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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Reception Honoring President General Elizabeth McAteer on May 16th

Lord Craven Chapter received an invitation from the Catawba Valley Chapter to a reception honoring our new President General Elizabeth McAteer on May 16, 2-4PM  at Gaston Country Club in Gastonia. That is the day of our meeting and we will be installing new officers.  If anyone wants to attend the reception please let Carole know so she can RSVP to them by May 8.  Note Carole email address is now

posted by Chapter President, Carole Weiss

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lord Craven Colonial Dames Will Meet on May 16, 2015

Lord Craven

The next Lord Craven Colonial Dames meeting will be held on May 16, 2015 at The Carolina BBQ in Wilmington, NC at 11:30. The guest speaker will be Honorary State President,  Gwen Causey. Her topic will be, "Our Colonial Dames Headquarters." Contact President Carole Weiss for additional information  at

Photos of the headquarters were taken from the
 Colonial Dames web site.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Subject: War of 1812 event in Wilmington February 15, 2015

As the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 is quickly drawing to a close, we wanted to be sure that you and your organization were aware of an event in Wilmington, NC on February 15, 2015:

Four institutions have come together to present one of North Carolina’s closing events for the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, The Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry, and the Fayetteville AreaTransportation and Local History Museum will host a War of 1812 Commemoration Ceremony at :

St. James Episcopal Church on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. This program honors the service of the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry during the war as well as three servicemen buried in the churchyard at St. James. It also celebrates the long-standing ties between the cities of Wilmington and Fayetteville and the parishes of St. James and St. John’s. The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Kevin Cherry, Deputy Secretary for Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

Please join us for this special event and share this information with those who may be interested. For more information, contact museum staff at (910) 433-1457, 1458, or 1944.

Heidi Bleazey, Museum Specialist
Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum and
North Carolina Veterans Park
Fayetteville Cumberland Parks and Recreation| 121 Lamon St. | Fayetteville, NC 28301
Office: 910.433.1944

Monday, February 2, 2015

Lord Craven Meeting Scheduled for 12:00 on February 21st

Our next Lord Craven meeting is February 21, 2015  at Noon at Carolina BBQ ion South College Ave. in Wilmington, NC.  Please note the time change. This is due to the Moore's Creek Celebration in the morning.

Our speaker is Jeff Holcomb who will tell us about a very interesting, 'modern' woman "Eleanor of Aquitaine."

Tremendous thanks to all who supported our NC Grown Fraser Fir Wreath fund raiser this fall.

Remember Wreaths Across America... honor or remember someone anytime. Fran Carlsen asks that you bring cancelled stamps and grocery coupons to the meeting.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Wreaths Across America 2014

Lord Craven member, Becky DeSilva placing a wreath on a headstone

Bettie Lettieri, Martha Blancher  and Carole Weiss 

Martha Blacher placing a wreath on a headstone
Bonnie Becmer photographing a wreath that was placed on a h eadstone

Pat Elsaesser, Martha Blacher, Betsy Hamer,  Bonnie Becmer, Pat Gooding, Fran Carlsen, Carol Jutte

           President Carole Weiss laying a wreath for 
Wreaths Across America


Thursday, October 30, 2014

November 15, 2014 Lord Craven Colonial Dames Meeting

The November Lord Craven Colonial Dames meeting will be held on November 15th at the Carolina BBQ Restaurant on South College Avenue in Wilmington, NC. The meeting will begin at 11:30. The program will be Cynthia Avent, Carole Weiss et al “Sharing our Colonial Dames Ancestors.”
   Ladies will be sharing their Colonial Dames Ancestors
at the November meeting.

Lord Craven chapter is again selling the North Carolina  wreaths that we sold last year.  It was a successful fund raiser for us and we hope that members will again support this effort and encourage friends and family to purchase one or more of these beautiful wreaths.  Shipping costs have increased and the price of the wreath this year is $22. The price is right and they make lovely gifts.  The wreaths will be delivered to Mary Earp by Dec 6 for pickup at her home.

The Lord Craven Chapter of Colonial Dames is selling  wreaths again this year. You can see from the photographs that Carole provided that you can decorate them in a variety of ways. You can just put a bow on one if you like or leave them plain.

Checks should be made out to Lord Craven Chapter, CD XVIIC & sent to Pat Elsaesser or bring them to our next meeting on Nov 15th.  Our deadline for getting the orders in is Nov 20.

Pat will keep a count of the number of wreaths ordered by each member.
Each member should keep a list of their people, their contact information & the number of wreaths each one ordered.
22 INCH WREATHS without bows    $22
Delivery the first week of December

Is a non-profit Hereditary service organization
Dedicated to historical preservation & research, support to veterans,
 & education of our youth

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September 20th Lord Craven Colonial Dames Meeting

President Carole Weiss introducing Emily Weil, guest speaker.

Emily  Weil speaking on "Cornwallis".
The September Lord Craven Colonial Dames meeting was held on September 20th at the Carolina BBQ Restaurant on South College Avenue in Wilmington, NC. The guest speaker was renowned author, Emily Weil, who spoke about her new book Cornwallis. Her Volunteer Work includes Wayne Co. Historical Association, Past DAR State Treasurer, State Registrar and National Parliamentarian for CDXVIIC. Emily has published 7 books on historical subjects, 3 plays, 2 video scripts and 10 short stories published in newspapers. She has also received "Outstanding Young Woman in America" 1966; Governor's Award for Volunteer Service 1999; "Order of the Long Leaf Pine" Award 2005; NC Society of Historians History Book Award for "Cornwallis" 2010; DAR National History Award 2011.

The books Emily Weil wrote and are for sale.