Cane River Chapter, NSDAR attend State Conference 2023

The 114th Louisiana State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (LSDAR) held their state conference March 16-18, at Country Inn and Suites, by Radisson, in Pineville. Louisiana State Regent, Cheryl Whitlow Gott, presiding.

More than 180 LSDAR members were in attendance from across the state. Honored guests included Charlotte Hodge White, Vice President General and Honorary State Regent, Zora McGuffee Olsson, Honorary State Regent and Past Vice President General, special guests Cynthia F. Magnum, Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, State Regent, Marguerite Hogan Fritsch, Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, State Regent, Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré and Natchitoches Central High School Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AJROTC) led by senior instructors Major Dwayne Bailey (retired) and First Sergeant Michael Selby.

Friday morning began with the opening ritual followed by a Memorial Service honoring and paying tribute to the 2022 deceased daughters. Cane River Chapter honored daughter Isabel Sylvie Delphin Arceneaux. Following the Memorial Service, posting of the colors and retirement of colors were led by AJROTC color guards. General Honoré was the keynote speaker at the Patriotism Luncheon. Opening night began with the procession of flags and dignitaries, State Regent Gott unveiling her proposed State Regent Project, “Remember Gerstner Field”, Outstanding Volunteer Veteran of the Year Award to Jerry Madden, numerous other awards presented and scholarships.

Business sessions convened Saturday morning with reports from State Officer’s, District Director’s, and Chapter Regent’s, followed by a luncheon, presentation of certificates of awards and certificates of appreciation recognizing chapters for their volunteer work in carrying out the mission of the society.

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 over 185,000 members in more than 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.

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