Historic Preservation Recognition Award
Left to Right: Cindy Phillips, National Historic Preservation Chair; Ellen Hopkins, National Vice Chair, Historic Preservation Project Contest; Shirley Stirling, Project Coordinator and Sacajawea Chapter Regent; Julie Pittmann, Washington State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (WSSDAR) State Regent; unknown; Virginia "Ginger" Hudson Trader, NSDAR Historian General, Virginia, seated. (photo taken in Washington D.C. at the Historic Preservation Awards Luncheon)
In 2017, the Sacajawea Chapter NSDAR completed a project to restore the series of Oregon Trail markers installed in 1916 by the Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution. Members of other chapters and community members in the towns in which the markers are located (from Tumwater south to Vancouver, Washington) worked with us.
We submitted it as a state DAR project and were selected as the top project in the nation! State Regent Julie Pittmann and Sacajawea Chapter Regent Shirley Stirling accepted the national prize at Continental Congress in Washington, D.C., on June 28, 2017.
Project Coordinator: Sacajawea Chapter Regent, Shirley Stirling; WSSDAR Historic Preservation Chair, Cindy Johnson; Sakuma Sacajawea Chapter Historic Preservation Chairman, Diane Smith; Sacajawea Chapter Historian, Jane Vander Brook.
Distinguished Service Award
The Oregon-California Trails Association Distinguished Service Award to Sacajawea Chapter, WSSDAR
In recognition of the Daughters of the American Revolution Oregon Trail Marker Centennial Restoration Project, whereby century-old markers were restored and repaired along the Oregon Trail in Washington.
Awarded at the 35th Annual Meeting Council Bluffs, Iowa - August 10, 2017
Vivian E. Bower Award
Vivian E. Bower served as Sacajawea Chapter Regent, 1966-1968, Washington State Regent, 1980-1982, and Vice President General, 1984-1987. She was a strong and motivated Daughter. HRS Donna Grothaus stated, “She was a very inspirational and represented what DAR was all about.” She was presented with awards from SAR, C.A.R., and the DAR. The Weber Riemcke Schriener Scholarship began under her administration. Following her death in 1988, WSSDAR created an award named after her to be given to the Outstanding Chapter Regent in Washington State. The award has been given annually at each State Conference since 1989.
Awarded to Sacajawea Chapter Members
Jerri McCoy - 2008
Suzanne Scuderi - 2014