Royal Auvergne Society (C.A.R.)

The Royal Auvergne Society, National Society of the Children of the American Revolution (N.S.C.A.R.).

Children of the American RevolutionThe organization helps give our young members a sense of the deep and historic friendship between France and the United States, drawing on the many resources in the Paris area and enjoying the benefits of bicultural exchange. Activities range from visits to historic sites, to conferences on topical themes, to commemoration ceremonies of national historic events.

The Royal Auvergne Society, a non-profit association in Paris, France, is affiliated with the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution (N.S.C.A.R.), whose headquarters is located in Washington, D.C.

The Royal Auvergne Society was named on February 2, 1968, in Paris, France. At the initiative of DAR member Genviève Sanua-Seymour, the Society was organized on January 23, 1969, with 12 active members. Its registration was confirmed by the N.S.C.A.R. on February 23, 1969.

The goal of the Royal Auvergne Society is to maintain and develop the ties between France and the United States that have their roots in the American War of Independence when France came to the aid of American Patriots.

As required by the N.S.C.A.R. statutes, qualifying members may belong to the Society from birth to their 22nd birthday, when they may transfer to the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) or the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR), both of which have active and dynamic chapters in France.

The Royal Auvergne Society has grown from its early beginnings to an official membership of over 20 members, with ages ranging from 1 to 20 years old.

Chapter Officers (2019 – 2022)

  • President Inès Dupuy-Guérin
  • Vice President Kaia Christensen
  • Secretary Bérénice Dupuy-Guérin
  • Treasurer Ythier Harel
  • Flag Bearers Neva Christensen and Tugdual Harel

Senior:

  • President Hélène Dupuy-Guérin
  • Vice President Matt Christensen
  • Treasurer Donatienne de Bremond d’Ars
  • Secretary Bénédicte Quilliec
  • Historian Guilhem de Mauraige
  • Historian Sara Sallembien

Membership

According to Article III of the Bylaws of the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution (N.S.C.A.R.) :

“Any boy or girl under the age of twenty-one is eligible for membership in the N.S.C.A.R. who is lineally descended from a man or woman who, with unfailing loyalty, rendered material aid to the cause of American Independence as a soldier, sailor, civil officer, or recognized patriot in one of the several Colonies or States, or of the United States, provided that the applicant is personally acceptable to the Society.”

Candidates for membership should contact the N.S.C.A.R. to obtain an application form.

The form requires exact genealogical information for each generation back to the ancestor who performed the service. The Society has an index of patriots whose service already has been recognized; if a candidates’ ancestor is not already on the list, his or her service must be documented.”

Documentary evidence in the form of a birth, death or marriage certificate for each generation must accompany the application.

As the Society does not undertake research for prospective members, the candidate should consider seeking advice from a professional genealogist to complete research, if necessary.

Activities

The Society’s activities focus on French-American historical and cultural themes, with particular emphasis on the men, women, and children who committed themselves to American independence, and whose descendants continue, today, to share common roots of friendship.

Meetings are organized around a wide spectrum of themes, such as: the history of the Royal Auvergne regiment commanded by General Rochambeau at the Battle of Yorktown; a Halloween tour of the catacombs of Paris; the origins of American jazz music in France; 18th century painting, with a guided tour of a special exhibit of works by the French painter Jacques Louis David; a brief history of Christmas carols, followed by a sing-along with C.A.R. members and their parents; and a tour of the Versailles royal stables.

The Society also participates fully in the annual commemoration of French American historic events, such as Memorial Day on the last Sunday of May and American Independence Day on the 4th of July.

Since 2005, the Royal Auvergne Society has been invited to participate in the official Memorial Day ceremony held each year at the American Cemetery in Suresnes, outside of Paris. On this occasion, the C.A.R. Society President lays a wreath in the Society colors.

Organization

The Royal Auvergne Society elects a board composed of Society and Senior officers for renewable, three-year terms.

The Society President works closely with the Senior President in planning meetings and activities. The Society officers also help run the meetings, with regular reports from the President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Flag Bearer carries the C.A.R. flag in commemoration ceremonies, marching with American Legion veterans and US military personnel. The Senior Treasurer maintains the Society bank account. Dues are collected once a year from members, a portion of which is paid to the N.S.C.A.R., with the remaining portion dedicated to Society activities.

The Senior Registrar prepares membership applications to the society for mailing to the N.S.C.A.R. and also acts as liaison officer for membership questions between Washington and Paris. The other Senior officers assist the board in many and varied ways.

The Royal Auvergne Society has grown from its early beginnings, with 12 members, to an official membership today of over 20 members, with ages ranging from 1 to 20 years old.

C.A.R. Board Officers

2016-2019

Society:
Président: Eliza Sallembien
Vice-Président: Capucine Cormier
Registrar: Veran Martin Pavaillier
Secretary: Gaultier Martin-Pavaillier
Treasurer: Tugdual Harel
Historian: Caroline Robert
Flag Bearers: Audoin Martin Pavaillier et Colomban Harel

Senior:
Président: Wendy Cormier
Vice-Président: Hélèn Dupuy-Guérin
Registrar: Daun Frankland
Treasurer: Constance de Monts de Savasse
Recording Secretary: Sophie Martin-Pavaillier
Historian: Sara Sallembien

2013-2016

Society:
Président: Eliza Sallembien
Vice-Président: Capucine Cormier
Registrear: Veran Martin Pavaillier
Secretary: Gaultier Martin-Pavaillier
Treasurer: Tugdual Harel
Hisorian: Caroline Robert
Flag bearers: Audoin Martin Pavaillier et Colomban Harel

Senior:
Président: Wendy Cormier
Vice-Président: Hélèn Dupuy-Guérin
Registrar: Daun Frankland
Treasurer: Constance de Monts de Savasse
Recording Secretary: Sophie Martin-Pavaillier
Historian: Sara Sallembien

2010-2013

Society:
President: Leslie Frandland
Vice President: Joseph Sallembien
Registrar: James Sallembien
Assistant Registrar: Sixtine Dupuy-Guerin
Treasurer: Wallerand d’Harambure
Historian: Henry de Pimodan
Flag Bearer: Guillaume d’Armaille

Senior:
President: Sara Sallembien
Vice President: Helene Dupuy-Guerin
Registrar: Daun Frandland
Treasurer: Carole d’Armaille
Recording Secretary: Ingrid de Pimodan
Corresponding Secretary: Lucy Morin
Historian: Ellen Hampton
Custodian: Domnique Favreul

2007-2010

Society:
President :  Austin Urraca
Vice-President:  Stephanie Regalia
Treasurer:  Henri Sallembien
Secretary:  Leslie Frankland
Flag Bearer:  James Sallembien

Senior:
President:  Daun Frankland
Vice-President:  Hélène Dupuy-Guérin
Registrar:   Sara Sallembien
Treasurer:  Anne Evrard
Secretary:  Jacqueline Maitrot
Historian:  Elizabeth Brugnon

2004-2007

Society
President:  Thomas Morin
Vice-President:  Austin Urraca
Treasurer:  Constance Evrard
Secretary:  Leslie Frankland
Flag Bearer:  Louis d’Armaillé

Senior:
President:  Ellen Hampton
Vice-President:  Carole d’Armaillé
Registrar:  Daun Frankland
Treasurer:  Anne Evrard
Secretary:  Jacqueline Maitrot
Historian:  Betty Brugnon

1998-2001

Society:
President:   Marguerite de Fleurieu
First Vice-President:  Thomas Morin
Second Vice-President: Claire Lecointre
Registrar:   Marie-Adélaïde de Fleurieu
Treasurer:   Victoria Baux
Secretary:   Julien Urraca
Flag Bearer:   Côme de Fleurieu

Senior:
President:   Christiane de Fleurieu
First Vice-President:  Sabine Lecointre
Second Vice-President: Jacqueline Maitrot
Registrar:   Lucy Morin
Assistant Registrar:  Betty Brugnon
Treasurer:   Anne Evrard
Secretary:   Ellen Hampton
Historian:   Sancie Beau d’Arboussier
Custodian:   Anne Baux

1996-1998

Society:
President:   Sophie Simonard
First Vice-President:  Edouard Paul-Cavallier
Second Vice-President: Vanessa Simonard
Registrar:   Claire Lecointre
Treasurer:   Jean-Baptiste Brugnon
Secretary:   Tiphaine Brugnon
Historian:   Marguerite de Fleurieu
Flag Bearer:   Marie-Adélaïde de Fleurieu

Senior:
President:   Christiane de Fleurieu
First Vice-President:  Peggy Paul-Cavallier
Second Vice-President: Jacqueline Maitrot
Registrar:   Lucy Morin
Assistant Registrar:  Betty Brugnon
Treasurer:   Roberte Sirou
Secretary:   Ellen Hampton
Historian:   Marie-Thérèse des Lyons de Feuchin
Custodian:   Anne Baux
Librarian:   Anne de Ferluc
Directors : Judy Biron, Nicole Merveilleux du Vignaux, Caroline de Beaumont

1996-1998

Society:
President:   Sophie Simonard
First Vice-President:  Edouard Paul-Cavallier
Second Vice-President: Vanessa Simonard
Registrar:   Claire Lecointre
Treasurer:   Jean-Baptiste Brugnon
Secretary:   Tiphaine Brugnon
Historian:   Marguerite de Fleurieu
Flag Bearer:   Marie-Adélaïde de Fleurieu

Senior:
President:   Christiane de Fleurieu
First Vice-President:  Peggy Paul-Cavallier
Second Vice-President: Jacqueline Maitrot
Registrar:   Lucy Morin
Assistant Registrar:  Betty Brugnon
Treasurer:   Roberte Sirou
Secretary:   Ellen Hampton
Historian:   Marie-Thérèse des Lyons de Feuchin
Custodian:   Anne Baux
Librarian:   Anne de Ferluc
Directors : Judy Biron, Nicole Merveilleux du Vignaux, Caroline de Beaumont

1993-1995

Society:
President: Michel Fattal
First Vice-President: Virginie Paul-Cavallier
Second Vice-President: Yves de Trentinian
Secretary: Vanessa Simonard
Treasurer: Edouard Paul-Cavallier
Registrar: Marie-Laëtitia Brugnon
Flag Bearer: Florent Nasse

Senior:
President: Judy Biron
First Vice-President: Nicole Merveilleux du Vignaux
Second Vice-President: Jacqueline Maitrot
Registrar: Betty Brugnon
Treasurer: Roberte Sirou
Secretary: Peggy Paul-Cavallier
Historian: B. de Pesquidoux
Librarian: Christiane de Fleurieu
Custodian: D. Nasse

1989-1991

Society:
President: Pierre de Trentinian
First Vice-President: Agnès Cellier
Second Vice-President: Jean-Luc Biron
Registrar: Marie-Noëlle Brugnon
Treasurer: Michel Fattal
Secretary: Sybille Barbou des Courières

Senior:
President: Genevieve Sanua-Seymour
First Vice-President:  Judy Biron

1988

Senior:
President: Genevieve Sanua-Seymour
First Vice-President: Judy Biron