June 24, 2015

What We Do

Calendar

We generally meet the 1st Saturday morning of each month September through May, in the Castle Rock, Colorado area and our meetings are open to chapter members, their guests, and prospective members. If you’d like to attend a meeting or for more information, please contact contact Chapter Regent using our “Contact Us” page.

2019-2020 CHAPTER MEETINGS & PROGRAMS

Castle Rock, CO. 80109

The chapter varies the dates and times of the meetings to allow members with busy schedules and conflicting obligations to attend whenever possible.  Meeting hostesses volunteer to provide snacks, decorations and door prices.  Please contact debbiemulvey@icloud.com for meeting times and locations.

September 21, 2019 – Saturday morning

Program:  Our new State Regent, Bethe Clark-Urban will be introduced and will present her administration’s project and other program information.

Commemorative Events: 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment (8/18), Patriot Day and 9/11 Memorial (9/11), Anniversary of the Mayflower’s Voyage (9/16), Constitution Day (9/17), Citizenship Day (9/17)

 October 19, 2019 – Saturday morning

PROGRAM ONLY – BUSINESS MEETING IS 10/26

Program:  In this joint program with the Smoky Hill Trail Chapter, one of Castle Rock Chapter’s Master Gardeners will discuss how to grow a pollinator garden.

No business meeting for Castle Rock Chapter on this date.

October 26, 2019 – Saturday morning

Program:    Douglas County Deputy Sheriff Brian McKnight will present a program on current trends and prevention in the areas of personal safety, self-defense, scams and community issues.

Commemorative Events:  NSDAR Founders Day and Day of Service (10/11), NSDAR Day of Prayer (10/13), National Prevention of Domestic Violence Month (wear purple for solidarity).

November 23, 2019 – Saturday morning

Program:  Honorary State Regent Charlotte Hubbs, visiting from Mount Rosa Chapter, will present a program on Congressional Cemeteries, a little known historical feature in our nation’s capitol.

Presentation:  Award to Outstanding ROTC Cadet

Commemorative Events:  Election Day (11/15), Veterans Day (11/11)

December 21, 2019 – Saturday morning

Program:  Veteran Rod Cole will present a program on the Battle of Trenton, which was a turning point of the Revolutionary War, and its significance for the service patriots throughout central New Jersey, allowing the Continental Army to achieve victory at the Battle of Princeton a few days later.

Commemorative Events: Bill of Rights Day (12/15), Wreaths Across America Day (12/21)

January 18, 2020 – Saturday morning

Program:  Local historian and contributor to the Castle Pines Connection newspaper, Joe Gschwendtner, will present his work detailing the history of the Wildcat Mountains, as the environs of Castle Rock were historically known.  He will include the “Wildcat Lore” section of the Connection and “Wildcat Corner,” a historical display located in Castle Pines Homes Association’s community room.  Finally, we will recognize Terri Wiebold, Publisher and Editor of The Castle Pines Connection, for devoting entire pages to the Wildcat Lore series and local history.

February 22, 2020 – Saturday morning

Program/Presentation:  The chapter will host and present awards to the school age winners of its American History Award, hearing their essays, and its high school senior Good Citizen of the year.

 March 21, 2020 – Saturday morning

Program:  Tony Sievers, Social Studies Curriculum Specialist for Denver Public Schools will present a program on Girls in Government, a program he developed with DPS classrooms and local women in all levels of government to educate girls on civics and participation on government.  He also will inform the chapter on unique aspects of women’s suffrage in Colorado, which is part of his March curriculum, and the Virtual Summit that he participates in with DPS students as a partnership with the History Colorado Museum and the Smithsonian Museum to educate students on our region’s history.

Commemorative Events:  Women’s History Month, Anniversary of the Boston Massacre (3/5), National Vietnam War Veterans Day (3/29)

 April 17, 2020 – Friday evening

BBQ DINNER

WITH POTLUCK SIDES AND DESSERTS

POTATO SALAD CONTEST

JUDGED BY HODARS

Program: The Castle Rock chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will present their Patriot Chest and other historical artifacts of the American Revolution.  HODARs and other guests at our evening potluck dinner meeting will also learn about the SAR and this new local chapter.

Commemorative Events:  American’s Creed Day (4/3), Patriot’s Day (observed in New England 4/15) to commemorate the 244th Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington & Concord (4/19)

May 23, 2020 – Saturday evening

POTLUCK DINNER

Program:  Members of the Stegosaurus Society, our local Children of the American Revolution Chapter, will present a program on their own patriot ancestors’ service in the American Revolution.  Also at this Annual Meeting, chapter officers will present their reports and the chapter will celebrate its work in the past year.

Commemorative Events:  Memorial Day (5/25)

Committees

Members of the Castle Rock Chapter NSDAR are delighted to join other Colorado chapters, the Colorado State DAR, and National Society in service to our communities. Most of the significant work of the DAR is done at the grassroots level through individual chapters. Each chapter has its own programs and initiatives based on the DAR’s mission and guidance from the state and national leadership. Our committees are the base of our chapter’s involvement in our communities; giving our members opportunities to serve DAR objectives that are most valuable to each person. Some of the committees we’re excited to begin serving include:

American Heritage
American History
American Indians
Americanism
Chapter Achievement Awards
Children of the American Revolution Committee
Chapter Development and Revitalization Commission
Commemorative Events
Community Classroom
Community Service Awards
Conservation
Constitution Week
DAR Genealogy Preservation
DAR Good Citizens
DAR Magazine
DAR Museum Outreach
DAR Project Patriot
DAR Scholarship
DAR School
DAR Service for Veterans
The Flag of the United States of America
Genealogical Records
Historic Preservation
Insignia
Junior American Citizens
Junior Membership
Lineage Research
Literacy Promotion
Membership
National Defense
President General’s Project
Public Relations & Media
Service to America
Special Projects Grants
Volunteer Information Specialists
Volunteer Genealogists
Women’s Issues
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