The Vidalia Chapter places special emphasis on the promotion of our American History Essay Contest. The Chapter encourages participation by students from every public and private school in Toombs, Treutlen, and Montgomery Counties. Each year, parents, teachers, and school administrators are invited to attend a ceremony recognizing the winning student essay writers.


Celebration of 9/11, U. S. Flag Chair, Lyn Oxley presentation of DAR banner to Vidalia Downtown Association for future events.

November 16th luncheon at our Hawk's Point Golf Club with Sally Baldwin, our State Regent.           

An eight-page article in our Toombs County magazine entitled, "Dutiful Daughters" by Teri R. Williams.  Regent Brownell organized a meeting of Lanette Reid, Joan Hutcheson, Gladys Rose Shuman, Martha Davis, Mell Whipple (100), Annette Ewing (DAR member & daughter of Mell), and Mary Baker Rice (100).            

Our involvement with SAR through Ned and Gladys Rose Shuman in formation of a new SAR Chapter, submitting papers for 41 new members and approved through efforts of DAR members.            

Our new member of American History Chair, Sheri Threlkeld, taking up slack at thelast minute on essays at schools. Also, DAR "Fact of the Day" on the radio, four spots daily.            

Most impressive our first NSDAR JROTC award and bronze medal to Cadet Captain Courtney Walker at our December meeting with the Vidalia High School Choir under direction of Sarah Montford.  The meeting opened with the posting of the colors by Walker & Army JROTC Color Guard & Drill.  They also retired the colors.  We thank our National Defense chair, Martha Shepherd for this achievement.