Dr. Christine Hollister, Regent of the Stockton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists, recently honored member Iris Samuel with the State organization’s 2015 Most Valuable Chapter Member Award for her over 140 volunteer hours in making quilts that were delivered to our wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the Veterans Hospital in Palo Alto Health Care System, hoping to bring comfort to the men and women in the Trauma Center.
Samuel has enjoyed being on the quilting committee for over 10 years. She has lived most of her life in the Stockton outlying area near Manteca and Linden.
The National Society Daughters of the American Colonists was founded in 1921 to promote patriotism, preserve American history and support education and to make research as to the history and deeds of the American Colonists. The local group awards JROTC medals and certificates to outstanding students in the program in the Stockton and Modesto schools, donates lineage books to the local libraries and entertains speakers at their meetings on various colonial and American history subject.
The organization is open to women age 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor who served in an official, legislative or military service capacity prior to July 4, 1776. Help with genealogy is offered to prospective applicants.
The local Chapter meets in Stockton. For information contact Christine Hollister at 209.869.1307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.