COLONEL WILLIAM BYRD CHAPTER
Betty Shackelford (Mrs. Dan) Regent
Miss Nettie Carbaugh was the Organizing Regent for the Winchester area chapter named for Colonel William Byrd.
Colonel Byrd lead the surveying party that established the boundary line between Virginia and North Carolina.
Miss Georgia N. Carbaugh (Mrs. Gary L. Holder - Georgia) was the first Golden Acorn State Regent. She is
past National Treasurer, currently the National President, and Honorary State Regent. Mrs. J. Russell Bersch is National,
and State Veterans' Services Chairman; and, Honorary State Regent. Mrs. John Rollins is the Editor of the
DAC national publication, "The Colonial Courier." Mrs. William C. Schneck is Chairman of National Headquarters
Hostesses. Mrs. Wendy Cochrane (Mrs. Brian) is Chairman of National Printing and National President's
Page. Mrs. Dan K. Shackelford is past National Sectional Chairman of the College of the Ozarks, past member
of the National Resolutions Committee, State Recording Secretary, and Chapter Regent. Mrs. Lloyd W. Monger, II, is the State
Chairman of the Patriotic Education Committee. Ms. Catherine "Betsy" Goin is the State Chairman of the Radio and Television
Committee. GiGi Sarah Louise Hicks was the first CAC processed by the Chapter.
The Chapter's priority has been to increase membership and to fulfill the objectives
of the State and National Society as a "friendly society." On October 2009, the Chapter will host the State Society
Fall Board Meeting. Speakers are scheduled for each meeting.
Following is a list of some of the activities and accomplishments of
- An "Oldest House in the Neighborhood" submission was made to the National Historian.
- The Chapter had a second place winner in the National Patriotic Education Chairman's
"Create a Stamp Contest."
- Backpacks were sent in support of Operation First Response to be given to the wounded
when they arrive at combat support hospitals in Iraq and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
- Books were donated to schools, state and local libraries as well as the National
- VHS and DVDs were donated to the National Society.
- A U.S. Savings Bond is presented yearly to a ROTC student at Randolph Macon
Academy in Front Royal, VA.
- A Chapter member has created educational DVDs and gives programs to various organizations
- A project has been launched to raise funds for Chapter projects.