SUCCESSFUL 62nd STATE CONFERENCE
From the Senior State President: Thank you to everyone who helped make the State Conference this weekend a huge success! We were honored to have several distinguished guests, including Gov. Paul LePage, Mayor Jonathan LaBonte, Senior National President Hans Jackson, Senior National Recording Secretary Holly Lynne McKinley Schmidt, DAR State Regent Sandra Swallow and SAR State President David Manchester.
Pictures will be coming, but check out the article in the Sunday paper of the Lewiston Sun Journal! (WGME TV was also at the meeting!) See the article at:
STATE PROJECT SUPPORT
Thank You to Maine DAR for supporting the Maine C.A.R. State Project with a financial donation and pledge of several veterans' stories! Kasey and Mr. Bartow attended the MSODAR Fall Meeting to explain this year's state project and thank DAR for the multiple ways that members support C.A.R. Donations as well as Veterans stories of service are still needed for this effort! Read more about the State Project on the State Project page or contact the Senior State President.
MAINE C.A.R. MEMBERS ATTEND NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL MEETING
Maine C.A.R. Members and Seniors attended the New England Regional Meeting held in Nashua, NH in July. Lydia Sprague, State Vice President, represented Maine C.A.R. at the head table. Hannah Sprague, National Chairman of the Investment Committee, put her acting skills to work as she participated in the skits that explained the National Programs. Look for more pictures in the Photo Gallery section of this site!
Continue to send pictures from Society events to the Senior State President. We want to see your smiling faces on our site!
Available for Purchase: The Maine Sheets: A 75 Year History of the Maine State Society Children of the American Revolution
This book, written by Senior State President Adam W. Bartow, is a complete history of the Maine State Society, Children of the American Revolution 1938 - 2013. Fully illustrated in color with more than 250 pictures, this book is the first time that the history of the oldest youth patriotic organization in Maine has been chronicled. This book provides new details about the activities of this organization from members' work during World War II to present efforts to expand membership and involvement in the community. Purchase from the Senior State President at the cost of $20 per autographed copy. Proceeds support the Maine C.A.R. Operating Fund.
Message from the State President
Hello everyone. My name is Kasey Holland. I’ve been a firefighter for the past three years and I was a Command Sergeant Major in Hermon JROTC. I am really looking forward to working with you all for the rest of this year.
The project that I want to work on with all of you is to record the stories of our veterans for the future generations. We cannot forget what they have done for this country. With your help we should be able to accomplish this task. You can find more details about this on the “State Project” page of this website. Thank you for the opportunity to serve the state society.
Maine State President 2013 - 2014
Message from the Senior State President
Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a great summer and that the start of the school year is going well. It is hard to believe that another C.A.R. year is already half over. As you can see by the pictures, we had a great time at the New England Regional meeting in Nashua, NH. National Investment Chairman Hannah Sprague did a great job in the skits and State Vice President Lydia Sprague represented Maine at the head table.
State President Kasey Holland has chosen “The Pursuit of History” as his state theme this year, and his project has two parts. You can learn all about it by clicking the “State Project” tab at the top of the page. Get out there! Meet some veterans! Learn their stories and write them down. This is a great way to preserve our history and learn about those men and women who helped make our country great.
We are still pushing toward the goal of 100 members in Maine, but the applications seem to have slowed. I know there are plenty of potential members out there – get out and find them! Let’s get this society growing! The more people we have the more we can do, the more impact we can have, and the more fun it will be! Remember, we have an endowment fund to cover the cost of applying, so cost never has to be an issue. If you or someone you know is interested in membership, please feel free to contact me (email@example.com).
I am also conducting a review of our State Bylaws. If you see anything in the bylaws or have any questions, please don’t hesitate. Also, if you would be interested in attending a workshop about bylaws and how changes at the National level might affect your society or bylaws, please send me an email. If there is enough interest, I will plan something.
Our finances as a State Society are better than they have ever been, so that will help us plan bigger and more exciting events. If you have ideas for something you would like to do, or an activity you think Maine C.A.R. could be involved in, let me know!
It continues to be an honor to serve this society and the last year and a half have been amazing!
Adam W. Bartow
Maine Senior State President 2012 - 2014