Stuart, Florida – Sailfish Capital of the World


Halpatiokee Chapter Activities

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Historic Preservation

  • Markers
    • The Mansion at Tuckahoe Historic Marker
    • Gilbert’s Bar “House of Refuge” Historic Marker
    • All Saints’ Cemetery in Jensen Beach
  • Restoration of DAR Constitution Hall in Washington DC, financial support
  • Lineage research– DAR volunteers assist with genealogy research
  • Genealogy resource books purchased for the Florida State Society DAR (FSSDAR), National Society DAR (NSDAR) and local libraries
  • DAR Freedom Garden dedicated at Stuart Heritage Museum
  • Road planting restoration

Patriotism

  • 9-11 Memorial Tribute Commemoration participation
  • Active duty military support
    • Participated in breaking the Guinness Book of World Records for the most letters sent in 1 month to our active duty forces in July 2016
    • Cell phones collected and phone cards purchased for military serving overseas
    • Holiday cards to active duty serving in conflict areas
  • Veteran support

    • Veteran Honor Flight to the WWII Memorial in Washington DC supported
    • Financial donations to Stuart VA Food Bank
    • Stuart Memorial Day & Veterans Day Parades participation
    • Wreaths Across America participation

Education

  • DAR schools support
    • Box Tops for Education collected to fund school equipment
    • Books donated to the library at the Tamassee DAR school in Oconee, South Carolina
    • Used books donated to the Book Depot to support the Martin County Library Systems
    • Financial donations to help support DAR schools
    • Financial donations to help support Ginger Poffenberger, State Regent Project – KDS DAR School Girls Softball Florida Field
  • Student awards & scholarships
    • American History Essay Contest Awards
    • Good Citizen Award
    • Scholarship female high school senior
    • JROTC awards to female seniors in three local high schools
  • Membership education
    • Informative monthly chapter meeting programs
    • State and national conferences educate members about our DAR missions of historic preservation, patriotism, and education

Photo By Mitch Kloorfain (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons