PROJECTS

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS


Our 2019 Chapter Scholarship Winners, Robert Yaegel and Charlotte Dickinson

Colonel Josiah Smith Chapter awards two local scholarships each year. In 2019, Robert Yaegel (Connetquot High School) and Charlotte Dickinson (Bayport-Blue Point High School) won
$500 each to pursue degrees in Computer Programming and Criminal Justice respectively. We
are pleased to help these deserving students with college costs and wish them much success in
their studies!  


CAPTAIN AUSTIN ROE CHAPTER N.S.C.A.R.


C.A.R. members at the Milleridge Inn, Jericho, NY

Colonel Josiah Smith Chapter revived Captain Austin Roe Chapter C.A.R. in 2015.
Chapter members are welcome to have their children apply for membership using
their mother's ancestral line.


C.A.R. CHARTER RESTORATION 2014


Chapter members pose with Mr. Mark Rothenburg at Patchogue Medford Library

On February 20th, 2014, Colonel Josiah Smith Chapter NSDAR joined Mr. Mark Rothenburg, Director of the Celia M. Hastings Local History Room at Patchogue-Medford Library, for the
unveiling of the restored charter of the Captain Austin Roe Chapter, N.S.C.A.R..


CHARTER RESTORATION 2012
 

Barbara Meszaros and Kristine Smith with our restored charter

In 2011, chapter members Betty Henken, Barbara Meszaros, and Kristine Smith began the process
of restoring the Colonel Josiah Smith Chapter's charter. Created in 1920, the framed document deteriorated over the years due to exposure to light and moisture. The newly restored charter is
on display at the Local History room of the Patchogue-Medford Library.
 

 OUR CHAPTER'S DOLL: ANNE HUTCHINSON
 

Miss Merry Ann: An American Girl Doll
 
Chapter member Kristine Smith and her mother Frances created this beautiful Puritan outfit
in honor of notable historical figure Anne Hutchinson for the New York State DAR's Miss
Merry Ann, an American Girl Doll Competition.
PANTRY PICNIC FOR VETERANS


Pantry Picnic at the Swezey-Avey House on July 28, 2018

At the end of July, Colonel Josiah Smith Chapter holds a "pantry picnic" in Yaphank to collect
non-perishable food items for the nearby food pantry at The Veterans Place. This lakeside event
includes family-friendly live music, face painting, lawn games, and a historic house tour.


COMMUNITY SUPPORT


Chapter Regent Dr. Joan Graham Nathan with her grandchildren and staff members at PMYCS in 2016

For the past few years, Colonel Josiah Smith Chapter members have collected and donated school supplies to Patchogue-Medford Youth & Community Services for the support of children in need within our community.


ROTC AWARD & MEDAL


Cadet Mockeridge and Chapter Regent Nancy Wierzbowski

On June 15th, 2013, Colonel Josiah Smith Chapter Regent Nancy Wierzbowski presented the ROTC Award to Cadet Kendall Mockeridge of the Lt. Michael Murphy Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps.


LOCAL LITERACY PROMOTION
 

Betty Henken, Margaret King, and Betsy Bloomer, Regent

The Colonel Josiah Smith Chapter proudly supports the efforts of Patchogue-Medford school teacher Margaret King, whose literacy projects include Laundromat Library, Summer Bookmobile, and Library at Lunch, by collecting children's books for Ms. King's programs on an ongoing basis. Click here to read about the DAR Community Service Award that our chapter gave Ms. King on March 24th, 2012.



GOOD CITIZENS AWARD
 

  Former Regent Sue Griffing (leftmost) represented our chapter in Washington DC  in 1999
 
The Good Citizens Award is given yearly to high school seniors who demonstrate qualities of good citizenship: leadership, service, dependability, and patriotism. Local winners receive certificates and monetary awards; national winners receive scholarships. In 1999,  the chapter had the pleasure of sponsoring Alexander Mittendorf, winner of the New York State DAR Good Citizen Award and the National Good Citizen Award.