Honored Chapter Daughter
Mrs. Dekle

Katherine Horner Dekle

(Mrs. Leo Adrian Dekle)

(Died: August 16, 2012)

State Regent 1988 – 1991

Kay joined Ecor Rouge in 1974 and has held numerous chairmanships in the chapter including National Defense, Junior American Citizens, Program, Yearbook, Honor Roll, and Centennial Jubilee.  She has served as Vice Regent, two terms as Regent, and three terms as Chapter Registrar.  In 1990 she compiled and published the History of Ecor Rouge Chapter as their Centennial Project.

Kay first served the Alabama State Society as Chairman of the State Standard of Excellence.  For nine years she served on the Executive Board as State Corresponding Secretary, First Vice Regent, and State Regent.  Since joining DAR, she has missed only one State Conference, and one Continental Congress. 

The program Kay presented on Alabama History was awarded the Alabama Day Trophy in 1988 and her programs on the history of the State Society and its leaders have inspired many chapter histories in celebration of the NSDAR Centennial.  A History of the Alabama Society is a “work in progress.”  A Master Questionnaire for Chapter Regents was designed and used for the first time during her administration and accomplished 100% reporting for all State Chairmen.

After completion of her term as State Regent, Katherine Horner Dekle was unanimously endorsed by the 92nd State Conference of the Alabama Society as a candidate for Vice President General at the 100th Continental Congress in April 1991.  She was duly elected and served three years in this high office.  Kay has since served two terms as ASDAR Parliamentarian. 

Kay’s always-ready smile, her approachable manner, good common sense, and strong leadership has made her a definite favorite among the state membership.  She remains a wonderful example of DAR at its best.

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