N.S.C.A.R. Temecula Creek Society organizes and finds success

Members of National Society Children of the American Revolution Temecula Creek Society work on knotting the hem of a Comfort for Kids blanket. Valley News/Courtesy photo

TEMECULA – Temecula Creek Society began June 3, 2023, when National Society Children of the American Revolution Senior State President Sue Fitzpatrick notified Cindy Greer of Fallbrook that Temecula Creek Society had been officially approved to organize, with Greer as the senior organizing society president. N.S.C.A.R.’s mission is to train good citizens, develop leaders and promote love of the United States of America and its heritage among young people.

In September, prospective members met at Temecula Creek Trail Park to learn the creek’s history, to walk in the footsteps of the Luiseño Indian tribe, to try and imagine how they lived and to observe this rural area surrounded by suburbs. Participants were asked to draw pictures, write words, record their observations and these outcomes were published in the October newsletter. Temecula Creek Society also came together to knot the hem of the Comfort for Kids blanket which is part of the state president’s project.

In October, Temecula Creek Society participants met at Temecula Valley Museum to continue learning about the Luiseño people and the incoming settlers’ attempts to feed themselves through hunting, gathering and establishing early agricultural sites in the area. The meeting’s focus was Temecula Creek Society’s first experience in cultivating and promoting the C.A.R. National President’s agriculture program. Participants again were asked to observe certain museum exhibits such as tools, foodstuffs and how-to’s and record those observations. They worked in groups, pairs or individually. Temecula Creek Society also brought in several bags of supplies for the state president’s Comfort for Kids project.

At November’s meeting, with six new members, one transfer-in member and several prospects, the group delved into the Japanese world of shibori at the Fallbrook School of Arts. The creative juices were unleashed, and the outcome was that all the participants left with personal stationery decorated with their own shibori art. Jennifer Jeffries of Fallbrook led the program.

In December, Temecula Creek Society members/prospective members met at three cemeteries to place wreaths and read the veterans’ names. Also, December birthday cards were sent to American veterans throughout California. These optional activities inspired everyone to think about the sacrifices of other Americans and to spread happiness to others on their special days.

To become a member, one must prove direct lineage to a veteran of the American Revolution, and the organization’s registrar is available to help prepare the paperwork and do the research. For more information, contact Cindy Greer at cindy.greer@luiseno.californiadar.org.

Submitted by the National Society Children of the American Revolution, Temecula Creek Society.

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