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DAR Community Service Award presented to local resident

By Staff | Feb 5, 2016

Over 50 members and guests of the Pack Horse Ford Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) welcomed in the new year with the chapter’s annual tea held in the home of Kathy Klein in Shepherdstown on Saturday, Jan. 16. Delectable sweets, hot tea, and punch were served along with warm hospitality.

During the tea, the chapter awarded the DAR Community Service Award to local resident Wayne Goodrich for his long-time, committed volunteer service. Goodrich has worked with the youth of Shepherdstown through the Boy Scouts for many years. He served as one of the volunteers for the 2012 high adventure Shakedown and the first National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, which attracted over 50,000 Scouts to the Summit Bechtel Reserve in July 2013. He chairs the Eagle Scout Committee for the General Adam Stephen Chapter, National Society Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR). In this capacity, he has coordinated with the Shenandoah Area Council, apprised the chapter of local Eagle Scout accomplishments, and overseen the chapter Eagle Scout Scholarship Contest. For his efforts, he received the NSSAR Bronze Roger Sherman Medal in January 2015.

Goodrich also has served as a leader of key community organizations. Since 1990, he has been the treasurer for the Elmwood Cemetery Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Historic Shepherdstown Commission (HSC). For HSC he chairs the Nominating Committee and serves on the Membership and Marketing Committee and Fundraising and Events Committee. For the Shepherdstown Public Library he serves as vice president of the Board of Trustees and as a member of the Campaign Committee, which is raising funds for a new, larger library. He is treasurer for the Shepherdstown High School Alumni Association, and for the past two years, he has served the General Adam Stephen Chapter, NSSAR as secretary.

The DAR is a thriving women’s service organization that focuses on work in local communities to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. The Society is in the midst of celebrating its 125th anniversary. Efforts are underway to reflect the strong heritage of the DAR while also focusing on its future. The chapter will celebrate its 100th birthday in February.

To learn more about the Pack Horse Ford Chapter, contact Regent Cheryl Brown at 304-876-3817. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org.