The Georgia State Society, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held its 123rd State Conference, March 18-21 at Stone Mountain, Georgia. The conference theme was “Anchored in Togetherness” and attendees were welcomed by Georgia State Regent O. B. Wilhoit McCorkle. The wearing of masks and social distancing was practiced throughout the conference.
In attendance from the Thomasville Chapter were Regent Shelba Sellers, Vice Regent Charlotte Brown, Chaplain Drucilla Bennett, Registrar Pamela Tucker, Past State Registrar and member Melody Porter and member Deborah Hicks. During the three-day State Conference, Thomasville Chapter members attended business sessions, genealogy programs, Junior Club dinner and silent auction, Chapter Regents’ Club Luncheon, Meadow Garden Restoration Presentation, DAR Schools and Youth Luncheon and formal evening ceremonies. Saturday’s awards and recognition banquet featured guest speaker Denise Doring VanBuren, president general, NSDAR. She gave an inspiring program using the theme of her administration, “Rise and Shine for America.” VanBuren also provided an update on the president general’s project “The Next Act” — historic restoration of DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
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 more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. More than one million women have joined the DAR since it was founded. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org.