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Fort Payne Chapter, NSDAR honored with national, divisional and conference awards

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In downtown Naperville, Fort Payne Chapter, NSDAR members plant and maintain the flower beds around the Veterans Valor sculpture on the Century Tour toward Central Park from Washington Street. For years, the DAR Adopt-a-Park Committee has planted tulips in the fall. After the tulips have bloomed in the spring, summer flowers are planted for a day like today. (PN Photo, Noon June 21, 2024)

Fort Payne Chapter, NSDAR Report

Fort Payne Chapter, NSDAR has recently been honored with 27 State Conference Awards, two North Central Division Awards, and two awards from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution national organization for the chapter’s work in 2023 promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

The national organization has 3,000 chapters throughout all 50 states, making recognition at the national level an exceptional achievement. Chapter Regent Jill Brewer and Honorary Chapter Regent Wrenne Jakubiak are attending Continental Congress at the National Headquarters for Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington D.C. where the chapter will receive the two National-level awards at the end of June.  

Fort Payne has received national recognition with 1st Place from the National Public Relations and Media Committee in the Electronic Media Category for Fort Payne’s Original Constitution Week Video, “Man on the Street, What Do You Know About Our Constitution?” The Fort Payne Chapter used volunteer resources to create the video.

Professional filmmaker Tom Hartmann, founder and creator of Blink of an Eye Productions, is the husband of Fort Payne Chapter member Julie Hartmann. The interviews were done by Madeleine Miller who is a member of Fort Payne and an active professional journalist.

Hartmann and Miller hit the streets of downtown Naperville and the Naperville Riverwalk along with several members of the Fort Payne Chapter. Questions were asked to a diverse group of citizens about what they knew about the U.S. Constitution.

The knowledge that Naperville residents possessed about the Constitution was impressive as featured in the following video:

Fort Payne also received national recognition with 1st Place from the National Commemorative Events Committee for Best Chapter Publication for the 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War. Chapter members worked very hard at planning, execution, media involvement, and post-activity reporting to make sure Fort Payne was honoring Vietnam veterans with ongoing activities throughout 2023 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and properly acknowledge all the veterans who may not have received a warm homecoming when returning from the war.

“Fort Payne is an amazing chapter full of talented and passionate women who work together to protect historic preservation, education, and patriotism,” stated Fort Payne Chapter Regent Jill Brewer. “Attending Continental Congress is a very special opportunity to meet with Daughters from around the world and hear the impact that our volunteer service projects are making in our communities.”

Fort Payne Chapter National Recognitions for 2023 / Continental Congress

  • National Award to Fort Payne Chapter for Best Chapter Publication for the 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War for 2023 – 1st Place
  • National Award to Fort Payne Chapter for Best Electronic Media from the Public Relations and Media Committee for Fort Payne’s Original Constitution Week Video

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) since 1890

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a women’s service organization whose members can trace their lineage to an individual who contributed to securing American independence during the Revolutionary War. Today’s DAR is dynamic and diverse, with more than 185,000 members in 3,000 chapters in the United States and abroad. DAR members annually provide millions of hours of volunteer service to their local communities across the country and world. DAR chapters participate in projects to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Over one million members have joined the organization since its founding in 1890.

For more information about DAR membership, visit HTTPS://WWW.ILDAR.ORG/CHAPTERS/FORTPAYNE/ or contact NSDARFORTPAYNE@GMAIL.COM

Complete List of Fort Payne Chapter Recognitions for 2023

Chapter Regent Jill Brewer and Honorary Chapter Regent Wrenne Jakubiak accepted awards at recent Illinois State DAR Convention. (Photo courtesy Fort Payne Chapter DAR)

STATE CONFERENCE AWARDS

To Fort Payne Chapter – the Linda Lee Traveling Tray for Conservation

To Fort Payne Chapter for Outstanding Work in Conservation

To Fort Payne Chapter for Outstanding Support of Women Veterans

To Fort Payne Chapter for Involving Naperville Community in DAR Projects

To Fort Payne Chapter for Excellent Day of Service Project – Hobson Grist Mill Monument Clean-up

To Fort Payne Chapter for Gold BUMLA – Bylaws Update Mandatory Language Award

To Fort Payne Chapter for Chapter Achievement Award Blue Ribbon – Level 1

To Fort Payne Chapter for Superior Support of DAR State Library Goals

To Fort Payne Chapter for Excellence in American History

To Fort Payne Chapter for Outstanding Program – Greene Barn Oak Cottage

To Fort Payne Chapter for Outstanding Service to Community Schools

To Fort Payne Chapter for Multiple DAR/SAR Events with Fox Valley SAR

To Fort Payne Chapter for Outstanding Chapter Commemorative Events Report

To Fort Payne Chapter for Outstanding Community Service

To Fort Payne Chapter for Extensive inclusion and support of Judge Nathaniel Pope Society

To Carol Parks for Outstanding Support of Honor Flight

To Jean Adams for GEP 6 Registrar’s Class

To Jennifer Mucha for Leadership for Judge Nathaniel Pope Society C.A.R.

To Fort Payne Chapter for Excellent Video on the Constitution

To Fort Payne Chapter for Overall Excellence on All Aspects of Constitution Week

To Fort Payne Chapter for Most Innovative Bell Ringing of Patriotic Songs by Carillon

To Fort Payne Chapter for Most Number of Constitution Week kits distributed to schools

To Fort Payne Chapter for Outstanding Constitution Week Scrapbook

To Wrenne Jakubiak for Outstanding Chairmanship of Constitution Week Committee

To Madeleine Miller for Most Outstanding Use of Media, QR Codes, YouTube

To Sherry Tuszynski for Outstanding Contribution to Constitution Week Committee

To Sarah Adamson for Outstanding Contribution to Constitution Week Committee

NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION AWARDS

To Fort Payne Chapter for Best Constitution Week Report – 3rd Place

To Fort Payne Chapter for Best Constitution Week Program – 1st Place

NATIONAL AWARDS AT CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

To Fort Payne Chapter for Best Chapter Publication for the 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War for 2023 – 1st Place

To Fort Payne Chapter for Best Electronic Media from the Public Relations and Media Committee for Fort Payne’s Original Constitution Week Video

 

 

 

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