Local DAR members attend historic hybrid state conference

Left to right are Evelyn Newsome, Martha Stanley, chapter regent, and Susan Dooley.

Members of the Phillip Hamman Chapter, NSDAR, attended the 123rd State Conference of the Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held March 12-14 in Auburn, Ala. This historic conference was held utilizing a hybrid format, with a limited number of members on-site at the conference hotel and the remainder of the attendees participating from home via electronic means.

During the conference, members welcomed Lynn Forney Young of Texas, Honorary President General, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, as a special conference guest and Opening Night speaker. Mrs. Young also serves as a Commissioner with the United States Semiquincentennial Commission that was formed by Congress to plan and coordinate the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the United States is 2026.

Alabama Society DAR State Regent Tammy B. Clemons of Grant, Ala. said, “The members have truly embraced the Zoom platform which allowed us to move forward to carry on the important business of our state society and celebrate the remarkable successes of your chapters.”

This annual meeting of Alabama’s DAR featured business sessions, informative presentations, and educational workshops aimed at furthering NSDAR’s objectives of historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Chapters and members of DAR state awards were recognized during the conference. Graduating from the “DAR Leadership Training Course” were Phillip Hamman Chapter members, Susan Dooley and Evelyn Newsome. Both were winners of the DAR Leadership Training Capstone Project in the “Patriotism Category.”

The Alabama Society DAR is made up of more than 4,300 women in 71 chapters across the state who can trace their lineage to patriots who fought for or provided aid to the American colonists during the Revolutionary War. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. 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.

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