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April 17, 2013

Weatherford DAR chapter recognized at state

HOUSTON – The Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution convened its 114th conference at the downtown Houston Hyatt Regency March 14-16.

Four members from Weatherford attended – Chapter Regent Rebecca Peters, Vice Regent Margaret Daniel, Treasurer Vivian Culp and Historian Georgia Orr.

State regent and Houstonian Pamela Rouse Wright presided over the gathering as more than 900 members and guests attended informative meetings and educational workshops. Especially memorable were individuals and chapters receiving recognition for outstanding leadership, volunteerism and vision in areas such as historic preservation, education, patriotism, conservation and journalism.

The Weatherford chapter won several significant awards, including: three first place awards in Constitution Week, U.S. flag bookmarks distributed and number of Constitution Kits distributed; third place for Constitution Week events; seventh place for Chapter Narrative Americanism; and Most Outstanding State Report Commemorative Events.

Numerous certificates of recognition were also received for Service to Veterans, Project Patriot, Conservation Poster Contest, Support of DAR Schools, Chapter Achievement Reporting, Public Relations and Good Citizen, to name a few.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 175,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, the DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the DAR nationwide, visit www.DAR.org.

The Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution is the DAR’s largest society with more than 17,000 members. Since its founding in 1894, Texas Daughters have been energetic advocates of the objectives of the National Society. For more information about this organization, visit www.txdar.org.

The Weatherford Chapter was chartered June 7, 1903, and is one of the oldest continuously active chapters in the state. Meetings are held September-May, the fourth Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. at North Side Baptist Church. For more information, contact Rebecca Peters at pr.peters@yahoo.com.

 

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