Chapter Accolades

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Since 1895, the DAR has recognized the Zebulon Pike Chapter NSDAR for community service and participation in the programs of the National Society.

The following list is not all inclusive, but is representative of the honors bestowed on the chapter and its members for their work in the community and the National Society.

Chapter Awards

NSDAR National Chapter Awards

Patriotism
  • 2nd Place Best Chapter Publication. 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War. Southwestern Division Commemorative Events (2016)
  • DAR Good Citizens Committee - Sponsoring 20 or more Schools (2015, 2016)
  • DAR Good Citizens Committee - Sponsoring 10 or more Schools (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Education
  • Constitution Week Committee - Chapter with Most Number of Constitution Week Print Media by Division (2010)
Historic Preservation
  • American Indians Committee - Outstanding Support and Service to the American Indian Committee (2009, 2010)
  • Conservation Committee - Third Place Outstanding Conservation Activities (2009)
  • DAR Genealogy Preservation Committee - Outstanding Service (2011)

Colorado State DAR Chapter Awards

General Awards
  • Chapter Achievement - Total Appoints (1143) - First Place (2018)
  • Jane Jeffries Statue - Highest Membership Gain (23 members) - First Place (2018)
  • Outstanding Service - Genealogy, Application and Membership Workshops (2018)
  • 2017 Team Awesome - Trekker Level (2017)
  • Most New Members Chapter Membership over 100 - Third Place (2017)
  • Most New Junior Members - Chapters Membership over 100 - Second Place (2017)
  • Outstanding Leadership Support to NSCAR (2014)
  • Most Creative Use of PR - 2nd Place (2012)
  • Recognition for Assisting Other Chapters (2012)
  • Best Public Relations Report - First Place (2010)
  • Outstanding Newsletter - Presentation Content - 2nd Place (2010)
  • Outstanding Brochure Presentation - 2nd Place (2010)
Patriotism
  • Outstanding DAR Service to Veterans (2014, 2018)
  • Outstanding Support of Project Patriot (2010, 2011 2016, 2017)
  • DAR Service to Veterans Committee - Notable Service (2017)
  • DAR Good Citizens Committee (2010, 2011, 2017)
  • Demonstrating the Spirit of Americanism through participation in Naturalization Ceremonies (2012, 2016)
  • Support of Junior ROTC programs (2015)
  • Military/Veteran Membership (2014)
Education
  • Outstanding Chapter Service in Promotion of Literacy (2017)
  • Greatest Monetary Contributions given Directly to Literacy Projects (2017)
  • Most NSCAR Members participation in DAR contests (2017)
  • American History Committee - Outstanding Participation in American History Essay Contests (2016, 2017)
  • Outstanding Leadership Support, Membership Promotion, Financial Support & Creative Joint Learning Experiences with NSCAR (2016)
  • Literacy Promotion Project State Winner - EBER Partnership (2014)
  • Number of Hours spent with Children in literacy activities - First Place (2009, 2011)
Historic Preservation
  • Best Chapter Publication - 50th Vietnam Commemoration - First Place (2017)
  • Donations to DAR Library (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Commemorative Events (2012, 2013, 2016, 2017)
  • Colorado State Lineage Research - Lineage Research Lookup Board - Request for Research Assistance Category (2017)
  • Outstanding Prospective Member Workshops & Outstanding Prospective Member Application Research (2016)
  • Excellence in Conservation (2016)
  • Outstanding Support of 9/11 Memorial Paver Project (2012)
  • Exceptional Contribution to Conservation (2011)

Other Recognitions

  • Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration Certificate, Commemorative Partner (2015)
  • 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team/4th Infantry Division Certificate of Appreciation (2013) 
  • Outstanding Support of Colorado NSCAR - Third Place (2011)
Individual Awards

NSDAR National Individual Awards

  • Jessie Agatha Woods Shryack - American Heritage Award Sculpture - Art and Sculpture - 2nd Place (2018)
  • Diana Kading (Associate Member & Honorary Regent) - American Heritage Art & Sculpture: Painting Water Color - 2nd Place (2017)
  • Maryanna Weeks – Outstanding Service to DAR: Successfully completing the GEP III Course – Registrar General Award(2016)
  • Linda Sandlin ~ DAR Genealogy Preservation Committee, National Chair, President General Awards (2015)
  • Mary Sparrow - Excellence in Community Service (2014)
  • Vickie Sherwood - 40 years of Dedicated Service (2013)
  • Watt Hill - Excellence in Community Service (2013)
  • Linda Sandlin - Vice President General (2010-2013)
  • Pat Moore - 50 year membership (2014)
  • Diana De Haven - Outstanding Service as a Volunteer (2012)
  • Cynthia McBride -American Heritage Art & Sculpture/Oil Painting - 1st Place (2012) 
  • Diana Kading, Cynthia McBride, Linda Sandlin, Penelope Fischer - DAR Genealogy Preservation Committee - Outstanding Service (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Linda Sandlin - Volunteer Information Specialists Committee
    • Outstanding Service VIS Special Project (2011, 2012)
    • Writable Forms Team (2011. 2012)
    • Outstanding National VIS Service (2010)
    • Service as VIS Special Advisor (2009)
    • Social Media Work Team (2010)
    • Diana Kading - Women's Issue Committee Essay Winner - Health 1st Place (2011)
    • Melba Mayall - Excellence in Community Service (2011)
    • Diana Kading - American Heritage Committee Award of Appreciation - Quilt Oral History Project (2009)
    • Noria Gerig - Seimes Technlogy Center Committee Certificate Award for Outstanding Service (2009)

Colorado State Individual DAR Awards

  • Susan Bygren, Susan Luksic, Neva Rath, Leslie Brinkley - Exceptional use of Technology (2018)
  • Linda Sandlin - Outstanding Volunteer to the CDRC (2018)
  • Leslie Brinkley - Outstanding Service State Membership Committee (2018)
  • Jane Newman, Linda Sandlin - Outstanding use of Computer for DAR (VIS) (2014)
  • Linda Sandlin - Presentation of Cameos, History and Care (2014)
  • Jane William - American Heritage Fiber Arts Quilt - 1st Place (2016)
  • Peggy Shaw - Dedicated Service as Deputy Representative, Denver VA Medical Center (2016)
  • Myra Clayton - Women's Issues Committee: Category - Health Issues (2017)
  • Linda Sandlin, Heidi Baird, Diana Kading, Karen Penly, Diana DeHaven, Penelope Fischer - Descendants Project (2010, 2011)
  • Linda Carmichael - Outstanding Service, DAR Scholarship (2010)
  • Diana Kading - Women's Issue Essay Contest Winner - Health (2011)
  • Diana DeHaven - DAR Genealogy Preservation Volunteer (2012)

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