Nay-osh-ing Chapter Announces Outstanding Junior Member
For the City Times
Submitted by Betty Andringa
PLOVER — Nay-osh-ing Chapter, Plover, Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to announce that Sara Hagen has been selected as the Chapter’s Outstanding Junior Member.
Sara became a Nay-osh-ing Chapter DAR member in October of 2012. This recognition is given to young women who make important contributions to the Daughters of the American Revolution . As the Chapter’s Outstanding Junior Member, she is also a nominee for Wisconsin DAR State Outstanding Junior.
A Junior Member of the DAR is between the ages of 18 and 36 years. This very busy and talented young lady is going to school, working, and performing volunteer work in her community, for her local DAR chapter, for the Wisconsin Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and for the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Sara, currently serves as the Librarian for the Nay-osh-ing Chapter, where she is actively involved. On the state level, she has served as Personal Page to the Wisconsin DAR State Regent and is currently a co-chair of the WSDAR Junior Membership committee. On the national level, she has attended the annual convention in Washington D.C. and served as Personal Page to the NSDAR President General when she visited Wisconsin.
In the community Sara plays the violin and sings in her family’s musical group as they visit assisted living facilities, homebound people, and others they whose lives they are asked to brighten. The Wreaths Across America project is one of Sara’s favorite charities. She helps decide which deceased veteran’s grave the Nay-osh-ing Chapter will honor with wreaths each year as Nay-osh-ing chapter members remember fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve, and teach children the value of freedom. She also helps craft 12” Christmas Trees for the troops in the Middle East as part of the Trees From Home non-profit begun by past WSDAR State Regent Julie Stuhlmacher.
Nay-osh-ing Chapter members selected her for this honor because she is a great example of the state DAR theme: “Moving forward in service to America.”
Any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership in the DAR. Additional information about Nay-osh-ing Chapter, Plover, is available from Shannon Moore, Regent, 715-498-0912, [email protected] or Susan Schultz Hopfensperger, Registrar at 615-662-3486 [email protected]