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    PUBLIC RELATONS REPORT BY LINDA SHABO,
    PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIRMAN NATIONAL 2011-2012


    STATE OF OHIO http://www.ohiodaughters1812.org/ CLICK

    STATE OF OHIO: CLICK HERE

    PLEASE SEE AT END FOR LIST ALL AWARDS GRANTED 2009-2010

    REPORT FOR 2010: Report and PR Awards 2010-2011

    1812 Publicity is all about letting people know what we as members of U.S. Daughters do to conserve the memory of brave men and also women did during the War of 1812.As I begin my second year as your Public Relations Chairman and see myself wading through reports, newspaper clippings for the PR Scrap Book, and state and chapter web pages I can not help but praise 1812 members for the much that they do do. 

    This report consists of a summary of reports received from 18 State Societies.  The Bicentennial War of 1812 Trails Site has been expanded this year to include on line videos that can be downloaded for use by chapters and also a list of PR Awards given at Associate Council.
    STATES REPORTING are as follows:

    STATE OF ALABAMA  Report from Reita Reid, State Publicity Chairman.  The Alabama Report featured programs and newspaper publicity from two of Alabama’s five chapters.  Davis Arthur, who was only eleven when he read his prize winning essay on the Creek War to members of the Alabama Charter Chapter, was probably the youngest guest speaker to address the Birmingham chapter.

     Connie Grund, a member of the Alabama Charter Chapter who is Chairman National of the Preservation of St. Michael’s and All Angels Church. reported on her and Charlotte Slinkard’s travel to England where they presented the  First Sprit of 1812 Award given by U.S.D. of 1812 to Ron Joy, the church of St. Michael’s historian whose tireless research has kept the history of St. Michael’s and  The American Prisoners who helped construct a church, St. Michael’s, while they were imprisoned at Dartmoor during the War of 1812.

    Grund 1812 Wisconsin

    Pictured are (L-R) Carol Orth, Ellen Kuchta, Evelyn Farris, Char Janeczko-King, NSUSD 1812 Chairman Connie Grund, Ron Wanek standing before the monument of Andrew Jackson and war of 1812 section of the Veteran's Memorial Park, Arcadia, WI.

    Presentation of Spirit of 1812 Award to Mr. Ron Wanek.
    Chairman Grund also participated with Wisconsin Daughters in a Marking Ceremony for
    James Reed in Trempealeau, Wisconsin. For more information about the Veteran's Memorial Park CLICK
    All of the statues in the Veteran's Memorial Walk were designed and donated by Mr Wanek.
    The timeline in the park cover every war, and conflcit that the United States has been involved in since the Revolutioary War, and is educational. The story is told in plaques, inscribed benches and huge monuments, memorials and statues.

    The Alabama Charter Chapter participated in the Wreath  Laying Ceremony at American Village in Montevallo during the Blue Star Salute on Memorial Day, May 31, 2010.  The General Patrick May Chapter had spot announcements on radio and local television stations. during the Constitution Week Observance.  Contributions made by Alabama Chapters to the 1812 News-letter consist of an article on General Patrick Mays provided by General Mays Chapter and an article on the Choctaw Chief Pushmataha written by Linda Shabo, Alabama Charter Chapter.. The Alabama Charter Chapter placed Library Displays at four libraries commemorating Battles of Horseshoe Bend and New Orleans and awarded five JROTC medals
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    The Alabama Society is proud to have a new chapter  in its state, the Rachel Jackson Chapter in Huntsville, Alabama. The Charter Celebration for the new Rachel Jackson Chapter was held at the Huntsville Country Club in Huntsville, Alabama on June 15, 2010.  The organizing President is Carol Strickland.  An article covering the Charter Celebration was placed in the Weakley County Press in Northwest Tennessee by Aline Robert U.S.D. of 1812 Second Vice President National and State of Tennessee Public Relations Chairman.  The Alabama Society U.S.D. of 1812 has produced a few CDs on the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.

    For More Info. Alabama History, Ancestors, Battles and Landmarks. Open Trails
    Under Biography, a biography of the Life of General Patrick May submitted by
    Ruth Hassell of the General Patrick Mays Chapter

     STATE OF ALASKA  Report from Jolene Dodge who reported that  Alaska’s Daughters of 1812 printed and placed brochures in local libraries. This chairman feels that Alaska Daughters should be commended. The Alaska New Frontier Chapter has only ten members, yet it managed to get brochures into libraries. As a result this, many Alaskans who may not have known about the War of 1812 now know.

    STATE OF COLORADO  Report from Beverly Nelson, Colorado State President

    The Colorado Society sponsored a Lineage Workshop at the Denver Public Library that was attended by five prospective 1812 members.  The Colorado Society als  has a super web site which features programs presented and the only War of 1812 soldier, Daniel Scott, who came to be buried in Colorado. Daniel Carpenter was born in Barre, Vermont on February 8, 1796. There Daniel received his early education and passed his boyhood days but quite early in life removed with the family to Canada. Upon finding that war with England was imminent he went to Genesee County, New York, and from there enlisted in the War of 1812, first as a waggoner and later in the ranks. He valiantly served throughout the entire war and participated in a number of engagements. After peace was restored he returned to Genesee County, New York where he was one of six volunteers of his company to enter active service on the Niagara frontier. Shortly after the conclusion of his term of enlistment he removed to Richland County, Ohio where he successfully engaged in merchandising for about twenty years. He continued to take an active interest in military affairs and was first lieutenant of a company of state militia while a resident of Richland County and by successive promotions advanced to the rank of colonel of his regiment, remaining in that position for three years.
    STATE OF CONNECTICUTT      Report from Betty Oderwald, president. 
    The State of Connecticut produced a Children’s Award Winning Educational Program at the Powder House, a supply depot which served during the War of 1812. President Oderwald’s Veterans’ Project  is worth noting.  She  contacted communities associated with 169 Connecticut War of 1812 soldiers and participated in  local  Observances honoring 1812 veterans.  Mildred Crankshaw, a former Connecticut State President, had produced and published an Index of Connecticut Soldiers who served in the War of 1812.  The  most famous of these  is Isaac Hull who grew up in Connecticut, but is buried in Philadelphia.  The Connecticut Daughters also maintain a display at the State of Connecticut Archives where 50 items related the War of 1812 are on display.
    Connecticutt Daughters erected a monument to Isaac Hull, Commander of the Frigate Constitution who was born in Derby, Connecticutt in 1773. The Constitution (Old Ironsides) captured the Guerriere on August 19, 1812. Commodore Hull, who died in 1847, is buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a marker which reads: A defender of American freedom and pioneer of a new nation. He lifted the spirits of an entire nation by defeating the British on the high seas, while commanding USS Constitution “Old Ironsides” in battle with HMS Guerriere on 19 August 1812. He is an American hero who dedicated his life to his country


    STATE OF FLORIDA           Report from Gay Harlowe Benjamin DeVane Chapter President
    The Benjamin De Vane has been involved in two projects.  The first was to identify 1812 historical landmarks, persons and events within their own state.  The grave of this chapter’s namesake Benjamin De Vane has been marked by the U.S.D. of 1812 and the Benjamin De Vane Chapter web site  includes a short biography of Benjamin De Vane (1795-1878) and a photo of his 1812 marker in the De Vane Family Cemetery in Hillsborough County Florida.  This chapter’s second project was to identify Florida counties which were named for participants in the War of 1812.  Gay Harlowe  provided this chairman with a copy of the report on these counties prepared by the Benjamin De Vane Chapter Historian, Frances Rooney Zink.
    STATE OF GEORGIA         Report from Becky West, State PR Chairman and State Historian

    Georgia (2010-2011) Georgia Daughters Activities included partipication in:
    Re-internment Ceremony for Col. John McIntosh, Revolutionary and War of 1812 Patriot in McIntosh County, Georgia, Saturday, October 23, 2110 in conjunction with the Sons of the American Revolution and the McIntosh Historic Preservtion Commission. Four years ago a mumified body was discovered mysteriously in a Fisk Cast Iron Coffin after it had washed loose from the marshline of a property along the Sapelo River. The mummified remains were later determined to be those of Col. John McIntosh who once resided with his family at Fairhope Plantation where the body was found. Of mixed Creek and Scotch ancestry, Colonel McIntosh (1755-1826 ) in 1778 became a national hero during the American Revolution when he defiantly declared to the British: "Come and Take It" of their attempt to seize Fort Morris. He answered his country's call again in the War of 1812, actively supporting General Andrew Jackson against other family members who supported Creek Red Sticks.
    Camp Hope Marking May 1, 2010 Camp Hope near present day Macon, Georgia served as a rendezvous and training center for some 3600 Georgia militiamen under the command of General John Floyd. After Creeks attacked and destroyed Fort Mims, an American post on the Alabama River, north of Mobile on August 30, 1813, Georgia figured prominently in the campaign to eliminate the threat posed by the warring Creek tribes. General John Floyd was given command of troops operating from Georgia. His campaign involved several hard fought skirmishes and the Battle of Autosee, won on November 29, 1813 by a bayonet charge that left Floyd's militia in possession of the Indian town of Autossee which was burned by Floyd's men For more information and photos of the marking which included the erection of a Historical marker by Georgia U.S. Daughters President, Susan Lemesis, please see the August, 2010 U.S. Daughters of 1812 News-Letter.
    Daniel Appling Sword Project- Georgia Daughters have joined with other groups which include the Sons of 1812, the Friends of Archives and History, the National Society Order of Founders and Patriots, Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century, First Families of Georgia and the Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution to raise funds to raise funds to purchase the Appling Sword from a private antique dealer and place it in the Georgia Capitol Museum. The Appling Sword, an elaborate ceremonial sword, was purchased by the Georgia General Assembly in 1814 to be presented to Daniel Appling, a hero of the War of 1812. Appling, however, died before the sword could be presented and the sword subsequently was lost after it was made part of an exhibition intended to celebrate the 300th. anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. For more information Click

    appling sword

    Daniel Appling is known as Georgia's most prominent soldier in the War of 1812. His reputation stems from an action at the Battle of Sandy Creek on Lake Ontario in upstate New York in 1814. There Appling's command of around 130 riflemen and a similar number of Oneida Indians ambushed and force of 200 British marines and prevented them from seizing naval stores and guns that the American navy was moving by boat to Sackets Harbor. He later distinguished himself in the Battle for Plattsburgh, New York. He was born in 1787 in Columbia County and died in 1817. Current research indicates that he died in Georgia on March 5, 1817 He had resigned his commission, ten months earlier, on June 01, 1816. The place and time of Appling's death has become part of a much repeated mythology invented during the first years of the twentieth century that has Appling dying at Fort Montgomery in Alabama or at what is now Montgomery Alabama. Interested researchers are encouraged to examine the court papers of Daniel Appling's sister Rebecca who inherited his estate and unsuccessly pushed a prize claim for Appling and his men that was ultimately rejected by the U.S. Congress.

    Georgia Daughters Activities included partipication in: Re-internment Ceremony for Col. John McIntosh, Revolutionary and War of 1812 Patriot in McIntosh County, Georgia, Saturday,October 23, 2110 in conjunction with the Sons of the American Revolution and the McIntosh Historic Preservtion Commission. Four years ago a mumified body was discovered mysteriously in a Fisk Cast Iron Coffin after it had washed loose from the marshline of a property along the Sapelo River. The mummified remains were later determined to be those of Col. John McIntosh who once resided with his family at Fairhope Plantation where the body was found. Of mixed Creek and Scotch ancestry, Colonel McIntosh (1755-1826 ) in 1778 became a national hero during the American Revolution when he defiantly declared to the British: "Come and Take It" of their attempt to seize Fort Morris. He answered his country's call again in the War of 1812, actively supporting General Andrew Jackson against other family members who supported Creek Red Sticks.
    Camp Hope Marking May 1, 2010 Camp Hope near present day Macon, Georgia served as a rendezvous and training center for some 3600 Georgia militiamen under the command of General John Floyd. After Creeks attacked and destroyed Fort Mims, an American post on the Alabama River, north of Mobile on August 30, 1813, Georgia figured prominently in the campaign to eliminate the
    threat posed by the warring Creek tribes. General John Floyd was given command of troops operating from Georgia. His campaign involved several hard fought skirmishes and the Battle of Autosee, won on November 29, 1813 by a bayonet charge that left Floyd's militia in possession of the Indian town of Autossee which was burned by Floyd's men For more information and photos of the marking which included the erection of a Historical marker by Georgia U.S. Daughters President, Susan Lemesis, please see the August, 2010 U.S. Daughters of 1812 News-Letter.
    Daniel Appling Sword Project- Georgia Daughters have joined with other groups which include the Sons of 1812, the Friends of Archives and History, the National Society Order of Founders and Patriots, Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century, First Families of Georgia and the Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution to raise funds to raise funds to purchase the Appling
    Sword from a private antique dealer and place it in the Georgia Capitol Museum. The Appling Sword, an elaborate ceremonial sword, was purchased by the Georgia General Assembly in 1814 to be presented to Daniel Appling, a hero of the War of 1812. Appling, however, died before the sword could be presented and the sword subsequently was lost after it was made part of an exhibition intended to celebrate the 300th. anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.
    STATE OF ILLINOIS          Report from Kathleen E. Haas, Public Relations Chairman.
    The Sargamon River Chapter held a grave marking on May 29, 2010 for Tarleton Lloyd, the 1812 ancestor of Cynthia Olson at the Rock Creek Cemetery in Tallula, Illinois.  The Kaskaskia
    Chapter held a grave marking on May 1, 2010 for three brothers who were 1812 soldiers: Joseph, Thomas and Samuel Hunter who are buried at the Mt. Gildead Cemetery in Greenville,Illinois. Kathy Haas submitted an article with photos of the Battle of Fort Dearborn which were published in the February, 2010 edition of our 1812 Newletter and participated in this Fort Dearborn Park Dedication and marking.
    STATE OF INDIANA          Report by Edith Key, Public Relations Chairman.
    Chairman Key  produced a report indicating that Indiana Daughters had been busy,very busy.  Edith Key contributed a wonderful report on Jonathan Jennings, Indiana’s war time governor that was published in our U.S.D.1812 Newsletter.  Governor Jennings, for whom an Indiana U.S.Daughters of 1812 Chapter is named, was the subject of a biography written by Edith Key and published in the March 30, 2010 Salem, Indiana Leader.  The Indiana Daughters want to raise funds to place a historical marker at the Walnut Street home of Governor Jennings and his wife Ann in Corydon, Indiana.  The Evelyn Jackson Chapter has located the graves of 72 War of 1812 soldiers buried in Washington County, Indiana. Kudos to Mr. Willie Harlan, President of the Washington County Cemetery Commission and Evelyn Harper Jackson, 1812 Indiana State Chaplain and the recipient of the Willard C. Heiss Family History/Genealogy
    Award  The Willard C. Weiss Family History Award is presented annually to a family historian who has provided “distinguished service in preserving Indiana family  history.”   One of  Ms. Jackson’s accomplishments has been the collection of facts on area soldiers who served during the War of 1812.  She completed more than 900 soldier forms, which include service information, place of burial and genealogical family details.    

    STATE OF KENTUCKY,     Report from Ruth Korzenborn,  President State Society
    The Zachary Taylor Chapter dedicated a 1812 Highway marker and veteran's marker and President Korzenborn represented Kentucky at the Fort Defiance, Ohio marker. The Kentucky Society donated $700.00 toward the marker. President Korzenborn was appointed to the Kentucky Bicentennial Commission. See and See also

    Information Fort Defiance:

    In August 1794, Anthony Wayne ordered the construction of Fort Defiance at the confluence of the Auglaize and Maumee Rivers. Wayne had the fort built during his campaign against Ohio Native Americans to provide his men with protection and as a staging ground for future operations. The fort was a rough square with a blockhouse located on each corner. In addition to the stockade, a wall of earth eight feet thick and a ditch eight feet deep and fifteen feet wide protected the fortifications. Lieutenant John Boyer, an officer in Wayne's army, claimed that the fort could protect the American soldiers from "the English, the Indians, and all the devils in hell."

    Following the Battle of Fallen Timbers, Wayne utilized Fort Defiance as his base of operations. He ordered the destruction of all Native American villages and crops within a fifty-mile radius of the fort. With the signing of the Treaty of Greeneville in 1795, the natives permitted the Americans to maintain a trading post and fort at Fort Defiance, although the United States had ceded the right to settle this portion of Ohio. Until the War of 1812, Fort Defiance served as one of America's  western-most outposts in the Ohio Country and helped protect local citizens from native attacks. William Henry Harrison utilized the fort in his campaigns against Native Americans in the early 1810s as well as a staging area against the British in the War of 1812. Modern-day Defiance, Ohio, was founded at the fort's location

     STATE OF MARYLAND     Report from Carol Whitsell, President State Society

      To begin, Maryland Daughters held a tea honoring Ella Virginia Houck Hollway, donated $1,000 to the Maryland Veteran Museum, and marked the Holloway Chapter  marked the grave of George Forbes at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at Aquasco, Maryland.  Members of the Hollaway Chapter visited schools and spoke to students about the War of 1812 focusing on the role women played in this war and the effect war had on families living in the farming communities of Southern Maryland.  Maryland Daughters also submitted articles on the Veterans Museum and the Clifton Mansion that were published in the Maryland Independent.  Mary Pat Berry, a member of the Hollaway Chapter contacted Michael Mazzeo, a history teacher at La Plata High School regarding the possibility of documenting sites in our area of Maryland that were affected by the war. Student Geoffrey Hammersley is developing a DVD called A Virtual Tour of the 1812 Site in Our Backyard.”  Geoffrey is the winner this year’s Public Relations Student Award. These DVDs will be available to member-soon, we hope.  On February 2nd. 2011, Holloway Chapter members Mary Berry and Carol Whitsell presented an in-service workshops  to teachers at eight  middle and six high schools.  These workshops highlighted the War of 1812 and its effect on Southern Maryland.
    STATE OF MISSISSIPPI    Report from Sarah Few Hallum, State President
    Mississippi Daughters presented a series of programs on different aspects of the War of 1812.   The Solomon Magee Chapter contacted teachers and provided schools with copies of web site materials, and did a program for the Rotary Club on the War of 1812.
    STATE OF NEBRASKA  Report from Pamela C. Huff  President of the State Society who included a nice new article published in the Douglas County Post-Gazette on October 5, 2010  which reported on the installation of newly elected State officers and contained a nice photo of President Huff.  Nebraska Daughters of 1812 have been placing brochures in libraries.  The Nebraska Society has obtained a photo of a historical marker placed by their State Society at Central High School in Omaha, Nebraska on October 9, 1912 to commemorate Captain James Lawrence of the USS Chesapeake and his famous cry Don’t Give Up the Ship.  The Nebraska Daughters plan to rededicate this marker as part of the Bicentennial Celebration. 
    STATE OF NEW YORK  On-Line Report provided by Jan Johnpier, a very talented New York Daughter who serves at our U.S.D. Electronic Communication Chairman National.
    New York’s big news is a new chapter,The General Jacob Brown Chapter, U.S.D. of 1812,  located in Sackets Harbor, New York, is forming now When the War of 1812 began, Jacob Brown was a brigadier general in the New York militia, having been appointed to that rank in 1811. Though he opposed the war, he organized the defenses in the Great Lakes region. Troops led by Brown defeated the British at the Battle of Sackets Harbor on May 29, 1813. As a result of his actions there, he was given a commission as a brigadier general in the regular army. The next year his army captured Fort Erie in Ontario. He was wounded twice at the Battle of Lundy's Lane, one of the bloodiest engagements of the war for both sides. His last battle of the war was the Siege of Fort Erie in 1814, which resulted in an American victory. His successes, in what was the northwest U.S. at that time, made him a national hero. To express its appreciation, Congress authorized the award to Brown of a Congressional Gold Medal on November 3, 1814. General Brown was the 24th American to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.

    After the war, the U.S. Army was reduced in size. By 1821, he was the only major general in the service and President James Monroe made him commanding general. Despite a stroke he suffered in 1821, he functioned well in his new post. He reorganized the army staff into the form it retained for the rest of the century. He advised the secretaries of war and the presidents on military policy. He also pushed for the establishment of two post-graduate schools for the military, the precursors of present day staff and command colleges. Another first was his creation in 1822 of the General Recruiting Service as the first organization responsible for providing manpower for the Army.General Brown died on 24 February 1828 and is buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
    STATE OF TENNESSEE    Report from Aline Roberts, State Publicity Chairman.
    Tennessee Daughters submitted 70 PR Articles and distributed more than 300 Publicity Circulars.  The Elijah Cross Chapter reported a total of 140 minutes of Spot Annoucements for Veterans’ Day. The Piomingo Chapter marked the Grave of MarthaWalker Donaldson Fulghum, a Real Daughter.  Programs reported by Tennessee Chapters included programs on Boy Soldiers, Dolly Madison, Stephen Decatur, the Burning of Washington, D.C., Daniel  and Hugh Duggan, St. Michael’s Church, and The Story of Farrar’s Island and Chalmette.  Elijah Cross II Chapter sponsors a 1812 Bicentennial Terms at Elementary Schools-Program and Discussion each month with teams of 10 students.  Sandra Kanon, a member of the  Brig. Gen John Coffee Chapter and wife of Dr. Tom Kanon, Tennessee Archives,attended a War of 1812 Symposium in Maryland. Eight members contributed a total of nine articles to the 1812 News-Letter.  Four Tennessee chapter  maintain chapter web sites.  Elijah Cross II Chapter works with fourth, fifth and sixth graders in four schools in Scott County.  Students are provided with 1812  materials and engaged in roundtable discussions.  Members of  the Thomas Ogle Chapter are partnered with the Newport Grammar School and involved in class activities and discussions.  Mrs. Terri Guess, a teacher at Hobgood Elementary School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee has allowed 1812 members from the Brig. General Coffee Chapter to visit in her classes.
    The Tennessee Daughters celebrated their state society's one hundredth anniversary in 2009. For more information See Articles and Photos in Tennessee Daughters of 1812 on-line news letter. 

    STATE OF TEXAS    Report by Celeste McEntire, Public Relations Chairman
    The Texas Society was awarded “ First Place Web Site 1812 Ancestor Information” and recognized for submitting an excellent State Report that was both interesting and informative and included the following list of Texas doings that are summarized herein by this chairman due to space considerations..Newspaper Publicity consisted of 661 inches reported.  The  Edward Tarrant Chapter reported  3 grave markings: Captain Jesse Blackwell in the Blackwell Cemetery in Lockhart, Texas, Thomas Finley in Young Cemetery, Plano, TX,Wetsel in Pecan Grove Cemetery, Mckinney, TX.  Chapters presented very good programs on different aspects of the War of 1812. Eight Texas chapters have chapter web sites.  Fourteen of Tennessee’s twenty chapters sent in reports to the State Chairman. Mary Walker, Texas State President of the U.S.D. of 1812 and Lady Dalton President of the Thomas Bay Chapter U.S.D. of 1812 joined together on May 26, 2010 to present a JROTC medal and certificate to Cadet Robyn Sherman.

    STATE OF VIRGINIA:      Karen S. Leighton
    Virginia Daughters Reporting included information on Montpelier, Monticello and the Virginia Bicentennial Commission Report beginning with the following:
    MONTPELIER:  PRELUDE TO THE VIRGINIA BICENTENNIAL OF THE WAR OF 1812.  Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony at Montpelier on March 16, 2011 marking the inauguration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 in Virginia  The James Monroe Chapter marked the grave of Lt. John Arnold at Presidential Lakes on May 15,Virginia Chapters have a “War of 1812 Minute” at each meeting and a “What Was Happening 200 Years Ago” column in their chapter newsletters. 

     STATE OF WASHINGTON   Judith A. Emry, Public Relations Chairman
    The USS Enterprise Chapter was singularly successful in participating in patriotic events and getting newspaper publicity.  In May members of this chapter participated in an Armed Forces Parade (Kitsap Sun published article and photo) Some of these from a long list are: The USS Enterprise Chapter took in a Gold Star Program honoring the Late Sgt. Corey J. Aultz (U.S. Army)  On November 9, 2010 this same enterprising chapter took part in a Parade on the Day of Jubiliation.  The News Tribune newspaper published a photo showing the Washington State President, Linda Rae Lind  leading the parade.  This photo was also published in the Daily Herald. The Enterprise Chapter (Kitsap Sun Newspaper) sponsored an Ad Annoucement of 2010 Veterans Day Event listing U.S.D. 1812 as a sponsor.
    STATE OF WISCONSIN    Charlene Janeczko King, State President
    Wisconsin Daughters presented  a Spirit of 1812 to Ron Wanek and on August 17, 2010 marked the grave of Patriot James Allen Reed at Trempeleau, Wisconsin, and represented U.S.D. of 1812 at the Wisconsin historic site of Prairie du Chein.  President Charlene King represented Wisconsin at the Great Lakes Symposium on War of 1812 Collaborative Committee in August and is working with this committee to develop commemorative programs and activities designed to celebrate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Wisconsin has amassed a database of over 379 verified gravesites of patriots who fought in the War of 1812 and are buried in Wisconsin. This chairman did not find list on line. She is hoping to see the list available.

    Award Certificates:

    WEB SITE:                FIRST PLACE: STATE OF NEW YORK
    SECOND PLACE: STATE OF VIRGINIA   

     WEB SITE:   FIRST PLACE: STATE OF COLORADO  Level 2

     WEB SITE: (ON CERTIFICATE Level 1

                                   FIRST PLACE: STATE OF WISCONSIN
    SECOND PLACE: STATE OF INDIANA
    THIRD PLACE: STATE OF MINNESOTA

    BEST ON-LINE NEWSLETTER:   STATE OF NEW YORK

     

    BEST PRINTED NEWSLETTER;   Awarded to Lynn Blevins, State of North Carolina

      WRITTEN REPORT  :
    :          FIRST PLACE:                               STATE OF MARYLAND
    SECOND PLACE:                            STATE OF ALABAMA
    THIRD:                                               STATE OF VIRGINIA
    FIRST PLACE LEVEL ONE:          STATE OF TEXAS

    STUDENT PROGRAMS:

    FIRST PLACE:  PROGRAM: THE POWDER HOUSE  TO  STATE OF CONNECTICUTT (Level one)FIRST PLACE: Student Program: The Powder House See

    FIRST PLACE:  STUDENT PROGRAMS  (Level 5)   STATE OF TENNESSEE

    FIRST PLACE:  STUDENT PROGRAMS (Level 3)      STATE OF MARYLAND

    SPECIAL PR: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

     To STATE OF VIRGINIA FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION/ STATE BICENTENNIAL  COMMISSION

     To STATE OF KENTUCKY FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION/ STATE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION

     To STATE OF GEORGIA:     PUBLICITY AND FUND RAISING / RESTORATION DANIEL APPLING SWORD/TO STATE ARCHIVES. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR A BIOGRAPHY OF DANIEL APPLING.

      To STATE OF FLORIDA
    BENJAMIN DE VANE CHAPTER      HISTORICAL RESEARCH FLORIDA WAR 1812 COUNTY CONNECTIONS

     To STATE OF TENNESSEE   EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: PRINTED NEWSPAPER PUBLICITY FOR SCRAPBOOK

     To EDITH KAY  AND EVELYN HARPER, STATE OF INDIANA SPECIAL AWARD OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT PRESERVING HISTORIES OF
    INDIANA HOOSIERS WHO SERVED THEIR STATE AND NATION IN THE WAR OF 1812

     

    PUBLIC RELATIONS OUTREACH PROGRAMS

                FIRST PLACE: LEVEL 5; STATE OF TENNESSEE

                FIRST PLACE LEVEL 3;  STATE OF MARYLAND

                FIRST PLACE LEVEL 2: STATE OF WASHINGTON

    FIRST PLACE STUDENT AWARD:
    EDUCATING OUR YOUTH ABOUT THE WAR OF 1812
    TO GEOFFEY HAMMERSLEY
    STATE OF MARYLAND

    ON-LINE ANCESTOR DATA BASES;

    FIRST PLACE (Level 5) STATE OF TEXAS

    FIRST PLACE (Level 2) STATE OF COLORADO

    FIRST PLACE (Level 3) STATE OF NEW YORK

    FIRST PLACE (Level 1) STATE OF MAINE

    FIRST PLACE (Level 4) STATE OF ALABAMA

     

     USE OF WEB SITE BASED VIDEOS

    FIRST PLACE:           STATE OF NEW YORK

    SECOND PLACE;     STATE OF VIRGINIA

    PUBLIC RELATIONS OUTREACH PROGRAMS

                FIRST PLACE: LEVEL 5; STATE OF TENNESSEE

                FIRST PLACE LEVEL 3;  STATE OF MARYLAND

                FIRST PLACE LEVEL 2: STATE OF WASHINGTON

    FIRST PLACE STUDENT AWARD:
    EDUCATING OUR YOUTH ABOUT THE WAR OF 1812
    TO GEOFFEY HAMMERSLEY
    STATE OF MARYLAND

    USE OF WEB SITE BASED VIDEOS

    FIRST PLACE:  STATE OF NEW YORK

    SECOND PLACE; STATE OF VIRGINIA

    REPORTS RECEIVED FROM STATES- PR REPORTS 2009-2010

    This chairman has received reports, several with photos and newspaper publicity from the following states organizations (Listed in Alphabetical Order)

    Alabama: Alabama Charter Chapter: James Madison's Montpelier and Battle of New Orleans and from General Patrick Mays Chapter: Fort McHenry. From Alabama Charter Chapter Photo of Library Display being placed in Libraries. Photo is of Library Display placed in Lewis Cooper Jr. Library Opelika, Alabama

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    ALABAMA THIRD PLACE WINNER LIBRARY DISPLAY

    ALASKA Report from State President Michelle Thorton

    ARKANSAS Report from Mary Reid Warner included several newspaper articles, one of which commended Arkansas Daughters of 1812 for promoting patriotism.

    District of Columbia: Written report from Chairman Adele Bowyer.

    FLORIDA Lt. William Shannon Chapter provides good coverage of activities engaged in by this chapter including an impressive slide show of massing of the colors at Brevard College. Report received from Marianne Mabie, Spanish Trails Chapter (Pensacola). This chapter had programs on the Key Role of Pensacola and Mobile played by these Coastal forts during the War of 1812. Also received a report from Gay Harlowe, President of the Benjamin DeVane Chapter reporting on a program given by Col. Harold Youmans, the editor of the Journal of the War of 1812. Col. Youmans has amassed an impressive collection of materials relating to the War of 1812. The Benjamin De Vane Chapter maintains an attractive and well designed chapter web site with information on meetings, ancestors and chapter history which is helped by photos of activities and of history of Benjamin De Vane, the War of 1812 soldier for whom this chapter is named.

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    Georgia Report from Echo H. Burrell, Major Phillip Cook Chapter, on Fort Hawkins which was built in 1806 near present-day Macon, Georgia and was as a supply base for the army in the War of 1812. Mrs. Burrell's great great great-great grandfather, Jonathan Halsted served as the Factor of Fort Hawkins from 1809 to the time of his death in 1814. During the War of 1812 Fort Hawkins was the principal depository for army supplies and the distribution point for rations for troops. In October of 1814, 2,500 militia were organized and equipped at the fort to join General Jackson at Mobile. In 1938 with help from the Works Progress Administration, the Nathanial Macon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution erected a replica of one of the two original blockhouses at Fort Hawkins. Fort Hawkins was named for Benjamin Hawkins whose biography is included under Biography on this web site. For more information regarding Fort Hawkins Visit the web site maintained by the Ft. Hawkins Commission. Mrs. Burrell wrote an article on Fort Hawkins which was published in the February, 2008 issue of our U.S.D. of the War of 1812 Newsletter.

    Report from the Georgia State President: Susan Lemesis. Georgia has been actively engaged in marking the graves of 1812 patriots and Georgia chapters have had programs on the Battle of New Orleans, Fort Niagara, St. Michael's, Jean LaFitte (a favorite of this chairman) and Music of the 1812 Era.

    ILLINOIS: Report from State Public Relations Chairman Kathleen E. Haas. Good report with a lot of information. The Sangamon River Chapter marked the grave of John Winan Clark at the Laenna Cemetery in Chestnut, Illinois on 13 June 2009 and the grave of Joseph McAdams at the Old Campground Cemetery at Greenville, Illinois on 31st. October 2009, the John Kinzie Chapter and the Illinois Society participated at the dedication of Fort Dearborn Park in Chicago, Illinois (see Dearborn Massacre, also referred to as the "Battle" of Dearborn. A detailed account of Dearborn Massacre can be found on this web site after Dartmoor under War of 1812 History. For additional information about Fort Dearborn see the Feb 2010 U.S.D of 1812 Newsletter. This report includes excellent color photos.

    INDIANA Report from Edith Key, State of Indiana Historian. Her report included dedication of Beck's Mill which was defended by settlers when it was attacked by Indians during the War of 1812 . Edith Key is the co-host of a radio program on WBRO 89.9 FM, "the Golden Age Hour." Topics discussed: Battle of New Orleans, Lucy Brewer who took the name George Baker and posing as a man served on Old Ironsides during the War of 1812. Information related to grave markings

    MICHIGAN Report from Helene Werner, State President. General Alexander MaComb Chapter, 7 Jan 2010, Monroe County News: Donation of a gift from President Obama and legislative items related to the passage of the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Act which authorized the creation of America's newest national park. New article reporting January 2010 197th. Commemoration of the Battle of the Raisin

    BATTLEFIELD COMMEMORATION
    ! The Battlefield commemoration was very
    successful this year in drawing a large number
    of re-enactors not only from Michigan and
    northwest Ohio, but from as far away as
    Indiana, Ontario, and southern Ohio. The
    mix of local groups and re-enactors seemed to
    enjoy the tactical and outdoor ceremonies,
    which were given added meaning in memory
    of former battlefield interpreter Pat Griem.
    ! Special guests at this years commemoration
    were the Michigan Society of the Daughters
    of 1812. The Museum received a letter of
    thanks, reprinted on page 4 of this newsletter.
    ! Compagnie Lacroix came out in force, with
    one of our best turnouts for any event, and
    our ranks were swelled further with short term
    volunteers. The facilities were somewhat
    overwhelmed, but museum staff & FRRB
    volunteers did wonders in keeping things
    rolling. Our food committee in particular was
    able to feed a huge influx of last-minute
    participants and got very good compliments
    on the menu.
    ! The speaker program at the Historical
    Museum was also very well attended, with
    Mike Pratt talking about the River Raisin and
    Gerry Wykes on battles in Brownstown.
    ! By next year, the battlefield may be under
    NPS control, which may make the event even
    more of a challenge for the FRRB to put on.

    CITY OF MONROE CEREMONIES
    " Several FRRB members rang in the
    New Year by attending the swearing-in
    ceremony for Monroe’s new mayor
    and city council members on Monday,
    January 4. They were invited as guests
    of council member Mary Connor.
    The Roberts’ and Micka’s came in
    period garb, while the Howard’s,
    Mentel’s, Grassley, Taylor, Naveaux
    and others appeared in relatively
    modern costume.
    " Most were back at Monroe city hall
    at high noon on the following
    Thursday, along with Museum staff,
    Historical Commissioners, Society of
    the War of 1812, and other groups
    and historically interested individuals.
    State, city, and county officials were
    also on hand to witness there
    presentation by Congressman Dingell
    and Senator Levin of the presidential
    signing pen and documents for the
    legislation creating the River Raisin
    Battlefield National Park, which they
    placed in the care of Mayor Robert
    Clark and Society President William
    Braunlich. State Senator Randy
    R i c h a r d v i l l e , S t a t e H o u s e
    Representative Kate Ebli, and 4
    former Monroe mayors were present,
    as wel l . Many of the vi s i t ing
    digni taries received a copy of
    “Invaded on All Sides,” by Ralph
    Naveaux, as a souvenir of the
    occasion. Besides giving a good pat on
    the back to all those who have
    supported the battlefield project over
    the years, the main message was that
    despite all the great progress that has
    been made to date, there still remains
    much work to be done.
    BATTLEFIELD BOUNDARIES
    " The bounda r i e s have been
    proposed for the River Raisin
    Battlefield National Park.

    For more information SEE

    Minnesota: The Minnesota State Society President reported on a program it did in October on 1812 burials at the Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery. See Best Web Sites List*

    MISSISSIPPI:Report from Sarah Few Hallum, PR Chairman. Solomon Magee Chapter had a program on the Creek War (War of 1812) presented by Clay Williams of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and author of Battle for the Southern Frontier.

    New York Report of Chairman Mary Raye Casper BEST NARRATIVE REPORT

    REPORT OF THE PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIRMAN

     

    1. Name of Chairman filling this report:   Mary Raye Casper

    . Names of 1812 chapters in the State of New York
    Major George Armistead           New York City
        Niagara Frontier                         Onondaga
        Southern Tier                              Whitney-Hungerford

    6. Names of 1812 chapters which sent you reports
    Onondaga        New York City         Southern Tier

    7. Names of 1812 chapters which have sent you newspaper clippings about 1812 activities.

    Onondaga  - 4 (Program from the 105th Annual Heritage Luncheon, Feb. 24, 2009 Syracuse,
    NY, listing the Daughters of 1812, and program from the May 21, 2009 USMA Department of   
    Social Sciences Graduation Awards Ceremony, West Point, NY – Presentation of the U.S.D. of
    1812 Award for Excellence in International Relations.  Clipping from the June 3-9 EAGLE
    OBSERVER for the Col. Bigelow Lawrence grave marking. A copy of the newspaper’s photo of
    our State of NY Society President at the grave marking was then in turn received from State
    Senator John A. DeFrancisco with his compliments.)

    New York City  - 3 (Mentioned in 3 independent publications/programs plus an internet blog.)

    Southern Tier – 1 (Clipping from the CORNING LEADER regarding the 114th State Council.)

    8. Did any chapter in your state copy the Publicity Information Circular featured on the
    National Web Site? If so, how many copies did they place in places where they would be
    accessible to the public such as libraries and schools.

    YES

    Onondaga -15 copies for the Onondaga County Library, Syracuse, NY
                        10 copies for the 106th Annual Heritage Luncheon recruitment/display table.

    9. Did any of the chapters in your state make use of Spot announcements for patriotic
    observances. If so, which chapters and what did they do?
    NO

    10. Did any of the chapters in your state take part in grave markings and/or commemorate
    observances at any historical sites? If so which? Please list and describe these.

    Onondaga – Two chapter members took part in a DAR grave marking for Colonel Bigelow Lawrence at the Old Marcellus City Cemetery, Marcellus, NY.  Bigelow Lawrence served in both the Revolutionary War and also the War of 1812.  The State of NY Society’s “Star Spangled Banner” flag was displayed at the gravesite for the ceremony in recognition of Col. Lawrence’s service in the War of 1812.

    New York City – During 2009, the NYC Chapter completed a multi-year project led by Chairman Emily Malloy to repair the gravesite of Governor Daniel D. Tompkins at St. Mark’s Church-in-the Bowery.  Chairman Malloy successfully raised the needed funds, and the Chapter was able to replace the broken Daughters of 1812 marker on Governor Tompkins’ gravestone and install an additional bronze plaque containing the gravestone inscription.  The gravestone was also cleaned.

    The Tompkins Commemoration was attended by upwards of 50 people, including numerous freemasons who, along with NYS Daughters, contributed generously to the project.  The Chapter received a Citation from NYC Major Bloomberg, and speakers at the Commemoration Service included State of NY Society President Mary Raye Casper, NYC Historian Barnett Shepard, Associate Pastor of St. Mark’s Church Michael Relyea, NYC Commissioner of Archives Brain Andersson, and Scottish Rite and freemasonry representatives.  The service was preceded by a breakfast reception for all attendees.

    One of the members of the Scottish Rite who was instrumental in obtaining a gift from the Rite for this project works for Queens Public Television.  He filmed the ceremony with plans to release it for public television.  As of this writing, a DVD has not yet been made available.  He also wrote about this project on his blog, “Have Pen, Will Write”, and he mentions the Daughters of 1812.  A copy of the blog is enclosed.  The service was also reported in the St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund newsletter, a copy of which is enclosed.

    Whitney-Hungerford – The gravesite of one of the Chapter’s namesakes was marked on July 6, 2009– Corporal Erastus Whitney.  The ceremony was covered by Channel 10 News. (Copy of TV information enclosed.) Whitney served in the 55th. New York militia from 1813-1814
    The Whitney-Hungerford Chapter is named in honor of:Erastus Whitney and Oliver Hungerford, two local men.

    Mr. Whitney was a farmer, from Henderson, and was one of the 140 men who took part in the carrying of a five ton 600 foot long cable to outfit a ship in Sackets Harbor.  This was a turning point in the Battle of Big Sandy, in the War of 1812.  Whitney served with the 55th regiment of the NY Militia.

    Oliver Hungerford, a Watertown businessman and Congressman, helped provide supplies for soldiers and sailors, during the War of 1812.  Later he served as a quartermaster in the 12th Infantry Division, and later became involved in banking, and was a railroad pioneer.

    11. Did chapters in your state have programs on any aspect of the War of 1812. If so, which?
    All chapters are urged to have at least one program on the War of 1812.

    State of New York Society – At the May 2009 State Council, our program was “Lighthouses – Witnesses to the War of 1812”.  Southern Tier Chapter member Lillian Nixson presented this historical program.

    New York City – At the Tompkins grave-marking, historian Barnett Shepherd spoke about Gov. Tompkins and his leadership in NYS in the War of 1812.  In addition, the chapter had a history program at each of the other three meetings held this year – “Washington and Madison – Shaping the Presidency”, which touched on Madison’s leadership and presidential powers during the War of 1812,  “Robert Fulton”, who, in addition to the steamboat, also designed submarines for wartime,  and “The Barbary Wars”, which were precursors to the War of 1812, helped to shape our navy, and brought fame to Stephen Decatur and other naval heroes.

    Onondaga – Chapter member Mary Raye Casper worked at the “History Booth” at the New York State Fair in August 2009.  She helped set up this annual display and included the State of NY Society’s “Star Spangled Banner” flag in the display of flags with a descriptive “War of 1812” sign.  She also worked at the booth during the fair to answer questions about the other historical items on display plus spoke to prospective members about our Society.

    12. Did members of any of your chapters take part or attend in symposiums on the War of
    1812? If so, which chapters and which events?

    No, but State of New York Society President and member of Onondaga Chapter talked with USMA History Department Instructors in May 2009 about the possibility of holding a symposium on the War of 1812 at West Point.

    13. Did members of any of your chapters submit an article which was published in the 1812
    Newsletter or in another publication. Be sure to name the chapter, the member of the chapter
    whose article was published, the name of the publication in which it was published and the
    date and the title of the article or articles.

    New York City – The February 2009 Newsletter, page 47, included a report on their program at the War of 1812 Blockhouse No. 1 in Central Park.

    14. Do any of the chapters in your state maintain chapter 1812 web sites? Please name which and
    include their web address.

    Yes, all State of NY Society Chapters have a web site that is linked to our State of NY Society’s Public site. http://nyusd1812.awardspace.com

    Major George Armistead  - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyga1812/

    Niagara Frontier - http://niagara1812.awardspace.com/

    New York City - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyccusd/
    Onondaga - http://onondaga1812.awardspace.com/
    Southern Tier - http://southerntier1812.awardspace.com/

    Whitney-Hungerford Chapter Web Site: whitney-hungerford1812@awardsapace.com

    Our State of NY Society’s members only site is at: http://nyusd1812.awardspace.com/members/index.htm

    15. Have any of your chapters visited schools and/or made contacts with teachers encouraging
    them to use 1812 Resource materials with students studying American History?

    Again, our State of NY Society President and member of Onondaga Chapter talked with Instructors in the History Department at the United States Military Academy in May 2009 encouraging them to hold a symposium on the War of 1812 during the upcoming Bicentennial.

    16. Have any chapters within your state sponsored poster/ and or essay contests? If so, please
    name the chapter or chapters who have.    NO

     

    North Carolina: Report from PR Chairman including Photos and Newspaper Coverage.North Carolina SECOND PLACE WINNER, NEWSPAPER PUBLICITY BASED ON PUBLISHED NEWSPAPER PUBLICITY. Members will have a chance to see examples of North Carolina Publicity in PR Scrapbook.

    Oklahoma: War of 1812 Publicity Booth Shopping Mall Publicizing Bicentennial
    FIRST PLACE AWARD DISPLAY: Battle of New Orleans and U.S. Constitution.
    Nancy Chotkey, the Oklahoma Public Relations Chairman, mounted a fantastic PR campaign -appearing at fairs and other public events with brochures, getting libraries and got ,it would appear, just about anyone who let her get a word in edgewise, to agree to accept displays based on the history of the War of 1812. And she accomplished all of this in spite of some terribly cold weather!

    TENNESSEE: FIRST PLACE WINNER, NEWSPAPER PUBLICITY BASED ON PUBLISHED NEWSPAPER PUBLICITY.

    Tennessee: Report, Photos and Newspaper Articles from PR Chairman. It and New York Best Report. Tennessee most publicity coverage PR activities. Report from Aline Roberts:

    Chapter                                               Photo               Articles                       Inches

      1-Brig. General John Coffee                           0                           0

     

    2-Colonel Thomas Hart Benton          0                         0                                     0

     

    3-Crockett Forge Seat                         0                         0                                     0

     

    4-Ellijah Cross II                                18                       14                             628.62

     

    5-General Henry Knox                      4                          5                             96.88

     

    6-Old Hickory Nickajack                   0                          0                                     0

     

    7-Piomingo                                          5                          7                            328.64

     

    8-Thomas Ogle                                   0                         11                            22.00

     

    9-Tulip Grove                        13                         16                           958.70 

     

    10-Upper Cumberland                       2                           4                            113.00

     

    11-Volunteer-Wauhatchie                 7                          4                             225.75

     

    Total                                                 49                        61                        2,373.595- Did your chapter copy the Publicity Information Circular featured on the Natl’. Web Page.   Yes

    1-Elijah Cross II Chapter- 120 copies made-given to 4 local community libraries and

       2 copies to Chamber of Commerce

    2-Gen. Henry Knox Chapter- 25 copies made-given to 20 schools and 2 libraries

    3- Tulip Grove Chapter- 50 copies made- gave 2 each 13 members present at meeting

        2 to each 4  County Libraries- 20 to the Hermitage = Total of 215 given out this year.

     

    6-Spot Announcements

     1- Elijah Cross II Chapter- did for Flag Day, July 4th, Constitution Day, Veteran’s Day,

         Bill of Rights Day. Also sent announcements to WGTAM Radio in Gate City, VA/

        WCQR 88.3 FM Radio in Kingsport, TN

    2- Thomas Ogle Chapter had TV announcement for Flag Day & Veteran’s Day Parade

     

    7-Grave Markings

     1. Tulip Grove Chapter- marked (2 graves) George S. Morton-Feb 22, 2009 and his dau.

         Delphia Morton Henderson, Feb 22, 2009 Point Pleasant Church Cemetery, Henry Co.

       

     2- Gen. Henry Knox Chapter-marked ( 2 graves)  Linda Chandley Dunford Oct 11,2009

          in Limestone, Green county TN at Mt. Bethel Christian Church Cemetery. And

          Archibald Bradfute on October 24, 2009 in White Pine, Jefferson Co., TN

     3- Thomas Ogle Chapter – marked 4 graves

          John Allen b-12-30-1772  died 06-1849 and Reuben Allen b 04-02-1788 died 11-01-1864 located in Allen Family Cemetery, Cosby, TN

         Willis Gray 1795-1890 Bryant Cemetery, Newport, TN marked on May 17,09

         George Lewis Click, Inman Cemetery, Cocke, Co. TN marked Nov 12-09

     

     

    8-Programs-on any aspect of the War of 1812

        American Prisoners of War of 1812; Battle of Horse Shoe Bend; Ft. McHenry; Star

        Spangled Banner Museum and House; St. Michael’s Church & membership  certificate ;Gen. Isaac Nelson in his role in War of 1812; Christmas During the War of 1812; 194th Battleof New Orleans; Life in the Fall of 1812; Ancestor of 1812; The History of Tea and
    how it affected our nation.

    9.Did any member of your chapter take part or attend in symposiums of the War 1812?

       Elijah Cross II Chapter-three members participated in a school program/roundtable

       Discussion event held in May 2009; Tulip Grove Chapter member Aline Roberts, has been

       asked to be part of the TN State Symposium –first meeting March 29, 2010

     

    10.Did any member submit an article that was published in the 1812 News-Letter?

        TN President –Mrs. Bettie Gustafson , the TN Society marks grave Past President

        National Grave-Feb. 2009 p. 37

        TN Society Celebrates 100th Birthday, August News-Letter p. 74

     

     

    11. Chapters that have a web site- Yes  2   also our TN State has a web page

           Gen. Henry Knox-http://web.mac.com/lyndawill/iWeb Site/Welcome.html

            Volunteer-Wauhatchie –www.Volunteer-Wauhatchie1812.com

           TN Society- Tennessee Website: rootsweb.com/tnusd/

     

    12. Has your chapter visited schools and/or made contacts with teachers encouraging

          them to use 1812 Resource materials with students studying American History?

          Elijah Cross II Chapter-visited 5 schools. Plus works with Library leaders in one school

          to encourage reading about the War of 1812.

     

    13. Did your chapter poster/and or have essay contests?

          None this year

     

    14. Other PR Activities

          Elijah Cross Chapter II, placed a wreath on May 9th-09 –Pioneer and Patriot

                Marker at Martins’ Station, VA ;  June 6-09 –Placed a wreath on the

                Pioneer and Patriot Marker at Natural Tunnel State Park, VA.

               

              They also participated in the Relay for Life Team and helped raise money for

                the American Cancer Society;

              On November 11-09, The chapter president was asked to give the Benediction

                at the Gate City, VA Veterans Day Program. The Veterans Chairman placed a

              wreath and 7 members attended the event.

              On Dec. 12-09, the chapter participated in “Wreaths Across America at Mountain

               Home VA Cemetery. The wreath was placed in honor of the chapter namesake,

               Elijah Cross II, a veteran of the War of 1812.

      Old Hickory –Nickajack Chapter-Celebrated Constitution Day by attending the

                “Bell Ringing at the TN State Capital.

     Brig. Gen. John Coffee Chapter, had a “Veterans Display” and a speaker.

               They also took up Goodies for U.S. Troops and shipped them .

     

    VIRGINIA Report from Public Relations Chairman Patricia Hatfield. Madisons of Montpelier marked 7 graves. Submitted an article on Officer Installation which was published in the February 2010 Newsletter. For a list of Virginia U.S. Daughters of the War of 1812 serving on the Virginia Bicentennial Commission See

    Washington: Preliminary Report on War of 1812 Veteran Location Project
    Report filed by President Linda Lind and Public Relations Chairman Marilyn Morrison. This state launched an interesting PR campaign involving membership in state and community activities which gave U.S.Daughters high visibility and access to the public and to libraries and and other public places were information of the U.S.D. of 1812 could be disseminated. Some of the observances in which Washington Daughters participated are: Lewis and Clark, Puget Sound, USS Enterprise, George Washington Memorial at UW, Alaska-Yukon Expo Centennial, Massing of Colors at Fort Lewis. HONORABLE MENTION STATE WEB SITE:The Washington Daughters maintain a very good state Web Site maintained by web mistress Charlotte Kennedy .Link


    Wisconsin: Report on Prairie du Chien Fort and Battle site with photo of marker provided by state president Charlene Janeczko. See War 1812 Forts and Battles for more information.
    A battle reenactment is held annually in July commemorating the Battle of Prairie du Chien (July17, 1814)For more info. See The Wisconsin daughters  donated 10 "Savor the Spirit" cookbooks to the gift shop last July and supportsThe Wisconsin Historical Society’s  effort to raise funds and promote awareness of the USD 1812.   The director, Michael Douglass, is supportive and has suggested that in July 2010 the USD 1812 group attend the reenactment weekend "show".   The Wisconsin Daughters letter writing campaign resulted in Wisconsin's senators signing on as sponsors of Commemorative Coin legislation.

    NEWSLETTERS

    NEWSLETTERS

    Newletters: North Carolina, The Wasp, submitted by the Captain Johnston Blakeley Chapter and the Wasp Junior, a publication for Junior Members which includes articles and information of interest to younger members

    Newsletter: TENNESSEE:NOMINATED FOR AWARD AS BEST NEWSLETTER. To see go open following Link.

    Special thanks to the following: Reita Reid, PR Chairman Alabama, Lynne Blevins, PR Chairman North Carolina, Nancy Chotkey, Oklahoma PR Chairman, Aline Roberts PR Chairman Tennessee and 2nd. Vice President National, and Linda Lind, the Washington State President and Charlene Janeczko, the Wisconsin State President and all of those who helped me with reports and provided information used on this web site.

    REPORTS

    Alabama- Report "Digging Into the Past, An Archeological Dig at Madison's Montpelier"

    Speaker Kathryn Penton (left) is shown here with Carolyn Drennen, the President of the  Alabama Chapter Chapter of U.S. Daughters of 1812 at their October 29th. meeting held at the Club in Birmingham.   Kathryn Madison Penton is a descendant of William Madison, brother of President James Madison.

    Her talk, entitled “Digging into the Past”, highlighted Mrs. Penton’s  participation in an archeological dig at Montpelier, the Orange County Virginia plantation home of James Madison and his charming and popular wife Dolley.  Dolley Payne Madison is known for her having  saved the Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington and a copy of the Declaration of Independence when the British burned Washington, D.C. on August 24, 1814 during the War of 1812.
    Montpelier was the lifelong home of James Madison, "Father of the Constitution," sponsor of the Bill of Rights, and fourth president of the United States (1809-1817) , but  Montpelier was also home to three generations of Madisons—from 1723, when Ambrose Madison, the president's grandfather was deeded the land, until 1844 when the widowed Dolley Madison sold the estate. In 1723 Ambrose Madison and brother-in-law, Thomas Chew, patented 4,675 acres in the newly opened Piedmont of Virginia
    .  It was not until 1732 that Ambrose and his wife, Frances Taylor Madison, along with their three children, moved to the Montpelier estate, then called Mount Pleasant. Less than six months later, Ambrose was dead. Some time in early summer, probably in June or early July, Ambrose fell ill, apparently the victim of poisoning . On August 27, Ambrose died—leaving his wife Frances to run the Mount Pleasant plantation. Frances then ran this tobacco plantation with notable success, and continued to co-manage it along with their only son, James Madison, once he came of age in 1741. In 1749 Col. Madison, as he would be known, married Nelly Conway, and in 1751 she gave birth to the first of their 12 children, James Madison, Jr., the future president.

    Around 1760, for reasons yet unknown, Col. Madison built a new plantation complex, including a new house, about half a mile southeast of Mount Pleasant. It is possible that James and Nelly, who had been living with his mother, needed more space, since by 1760 the family included four children. When the new house, known as Montpelier, was finished, it was the most elaborate structure in the county, although still rather small by modern day standards
    It consisted of nine rooms, a basement and an outside kitchen. The precise date of construction is unknown, but in writing his memoirs, James Jr. recollected that he helped move lighter pieces of furniture to the new house when he was nine years old.

    Col. Madison was a man of great talent and enterprise. He not only ran a prosperous tobacco plantation, but also established several businesses, including a distillery, a contractingbusiness and an ironworks.


    James Madison after his marriage to Dolley enlarged the house, adding a thirty foot extension on the north side, and portico.  Madison’s icehouse was made to resemble a Grecian temple.
    Madison’s correspondence reveals that a close relationship existed between himself and Thomas Jefferson who lived a few hours away by carriage .In 1793 James Madison asked Thomas Jefferson to supply plans for a house for his younger brother William, Mrs. Penton’s ancestor..  Jefferson suggested a floor plan for a seven-room house in a geometric configuration that is a hallmark of Jefferson's residential designs.  James Madison later wrote to Jefferson saying that William had adopted the plans.  The William Madison home later became the residence of the headmaster of the Woodberry Forest School.

    Following the death of her husband, Dollie turned the administration of Montpelier to her son Payne Todd.  Dollie and James Madison had no children together, but Madison had treated Payne as a son and quietly paid his gambling debts without telling Dollie that her son’s debts soared to many thousands of dollars. With Payne in charge, the debts mounted and Montpelier began to disappear beginning with the furnishings of the house which were sold off. Dollie’s son Payne Todd had drunk and gambled away his inheritance.  Montpelier passed through eight owners before it was bought in 1901 by the wealthy Dupont Family. The Duponts added 30,000 square feet to the house and constructed horse stables, out buildings and even a horse cemetery.  Fortunately, for those who would later work to restore Montpelier to what it looked like in the time of James and Dollie, the Duponts had proven themselves to be somewhat thrifty.  A door taken from one place in the house was often reused in another,One year after Montpelier's acquisition by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1984, archaeological surveys began on the 2,650-acre property. The results of these surveysindicated the rich history that lay beneath the soil at Montpelier. One of the most important contributions that archaeology has made to the interpretation of Montpelier was to determine how the landscape has changed since the Madisons first acquired the property in 1723. This research has produced exciting finds that offer insight into the lives of the Madison family, the enslaved African Americans who worked on the estate, and the post-Madison occupation of the property by freed slaves and Civil War soldiers.

    The Montpelier Archaeology Department has focused on five major sites: the Montpelier mansion and yard which was home to James and Dolley, the Mount Pleasant site which was the home of original patent home of the Madison family, the Gilmore Cabin that was a Freedman’s Farm belonging to George Gilmore, one of James Madison’s emancipated slaves and a Confederate encampment occupied by South Carolina soldiers during the winters of 1863 and 1864.  
    The restoration of Montpelier required the removal of 1,900 tons of masonry and producing  handmade bricks with just the right amount of horse hair.  The staff also learned how to make cypress shingles.  Seventy-five per cent of the floor is original.  A rat’s nest was found to have preserved a sample of Dollie’s favorite wall paper.

    Mrs. Penton participated in a dig that focused on what the archeologists referred to as Dollie’s midden, a trash heap adjacent to the house where refuse including broken items such as pieces of Dollie’s blue and white porcelain were deposited.  Among the items unearthed were oyster shells and pigs’ teeth, a part of a bottle and a door hinge.  
    James and Dollie Madison are both buried in the Madison Family Cemetery on the Montpelier grounds.  The family cemetery is enclosed by a fence donated by the DAR.  The U.S.Daughters of 1812 hope to honor James Madison by placing a historical marker at Montpelier recognizing James Madison as the president who led this nation throughout the War of 1812. 

    NATIONAL SOCIETY, UNITED STATES DAUGHTERS OF 1812

    Saturday, April 10, 2010

    Awards Luncheon at Associate Council in Washington, D. C.

              The purpose of the Awards Luncheon is to recognize the work that our members have done this past year.   Most, but not all, awards are given by category.   Category I has zero to forty members. Category II has forty-one to ninety members. Category III has ninety-one to one hundred-thirty members. Category IV has one hundred-thirty-one members to two hundred-fifty members. Category V has two hundred and fifty members plus.

    Fourth Vice President National Awards
    (Jodi Killeen, Fourth Vice President National)

    First Place – Sale of Savor the Spirit Cookbooks     COLORADO STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – Sale of Savor the Spirit Cookbooks     KANSAS STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – Sale of Savor the Spirit Cookbooks     VIRGINIA STATE SOCIETY

    First Place – Sale of 1812 Ancestor Index, Volumes I and III     KANSAS STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – Sale of 1812 Ancestor Index, Volumes I and III     COLORADO STATE SOCIETY

    Curator National (Bettie Parker Gustafson)

    (2 awards)
    GOV. WILLIAM SMALLWOOD CHAPTER for donations to Museum (Maryland, category 3)
    GEORGE WELLS CHAPTER for Jacket donation to Museum (Texas, category 5)

     

     

                                                                                                                                 2.
    Correct Use of the Flag (Roberta L. Everling, Chairman National)

    For Outstanding Contributions to “The Correct Use of the Flag”:
    FLORIDA STATE SOCIETY
    MICHIGAN STATE SOCIETY
    COMMANDER WILLIAM WETMORE CHAPTER (OHIO STATE SOCIETY)
    THE MADISONS OF MONPELIER CHAPTER (VIRGINIA STATE SOCIETY)
    USS ENTERPRIZE CHAPTER (WASHINGTON STATE SOCIETY)

    Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and Museum
    (Mary Woodfill Park, Chairman National)

    For 2009 Contributions:
    Category 1:
    First Place – COLORADO STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – WISCONSIN STATE SOCIETY

    Category 2:
    First Place – MARYLAND STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – MISSOURI STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place -- MISSISSIPPI STATE SOCIETY

    Category 3:
    First Place – NORTH CAROLINA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – OKLAHOMA STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – ALABAMA STATE SOCIETY

    Category 4:
    First Place – GEORGIA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – CALIFORNIA STATE SOCIETY

    Category 5:
    First Place – TEXAS STATE SOCIETY

    3.
    Second Place – TENNESSEE STATE SOCIETY

    Flora Adams Darling Daughters (FADDS) (Ann S. Williams, Chairman National)

    States with the largest number of FADDS were:
    Category 5:  TENNESSEE STATE SOCIETY with 14
    Category 5:  FLORIDA STATE SOCIETY with 7
    Category 3:  MISSOURI STATE SOCIETY with 7

    Fort McHenry (Isabelle Obert, Chairman National)

    Monetary Contributions:
    Category 1:
    First Place – COLORADO STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – NEBRASKA STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – (tie) WISCONSIN STATE SOCIETY and MASSACHUSETTS       STATE SOCIETY

    Category 2:
    First Place – MARYLAND STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    Third Place – ARIZONA STATE SOCIETY

    Category 3:
    First Place – NORTH CAROLINA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – OKALAHOMA STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – (tie) ILLINOIS STATE SOCIETY and ALABAMA STATE SOCIETY

    Category 4:
    First Place – GEORGIA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – OHIO STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – LOUISIANAN STATE SOCIETY

     

                                                                                                                                4.
    Category 5:
    First Place – TEXAS STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – VIRGINIA STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – TENNESSEE STATE SOCIETY

    Historical Landmarks (Helene Kirby Werner, Chairman National)

    Category 1:
    First Place – INDIANA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – no award
    Third Place – no award
    Category 2:
    First Place – KENTUCKY STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    Third Place – MICHIGAN STATE SOCIETY
    Category 3:
    First Place – MARYLAND STATE SOCIETY (BEST REPORT SUBMITTED)
    Second Place – NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY (FIRST REPORT SUBMITTED)
    Third Place – ILLINOIS STATE SOCIETY
    Category 4:
    First Place – OHIO STATE SOCIETY
    Category 5:
    First Place – TEXAS STATE SOCIETY

    Insignia (Michele K. Hults, Chairman National)

    Category 1:
    First Place – COLORADO STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – ALASKA STATE SOCIETY
    Honorable Mention – IOWA STATE SOCIETY
    Honorable Mention – INDIANA STATE SOCIETY

                                                                                                                                 5.                                                                                                               
    Category 2:
    First Place – MARYLAND STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SOCIETY
    Honorary Mention – PENNSYLVANIA STATE SOCIETY

    Category 3:
    First Place – MISSOURI STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – OKLAHOMA STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – ALABAMA STATE SOCIETY
    Honorary Mention – NORTH CAROLINA STATE SOCIETY

    Category 4:
    First Place – LOUISIANA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – CALIFORNIA STATE SOCIETY
    Honorary Mention – OHIO STATE SOCIETY

    Category 5:
    First Place – FLORIDA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – VIRGINIA STATE SOCIETY
    Honorable Mention – TEXAS STATE SOCIETY

    Juniors (Felicia Wilt, Chairman National)

    Most Junior Activities:
    First Place – WASHINGTON STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – NEBRASKA STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – INDIANA STATE SOCIETY

    Best Junior Activity:
    Gabrielle Linder (NEBRASKA STATE SOCIETY),
    Helped organize a Flag Day Parade at her elementary school

     

                                                                                                                                 6.

    Newsletter Article:
    OHIO STATE SOCIETY
    TENNESSEE STATE SOCIETY
    NORTH CAROLINA SOCIETY

    Youngest Junior Member:  Lillith Grace Hughes (NORTH CAROLINA STATE SOCIETY) 4 months old

    Most New Junior Members:
    First Place – TENNESSEE STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – (tie) NORTH CAROLINA STATE SOCIETY
    (tie) ALABAMA STATE SOCIETY
    (tie) OKLAHOMA STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – (tie) MICHIGAN STATE SOCIETY
    (tie) TEXAS STATE SOCIETY
    Honorable Mention – OHIO STATE SOCIETY
    Honorable Mention – FLORIDA STATE SOCIETY

    Pages for her State Council:
    Bethany Edwards (NORTH CAROLINA STATE SOCIETY)
    Kaitlin Teeter (NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY)

    Junior Members Meeting:
    Niagara Frontier Chapter (NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY)

    Junior Members in Attendance at an 1812 Meeting:
    WISCONSIN STATE SOCIETY

    Electronic Communications for Newsletter:
    Honor Hayball (CALIFORNIA STATE SOCIETY)
    Noah Kincaid (KANSAS STATE SOCIETY)
    Anna Vaise (MARYLAND STATE SOCIETY)

                                                                                                                              7.
    Matthew Butler (MAINE STATE SOCIETY)
    Nathaniel Butler (MAINE STATE SOCIETY)
    Erica Swaebly (OHIO STATE SOCIETY)
    Taylor Carrere (NORTH CAROLINA STATE SOCIETY)
    Adair Eaddy (NORTH CAROLINA STATE SOCIETY)
    Anna Strickland (NORTH CAROLINA STATE SOCIETY)
    Dalton Strickland (NORTH CAROLINA STATE SOCIETY)

    Most 1812 Historical Sites visited by Juniors:
    First Place – WISCONSIN STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – INDIANA STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY

    Jan Johnpier (NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY)
    Posting Junior Newsletter on 1812 Website

    Gabielle Linder (NEBRASKA STATE SOCIETY)
    Honorable Mention -- Outstanding Junior

    Austin Whitley (WASHINGTON STATE SOCIETY)
    Honorable Mention – Outstanding Junior

    John Whitley (WASHINGTON STATE SOCIETY)
    Outstanding Junior 2009

    Markers and 1812 Grave Locations (Christie A. Noble, Chairman National)

    For Number of Graves Marked:
    Category 3:
    First Place – Oklahoma (three markings, 2 members and 1 veteran)

    For Number of Grave Locations:
    Category 1:
    8.
    First Place – INDIANA STATE SOCIETY (347 grave location forms)

    Category 2:
    First Place – WASINGTON STATE SOCIETY (6 grave location forms)
    Category 3:
    First Place – NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY (47 grave location forms)
    Category 4:
    First Place – GEORGE STATE SOCIETY (133 grave location forms)

    For Number of Members Permits:
    Category 4:
    First Place – GEORGIA STATE SOCIETY (5)

    For Number of Real Daughters Permits:
    Category 2:
    First Place – MICHIGAN STATE SOCIETY (marking 1 grave of a Real     Daughter)

    Roberta Parks – sorting, alphabetizing, and editing the grave location forms

    Jan Brooks Johnpier – making the grave location form writable

    Membership (Frances Jakes, Chairman National)

    Category 1:
    First Place – CONNECTICUT STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – MINNESOTA STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – WISCONSIN STATE SOCIETY

    Category 2:
    First Place – KENTUCKY STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – MISSISSIPPI STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – WASHINGTON STATE SOCIETY

                                                                                                                                9.
    Category 3:
    First Place – MISSOURI STATE SOCIETY

              Second Place – MARYLAND STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY

    Category 4:
    First Place – LOUISIANA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – OHIO STATE SOCIETY

    Category 5:
    First Place – TENNESSEE STATE SOCIETY

              Third Place – FLORIDA STATE SOCIETY

    National Defense (Isabelle Obert, National Chairman)

    Category 1:
    None
    Category 2:
    First Place – (tie) KENTUCKY STATE SOCIETY and WASHINGTON STATE    SOCIETY
    Second Place – MICHIGAN STATE SOCIETY
    Category 3:
    First Place – ALABAMA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – OKLAHOMA STATE SOCIETY
    Category 4:
    First Place – GEORGIA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – OHIO STATE SOCIETY
    Category 5:
    First Place – FLORIDA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – TEXAS STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – VIRGINIA STATE SOCIETY

                                                                                                              10.

    Printed Supplies (Sharon Mitchell Champlin, Chairman National)

    Printed supplies purchased by members:
    Category 1:
    First Place – OREGON STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – COLORADO STATE SOCIETY

    Category 2:
    First Place – OKLAHOMA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – MICHIGAN STATE SOCIETY

    Category 3:
    First Place – NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – ILLINOIS STATE SOCIETY

    Category 4:
    First Place – GEORGIA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – CALIFORNIA STATE SOCIETY

    Category 5:
    First Place – TEXAS STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – FLORIDA STATE SOCIETY

    Micrographics (Adele Bowyer, National Chairman)

    For Monetary Contributions:
    Category 1:
    First Place – MINNESOTA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – INDIANA STATE SOCIETY
    Category 2:
    First Place – DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    Second Place – MISSISSIPPI STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – KENTUCKY STATE SOCIETY
    11.
    Category 3:
    First Place – MISSOURI STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SOCIETY
    Category 4:
    First Place – CALIFORNIA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – GEORGIA STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – VIRGINIA STATE SOCIETY
    Category 5:
    First Place – TENNESSEE STATE SOCIETY (Best Overall for highest monetary        contribution)
    Second Place – FLORIDA STATE SOCIETY

    Public Relations (Linda Shabo, Chairman National)

    Best Public Relations Report:
    First Place – (tie) Aline Roberts, P. R. Chairman (TENNESSEE STATE   SOCIETY) and
    Mary Casper, P. R. Chairman (NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY)

    Best State Web Sites:                                                                                                   
    First Place – NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – MINNESOTA STATE SOCIETY
    Honorable Mention – WASHINGTON STATE SOCIETY and TEXAS STATE      SOCIETY

    Best Newspaper Publicity:
    TENNESSEE STATE SOCIETY

    Best Printed Newsletter:
    NORTH CAROLINA STATE SOCIETY

    Best Display Publicity (Getting the information out):
    First Place – OKLAHOMA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – WASHINGTON STATE SOCIETY
    12.
    Student Awards:
    First Place – DAVIS ARTHUR, Student Essay
    Second Place – ALLEN ALCANTARA, Student Essay

    Educating Our Youth About the War of 1812 Award:
    First Place – Alabama Charter Chapter

     

    Schools (Kathy Rice Haas, Chairman National)

    Category 1:
    First Place – NEBRASKA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – WISCONSIN STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – INDIANA STATE SOCIETY
    Category 2:
    First Place – MICHIGAN STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – KANSAS STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – ARKANSAS STATE SOCIETY
    Category 3:
    First Place – MARYLAND STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – MISSOURI STATE SOCIETY

    Third Place – ILLINOIS STATE SOCIETY
    Category 4:
    First Place – VIRGINIA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – GEORGIA STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – ALABAMA STATE SOCIETY
    Category 5:
    First Place – TENNESSEE STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – TEXAS STATE SOCIETY

    Veterans/Rehabilitation (Ruth Faulkner, Chairman National)

     

                                                                                                                                 13.
    Category 1:
    First Place – Philip Schoff Chapter, Donations of most comfort items
    Second Place – MINNESOTA State Society, Donations to the Minneapolis VA Medical Center

    Category 2:
    First Place – (tie) DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA and MISSISSIPPI STATE    SOCIETY, Participated in the most Veterans Day Programs and Patriotic   Parades     
    MISSISSIPPI STATE SOCIETY, Best Overall Report
    Second Place – SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SOCIETY, Participated in the most         Veterans Day Programs, Parties, and Patriotic Parades

    Category 3:
    First Place – Sgt. Amos Kirkpatrick Chapter 418, Clipping Most Coupons
    First Place – Pvt. Jacob Holley Chapter 322, Most Volunteer Hours
    First Place – Pvt. Jacob Holley Chapter 322, Donations to the Haven House                      (furnished linens for 13 beds)
    Pvt. Jacob Holley Chapter 322, Best Overall Report for Category 3

     

              Second Place – Oklahoma City Chapter 282, Donation of a refrigerator to       Veterans Center
    Honorable Mention – Eighteen Eighty-Niner Chapter 361, Donation to   Veterans
    Honorable Mention – Pvt. Jacob Holley Chapter 322, Wreaths Across America,          Wreaths placed at Fort Gibson National Cemetery and U. S. S. Oklahoma      Memorial in Oklahoma City

    Category 4:
    First Place – ALABAMA STATE SOCIETY, Best Report for Category 4,
    Most Coupons Mailed to Overseas Bases, Most Stamped Mailed
    Second Place – NORTH CAROLINA SOCIETY, Most Coupons Mailed to Overseas Bases
    14.
    First Place – Shenanatoah Valley Chapter, Most Books Sent to VA Facilities
    Honorable Mention – OHIO STATE SOCIETY

    Category 5:
    First Place – TEXAS STATE SOCIETY, Veterans History Project 16 sent to      Library of Congress
    First Place – FLORIDA STATE SOCIETY, Most Coupons Mailed
    TEXAS STATE SOCIETY, Best Overall Report
    First Place – TEXAS STATE SOCIETY, Wreaths Across America, over 100      Wreaths placed
    Second Place – FLORIDA STATE SOCIETY, Wreaths Across America

    Certificate of Appreciation to Miss Ola Hill, for her years of outstanding service to veterans, South Carolina (on April 18th, she will be 100 years young)

    1812 Era Newspaper Collection (Mary Raye Casper, Chairman National)

    The 1812 Era Newspaper Collection:
    Category 2:
    First Place – The Spokane House Chapter, Spokane, Washington, Monetary    Contributions

    Category 4:
    First Place – GEORGIA STATE SOCIETY, Monetary Contributions
    Second Place – The Sgt. Benjamin Exum Chapter, Valdosta, GEORGIA STATE SOCIETY, Monetary Contributions

    Category 5:
    First Place – TENNESSEE STATE SOCIETY, Monetary Contributions

    Lynda Moreau, Chalmette Chapter, New Orleans, LOUISANA STATE SOCIETY,
    DONATION OF 1812 Era Newspaper to the Memorial Library
    15.
    Electronic Communications (Jan Johnpier, Chairman National)

    Two Individual Awards:
    LINDA SHABO, Public Relations Chairman National:  Outstanding Efforts in      Promoting National Objectives Using Electronic Communications – Bicentennial Trails Website

                                                                                                                                
    BETTIE PARKER GUSTAFSON, Outstanding State Electronic Communications          Chairman, TENNESSEE STATE SOCIETY

    Outstanding Use of Electronic Communications:
    Category 1:
    First Place – MINNESOTA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – NEBRASKA STATE SOCIETY

    Category 2:
    First Place – WASHINGTON STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – MICHIGAN STATE SOCIETY

    Category 3:
    First Place – NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER, NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY

    Category 4:
    First Place – Major Philip Cook Chapter, GEORGIA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place –Susan Leininger, OHIO STATE SOCIETY

    Category 5:
    First Place – TENNESSEE STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – TEXAS STATE SOCIETY

    St. Michael’s and All Angel’s Church (Preservation of)
    (Connie Grund, Chairman National)

                                                                                                                       16.
    Largest Monetary Donations:
    Category 1:
    First Place – NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – NEBRASKA STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – WISCONSIN STATE SOCIETY

    Category 2:
    First Place – MARYLAND STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – (tie) WASHINGTON STATE SOCIETY AND ARKANSAS          STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – MISSISSIPPI STATE SOCIETY

    Category 3:
    First Place – ALABAMA STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – NORTH CAROLINA STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – OKLAHOMA STATE SOCIETY

    Category 4:
    First Place – OHIO STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – LOUISIANA STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place   -- GEORGIA STATE SOCIETY

    Category 5:
    First Place – TEXAS STATE SOCIETY
    Second Place – VIRGINIA STATE SOCIETY
    Third Place – TENNESSEE STATE SOCIETY

    Special Interest in the Preservation of St. Michael’s Award:
    (no 1st, 2nd, or 3rd places)
    ALABAMA STATE SOCIETY
    MARYLAND STATE SOCIETY
    TEXAS STATE SOCIETY

     

                                                                                                                                 17.

    Preservation of St. Michael’s and All Angel’s Church, Individual Donors of $25 or more:
    Donors:
    Elizabeth Clay – Alabama
    Connie Grund – Alabama
    Harriet Claxton – Georgia
    Laurel Connor – Georgia
    Judy A. Frerking – Missouri

    Mary Charlotte Hall – Tennessee
    Linda Rae Lind – Washington State Society

    Chapter Award Giving the Largest Donation:
    Kitty Knight Chapter, Maryland

    Connie Swing Surrency,
    Awards Luncheon Chairman National
    Honorary State President, Texas Society

      

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