Chapter Awards

CHAPTER AWARDS

We currently recognize and present the following three awards:

DAR Good Citizens Award:
DAR Good Citizens Awards are given to outstanding local high school seniors for their contributions to their communities and schools.

DAR Community Service Award:
This award recognizes worthy residents, from a variety of walks of life, for voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, historical, and citizenship endeavors, or in environmental conservation.

DAR American History Awards:
High school seniors are chosen for their proficiency in American history and overall academic character. Certificates and bronze medals are presented to the winners.

Community Activity:

Members of the Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman¬†Chapter are active in the community in many ways. In June of each year, we have a program on Flag Day, where we collect donations earmarked for a local veterans group. We also collect tattered flags to be brought to our local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for proper disposal. We are also involved with another program we call, “DAR and Donuts”, in which we serve coffee and donuts to veterans on Veterans Day each November. In February, we make Valentines and collect toiletries that we pass out to veterans who reside in local nursing homes. Members are involved in supporting local veterans groups such as veterans hospitals, the VFW, and the American Legion.

Genealogy is also a chapter activity in which we encourage members to attend workshops a few times a year. Members are active in preserving important historical documents, including preserving the historical documents within our chapter.

Regardless of our individual interests, we have all come together and developed lifelong friendships, with a common goal: to promote the ideals of patriotism and the love our country.

Sarah Riggs Humphries-Mary Silliman Chapter is honored by the Derby Historical Society:

General David Humphreys Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Society meeting and luncheon was held on September 19, 2010, at the General David Humphreys House. The SAR and Derby Historical Society announced that the house behind the David Humphreys House, which is used as their administrative offices, is now officially named the Sarah Riggs Humphreys House.

2016 Awards:

1. Celebrate America! – 100% Chapter Participation Honoring Our Heritage
Through Meaningful Community Service (June 2016)
2. Presented to Registrar Mary Rozsa from Lineage Research Committee for
Help Session Volunteer (June 2016)
3. Presented to Registrar Mary Rozsa from Lineage Research Committee for
Lookups for Prospectives (June 2016)
4. Presented to Wendy Mawhinney, Northeastern Division, from Historic
Preservation Committee for Restoring Historic Home (June 2016)
5. Presented to Christy A. Hendrie from Women’s Issues Committee, National
Division, for Outstanding National Vice Chairman, Health (2013-2016)
6. Presented to SRH-MS Chapter from Women’s Issues Committee for
Outstanding Women Issues Events (2015-2016)
7. Presented to Christy A. Hendrie from Lineage Research Committee, for
Help Session Volunteer (June 2016)
8. Presented to SRH-MS Chapter, Northeastern Division, First Place for
Chapter with the Most Square Feet of Constitution Week Displays
(June 2016)
9. Presented to SRH-MS Chapter for One Hundred Percent Participation in
the President General’s Project – Moving Forward in Service to America
10. Children of the American Revolution, presented to SRH-MS Chapter,
Northeastern Division for Membership Promotion (June 2016)
11. Children of the American Revolution, presented to SRH-MS CHapter,
Northeastern Division for Creative Learning Experiences (June 2016)
12. Children of the American Revolution, presented to SRH-MS Chapter,
Northeastern Division for Outstanding Leadership Support (June 2016)

2015 Awards:

1. Celebrate America! РCommunity Service  (June 2015)
2. Children of the American Revolution, Northeastern Division for Membership
Promotion (June 2015)
3. Children of the American Revolution, Northeastern Division for Creative
Learning Experiences (June 2015)
4. Children of the American Revolution, Northeastern Division for Outstanding
Leadership Support (June 2015)
5. Citation for Outstanding Accomplishments in attaining Chapter Achievement
Award Level 1
6. Excellence Award presented to SRH-MS Chapter for Constitution Week
2015

2014 Awards:

1. Celebrate America! РCommunity Service  (June 2014)
2. The Flag of the United States of America; First Place for Best
Program (June 2014)
3. Citation for outstanding accomplishments in attaining Chapter Achievement
Award Level 1