The Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution held their annual State Conference on
March 14-17 at the Richmond Marriott. Members of the Williamsburg Chapter Sydney Riddle, Celia Adolphi, Elizabeth Greaf, Sandy Reese, Ann Greer, Eleanor Hunter, K.J. Proctor-Corbett, Carolyn Frost, Robin Doucette, Virginia Lee, Barbara Rooney and Sharon Short, joined almost 700 members representing 130 Virginia DAR Chapters from around the state for a weekend of workshops, business, and a memorial service. The meeting was conducted by State Regent, Judith Joy Surber.
Included among the awards for the Williamsburg Chapter: First Place American Heritage Contest
(Kim Defibaugh), and First Grade Citizenship Partnership Project (Community Classroom), Outstanding School Outreach and Bell Ringing Event for Constitution Week, Outstanding Project Patriot Activities for Active Military, Outstanding State Vice Chair Social Media (Ann Greer), Outstanding Enrichment Discussion Groups on Women's Issues (Elizabeth Greaf), Extraordinary Service by a Chaplain (Sandy Reese), Outstanding Support of American Indian Committee, DAR Schools, Children of the American Revolution and Outstanding Series of Programs in American History and Community Service nominations. Honorable Mention was given for participation at the commemorative Thanksgiving Festival at Berkeley Plantation.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With nearly 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. DAR Members are committed to volunteer service having served more than 12.5 million hours communities throughout the world during the past three years. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.DAR.org
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