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No matter what project or activity, we are always focused on our core mission of Historic preservation, Patriotism and Education; currently our strategic Initiatives are centered around the following:

 

EDUCATION

History Books for Teachers

Each year we budget monies for our middle school social studies teachers to help them promote the history of our country. We meet with them and present the gift card and allow them to pick the best books for their students.

Box Tops

DAR uses a Box Tops for Education phone app to scan grocery receipts to see if there are any purchases with box tops. The school you designate from the list below will receive the funds directly through the app.

Pop Tops

C.A.R. state theme is “To Preserve America’s History and Honor Our Patriots.” Their project is to continue to collect pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House (RMDH), and to collect old bedding and towels for local humane societies. Societies are to donate these items to their local humane societies. Please continue to save your pop tabs for C.A.R.

DAR Schools

Kate Duncan Smith (KDS) DAR

American Indian Schools

Chemawa Indian School Bacone College

DAR Approved Schools

Hillside School, Inc.

Hindman Settlement School, Inc. Berry College, Inc.

The Crossnore School and Children’s Home

Outstanding Teacher of American History Contest

The Outstanding Teacher of American History Contest honors notable full-time teachers of history (and related fields such as social studies, government, and citizenship education) in public, private, and parochial schools, grades 5-12. These teachers have demonstrated excellence in:

  • Readily sharing an incisive knowledge of American history
  • Being committed to their students
  • Fostering a spirit of patriotism and loyal support of our country
  • Relating history to modern life and events
  • Requiring high academic standards at all times from their students Carbon Valley Chapter shall allocate $200 toward this

Woman in American History Award

The emphasis of this award is on the role of women, past and present, in American history. Chapters are encouraged to select a notable woman from their state or community to honor. March is officially “Women’s History Month,” so chapters may wish to use this occasion to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of the woman of their choice.

The DAR Good Citizen Award

Frederick, Mead, and Skyline High School staffs as well as private, charter, or home-school high school staff in Carbon Valley’s designated area may select one senior per year to receive the award for their school based on the criteria required.

DAR Good Citizen Essay Scholarship Contest

Each winning Good Citizen by their school may choose to compete in the Scholarship Essay Contest. Only one student will win first place for his/her essay for Carbon Valley Chapter. The scholarship amount will be $300, plus other awards as designated by the National Society. They also have the chance to move on to state, district, and national to win higher scholarships designated by state, district, and national each year.

6th-12th Grade Essay Contest

New essay criteria each year from state

Essays to be given to grade 6-12 students. Each grade shall have three winners each, for a total of 21 awards, as follows:

First Place: $50

Second Place:$40

Third Place: $30

CONSERVATION

Conservation

In 2021, the Carbon Valley Chapter elected to add two new conservation efforts to its repertoire: Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and the W.O.L.F Sanctuary (Wolfs offered Life and Friendship).  To start, we will provide information and updates in our chapter meeting and by email to our members and prospects on how they can support these, either financially or in person.  As we develop relationships with both these organizations, we will provide additional ways for members and prospects to get involved.  We are looking forward to growing this effort.

Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
https://www.greenwoodwildlife.org/
Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is devoted to the rehabilitation and release of orphaned, injured, and sick wildlife. They are the largest wildlife rehabilitation center that treats mammals, birds, and waterfowl on the Front Range. They treat thousands of animals annually and over 200 different species have come through the doors since they were founded in 1982.

They also provide outreach programs for audiences of all ages regarding rehabilitation, humane solution to human-wildlife conflicts, and how you can help Colorado’s wildlife.

Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
PO Box 18987
Boulder, CO

W.O.L.F. Sanctuary (Wolves Offered Life and Friendship)
https://wolfsanctuary.co/sanctuary/
W.O.L.F. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in the foothills of northern Colorado, just northwest of Fort Collins. Since 1995, they have been rescuing captive-born wolves and wolf dogs that are unable to be cared for by their original owners and providing them with permanent, lifelong sanctuary at their mountain facility. W.O.L.F. strives to take into account each individual’s physical and emotional needs for Colorado residents. Currently, W.O.L.F. can care for 30 wolves and wolf dogs at any one time. Packs are kept between two to four individuals and are allowed to roam natural habitat enclosures.

Each enclosure is constructed with 8- to 10-foot-high nine-gauge chain-link fencing with 3- to 4-foot ground wire as dig guards. They range from 1/4 acre to one acre in size per pack. When the packs are well adjusted to their environment/enclosure, they tend to feel at home and do not wish to escape. Establishing a “home” environment is key. W.O.L.F. works very hard to group animals together that are well suited and to make sure they have suitable space to avoid uncomfortable situations.

It is imperative to be certain that an enclosure is build correctly from the beginning. If a wolf were to find a weak point in an enclosure, it would learn how to exploit it. They learn and improve upon their ingenuity. W.O.L.F. personnel build all enclosures firmly and soundly in order to prevent this situation.

Due to the facility’s challenging location, W.O.L.F. is able to utilize only a fraction of its available acreage. They are in the process of developing a new location where we can maximize our efforts.

Trex Community Challenge

Trex plastic film recycling challenge. How does the challenge work? Determine a six-month collection time period. Collect a minimum of 500 lb or 40,500 plastic film and bags. Weigh and record the amount of film recycled each month. Deliver the collected plastic film to a participating retailer for recycling.

Carbon Valley Chapter chose April 1-September 31, 2020, and we exceeded our goal by mid-June. We continued to collect for another six-month period, working with our Longmont Chapter, Longs Peak. We’ve had so much fun doing this, each of working toward a zero-waste goal! We have been so successful in this activity that through the challenge we were awarded a Trex bench which we dedicated to the Historic Highlandlake Cemetery in June 2021. We continue to collect stretchy plastic and hope for another bench to donate.

PATRIOTISM

Pocket Stars

Create pocket stars to give to active military and veterans, enabling us to recycle worn out flags. We cut stars off the flag and put them in small clear baggie with the phrase:

“I am part of our American Flag that has flown over the USA. I can no longer fly, The sun and winds caused me to become tattered and torn. Please carry me a reminder that you are not forgotten.”

PAMVETS

Eat Breakfast with Veterans and hand out pocket stars/Christmas cards. Donate $100 to their organization in support of the veterans. Present Vietnam lapel pins to Vietnam veterans.

National Salute to Veteran Patients Program

Travel to Wyoming each year, generally close to Valentines Day, to visit the hospital residents and hand out gifts and donations of items to veterans including large print playing cards, books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles.

Operation Military Care K9

K9 postage and care package items are sent for two care packages to go overseas for military working dogs. Items are collected year-round and shipped when the box is full enough.

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Donations for Flags

Carbon Valley Daughters accept donations for 3 ft x 5 ft durable polyester, made in the USA, American flags. These flags are available for a minimum donation of $30. Your donation supports many of our ongoing programs, such as: history books for schools; Operation Military Care, for which we ship care packages to military dogs and their handlers; National Salute to Veteran Patients, for which we provide gifts for veterans; and much more. For more information about donations click here.

Memorial Day Joint Ceremony with the Longs Peak Chapter, NSDAR

Use the artificial wreath in the wreath laying ceremony each year at three locations starting at Stephen Day Park, then Foothills Gardens of Memory cemetery, and finally Mountain View Cemetery. Wreaths are in honor of veterans laid to rest.

WOMEN’S ISSUES

Free the Girls

This organization exist to help girls rescued from sex trafficking to live a life of true freedom. DAR partners to donate new or slightly used bras. We collect and drop off at Heart of Longmont Church. By donating your slightly used bras you also contribute to our conservation efforts by keeping items out of the landfill.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Historic Highlandlake Pioneer Cemetery cleanup

Each year we spend time cleaning up the Historic Pioneer Cemetery in Mead. Through our conservation efforts we were able to dedicate a bench in the historic cemetery.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • Support of naturalization ceremonies
  • VA National Salute to Veterans
  • Highland Lake Pioneer Days
  • 4th at Firestone
  • Mead Community Days and Sugar beet Festival
  • Frederick Miner’s Day
  • Proud American Military Veterans Breakfast Club (PAMVET) ongoing support

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Community Service Award

The purpose of the Community Service award is to recognize on a chapter or state level unpaid voluntary community service of individuals and organizations.

Recipient qualifications must include:

  • Contributing to the community in an outstanding manner through cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, historical, citizenship, or environmental conservation endeavors or by organizing or participating in community activities.
  • Efforts must have been in the last five years with no compensation.
  • Members of NSDAR are eligible for this award if the service is unrelated to their DAR activities.
  • Our chapter presents two awards per year.

Work of the Society

Most of the significant work of the NSDAR is done at the grassroots level through individual chapters and members of the Carbon Valley Chapter are delighted to join the other 46 chapters in Colorado, the state DAR, and the National Society in service to our communities. Each chapter has its own programs and initiatives based on the DAR mission and guidance from the state and national leadership. Our committees are the base of our chapter’s involvement in our communities; giving our members opportunities to serve DAR objectives that are most valuable to each person. Some of the committees we are excited to begin serving include:

American Heritage
American History
American Indians
Americanism
Chapter Achievement Awards
Children of the American Revolution Committee
Chapter Development and Revitalization Commission
Commemorative Events
Community Classroom
Community Service Awards
Conservation
Constitution Week
DAR Genealogy Preservation
DAR Good Citizens
DAR Magazine
DAR Museum Outreach
DAR Project Patriot
DAR Scholarship
DAR School
DAR Service for Veterans
The Flag of the United States of America
Genealogical Records
Historic Preservation
Insignia
Junior American Citizens
Junior Membership
Lineage Research
Literacy Promotion
Membership
National Defense
President General’s Project
Public Relations & Media Committee
Service to America
Special Projects Grants
Volunteer Information Specialists
Volunteer Genealogists
Women’s Issues

 

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