From Maria Flick:
Vittoria Flick of Dayton, NJ, is finishing up her year as the New Jersey State President of The Children of the American Revolution. Ms. Flick’s year began last March when she was voted in as State President at the 83rd Annual State Conference held in Ewing, NJ. State Presidents are not installed into their office until the National Convention held each year in Arlington, VA; the installation takes place at Mount Vernon, once the home to George and Marsha Washington. “This has been a ten year dream of mine to be installed on the grounds and to have my photo taken in front of Mount Vernon,” said Vittoria after her installation ceremony in April, 2013.
Vittoria’s year has been one of meetings, events and fundraising for the 2013-2014 New Jersey Children of the American Revolution state project “Progress Digs Up the Past,”
“Progress Digs Up the Past” is appropriately named for a project that is raising money for the East Jersey Olde Town Village, in Piscataway, NJ. To date over $1,000 has been raised and will be put towards the preservation and interpretation of Revolutionary War artifacts. These artifacts were found during the excavation of the Route 18 Widening Project in New Brunswick in what was the port town called Raritan Landing. Some of the artifacts that the money will go to are a Bar Shot, a Pistol butt cap with grotesque face, a British 35th Regiment button, and Earthenware dish fragments. Red earthenware dishes were common table items from the late eighteenth century through the early nineteenth century. Numerous examples were uncovered at Raritan Landing.
On March 15, 2014, Vittoria will preside at the 84th Annual New Jersey State Conference at the Mountain View Country Club in Ewing, NJ. During the conference, State Officers for the 2014-2015 CAR year will be elected, reports of the State Officers, State Chairmen and Society Presidents will be given, Local Society Awards will be given and the State’s Outstanding CAR Society will be announced.
The Children of the American Revolution is the oldest patriotic youth organization in the United States. Membership is open to anyone who is under the age of 21 and who is a lineal descendant of a person who rendered aid to the cause of American independence. For further information, contact C.A.R. National Headquarters, 1776 D Street, NW – Room 224, Washington, DC 20006-5303, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.nscar.org.