Colonel William Byrd Chapter, NSDAC

Colonel William Byrd Chapter, NSDAC

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Colonel William Byrd II




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.


     Organizing member 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 the Chapter:
  • 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 Library.
  • 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 and societies.
  • A project has been launched to raise funds for Chapter projects.

Colonel William Byrd Chapter, NSDAC