The Liberty Bell Of The West Chapter NSDAR celebrated Chapter achievements and Member recognitions at their April 26th meeting. The Illinois State Organization of NSDAR held Illinois’ 125th Virtual Conference April 23rd through April 25th. Graduation ceremonies were held for DAR members who completed the Members Course and the New Horizon Course. A Capstone Project had to be completed by each member as a part of the courses.
Members of the LBOTW Chapter who graduated from the Members Course are Donella Butler, Andrea Costilow and Marcia Ellison. For their Capstone Project the ladies created story boards portraying books about women of the revolutionary era and displaying them at the Chester Public Library. Their project won the State Conference Award for Outstanding Independent Project in Education.
Patsie Hopkins graduated from the New Horizon Course. Her Capstone Project was a display at the Randolph County Plaza of Flags over the July 4, 2020 weekend that honored each of the Revolutionary War Patriots associated with the LBOTW Chapter.
Shanti Kennedy was recognized for Genealogy Preservation Supporting Documents. She indexed 5,647 records.
LBOTW Chapter received a Level 1 Chapter Achievement Award; 1 of 3 CAA Largest Percent Improvement 2020 – District 7; Service To Honor Flight and Genealogy Preservation Supporting Documents – 5,736.