Sharon Wulff Naylor, administrative assistant, rural sociology, was named Regent of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Columbian Chapter, of which she has been a member since 2001. Naylor took the position (similar to president) in March and will serve in that role until 2014.
The local DAR chapter was founded in 1902 and is one of the largest in the state of Missouri with 189 members. Each DAR member is a lineal descendant of a patriot who gave aid or served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. On her mother’s side of the family Naylor has deep roots in Boone County – two of her American Revolutionary War Patriots (Samuel Elgin and William Nash) are buried in Boone County.
Members of the Columbian chapter are involved in many activities throughout the year which help to support local, state and nationally recognized causes. A few of the activities include restoration and preservation of historic commemoratives and memorials; volunteering at the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital; raising funds to support service men and women currently serving stateside and overseas; providing financial assistance to American Indian communities and the six schools that were founded by the NSDAR; celebrating Constitution Week during the Heritage Festival; presenting awards at local schools to students for good citizenship, excellence in American history studies and American history essay contests; serving as docents at the historical MSSDAR headquarters known as Roslyn Heights in Boonville; raising monetary support for the Central Missouri Honor Flight program; and presenting awards to outstanding U.S Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC students at the University of Missouri.
Just recently Naylor had the honor of presenting awards on behalf of DAR to students at West Junior High School and representing the local chapter in the Memorial Day parade and wreath laying ceremony in Columbia. This month she will attend a Flag Day ceremony at the DAR state headquarters in Boonville and then travel to Philadelphia and the Continental Congress in Washington, D.C., which is held annually at the DAR headquarters.
For more information about DAR, go to: http://www.dar.org/natsociety/