Members of our chapter have been and remain active in our local school system, teaching at all levels from pre-school through university professors. Because of our commitment to education, our chapter supports the Literacy Promotion programs as volunteer tutors and reading teachers for both children and adults. We solicit entries for the American History Essay contests from the Edmond, Guthrie, Deer Creek and Cashion public schools, as well as private schools and home-schooled students. Each year, we honor a high school senior from our local high schools with the DAR Good Citizens Award.
Our chapter is also committed to the preservation of our local history. Several of our members are active volunteers for the Edmond Historical Society and the Oklahoma Territorial Museum in Guthrie. Members have served on the board of directors, as president, and as paid employees. We also have several members who are active in the Edmond Genealogical Society and Logan County Genealogical Society. Our chapter is proud to claim an author (now deceased), who wrote several books about historical figures in our state's history, notably Will Rogers. Another chapter member won the prestigious NSDAR Evelyn Cole Peters Award for Excellence for her 1st place entry in the American Heritage contest with her china painting of the famous Oklahoma cowgirl and Wild West show performer, Lucille Mulhall.
Each year, our chapter observes Constitution Week, with a proclamation issued by the mayors of Edmond and Guthrie; we also create a display at the library, submit newspaper articles to the local newspapers, and provide schools with informative packets for use in their classrooms. We have participated in "Bells Across America." Our members fly the flag on each patriotic holiday, to help our communities be more aware of the need to practice patriotism. Our chapter has presented an American flag to a community middle school. Each June, members of our chapter attend naturalization ceremonies, welcoming each new citizen and giving them a small American flag and a flag code brochure.
Reminding our communities of the continuing need for national defense is important to our chapter. Each year, we honor Edmond and Guthrie high school ROTC students during their annual awards banquet. Our chapter gathers supplies and plans a yearly event to visit the men and women being cared for at our local veterans hospital. Three of our members serve on the Veterans Affairs Volunteer Services Advisory Committee for the Oklahoma City Veterans Hospital. Chapter members have organized troop support projects for active duty soldiers both home and abroad. We are proud of our chapter members who are on active duty service, as well as those who are retired veterans. We honor all veterans and active service personnel at a special meeting each year.
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