Yaquina Chapter NSDAR earns awards

Several members of the Yaquina Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) attended the annual state conference in May. Pictured are: Jane Gray (back-left), Gail Downs and Kristin Lowe-Bartell; Andrea Summerlin (front-left) and Rebecca Taylor. (Courtesy photo)

The Yaquina Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) attended the annual state conference held in Canyonville May 16-19. Four members represented the chapter and received awards on behalf of its members at the state level.

The following awards were presented:

Chapter Awards — American Indian Minute or Program; Children of the American Revolution (leadership and monetary contributions); Conservation (creative and varied conservation and recycling efforts); Literacy (National Educational Association Read Across America); Outstanding Care Given to Veterans; Project Patriot (active duty military) Support; Publicity DAR in the Community; and Women’s Issues (chapter creation of the “Buddy System”).

Individual Awards — DAR Genealogy Preservation Committee, Janice Cook, Nancy Edwards; OSSDAR State Application Team, Jane Gray and Kristin Lowe-Bartell; Volunteer Genealogist Committee, Jane Gray, Kristin Lowe-Bartell, and Karen Petersen; and Laura Lively (Honored Daughter near or over 100 years old).

Additionally, Andrea Summerlin, regent, was awarded honor cords, a pin and a certificate of graduation for completing the New Horizons leadership course. The course is designed for enthusiastic and dedicated members to help develop them into future chapter and state leaders. The course participant completes a series of online webinars, a study of DAR published resources, in-person activities and a capstone project, all which involves a year-long process. Summerlin’s capstone project was related to literacy promotion throughout Lincoln County.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a 501(c)(3) lineage-based society that promotes historic preservation, education and patriotism. Any woman at least 18 years of age or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. Those interested in membership can contact Summerlin at [email protected] or 541-252-0515.

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