C.A.R. Alumni Foundation

An informal organization of former members of the 

National Society of the Children of the American Revolution

C.A.R. is Forever

The Children of the American Revolution Alumni Foundation (CARAF) was established in April 2001 to:

1. Join together former C.A.R. members through various social activities and Internet communication;

2. Promote the activities of N.S.C.A.R. through leadership, education, financial support and grants; and

3. Continue and rekindle friendships among former C.A.R. members.

· CARAF welcomes all former members of the C.A.R. and prior service as a C.A.R. office is not required.

· CARAF holds an annual meeting in conjunction with the C.A.R. National Convention.

· CARAF communicates through email and an optional closed Facebook group.

· CARAF has no dues. C.A.R. alumni may purchase a CARAF pin as pictured above by contacting CARAF.

· CARAF is incorporated in the State of Florida. Tax exempt status as an IRS 501(c)(3) organization is pending.

· CARAF is not affiliated with the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution but is recognized by the N.S.C.A.R. as an associated organization (C.A.R. Handbook, 2010, page 22.1)

· CARAF can be contacted at

Click here to register and share your information with CARAF

The 2022 CARAF Annual Meeting will be a hybrid meeting held via Zoom on April 21, 2022

The 2020 CARAF Annual Meeting was not held in April because of the postponement of the C.A.R. National Convention.

The Zoom meeting code and password has been sent to those on the CARAF email list.  They are also listed in the C.A.R. National Convention Information Packet.  They will not be posted on this public website.

Bylaw Amendments listed below will be considered

Please join us to celebrate C.A.R. friendships new and old at our evening event following the annual meeting. We will gather at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City on Thursday April 21 at 8pm for hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction, and socializing. This event is open to all C.A.R. alums, current or past senior leaders, and adult friends of C.A.R., ages 22 or older. Please see the separate invitation and registration files below!

Bylaw Amendments to be considered at the April 21, 2022 annual meeting

Amend Article VII Meetings, Section 1 by removing the words "at the same facility as the N.S.C.A.R. National Convention."

Current Wording: The Annual Meeting of CARAF shall be held in conjunction with the N.S.C.A.R. National Convention at the same facility as the N.S.C.A.R. National Convention.

Proposed Amendment: The Annual Meeting of CARAF shall be held in conjunction with the N.S.C.A.R. National Convention at the same facility as the N.S.C.A.R. National Convention.

Rationale: As N.S.C.A.R. moves towards embracing hybrid-stye meetings and events for both National Convention and Senior National Board of Management meetings, this allows the CARAF Board Of Directors to follow suit and hold its annual meeting in a complementary style to the National Society. This also allows flexibility in the bylaws for future emergency situations that may arise where we may be unable to meet at the same facility.

C.A.R. Alumni on the 2021-2020 Senior National Board! 

Record-breaking number of C.A.R. Alumni elected as Senior National Officers for 2016-2018! Congratulations to the following twelve former C.A.R. members who were elected on April  19, 2018: 

  • Lori Brugier Walters, Senior National First Vice President; 
  • Nancy Popielarski, Senior National Second Vice President; 
  • Sallie Sites, Senior National Chaplain; 
  • John Berg, Senior National Recording Secretary; 
  • Marti Thorne, Senior National Assistant Organizing Secretary; 
  • Rebecca Slaughter, Senior National Registrar; 
  • Donna Sayre, Senior National Assistant Registrar; 
  • Brooks Morton, Senior National Librarian; 
  • Heather Simpson, Senior National Vice President, Mid-Southern Region; 
  • Ginny Poffenberger, Senior National Vice President, Southeastern Region; 
  • Elizabeth Mullen, Senior National Vice President, Great Lakes Region; and 
  • Rebecca Grawl, Senior National Vice President, South Central Region. 

Former C.A.R. members elected as Senior National Honorary Vice Presidents are 

  • Adam Bartow, 
  • Diana Brokaw, 
  • Holly Lynne McKinley Schmidt, and
  • Victoria Olde Voris.

The CARAF Facebook group (a closed group) has 523 members.

This site was last updated March 8, 2022
John Berg,
Mar 8, 2022, 9:39 AM
John Berg,
Mar 8, 2022, 9:39 AM