Service Projects and Awards
Elva Wilson was honored for her 24 years of
service as chapter treasurer. She was
presented a trophy and a donation was made
to the TSDAR President's Project on her
Coushatti Trace hosted the Division IV Workshop presented by Susan Lemon, Division IV chairman. Speakers
were: Ann Oppenheimer - state organizing secretary, Dolores Dodge - state lineage research chairman,
Pamela Marshall- state membership chairman/national chairman - DAR Magazine. Everyone enjoyed the
presentations, lunch, and networking with our sister chapters in Division IV.
Coushatti Trace was represented by Mavis Feldman, U.S. Flag Chairman, Jean Barnhill, first vice
regent and mother of Mavis Feldman, Cheryl Gray, public relations chairman, and Regent Ann Sims,
to present a Certificate Award to Jack McClanahan, owner of 105 Storage on Hwy. 105. Mr.
McClanahan has displayed the 60 American Flag properly and keeps it maintained so nicely. He has
shown his patriotism for our American Flag and provides a meeting place every Wednesday morning for
veterans. There were a large number of veterans and their wives in attendance and they were having
such a good time visiting and enjoying the refreshments.
Their oldest veteran is 97 and attends faithfully. Jack McClanahan gave all the honor to the veterans
and told them the award was for them.
It was a proud day to be DAR.
Ann Sims, Jack McClanahan, Mavis Feldman, and Jean Barnhill
Bill Smith received the 2011 Coushatti Trace Community Service
Award. Mr. Smith is a hard working volunteer and has been
hands on as well as helping to secure thousands of dollars for
the Friendship Center. He has also been active in many other
organizations within the communities of Conroe and Willis.
Jean Barnhill was honored in February for her 50 years of community service in
Montgomery County. Ann Sims read a proclamation from Governor Rick Perry
honoring Jean's service. Couchatti Trace honored Jean for 47 years of DAR
service and presented her with her Dogwood Council Regent pin.
Mary Peklewski collects for DAR's
American Indians Committee.
Chapter Literacy Chairman Dr. Suann Hereford discussed the annual book sale fund raiser to be held by Literacy Volunteers of
America-Montgomery County. Coushatti Trace members donated gently used books for the project. Coushatti Trace members
attended the fund raiser and participated in the adult team competition 'Spellabration.' Team Coushatti didn't win bragging rights
but had a great time and $5500 was raised to fund free tutoring for adult students at Lone Star College-Montgomery County.
Coupons are being clipped for our Veterans Project. Veteran Chairman Sandra Braun reported that as of February, we have
collected over 5,000 coupons for military families stationed at Fort Hood. Coushatti Trace also participated in Wreaths Across
America at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in December. The chapter also donated school supplies for children in Afghanistan.
Coushatti Trace honored veterans of WW II at our
November meeting for Veterans Day. We had a fantastic
turnout to recognize our veterans. They each spoke and
told stories about their service. Dottie Wainwright was our
guest speaker and presented each veteran with a
certificate of recognition.
Division IV Workshop
Wreaths Across America
Ann Sims and several Coushatti Trace
members attended the annual Wreaths
Across America to honor our veterans at the
Veterans Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
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Coushatti Trace Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Willis, Texas
Regent Ann Sims and members of Coushatti Trace
Chapter, and some husbands held a clean-up day at
Williams Cemetery in Willis. It was a beautiful day and the
group picked up branches, mowed, and weeded the area.
One gravestone was raised and placed back onto its
base, restoring it to its original position. Graves date back
to 1842 and the site was surveyed by the Montgomery
County Historical Committee in 1975. The group plans to
return and clean the headstones at a later date.
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