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Martha Jefferson Randolph Chapter National Society DAR welcomes new members
By Sarah Beaver, Regent, Martha Jefferson Randolph Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Feb 12, 2019
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Sherman, Texas -- Martha Jefferson Randolph has had the honor of welcoming new members, reinstated and transferred members.  Participation by the membership is growing monthly. 

Three new Committee efforts allow our Chapter to reach out to our community Junior Membership, Community Service and Flag Committees.  The Junior Membership Committee brunch gave the opportunity to reach potential Junior members and get current Juniors involved. 

The Chapter Community Service Committee has adopted a cottage at local Frontier Village.  The log cabin prominently displays a marker indicating that we are responsible for the cabin, decorating as appropriate and providing docents as needed.  Two Chapter Scholarships were presented to High School students.  The Veterans Voices interview team now has recorded 92 veterans and still counting with more interviews scheduled.  Equipment and training for the second team of interviewers allows for growth.  Literacy is at the forefront with the WishList program for the local HeadStart Program.  Additionally, members are involved with a reading program for young students. Monthly Certificates of Appreciation are awarded to local entities who display the American Flag and is a regular monthly agenda item.  To further Chapter Development, quarterly “Girl’s Night Out” dinner is scheduled.

Members have attended Fall Forum, State Conference, with five attending Continental Congress in June.  Interesting programs have increased attendance, of particular interest in the World War I participation of the men and women of Texas as well as a Veterans Recognition in which five Korean War Veterans as well as those of other Wars were present and recognized.  The chapter takes honor and delight in the increased outreach to contribute to the Motto: God Home and Country.

Any woman is eligible for membership in the NSDAR who is at least eighteen years of age, and who is descended from a man or woman who served or contributed to the cause of American Independence.  Trained researchers are available to assist the application process.  Contact: Registrar Linda Green ogreenacre@aol.com or Membership Chair Judy Nickson jcn1917@sbcglobal.net