FT. McCLURE CHAPTER

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

NSDAR Community Service Award presented to Phyllis C. Michael

First row: Winifred Neufer, Vice Regent; Phyllis C. Michael, Mrs. Helen Linker, Regent
Second row: Marjorie Eshleman, Treasurer; Laura Reinmiller, Advisory Board; Jane
Eveland, Chaplain; Claire Albertson, member; Jill McHenry, member-elect; Vinnidee
Hippensteel, Historian; Thelma Reese, Pennsylvania State Chaplain and member.

Phyllis C. Michael was honored in 1998 when the Community Service Award of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was presented to her by our Chapter at a special event held in a retirement home at Berwick,PA where Mrs. Michael had been a resident for nearly four years.

She was then eighty-nine and was continuing to add to the poetry and other writings that have brought her world-wide acclaim. At that time she was preparing four new books for publication; putting together a set of scrapbooks containing her work in order to present them to the Berwick Library and playing the piano at every opportunity to the enjoyment of those about her.

A teacher from 1928 to 1966, she found a way to continue to educate by meeting with the Nurses 'aides at the retirement home during their training sessions; helping them understand the needs and concerns of the residents.

The March 1999 issue of Billy Graham's Decision Magazine contained yet another one of her poems. Decision has published one or two of her poems each year for the past twenty years.

In 1979 she was voted Best Loved Poet for Ideals Magazine and has published seventeen books of inspirational poetry and over 400 hymns and anthems. These are also translated into many foreign languages. Senator/Astronaut John Glenn's Mother provided a "blurb" for the dust cover of one of her books.

The list of Phyllis C. Michael's accomplishments and honors continues to grow. Fort McClure is doubly pleased to honor this very special woman as she is a long-time member of our Chapter.

NSDAR Community Service Award presented to Laura Reinmiller

Laura, shown here with Chapter Regent, Winifred Neufer,
joined Fort McClure Chapter in 1975 and has been a very faithful and active member, serving as Chaplain and Regent .
At the same time she was deeply involved in many other community organizations.
She has been a greeter at Geisinger Medical Center & Ronald McDonald House in her home town;
has served her church as Secretary and also as Treasurer; and the Central PA Ass'n of United Church of Christ.
Service and professional groups have benefited by her dedication over many years.
She has exemplified the very best citizenship.
We are proud to have been able to present the DAR Community Service Award to Mrs. Reinmiller.

NSDAR Community Service Award presented to Harriette J. Eckroth

Harriette, shown here with Chapter Vice Regent, Vinnidee Hippensteel, joined Fort McClure Chapter in 1992 and has found many ways to be involved with Chapter activities in addition to other church and community interests.
The Community Service Award was presented during the Chapter's Annual Awards Luncheon on March 5, 2004 to acknowledge her commitment to the phone-line of "Your Loving Choices."
Always ready to help & with a cheery attitude which is contagious, Harriett's special outlook has aided many who just needed to have someone to talk to about the crisis situation in their life.

NSDAR Community Service Award presented to Jeannie Waters

Ms. Jeannie Waters of Bloomsburg was honored in November, 2008 for her outstanding contributions to the community.
She is the first non-DAR member to receive this National Award from the Chapter.

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