Aug
17
5:00 PM17:00

Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Dinner

  • American Legion Boat and Canoe Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our fourth Annual Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Dinner, Friday, August 17 from 5 to 8 pm.

We invite Vietnam veterans and their spouses to a free dinner for at the Boat and Canoe Club. Veterans and their spouses are free; all other guests are $5 each.

DAR is a commemorative partner with the The United States of America Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration, established by Congress, to "thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW) or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans."

We need our members' help to cook, serve and clean-up. Contact event chair Theresa Tuttle to volunteer. We also need your help with sponsoring the dinner. Please send donations to Treasurer Pam Freas. Checks should be made payable to our chapter.

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Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Veterans Home Carnival

  • State of Michigan Grand Rapids Home for Veterans (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our chapter will be helping at the Veterans Home Family Carnival, 10 am to 3 pm. Your help is needed at our table-top game booth, and to help veterans to visit all the booths (such as pushing wheel chairs, or joining them as they venture around the carnival with their walkers). Contact First Vice Regent Sharon VanWeelde to volunteer.

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Jul
26
to Jul 27

Chapter Garage Sale

  • 2263 Leonard Street Northeast Grand Rapids, MI, 49505 United States (map)
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Our third Annual Chapter Garage Sale.  Thursday, July 26 from 9 am to 4 pm and Friday, July 27 from 9 am to 3 pm.  As you are doing your spring cleaning, save some treasures for the sale.  And of course come shop the sale!

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Jun
12
12:00 PM12:00

Five Chapter Meeting

The annual Five Chapter Meeting gives members of these five West Michigan NSDAR chapters a chance to get together:  Sophie de Marsac Campau, Whispering Pines and Prairie, Muskegon, Michigan Dunes, and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton chapters.  This year, Muskegon Chapter will be hosting the meeting at the Muskegon Country Club.  More information TBA.

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May
25
to Jun 9

Spring 2018 Parade of Homes, Greater Grand Rapids

The Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids (HBAGGR) Spring Parade of Homes will be Friday, May 25 thru Saturday, June 9.  As a fundraiser for our chapter, we are staffing two homes, both on the south or southwest side of Grand Rapids.  Please contact First Vice Regent Sharon Van Weelde to volunteer for a shift, which are Wednesdays, 5-9 pm; Fridays or Saturdays, 1-5 pm or 5-9 pm; Memorial Day, 1-5 pm or 5-9 pm.

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May
19
11:30 AM11:30

Luncheon, General Meeting & Program

Topic:  Women Behind the Pen
Speaker:  Theresa Tuttle

Our monthly business meeting, program and luncheon. Plan to arrive by 11:15 AM. Meeting to start promptly at 11:30AM; cost is $20 payable at the door. Business casual is preferred dress.

Please RSVP to First Vice Regent Sharon VanWeelde no later than the Tuesday prior to the meeting.

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Apr
24
2:00 PM14:00

Grave Marking Ceremonies

In Oakhill Cemetery, 647 Hall St. SE, Grand Rapids, we will hold ceremonies to mark the graves of Martha Clay Hollister, our chapter’s first regent, and Emma M. Sanford Brayton, chapter member and fourth regent of the Michigan State Society. In St. Andrew’s Cemetery, 900 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids we will lay a wreath at the grave of our chapter's namesake, Sophie de Marsac Campau.

Please join us for one or both ceremonies.  As per the DAR Handbook and National Bylaws, Daughters may wear official insignia during the dedications.

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Apr
21
11:30 AM11:30

Luncheon, General Meeting & Program

Topic:  Committee Fair

Our monthly business meeting, program and luncheon. Plan to arrive by 11:15 AM. Meeting to start promptly at 11:30AM; cost is $20 payable at the door. Business casual is preferred dress.

Please RSVP to First Vice Regent Sharon VanWeelde no later than the Tuesday prior to the meeting.

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Mar
17
11:30 AM11:30

Luncheon, General Meeting & Program

Topic:  Celebrating Women's History Month
Speakers:  Various

Our monthly business meeting, program and luncheon.  Meeting to start promptly at 11:30AM; cost is $20 payable at the door. Business casual is preferred dress.

Please RSVP to First Vice Regent Sharon VanWeelde no later than the Tuesday prior to the meeting.

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Feb
17
11:30 AM11:30

American History Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Our 4th Annual American History Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. American History Teachers from all area schools are invited. If you know an American History Teacher, please invite them to join us.

At the Luncheon, we will be presenting the Chapter’s Outstanding Teacher of American History Award. Also joining us will be this year’s DAR Good Citizens with the top 3 students reading their essays and being presented with a cash award.

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Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Painting Party & Fundraiser

Our 4th annual Painting Party, this year a fundraiser for the American History Teacher Luncheon. No painting skills required! Our instructor will guide us each step of the way as we create our own unique masterpiece. 

Light appetizers will be provided, and you may bring the beverage of your choice. Cost is $40 per person. Friends and family invited!

RSVP to Treasurer Pam Freas. Seating is limited.

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Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Wreaths Across America

Our Chapter once again will participate in Wreaths Across America by sponsoring and laying wreaths on Veterans' graves.

Our goal this year:  make the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Cemetery the second cemetery in the nation to display a wreath on every grave.  Currently, Arlington National Cemetery is the only cemetery in the United States in which every headstone receives a wreath.  We have joined efforts with the Ottawa-North Kent Blue Star Mothers of America MI-194 to meet this goal.

Sponsor a wreath!  Your $15 donation purchases a wreath for a volunteer to place on a grave at Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Cemetery.  For every two wreaths purchased, we receive one free, so a $30 donation purchases three wreaths for this cemetery. 

The donation deadline is Thanksgiving Day, November 23.   There are two easy ways to sponsor wreaths: 
1. By check: complete the sponsorship form (click HERE), print out and mail with your check and form to the address on the form. 
2. By credit card: visit https://wreaths.fastport.com/donateLocation.html?page=14865 and scroll down through the "Donate Through a Group" list on the right side of the page--click on the "donate" button next to "DAR Sophie de Marsac Campau Chapter."

Then help lay the wreaths on Saturday, December 16.  Family and friends are welcome to participate as well. The program begins in the chapel.  Please dress for the weather.
 

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Nov
18
11:30 AM11:30

Luncheon, General Meeting & Program

Topic:  Understanding Hospice
Speaker:  Margaret Howard, Hospice of Michigan

Our monthly business meeting, program and luncheon. Plan to arrive by 11:15 AM so menu orders may be taken prior to the start of the meeting. Meeting to start promptly at 11:30AM; cost is $20 payable at the door. Business casual is preferred dress.

Please RSVP to First Vice Regent Sharon VanWeelde no later than the Tuesday prior to the meeting.

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Oct
31
9:00 AM09:00

Gift Wrapping for Santa Claus Girls

We will be wrapping gifts for Santa Claus Girls! 

Contact First Vice Regent Sharon Van Weldee with questions or to volunteer. Bring your lunch and wear comfortable shoes. 

The goal of the Santa Claus Girls organization to see that no child in Kent County is without a gift on Christmas morning. The Santa Claus Girls take care of children 1 year to 12 years of age. More information about Santa Claus Girls can be found by visiting their website at www.santaclausgirls.org.

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Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

Uccello's Fundraiser for Wreaths Across America

Dine at Uccello's on the East Beltline tonight from 5 pm to 9 am, and a portion of your tab will be donated to our Chapter to sponsor wreaths for Wreaths Across America.  You MUST turn in a printed flyer when paying your bill in order for our Chapter to receive credit; click HERE for the flyer. Flyers will NOT be available at the door; please bring one with you. Spread the word and grab your family for dinner to raise money for this worthy cause.

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Oct
25
1:00 PM13:00

Members' Grave Marking

We will hold two separate ceremonies in two different locations to mark the graves of two members who recently passed away:
1 pm: Grandville Cemetery, 3570 Prairie St SW, Grandville
5:30 pm: Woodlawn Cemetery, 2530 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids (east side of the road)

Please join us for one or both ceremonies. As per the DAR Handbook and National Bylaws, Daughters may wear official insignia during the dedications.

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Oct
14
to Oct 15

Camp DAR

Staying in a lovely modern camp facility, there will be service projects, a campfire program, food, music fellowship and most of all FUN!  You can come for the overnight or just the day on Saturday.  This activity will replace our regular October 2017 meeting.  Click HERE for a registration form.  Reservations are due September 25.

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Oct
6
to Oct 21

Fall 2017 Parade of Homes, Greater Grand Rapids

The Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids (HBAGGR) Fall 2017 Parade of Homes is Friday, October 6 thru Saturday, October 21. As a fundraiser for our chapter, we are staffing one home in Hudsonville. This is easy and fun! Please contact Treasurer Pam Freas to volunteer for a shift: 
Wednesdays, 5 - 8 pm
Fridays or Saturdays, 1 - 4:30 pm or 4:30 - 8 pm

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Aug
18
5:00 PM17:00

Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Dinner

  • American Legion Boat and Canoe Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our 3rd Annual Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Dinner, Friday, August 18 from 5 to 8 pm.

We invite Vietnam veterans and their spouses to a free dinner for at the Boat and Canoe Club. Veterans and their spouses are free; all other guests are $5 each.

DAR is a commemorative partner with the The United States of America Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration, established by Congress, to "thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW) or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans."

We need our members' help to cook, serve and clean-up. Contact Regent Theresa Tuttle to volunteer. We also need your help with sponsoring the dinner. Please send donations to Treasurer Pam Freas. Checks should be made payable to our chapter.

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Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Veterans Home Carnival

  • State of Michigan Grand Rapids Home for Veterans (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our Chapter will be helping at the Veterans Home Family Carnival, 10 am to 3 pm. Your help is needed at our table-top game booth, and to help veterans to visit all the booths (such as pushing wheel chairs, or joining them as they venture around the carnival with their walkers). Contact First Vice Regent Sharon VanWeelde to volunteer.

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Jul
14
to Jul 15

Chapter Garage Sale

  • 2263 Leonard Street Northeast Grand Rapids, MI, 49505 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our 2nd Annual Chapter Garage Sale.  Friday, July 14 from 9 am to 4 pm.  Saturday, July 15 from 9 am to 2 pm.  As you are doing your spring cleaning, save some treasures for the sale!  Please contact Treasurer Pam Freas to volunteer to work a time slot.

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Jun
21
11:30 AM11:30

Five Chapter Meeting

The annual Five Chapter Meeting gives members of these five West Michigan NSDAR chapters a chance to get together:  Sophie de Marsac Campau, Whispering Pines and Prairie, Muskegon, Michigan Dunes, and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton chapters.  This year, our chapter will be hosting the meeting.  Michigan State Regent Diane M. Schrift will be the speaker.  Click HERE for a registration form.  Deadline for reservations is June 7.

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May
26
to Jun 10

Spring 2017 Parade of Homes, Greater Grand Rapids

The Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids (HBAGGR) Spring Parade of Homes will be Friday, May 26 thru Saturday, June 10.  As a fundraiser for our chapter, we are staffing two homes, one on the north side of Grand Rapids and one on the south side.  Please contact First Vice Regent Sharon Van Weelde to volunteer for a shift, which are Wednesdays, 5-9 pm; Fridays or Saturdays, 1-5 pm or 5-9 pm; Memorial Day, May 29, 1-5 pm or 5-9 pm.

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May
20
11:30 AM11:30

Luncheon, General Meeting & Program

Topic:  Celebrating National Parks
Speaker:  LuDean Peters, State Historian, Michigan Society NSDAR

Our monthly business meeting, program and luncheon. Plan to arrive by 11:15 AM so menu orders may be taken prior to the start of the meeting. Meeting to start promptly at 11:30AM; cost is $20 payable at the door. Business casual is preferred dress.

Please RSVP to First Vice Regent Sharon VanWeelde no later than the Tuesday prior to the meeting.

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Apr
22
11:30 AM11:30

Luncheon, General Meeting & Program

Topic:  Committee Fair
Speakers:  Various

Our monthly business meeting, program and luncheon. Plan to arrive by 11:15 AM so menu orders may be taken prior to the start of the meeting. Meeting to start promptly at 11:30AM; cost is $20 payable at the door. Business casual is preferred dress.

Please RSVP to First Vice Regent Sharon VanWeelde no later than the Tuesday prior to the meeting.

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Mar
18
11:30 AM11:30

Luncheon, General Meeting & Program

Topic:  Celebrating Women's History Month
Speakers:  Various

Our monthly business meeting, program and luncheon. Plan to arrive by 11:15 AM so menu orders may be taken prior to the start of the meeting. Meeting to start promptly at 11:30AM; cost is $20 payable at the door. Business casual is preferred dress.

Please RSVP to Vice Regent Sharon VanWeelde no later than the Tuesday prior to the meeting.

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