May 23, 2024

CJB 2019-2023

National Society Daughters of
The American Revolution, (NSDAR)
Commodore John Barry Chapter
Regent Tammy Sandberg

Representing Commodore John Barry Chapter NSDAR

CJB Patriot Ancestor Flags and Veteran Honor Flags proudly wave at historic Ryckman House

Our Flag of the United States Chair reminds us of a flag fact: “We proudly fly our Patriot Ancestor Flags and Veteran Honor Flags at historic Ryckman House for the 17 Flag Holidays we recognize each year.”

Every DAR daughter in our Commodore John Barry Chapter has a Patriot Ancestor Flag in remembrance of their Revolutionary War ancestor. It bears a tag with the member’s name, patriot’s name, state and rank. Each flag pole has a red, white and blue ribbon at the top. Veteran Honor Flags may be requested by a member to honor a veteran relative or friend, living or deceased, for service to our country. The tag contains the name, rank, branch of service and may also state the war(s) in which they fought.

Recognized Flag Holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Last Naval Battle of the Revolutionary War Day, Revolutionary War Begins Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day through Independence Day, Revolutionary War Ends Day, Labor Day, Patriot’s Day Remembering 9/11 Day, POW/MIA Recognition Day, Constitution Week, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, and Pearl Harbor Day.

Outstanding Teacher of American History Contest
CJB 2020 candidate Gareth Reese

Thank you CJB Chapter members!

DAR Grave Marker Dedication Ceremony
for Virginia A. Perry Buckner
State Regent 1980-1982
Daytona Memorial Park

A special thanks to the following Daughters of the American Revolution: Florida State Regent
Kay Yarbrough, organizer of the Florida State Regent Grave Marker Project; Regent
Tammy Sandberg, Commodore John Barry Chapter; Regent Jacque Davis, Sallie Harrison Chapter;
Regent Dee Clark, Captain James Ormond Chapter; Regent Beth Stephenson, Sugarmill Chapter;
Regent Jane Sheldon, Amy Bell Chapter; Regent Michelle Abbey, Abigail Wright
Chamberlain Chapter and Regent Sharon Eller, Rufus Fairbanks Chapter.

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall 2021
Wickham Park, Melbourne, FL

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. It stands six feet tall at the center and covers almost 300 feet from end to end

This Traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. It was made for the purpose of helping heal and rekindle friendships and to allow people the opportunity to visit loved ones in their home town who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington.

– Thank you to our
Commodore John Barry Chapter Volunteers –


Commodore John Barry Chapter NSDAR
Officers 2021-2023

Regent: Tammy Sandberg

First Vice Regent: Stephany Eley

Second Vice Regent: Kelley Hunt

Chaplain: Diane Buchanan

Recording Secretary: Jan Brownlee

Corresponding Secretary: Beatrice Showman

State Second Vice Regent: Kim Zeman

Treasurer: Michelle Herbeck

Registrar: Bonnie Zimmer

Assistant Registrar: Sherry Yates

Historian: Sande Layton

Librarian: Deanie Horne

Parliamentarian*: Jo Solley-Hansen

*Appointed Non-voting member of Executive Board


All present chapter members participated in our DAR Day of Service by putting together 40 Personal Hygiene Bags for the Serene Harbor ladies who sometimes literally come to the shelter with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

They also put together youth bags as some children leave with their mothers. Once the bags were filled with donated items from our chapter members the bags went directly to Serene Harbor Shelter.

Thank you, Connie Wetzel, for making the attractive DAR Day of Service cloth bags

Commodore John Barry Chapter DAR
10th Anniversary Luncheon
January 28, 2022

Regent Tammy Sandberg would like to thank all who helped with the event, most especially Deb Plaag and Deb’s granddaughters, Peg Pappelardo and Jo Solley-Hansen. Also thank you to Michelle Herbeck and to BettyJo for ordering the cake and Beatrice Showman for other behind the scenes help. A very big shout out to The Grand Manor who helped make the event beautiful, the wait staff was tremendous and to the Chef for such a great meal. Thank you to Kim Zeman FSSDAR 2nd Vice Regent for attending and to all the chapter members who make Commodore John Barry Chapter the wonderful chapter that it is. We have done so much in our short 10 years and I know we will continue on in our great DAR tradition of God, Home and Country and in our truly giving community spirit.

Organizing Chapter Members

Jill Addison, Ruth Ashe, Pamela Barnhill, Karen Bauer, Lynn Cassell, Emily Diamond, Edna Everitt, Judith Farley, Pamela Gillette, Joan Glass, Betty Jo Green, Lucy Gunthorpe, Adrienne Irish, Jamie James, Annie Ruth Johnson, Betty Los, Betty Macanga, Donna Peters, Deborah Plaag, Jane Smith, Cynthia Stewart, Lynn Symeon, Susan Victoria, Marlene Walters, Delayne Wells, Constance Wetzel, Sydney Wetzel, Wendy Whelchel, Julia Winbun, Melba Yandel, Shirley Young

All Commodore John Barry Regents from the 1st 10 years. Left to right: Tammy Sandberg, Chapter Regent 2019-2023; Jo Solley Hansen, Honorary Chapter Regent and Regent 2015-2019; Deborah Plaag, Honorary Chapter Regent and Regent 2013-2015 and Betty Jo Green, Honorary Chapter Regent and Organizing Regent 2012-2013.

Renaissance Hotel
March 3-5, 2023

The faces of our dedicated volunteers