Thursday, September 24, 2020

Alabama State President’s Message - Workshop Details

Dear Alabama Society Members,

We are gearing up for our Historic Virtual State Workshop. First let me start with a description of our final product, The 2020 State Workshop will be a video distributed throughout the members in the state. This video will be made up of smaller videos that are made by you. Everything will be edited together and compiled into this year’s workshop!

What do I need from you?

State Society Members can sign up for different rituals to video themselves speaking. 

The video needs to be filmed in landscape format (horizontal).  Make sure you speak up, slowly and clearly to be heard. Try to film from an interesting or historic spot if possible. 

Society Presidents: send a video less than 2 minutes long of telling about your society.   Include interesting information about your area that makes it historic or unique.

Society Presidents: Each Society President should send in a video no longer that 2 minutes introducing yourself, your senior and your society.  You may give any background information about your society including awards and membership.  Include interesting information about your area and why someone might want to come visit. 

Committee Chairs: Each Committee Chairman should send in a video no longer that 2 minutes introducing yourself, your senior and your society.  Find an interesting way to give information about the objectives of your committee and promote the national contest from your committee.

State Officers: Each State officer should send a video no longer than 2 minutes introducing yourself, your senior, your office, and a description of your officer duties and your fun fact/information specific to your office. 1st VP- There are no US Presidents from Alabama but give some details about our only US VP; 2nd VP- Veteran Homes in Alabama; Chaplain- National Cemeteries located in Alabama; Organizing Secretary- The Great Seal of the United States;  Recording Secretary- Background on American Village; Corresponding Secretary- Promote the use of the national website, how to log in and what you will find there; Treasurer- Promote the National Project Merchandise Fundraiser and how to purchase; Registrar- How many societies and members in Alabama? If you are in good standing you can move into DAR/SAR at age 18 and keep dual membership in C.A.R; Historian- Veteran’s Museum; Librarian- give a book recommendation on the American Revolution and Alabama History; Curator- Information on the Alabama Archives.


I need you to follow up with your member to make sure that they are aware of their duty and then to check with them as the date gets closer that they have contributed their assigned items.

How do you get it to me?

Each contributor will receive an email with the google drive link.  You will save it to the google drive using the link provided in the email.  Save the video with a filename that includes your name and society.

When do I need it?

Videos need to be submitted by Monday, October 5th.

What else can you do?

Send in other videos of fun Alabama facts, patriotic songs you are performing, or anything you would like to share about the national project, state project, state volunteer program.  

How will it be distributed?

In participating in the video, please know that it will be viewed by state members, seniors and other closely related C.A R. supporters.

What if I do not want my image used?

You can send an audio recording or a written statement that will be read by another member.

Ways to stay in touch:

CARALA (private) Facebook 

Please check back in a few days for the state officers, committee chairman and seniors list. - for all you National news and information

Dates To Remember:

October 5th- Last day to submit contributions for the State Workshop

October 12- Release date for the State Workshop/Columbus Day

November 14- NSCAR Virtual Banquet

November 26- Veteran’s Day

February 13, 2021 ASC.A.R. State Conference, (American Village)

February 19-20, 2021 ASSAR State Conference

March 12-14, 2021 ASDAR State Conference, Auburn, AL

April 16-18, 2021 National Convention

Regional Virtual Zoom Meetings: 

New England- Friday, Sept 18 - 6:30 PM EST

Eastern- Saturday, Sept 19 - 6:30 PM EST

Mid-Southern- Sunday, Sept 20 - 2:00 PM EST

Southeastern- Friday, Sept 25 - 6:30 PM EST

Great Lakes- Saturday, Sept 26 - 6:30 PM EST

Great Plains- Sunday, Sept 27 - 2:00 PM CST

South Central- Saturday, Oct 3 - 2:00 PM CST

Rocky Mountain- Saturday, Oct 3 - 5:30 PM MST

Western- Sunday, Oct 4 - 2:00 PST

To get the links for the Zoom Meeting sign in at and click on the events tab.

Best wishes,

Lillian Mae Pennington

Alabama State President, Children of the American Revolution

Treasurer, Southeastern Region Children of the American Revolution

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Interview with the Mark White Radio Show

Listen now to The Mark White Radio Interview with our State President as she discusses C.A.R., DAR, & SAR as well as her state project.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

It is time to fill the State Committee Chairmanships. Members should email with their name, top 3 choices, and Society.

Thank you,

Lillian Pennington, Alabama State President 

2020-2021 Alabama State Committees

American Heritage

American History

American Indian


C.A.R/DAR Relations

C.A.R/SAR Relations

C.A.R/SR Relations

C.A.R. Magazine


Endowment Fund

Government Studies

Information Technology

Magazine Fund


Mountain Schools

National Theme & Project

Patriotic Education

Public Relations


Friday, August 7, 2020

Our Alabama Society Logo for 2020-2021!

State Workshop Annoucement

August 4, 2020

Dear Society Members,

We are disappointed to have to postpone the State Workshop.  HOWEVER-  we have a good plan to replace the “in person workshop” with a “Pre Produced Workshop”.  Some parts will be pre filmed in smaller groups and other parts will be individual shots contributed by all of you!.  All of this will be edited together for a final product that will be our 2020 State Workshop that can be viewed by everyone no matter where you are in our state.  We will be contacting State Officers and Society Presidents shortly with more details and to get going!

Lillian Pennington

Alabama State President


Society Members,

Primarily, my goodwill prayers remain with you as we move in a different direction to keep up momentum in ASCAR. 

Our State President Lillian Pennington and her parents, Bryan and Jennifer will be inviting you all to participate in our virtual meeting. We hope you will be enthusiastic with us as we embrace a new adventure. I sincerely believe this new idea will be a successful turning point as we move forward in 2020.

Please join us!  See you there!

With love for C.A.R.


Brenda Winter

Senior State President

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A Video Message From Your President!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

"I believe in the Children of the American Revolution as an organization for the training of young people in true patriotism and love of country, in order that they shall be better fitted for American citizenship. As a descendant of the Founders of my Country, I believe that my birthright brings a responsibility to carry on their work, and that as the boys and girls of 1776 took an active part in the War for Independence, so the boys and girls of today have a definite work to do for their Country. As a member of the Children of the American Revolution, I believe it is my duty to use my influence to create a deeper love of country, a loyal respect for its Constitution and a reverence for its Flag, among the young people with whom I come in contact."