July 24, 2014

James Stewart Members Attend State Conference and Bring Home 19 Awards

James Stewart members Carla Brown, Monique Gullo, Beverly Baker, Rita Porter, and Bonnie Baker at the GSS 116th State Conference

James Stewart members Carla Brown, Monique Gullo, Beverly Baker, Rita Porter, and Bonnie Baker at the GSS 116th State Conference

(Stone Mountain, GA) — Members of the James Stewart Chapter attended the 116th Georgia State Society Daughters of the American Revolution Conference at Stone Mountain March 13-16. They attended business sessions, elected new state officers, and met Lynn Forney Young, the President General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution who was the speaker at the Friday night Opening Banquet.

Member Carla Brown was recognized on Friday night for her excellent customer service as the State Conference Treasurer. She registered 584 attendees for this conference.

Regent Beverly Baker accepted an award at the Saturday night banquet on behalf of the James Stewart chapter members for 100% participation in the President General’s Project. The James Stewart Chapter received a total of 19 awards at the Georgia State Conference for their achievements during the 2013 reporting year.

The awards received were:

  1. 100% Participation in the President General’s Project Award

  2. 1st Place in State — Best Newsletter (Chapters with 50 or fewer members)

  3. 1st Place in State — Best Audiovisual/Technology Coverage ( Power Point Presentations and Online News Coverage)

  4. 1st Place in State — Best Chapter Brochure

  5. 1st Place in State — Carla Brown for 83,336 Entries in Every Name Indexing Project presented by the Genealogical  Records Committee (Carla transcribed names into the national data base from books, news articles, Bibles, and many other documents.)

  6. 3rd Place in State for Constitution Week Print Coverage

  7. Meadow Garden Patron — Regent Beverly Vaughan Baker

  8. Outstanding Use of a Computer in Service to DAR Award — Carla Brown

  9. State Honor Roll (Meeting ALL state goals)

  10. Hightower Award (with $10) for Outstanding Support of DAR Schools

  11. The 1900 Society Meadow Garden Patron Award (Helping to preserve Meadow Garden, the home of Georgia’s signer of the Declaration of Independence George Walton)

  12. Certification of Appreciation for the Sole Sister’s Project ( Gift cards for shoes and coats for needy children at the DAR supported schools)

  13. Certificate of Appreciation for Participation in American Indians Committee Activities

  14. Certificate of Appreciation for Junior Shoppe Sales

  15. Certificate of Award for the Highest Monetary Gift to the Museum Keeper’s Fund

  16. Certificate of Award for Outstanding Patriotic Activities

  17. Certificate of Appreciation  Donation to Children of the American Revolution (CAR)

  18. Certificate of Appreciation Participation in Commemorative Events

  19. Certificate of Grateful Appreciation for Dedicated Service in Furthering the Work and Goals of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

The James Stewart Chapter NSDAR has 24 members and each of these ladies participates in activities and committees of her choice.

Every single activity, be it teaching Sunday School, thanking a veteran for his or her service, planting a flag, reading to a grandchild, helping preserve history, or just checking on a neighbor who is sick, helps our chapter, and our society, to further the goals of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The DAR Motto is “God, Home, and Country” and the objectives are Historic Preservation, Patriotism, and Education. We are all about preserving our history, loving and supporting our country and our soldiers – past and present, and seeing that our youth receive the education they deserve.

Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to join the DAR.

We invite anyone who is interested in finding out about DAR to attend one of our meetings. We are skilled at guiding potential members through the process of finding their Patriot ancestor, and eventually becoming a proud member of DAR!

For more information please go to www.jamesstewartchapterdar.org or contact any member.

 

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