The Russellville Chapter NSDAR (National Daughters of the American Revolution) officers and regular members, Bobbie Jean Burnett, Registrar Carolyn Mallory, Treasurer Judy Wilcutt, and Pat Foster attended the 118th KSDAR State Conference in Lexington, Ky. March 27 and March 30.
They attended a workshop on Chapter Development and Revitalization given by State Chairman, Leslie Miller. Many business sessions where reports from chairman of various committees thought the state were frequented by them. On Sunday they were privileged to be present at a Memorial Service where many departed members were honored. Russellville’s own Carolyn Bowels was among those honored.
The highlight for the Russellville Chapter was at the Friday Night Banquet where Regent Bobbi Jean Burnett accepted the state American Heritage Contest Award in Literature for Nola Willeford who was unable to attend. Her entry traced her family heritage all the way back to the representation of their progenitor on the reverend Bayeux Tapestry stitched in the 1070’s.
Pictured with Mrs. Burnett are Kentucky State Regent, Barbara Zink and State American Heritage Chairman, Kay Kuster Thomas.
At the April 9 meeting of the Russellville Chapter, First District Director, Millie Hiter, is pictured presenting the award, a small gift sent by the chairman, and a certificate to Mrs. Willeford with Regent Burnett looking on with admiration.
Other certificates were presented to the chapter among which were the following: for third place in having so many volunteer hours, honorable mention for participation in Women’s Issues Activities, for Joint Participation with DAR-SAR Activities, and for being a Gold Chapter in the State Honor Roll.
Mrs. Pat Foster is pictured being presented a certificate for being a First Time Attendee to State Conference. Out of state resident member, Louise Cook Williams, was mailed a certificate for entering the crochet division of the American Heritage Award Contest. Regent Burnett was also presented a certificate for entering the Poetry Division of the American Heritage Contest.