Mrs. Betsy Ann Crothers Moreland - During her 30+ years of being a member of the NSDAR, she has held numerous chapter, state, and national offices. For example, she has been the National Conservation Chairman (Love Administration), she has served on the President General's Speaker's Staff, and she currently serves as a President General's appointee to the Kate Duncan Smith School Board of Trustees. She serves on the Kate Duncan Smith Endowment Committee and the Tamassee Advisory Committee. Mrs. Moreland graciously held the office of Louisiana State Regent from 2001 to 2004. During her term as State Regent, she was invited to visit many several state conferences. Upon completion of her term, she won election to the office of Vice-President General (2004-2007).
The Claiborne Parish Daughters are extremely proud of Mrs. Moreland and are pleased to offer support to her and our one cause. All of the Claiborne Parish and Louisiana Daughters gladly continue working with her as she promotes the values and principles of NSDAR.
Although Kaylon Thompson French has only been a member since 1996, she has
made every year count. She has held chapter offices of recording secretary, program coordinator, vice regent, and regent. In fact, due to popular vote, she served a double term as chapter regent, encompassing 6 consecutive years. She also served as co-chair of the Louisiana State Junior Shoppe. During her second term as regent, she was recognized as the Louisiana State Outstanding Junior in 2002. Her hard work was also nationally recognized for significant gains in membership, reviving a chapter, and chapter website design. Upon completion of her second term, Ms. French was unanimously elected to become an Honorary Chapter Regent for Life. Though not in the limelight now, Ms. French continues to devote many hours to her chapter.
Camille Thompson Wise is another Claiborne Parish Honored Daughter. Originally, she was a member of Claiborne Parish NSDAR. However, family and work took her to another region of the state where she transferred her membership to Moses Shelby NSDAR. There she served as junior membership chairman, DAR, project patriot chairman, vice regent, and regent. During Mrs. Moreland's term she was asked to be the State Junior Membership/Shoppe Chairman. Due to her diligence and vivaciousness, she made the Junior Shoppe a phenomenal success, raising and donating over $6,000 in one calendar year to the Helen Pouch Fund (second only to Texas that year). This and other noteworthy accomplishments made her the perfect candidate for the 2004 Louisiana State Outstanding Junior. Family and career moved Ms. Wise again, this time back to Claiborne Parish, which is thrilled to have one of their daughters back home. Ms. Wise continues to serve her chapter enthusiastically.