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Daughters of the American Revolution

Committee Reports

DAR SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

 

Hi, Ladies!

The summer is coming to a close and students are already back in classrooms.  It is time to think about scholarships for the coming year.  I will be sending applications and facts about the various NSDAR Scholarships to area high schools, colleges and universities, after September 1.

 

If you have a child or grandchild who is a high school senior or a student who is in college, there may be a DAR scholarship available.  Due to the economy some scholarships are not being offered this year and many have restrictions as to who is eligible to apply for those.  There is one scholarship that is for students whose mother is a DAR member.  All scholarships require a sponsor letter from a DAR Chapter.  I will gladly write that letter of sponsor to accompany the scholarship applications.

 

The OSDAR Wings of Eagles Scholarship is also available to high school seniors.   In the past, five $1000 scholarships were given out.  Due to a decline in donations to this fund, it may not be possible to give as many awards this year.   I have those application forms and this scholarship also requires a sponsor letter.  Applications can be obtained from the schools’ Guidance Departments or I can mail the information directly to you.  Please contact me if I can be of assistance.

 

Warm regards,

Audrey Morrison

Canton Chapter DAR Scholarship Chairman

10912 Billingham Avenue NW

Uniontown, OH 44685-9143

330-494-6319

Email:whmalm@yahoo.com

 

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Tee's Please Campaign
2010 -2013
All DAR Chapters
State of Ohio
 
Jayne White will be collecting T-shirts of various sizes and colors (please don't forget the ladies) to be distributed to facilities under the jurisdiction of the VA Healthcare System of Ohio.  DAR members and chapters are asked to purchase and donate these shirts.  Please, no sleeveless or underwear shirts.
 
Questions?  You can reach Jayne at:  jaynew88@sbcglobal.net
 
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WOMEN'S ISSUES
Ruth Frock, Chairman
[see the new Women's Issues page]
 
 

A click here will take you to Ruth's page:

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PROJECT PATRIOT
Betty Graybill, Chairman

Betty Graybill, our Project Patriot Chairman, is collecting cancelled stamps, toiletries, men's magazines (such as fitness or sports), Sudoku puzzles, popcorn, and other snacks. There are women in the service so magazines that might interest them would be appropriate, also other feminine items (including feminine hygiene products), might be appreciated.  If you prefer, just send Betty a check.  Money collected for troops is an excellent solution.  Betty says she has various "haunts" where she can get good deals for items to send.
 
She reports that we have sent 25  boxes to Iraq with 166 lbs and 1 box to Afghanistan.32 pair of sox and 83 toiletries were delivered to the VA clinic in Canton.  A total value of $115.  She collected $140 at the luncheon to use for purchases for items for the troops.  She delivered 43 magazines to the McKinley Life Care Center. Pat Stuck's Red Hat Group Rouge Chapeau helped with the last 2 boxes.

The "Sox Box" project continues.  All the white sox previously collected have been delivered.  Further donations are always welcome.  Members are encouraged to bring in white cotton, crew socks. These cannot be any other color, style, or material and socks must be in unopened, original packaging. The sox are an ongoing project in conjunction with the Blue Star Mothers. They are moms with children serving in the war with Iraq & Afghanistan. They are distributed through our VA Hospitals locally here in OH.
 
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The armed forces return our military to this country.  They do not provide transportation home for them  It used to be that they could fly stand-by for a reasonable rate, but most airlines have ceased to provide this service.In order to allow these deserving young people to see their family members either immediately before or after their military service abroad, a fund has been set up.  Whether or not you are for or against the war doesn't matter.  Local military families who operate on a shoestring deserve our support.  If you can donate to the cause, please send a tax-deductible check to:
 
                Airfare Assistance Fund
                c/o New Covenant Church
                2095 W. Market Street
                Akron, Ohio 44313

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VETERANS COMMITTEE

Jayne White is our new Chairman of the Service for Veteran's Committee.  She would appreciate it if you would collect cardboard for her to use for crossword puzzles.  Donations of books, playing cards, etc. would also be appreciated. These items are sent to area veterans hospitals. 

Military Note
OHIO--Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland recently signed Senate Bill 289, legislation that will establish the Ohio Department of Veterans Services and ensure employment rights to those serving in the uniformed services. The new department will assume the duties of the Office of Veterans Services. The duties of the current director of the Governor's Office of Veterans Services will transfer to the new director of the department, who will serve as a member of the governor's cabinet. The legislation also will provide employment protection for members of the uniformed services or the Ohio organized militia who must take a leave of absence from their job to serve their country.
 - Canton Repository -

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Canton Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution