OUR UPCOMING MEETINGS
Invite guests and potential members!
September 9 5:30 p.m. The Perilous Journey of the Constitution
Celebrate Constitution week with our own 1st Vice Regent J. Lenora Bresler as she reprises the keynote that brought over 700 Florida DAR members to their feet at the 2019 Fall Forum.
October 14 11:00 a.m. Myth or Truth: Stories You’ve Heard About Early America
Beverly Gentry, national vice-chair of the DAR Museum’s Corresponding Docents, presents fascinating artifacts that challenge what you think you know about colonial life in America.
November 11 5:30 p.m. The Moving History of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Judy Goby-Ostoby brings us the program that won DAR’s top award for 2019! The perfect program for Veterans Day, she uncovers the origin of America’s most famous military monument, who is buried in it, and the fascinating details of our commemoration.
December 5 11:00 a.m. Christmas Luncheon at Lone Palm Golf & Country Club featuring Captain Harold and Rachel Earls (doors open at 10:30 a.m.)
Hear the inspiring and patriotic story of this military family. Captain Harold Earls is a West Point Graduate who coordinated an army-sponsored hike up Mount Everest to bring awareness to military suicide and PTSD. His wife, Rachel Wynn Earls, was raised in Lakeland, and is the granddaughter of Past Regent Pauline Mann Brennan and DAR member Annie Laurie Brennan Wynn. The Earls’ love story has millions following them on their Youtube program, Earls Family Vlogs. Authors of the soon-to-be-released book A Higher Calling, available on Amazon, they will tell us how they pursue love, faith, and Mount Everest for a greater purpose.
January 13 5:30 p.m. Faith and Government: The Founders Speak about Religion
Dr. Michael Strawbridge, history professor and upper campus principal of Geneva Classical
Academy, explores the founders’ own words about religion and its place in society.
February 10 2 p.m. George Washington Tea
Madame State Regent Kay Yarbrough portrays Martha Washington: First Lady of Our Hearts in a program perfect for this traditional highlight of the year!
March 10 5:30 pm. Could You Run a Colonial Household?
Fascinating, hands-on presentation of the DAR Museum’s only adult traveling education program. Master the skills needed to run a household in Revolutionary America. Beverly Gentry returns to assist the newest DAR Museum corresponding docent, J. Lenora Bresler, to facilitate.
SATURDAY, MARCH 20: 9 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Finding Your Revolutionary Patriot
Our own registrar extraordinaire, Gayle Londeree, leads this engaging workshop that will enable you to find your patriot ancestors! Open to the public and co-sponsored by the Polk County History Center and Genealogical Library. Held at the Polk County History Center in Bartow.
April 14 11:00 a.m. Abigail Adams: Petticoat Despot
Marcea Oetting brings her brilliant portrayal of our second first lady to fascinate us with her riveting first-person story-telling.
May 12 5:30 p.m. ANNUAL MEETING AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
Madame State Regent Kay Yarbrough installs our new board, who will then perform with her in a delightful costumed-skit bringing the DAR Founders to life!
Prospective members are welcome to attend meetings!