter as a sponsor of Parsons Cemetery on the Wreaths Across America Website.

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December 2019: Salisbury Christmas Parade. Samuel Chase Daughters walked the parade route, distributing candies and DAR literature along the way. 

November 17, 2019: Samuel Chase Daughters packing boxes during the Operation We Care (OWC) packing event, Sharptown, Maryland, in support of troops deployed overseas. The the efforts of all of the day's volunteers, OWC was able to mail over 1,000 care packages. How exciting!

A DAR Daughter and her HODAR (Husband of DAR) are glueing panels, decorated by school children, inside each box. One of the panels is left blank for the person who packs the box to write a special message to the recipient. Smiles all around afer a long, but most fullfilling day!

  

November 6, 2019: Member's home, Salisbury, Maryland. An afternoon of Coupon Clipping.  Samuel Chase Daughters gathered to clip coupons for military families deployed overseas. Boxes of coupons will be mailed to Kadena Air Force Base and Naval Base Greta, Italy.  

 

October 2019: Village of Hope, Salisbury, Maryland. Samuel Chase Daughters collected and delivered donations to Village of Hope.

October 19-20, 2019: 1st Delmarva Genealogy & Heritage Conference, Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center, Salisbury, Maryland. Samuel Chase Daughters help interested ladies, who stopped by our booth, to learn more about how to research their family history and how to find out if they might have a Revolutionary War patriot.  Our chapter's Vice-Regent worked 1:1 with many interested ladies.  Daughters also attended the many wonderful workshops offered. 

   

 

June 16, 2019:  Poplar Hill Mansion Festival, Salisbury, Maryland.  Samuel Chase Daughters and Marine reenactors offered the community a glimpse of life during the 1812 time period. The tall black hats were known as "common hats" -- such hats would have been as popular as wearing a baseball cap today. The phrase on the flag, Non Sibi Sed Patriae, is a Latin for "Not for self, but for country." The gentleman wearing the blue bicorn hat represented "landed gentry" in service to the War 1812. 

       

    

   

April 10, 2019:   Samuel Chase Daughters traveled to North Carolina for the purpose of placing a DAR marker at the grave of John Macon, a Revolutionary War Soldier and patriot of one of the Samuel Chase Daughters. 

 

 

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Remaining photos courtsey of Samuel Chase Chapter NSDAR members.