Mason elected as Wisconsin DAR regent
Judy Mason, a Stevens Point resident and a member of the Stevens Point Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), was elected as State Regent of the Wisconsin DAR at the Wisconsin State Conference in Milwaukee.
She was installed and took her oath of office at the international Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. She will hold a three-year term from 2016-19.
Wisconsin has 35 active chapters she will oversee in her duties as regent. Mason said the theme of her administration will be “Together Everyone Achieves Mission – Wisconsin Daughters United in Service.”
The National Society DAR’s (NSDAR) mission is historic preservation, education and patriotism. The mission is fulfilled at the chapter level by committees. All DAR members are volunteers serving their communities. During the last three years, the NSDAR members provided more than 14 million volunteer hours in their communities.
The Stevens Point Chapter members volunteered 14,949 hours in the local community during 2010-13.
Mason said her goal is to help all chapters fulfill the mission and assist each member to reach for her potential as she fulfills her passion.
Mason joined the DAR in 2000 after retiring as Hospice of Portage County director. She has been an active member of the Stevens Point Chapter. Beverly West and Barbara Jordanger, members of the Stevens Point Chapter, have been DAR mentors for Mason. She has served as chapter regent and registrar; as state registrar and state organizing secretary; and state volunteer genealogist for nine years.
She served the National Society as national volunteer genealogist chair from 2010-13.
“Genealogy has been a passion, and I am thrilled when a prospective member becomes a DAR Daughter,” she said.