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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Lord Craven Member, Helen Taylor Drives in Style

Betsy Hamer and Helen Taylor stand in front of Helen's new 2015 Cadillac. Helen does have great taste. 

May 16th Lord Craven Colonial Dames Meeting

The Lord Craven Colonial Dames meeting was held on May 16, 2015 at The Carolina BBQ in Wilmington, NC. 
New 1812 Officers were sworn in at the 1812 meeting.
Pat Gooding, Vice-President; Linda Rivenbark, Recording Secretary; Carol Jutte, Registrar; Ruth-Anne Bolz, Marie Preston, Chaplain; officers not in photo are Pat Elsaesser, Treasurer: Diane Kuebert, Corresponding Secretary; Historian/Librarian, Mary Earp  Chaplain and Carole Weiss, prior President.
President Carole Weiss presented each of the  officers with a good-by yellow rose.
Carol Weiss welcomes Ruth-Anne Bolz as the new Lord Craven President for the next two years.

 President, Ruth-Anne Bolz;  Pat Gooding, Vice-President, Linda Rivenbark, Recording Secretary; and Carol Jutte, Registrar

Row 1: Shirley Zenock, Kathy Miller, Betsy Hames and  Pat Johnson
Row 2: Fran Carlsen, Ann Nickerson, Pat Tucker, Barbara Lewis and Pat Gooding

The Crossnore School donated a beautiful shawl pictured above for our chapter to raffle this year to make additional funds  for the 2nd annual Wounded Warrior Luncheon in October. It is a beautiful sage green with a light cream in the weave on the side. Anyone interested in tickets should contact Lisa English at 910-289-5730.

Cynthia Avent was the speaker at the May 16th Lord Craven meeting. Her topic of discussion ws the Magna Carta. Ruth-Anne Bolz gave a presentation on the History of the Huguenots. 

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