The Samuel Hammond Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at the Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center on September 10. Those in attendance were Susie Brunt, Pauline Brunt, Hollee Casey, Carol Fielder, Dorothy Harmon, Sandra Landrum, Ellen Pettit and Patricia Proctor.
No speaker was present for a program. The chapter instead discussed how members wanted to proceed for the remainder of the year due to Covid-19 and gathering restrictions. With Rosalie Day being cancelled in October, the chapter decided to make Oct. 11 DAR Day of Service the focus for the upcoming month of October. The chapter will use the month of November to mark the graves of fellow chapter members who have passed. The December meeting is TBA due to gathering restrictions that may still be in place at that time.
It was announced that the Samuel Hammond Chapter had been awarded the Chapter Achievement Award Level 1 for 2019 for outstanding accomplishments.
Pat Proctor was also surprised to be presented with a certificate announcing that she was selected as the National 2020 Outstanding Volunteer Information Specialist. This is a national award selected by the National VIS Chair. VIS Committee members are the sunbeams that help DAR Rise and Shine for America. They are a talented and vibrant group of women who use computer technology skills to serve on the chapter, state and national levels. VIS plays a crucial role at their chapter. That description is certainly fitting of Mrs. Proctor who helped with the roll-over of new officers for the Samuel Hammond Chapter last year.