"Understanding Service Opportunities"
State President Dominique Matthews
Senior State President Virginia "Ginger" Poffenberger
Understanding Service Opportunities
The theme for the 2019-2020 administration is “Understanding Service Opportunities.” This project supports active duty military personnel by providing donations to the USO lounge at the Orlando International Airport. The USO was founded in 1941 as a support system for the military and their families. Today it continues to connect military families and support the needs of active duty military. The donations from this project will allow the USO to purchase all necessary items that keep the lounge operating during business hours. Around 300,000 military personnel travel through Orlando International Airport each year. For food alone, the USO spends $2,000 a month, meaning in one year $24,000 is spent solely on food; all of which is donated.
To support this project, pins and bags will be on sale. Any involvement whether it be time or money, will be greatly appreciated. Let’s make this upcoming year a fantastic one!
"Foundations of Freedom"
National President Mackie Storage
Senior National President Norma L. Griffin
Foundations of Freedom
This project strives to connect history and leadership. By learning about the early life of George Washington and the code of conduct he strived to live by, members across the country can learn the foundations of citizenship he developed at Ferry Farm. This project can be embraced by all members, regardless of their geographic location. Ultimately, it is an opportunity for members to learn about George Washington’s upbringing, influences he had at a young age and experiences he received given the circumstances of his boyhood.
C.A.R. has two goals to support these activities.
Members will raise funds for the reproduction Washington Family Desk at George Washington’s boyhood home. The replica desk would have been the desk that was in the parlor and used by all members of the Washington household to write letters or do school lessons. We will also support the development of Ferry Farm’s web-based educational initiatives for students all over the world.
C.A.R. also has a second goal to highlight the leadership development opportunities that the National Society Children of the American Revolution offers our members. As our creed says, “as the boys and girls of 1776 took an active part in the War for Independence, so the boys and girls of today have a definite work to do for their Country.” What better way to become good citizens than develop leadership skills that will last a lifetime?
To learn more, please visit the N.S.C.A.R. National Program and Project page.