The Saint Lucie River Chapter has luncheon meetings on the second Wednesday of the months October through May. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Carol Maxwell, second vice regent, at least one week in advance. Guests, prospective members, and HODARS (husbands of Daughters of the American Revolution) are always welcome.
The doors open at 10:30 am. The meeting convenes at 11:00 am. We break for lunch after the business meeting at 12:00. The luncheon is followed with the program at 1:00 pm.
SAINT LUCIE RIVER CHAPTER NSDAR PROGRAM CALENDAR 2016 – 2017
September 10, 2016 Constitution Week Luncheon hosted by Halpatiokee Chapter. More information to be sent by newsletter.
October 12, 2016 Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of DAR/How to Grow Your Chapter. Guest Speaker: Linda Scheuplein, Florida State Society DAR Corresponding Secretary and chapter liaison to FSSDAR.
November 9, 2016 Fort Pierce Library Genealogy Room and How We Can Help. Guest Speaker: Cindy Brantley, President of the Treasure Coast Genealogical Society. Presentation of the 2016 Community Service Award.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNER DOROTHY BRENNAN (L)
WITH VAL EHRET, REGENT
At the November 2016 meeting of the Saint Lucie River Chapter NSDAR, the DAR Community Service Award was presented to Dorothy Brennan, who founded Learn to Read St. Lucie in 1981. Dorothy and her volunteer tutors have since helped thousands of Treasure Coast residents to become literate. Learn to read was born as the result of a heartbreaking story Brennan read in a newspaper – a mother overdosed her child on a prescription drug because she could not read the label.
“After seeing that, I spent a lot of time in libraries and found that one in five adults in the U.S. couldn’t read enough to get their licenses or to even complete a job application,” said Brennan. “I was able to convince my friends from the American Association of University Women to join me and we got started. After receiving tutor training, we gradually got students.” “Learn to Read St. Lucie is my baby,” she added. Because of the hundreds of tutors that have stepped up throughout the years, that baby has experienced significant growth and continues to thrive. There are currently more than 200 adults receiving one-on-one literacy services.
December 14, 2016 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Guest Speaker: Wayne Teegardin, CVSO, Veterans Services Manager for Saint Lucie County. Presentation of gifts and gift cards for our adopted Veterans.
Wayne Teegardin, Saint Lucie County Manager Veterans Services
Mr. Teegardin talked about the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and an update about local veteran services. We adopted a local single veteran and his four children for Christmas and presented him with a number of items for his family.
January 11, 2017 Historical Buildings Project in Port Saint Lucie and the Chapter’s Participation in A New Plan. Guest Speaker: Brad Keen associated with Bridget Kean, AICP, Director Community Redevelopment Agency, Planning & Zoning Department. Mr. Keen spoke largely about the Westmoreland project to extend the boardwalk and relocate two historic buildings within 18 months. The Chapter hopes to be part of this project.
February 8, 2017 Our DAR Schools. Guest Speaker: Priscilla Tyson, Chaplain, Fort Cooper Chapter NSDAR and State Chairman for the National Committee Literacy Promotion.
March 15, 2017 Scholarship and Good Citizen Awards. Three Award Winning Students from Port Saint Lucie High Schools will receive their awards and read their winning essays.
April 12, 2017 The Hands Clinic – HANDS of St. Lucie County provides primary healthcare services and access to a continuum of healthcare to qualified, low-income, uninsured, adult residents of St. Lucie County. Guest Speaker: Dr. Andrew Passeri, Executive Director of the Hands Clinic. Presentation of the 2017 Community Service Award.
May 10, 2017 Personal Service History and Veterans Care. Guest Speaker: Col. Julie Stola, USAF, NC, SFN, Commander, 45th Medical Group Patrick AFB, FL. Chapter Annual Meeting.