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CALENDAR OF MEETINGS/EVENTS • 2017-2018
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CHAPTER MEETING:
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
"Historic Trails of Colorado," presented by Lee Whiteley, author of numerous books on historic trails including:  The Playground Trail: The National Park-to-Park Highway; The Cherokee Trail: Bent's Old Fort to Fort Bridger; The Lincoln Highway in Colorado; and Pathways to Gold.

CHAPTER MEETING:
Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Maria Sutton, author of "The Night Sky," tells the story of how she traced her family through the turmoil of two world wars and German internment camps.

SPECIAL OFF-SITE EVENT:
Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  Historical Tour of the Colorado State Capitol building followed by lunch downtown.  The tour will last approximately 45 minutes, followed by a 15 minute (90-stair) optional climb to the top of the dome--or a 15 minute video presentation on the dome.

CHAPTER MEETING:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
"Happy Birthday Blue Spruce!"  Today, we'll be celebrating our chapter's 65th birthday--with chapter historical highlights by Blue Spruce Historian Sherry Coulter.

CHAPTER MEETING:
Saturday, December 16, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Holiday Luncheon / Details to come.

CHAPTER MEETING:
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Deborah Sanders will be discussing "MOMMY ROCKS," a Colorado non-profit organization dedicated to providing rocking chairs to low-income mothers. 

CHAPTER MEETING:
Saturday, February 17, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Our own Blue Spruce member, Terri Larken, will be sharing her personal journey of what it's been like to be diagnosed with cancer and undergo eight months of treatment.

SPECIAL EVENT:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
A special 90-minute program on DNA and Genealogy by Dr. Greg Liverman.  Dr. Liverman will share news on what can be learned from DNA testing, how accurate is it, and can results differ within family embers and between male and female relatives.

CHAPTER MEETING:
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
With a rallying cry of "Never again shall one generation of Veterans abandon another," representatives of Vietnam Veterans of America (Chapter 1070) will talk with us about their outreach to Veteran communities, schools and to the public.

CHAPTER MEETING:
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Our chapter will be honored with a visit from State Regent Jeannine Dobbins. Please note that this meeting is one week earlier than our normal schedule.

CHAPTER ANNUAL MEETING:
Saturday, May 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Induction of new officers.
EDUCATION:

Whether enjoying an informative speaker at a monthly meeting, or becoming involved working with local schools, or through other community outreach programs, education is key to DAR's success not only in Colorado, but from sea-to-shining-sea.

This short video explores a few ways the NSDAR is making a difference through education.
Below: Blue Spruce is an active chapter whose good works help many throughout the community. Below is an example of recent press coverage of a successful grant we were able to obtain via the Colorado State Society for the benefit of Lakewood Heritage Center's Traveling Trunks program.
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Contact Webmaster  | Last Updated: August 27, 2017
FYI:  Our Blue Spruce Chapter does not meet in the months of June, July and August.
The Blue Spruce Chapter typically alternates monthly meetings with Saturday brunch and Wednesday lunch meetings.