Piety Hill Chapter NSDAR

Chapter Awards

Awarded by the
National Society of the
Daughters of the American Revolution

Piety Hill Chapter, NSDAR, received 13 awards at the 125th Continental Congress, June 15 - June 18, 2016, in Washington, D.C., as follows:

  • Chapter Achievement Award Level One
  • Celebrate America! Committee Recognizes Piety Hill Chapter, Michigan, for 100% Chapter Participation Honoring Our Heritage through Meaningful Community Service.
  • DAR Good Citizens Committee presented to Piety Hill Chapter, Michigan, for sponsoring 10 or more schools.
  • DAR Magazine Committee presented to Barbara Suhay, Piety Hill Chapter, Michigan, East Central Division (Tie) for “The chapter in each geographical division with the highest total advertising revenue including chapter and commercial ads – 2015 Newsletter Advertising Chapter Winners”.
  • Volunteer Information Specialists Committee presented to Dawn Laatz, Piety Hill Chapter, Michigan, for Outstanding Service Judge VIS Website of the Month.
  • Volunteer Information Specialists Committee presented to Brenda Hile, Piety Hill Chapter, Michigan, for Outstanding Service VIS State Chair.
  • DAR Museum Outreach Committee Correspondent Docents presented to Diane Schrift, Piety Hill Chapter, Michigan, for Outstanding Volunteerism during Continental Congress CC Volunteer.
  • Commemorative Events Committee presented to Piety Hill Chapter, Michigan, East Central Division, First Place, Outstanding Program for 125th Anniversary of DAR, program on Caroline Harrison-First Lady of the US and First President General of NSDAR.
  • Commemorative Events Committee presented to Piety Hill Chapter, Michigan, East Central Division, DAR Marker Ceremonies, First Place, Marking the Wing Lake 1859 School House.
  • Commemorative Events Committee presented to Piety Hill Chapter, Michigan, East Central Division, Second Place, Honored Veterans in a solemn wreath ceremony in their community on Veterans Day.
  • Associate Member, Piety Hill Chapter, Michigan, East Central Division, 125th Anniversary of DAR, Commemorative Book of Poems, Kathleen Ripley Leo, First Place, Celebrate America! Book of poetry.
  • Associate Member, Piety Hill Chapter, Michigan, East Central Division, 125th Anniversary of DAR, Commemorative, Nancy Marshall, Outstanding Leadership.
  • Associate Member, Piety Hill Chapter, Michigan, East Central Division, Nancy Marshall, Outstanding State Member, Special Award from the USA Commemoration for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Awarded by the
Michigan State DAR

Piety Hill Chapter, NSDAR, received the following awards for individual and chapter achievement at the State Awards Day program, April 4, 2017:

American History Essay Contest State Winners:

  • 5th Grade, Maggie Scott, St. Hugo, 1st place
  • 6th Grade, John Lee, Cranbrook, 1st place
  • 8th Grade, William Harvey, Berkshire Middle School, 1st place

DAR Good Citizen Finalist:

  • Leah Warren, Seaholm High School, top 10

American Heritage Committee:

  • Audrey Lambert, Fiber Arts, 1st place (state)
  • DAR Artist, Dawn Laatz (wood carving)
  • DAR Artist, Audrey Lambert (handmade doll)

Commemorative Events:

  • Veterans Day Wreath Laying Ceremony, 1st place (state), Chris Richman report
  • American Flag Commemoration, 1st place (state)
  • Commemorative Event Publication, Dream Cruise, 1st place (state), Doug Ashley/Woodward Camera
  • 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, 2nd place (state)
  • Participation Independence Day

Public Relations & Media:

  • Outstanding Media Coverage
  • Outstanding Photography & Media Coverage, Janet and Doug Ashley

Michigan State Press Book:

  • Contributions to state press book

DAR schools:

  • Excellence in support of DAR Schools

Community Classroom:

  • Classroom support, Bound Together project, Martha Stahl

Literacy Promotion:

  • Support of literacy projects

American History Committee:

  • Most school participation

Chapter Narrative:

  • Most interesting narrative, Barbara Suhay, 2nd place (150 plus members)

Constitution Week:

  • Most Constitution Week articles
  • Best Constitution Week report, 3rd place (state), Jane Quinn

American Heritage:

  • Patron of Arts, 9 programs on American Heritage, Barbara Suhay/Jan Stafford

Historic Preservation:

  • Number of programs on historic preservation, 3rd place (state)

Michigan Tours:

  • Highest number chapter attendance Continental Congress

Lineage Research:

  • Promoting Lineage Research within the Community
  • Promoting Lineage Research Lookup Board

Patriotic Records Project:

  • Participation, Lisa Milton

Volunteer Genealogists:

  • Completion of GEP II, Holly Heiss

State Membership Committee:

  • Most new members by application, Kathy Stricher

Americanism Committee:

  • Most patriotic materials distributed
  • Outstanding outreach involving patriotic materials

Program Committee:

  • Outstanding Yearbook, over 100 members

National Defense:

  • Exceptional contributions to national defense

Service for Veterans:

  • Outstanding service (plus trophy)

Friends of DAR Museum:

  • Support for DAR Museum

Libraries:

  • Book donations to DAR Library, Piety Hill in honor of Diane Schrift
  • Donations to Friends of Seimes
  • Donation to Allen County Library, Virginia Bennett
  • Items sent to DAR Library, Virginia Bennett

Conservation:

  • Supporting Pollinator Gardens, Kathy Browne/Audrey Lambert

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