Nutter gives keynote at DAR gathering
Charla Nutter, State Regent of the West Virginia State Society, NSDAR, was the honored guest and keynote speaker at the 64th Eastern District Meeting of the society hosted by the Pack Horse Ford Chapter at the Entler Hotel in Shepherdstown on Aug. 13.
Included in Nutter’s presentation was a discussion of the progress being made to refurbish the West Virginia Period Room in the National Society’s museum in Memorial Continental Hall, in Washington, D.C. This project is being funded by donations from DAR members throughout West Virginia. Nutter passed around wallpaper and carpet samples that have been selected for the room. Also discussed was the State Regent’s project to purchase and donate large-print books to veteran patients.
The NSDAR chapters of the Eastern District are Bee Line, of Charles Town, Emily Cooper, Regent; Fort Ashby of Fort Ashby, Julie Frazer, Regent; Pack Horse Ford of Shepherdstown, Cheryl Brown, Regent; Shenandoah Valley of Martinsburg, Alice Cogle, Regent; South Branch Valley of Petersburg, Judith Bowyer, Regent; William Henshaw of Martinsburg, Sylvia Orendorff, Regent; and Ye Towne of Bath of Berkeley Springs, Gail Potter, Regent.
Before closing the meeting, Nutter presented awards to the chapters from the National Society, and resolutions of praise were given, including to Cheryl Brown and Kathy Sholl, Regent and Vice Regent, respectively, of the Pack Horse Ford Chapter, for the successful meeting, and to Diane Steece, who handled registrations.
Before adjourning, Barby Frankenberry extended an invitation from Regent Alice Cogle, who was unable to attend the meeting, to the 65th Eastern District Meeting to be hosted by the Shenandoah Valley Chapter in Berkeley County in the summer of 2012.