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
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 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.
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.
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.
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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