Chapter In Action

Veteran Support

We have been Commemorative Partners for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. We participate in a number of activities that include honoring veterans by pinning them with the commemorative pin and giving them certificates and stickers. We were part of the Lapeer Quilt of Tears event and make wheelchair bags for those in wheelchairs. We collect personal items, books, hats and scarves. We make lap robes, twiddle muffs (for those with dementia) to donate to veterans at the Aleda Lutz VA Hospital in Saginaw. We walk in the Memorial Day parade and participate in a wreath laying ceremony.  

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Serving Our Community

Window displays throughout the year in Beyers Furniture Store to raise public awareness and to celebrate various holidays like Veteran's Day, Armed Forces Day and to promote Literacy.


Plant flowers at the local library.


Make cookies for local public service personnel.


American Flag programs for kindergartners and Constitution Week programs for third graders at local schools.


Literacy promotion by collecting and donating children's books.


Support for adults taking the GED

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Wreaths Across America

We participate in Wreaths Across America by placing wreaths on veteran's graves at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly and at Indian Fields Cemetery in Caro.  

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National Awards

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State Awards

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~ Chapter Achievement Level 1

~ Nipissing Chapter Michigan Trekker Level for DAR Team Awesome

~ Outstanding Service Supporting Documentation Volunteer–Cheryl Gawne

~ Completion of GEP I and II Volunteer Genealogists Committee–Kathy Meneghin

~ In Support of the Objectives of the DAR National Defense Committee in 2016

~ 1st Place–American Heritage Fiber Arts, Needlepoint–Honorable Laura Cheger Barnard

~ Team Awesome: Trekker Level

~ Chapter Support of National Defense Committee

~ Distinguished Service for Veterans

~ Honorable Mention, Vietnam Committee Chapter Event

~ 3rd Place–Number of Vietnam Veterans Honored

~ 1st Place–National Parks 100th Anniversary Commemoration

~ Literacy Promotion

~ Community Classroom Participation

~ Bringing History to Life for Children

~ Most Schools Visited for Constitution Week

~ 2nd Place–Most Constitution Week Kits Given

~ Best Constitution Week Chapter Report

~ Most Constitution Week Events

~ Earth Day Participation

~ Largest News Article Including Picture in Press Book

~ Contributing to Press Book

~ Featuring American Heritage Programs, Certificate of Appreciation

~ 1st Place–Honorable Laura Cheger Barnard, Fiber Arts–Needlepoint

~ Cheryl Gawne, DAR Artist, Poetry

~ 1st Place–Cheryl Gawne, Indexing 25,979 forms

~ 3rd Place–Geraldine Storey, Indexing 3,285 forms

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