Tamassee Navigators is Tamassee DAR School’s program to teach good citizenship, along with the skills and values to help students achieve their dreams. Citizenship means we feel connected and obligated to the common good. When everyone embraces good citizenship, then we live in happy and productive communities. Great Americans give us examples of citizenship and how it improves everyone’s lives when we follow an established set of values. At the core of the American value system is the United States Constitution, which is turning 233 years old today.
Through the efforts of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), in 1955 Constitution Week became a nationally recognized annual observance. This year marks the week’s 66th anniversary, and members all over the country are organizing activities to promote reflection upon the 233 year old document that, to this day, defines our liberties and system of government.
Walhalla DAR Chapter member Mrs. Ginger Haas serves as the South Carolina State Chair, Junior American Citizens Committee (JAC) and leader of our Tamassee DAR JAC, which nicely compliments the Tamassee Navigators. Mrs. Haas has planned an afternoon filled with activities to help our Afterschool students understand the historical events that led to the birth of the Constitution and the significance of this day.
At 4:00 p.m., Tamassee DAR staff and Afterschool students will proudly ring bells to commemorate the moment when the Constitution was signed into law by our forefathers in 1787. What a patriotic and proud moment it will for those in attendance! When the bells subside, everyone will be asked to sign a proclamation recognizing the special day and showing their continued support of the United States Constitution.
Patriotism, love of country, and the responsibilities of citizenship are some of the ideals we strive to instill in those whose lives we touch. We are very appreciative of Mrs. Haas and other members of the Walhalla Chapter for their dedication to this annual event, which helps to promote good citizenship values in the lives of our students.
Please join us on Saturday, September 25 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. as we celebrate 2021 Founders’ Day and Beyond. The Opening Ceremony at 2 p.m. includes the announcement and details of the new Tamassee residential recovery program for mothers and their young children. See how you or your organization can be a part of this life-changing program through volunteer opportunities. We are looking for compassionate people who can lead a Bible study or spend time teaching moms to cook, balance a checkbook, maneuver through a computer, change a tire, or any other life skill they will need to become successful contributing citizens upon graduating from the program.
On Tuesday, September 28th, the 9 Annual Benefit Tamassee Golf Tournament will be held at Smithfields in Easley, SC. Spots for golfers are still available, and we’d love for you to join us. Registration forms can be found at www.tdarschool.org. Let’s use up all those golf carts for Tamassee DAR School.