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Shepherdstown Chapter earns awards

By Staff | Aug 19, 2016

Submitted photo Shown, from left, are Cheryl Brown, Diane Steece, Kathy Sholl, Patty Stealey and Darla Ambrose.

Shepherdstown Pack Horse Ford Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) received six awards for 2015 during the Eastern District, West Virginia DAR meeting hosted by the Ye Towne of Bath Chapter at Cacapon State Park Lodge on Saturday, July 30.

Five members of the Pack Horse Ford Chapter attended, including Regent Kathy Sholl, former Regent Cheryl Brown, Second Vice Regent Patty Stealey, and Chapter members Darla Ambrose and Diane Steece. Cheryl Brown has recently been elected to serve as State Treasurer, WVDAR and appointed as National Chair, DAR Service for Veterans Committee.

The serene backdrop of forests surrounding the lodge set the stage for a beautiful meeting and luncheon. The tables were decorated with centerpieces filled with Oriskany sandstone from Berkeley Springs. Eastern Director Judy Bowyer presided at the meeting and introduced the newly elected State Regent Malinda (Mindy) Davis from Pennsboro, West Virginia.

The awards received by the Pack Horse Ford Chapter for 2015 included Chapter Achievement Award Level I; Outstanding Chapter Activities in American History; Cheryl Brown – Outstanding Research Analysis; Constitution Week Outstanding Chapter Report; 100 Percent Chapter Participation Honoring Our Heritage Through Meaningful Community Service; and the Department of Veterans Affairs Certificate of Appreciation for continued dedicated service and generous support of hospitalized Veterans, Martinsburg VA Medical Center.

The newly elected Pack Horse Ford Chapter officers met in July and began planning for the 2016-2017 year. The officers include Regent Kathy Sholl; First Vice Regent Patricia Toffling; Second Vice Regent Patty Stealey; Chaplain Susan Smith; Recording and Corresponding Secretary Marsha Krashoc; Treasurer Katherine Genung; Registrar Dorrene Hale; Historian Cindy Nicewarner; and Librarian Ann Christy.

Those who would like to learn more about the Pack Horse Ford Chapter should contact Regent Kathy Sholl at 304-876-1250. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org.