Libertad Chapter NSDAR Meeting

LIBERTY, May 27, 2014 - Libertad Chapter NSDAR met Thursday, May 15.  Haley Lambright was presented with the 2nd Libertad Chapter NSDAR Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. 

Libertad Chapter NSDAR Scholarship Recipient, Haley Lambright (center), Chapter Regent, Susan Seaberg (left), and Good Citizen Chair, Catherine Kuchan (right)

The scholarship recipient is chosen from the winners of the Chapter’s Good Citizen Contest, where students from area High Schools are chosen by their peers, and voted on by their teachers, to be DAR Good Citizens.  We are proud of Haley and her accomplishments at Dayton High School. 

Guest Speaker:  Ken Defoor and wife Jo, Texas Equusearch

Next was an informative program by Ken Defoor, an active member of Texas Equusearch.  Ken told how the group was founded by Tim Miller in 2000 after the abduction and murder of his daughter in 1984.  Texas Equusearch uses volunteers on foot, horseback, ATVs, boats, helicopters and unmanned drones to search for persons reported missing in any state, and even internationally.  Ken was surprised in 2012 with the Chapter Community Service Award, and attended the October meeting that year under the guise that he would give the program, so he was finally able to present the program he prepared for that night. 

Libertad Chapter NSDAR 2014-2016 officers:  Patti Tate, Shannon Garner, Betty Reeves, Linda Jamison, Gloria Stratton, Stacy Sundgren, Nora Lee Ladd;  (not pictured:  Ada Fay Schmidt and Alana Inman)

After refreshments were served, the members reconvened for a business meeting, where the following officers were sworn in:  1st Vice Regent, Patti Tate; 2nd Vice Regent, Shannon Gardner; Recording Secretary, Betty Reeves; Corresponding Secretary, Linda Jamison; Treasurer, Gloria Stratton; Registrar, Stacy Sundgren; Historian, Charlotte Rogers; Librarian, Nora Lee Ladd.  Regent Ada Fay Schmidt and Chaplain Alana Inman were unable to attend the May 15 meeting, and will be sworn in at a special called meeting Thursday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m. at the Price Daniel Meeting Room.  All Libertad Chapter members and guests are invited to attend.


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