Washington Crossing DAR leader honored

    Judi Biederman, regent of the Washington Crossing Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), recently was honored for exceptional leadership as she was named the 2020 Outstanding Chapter Regent by the Pennsylvania State Society DAR.

    The award, chosen from 94 DAR chapter regents across the state, recognized Judi’s efforts to connect with chapter members and encourage them to impact their surrounding communities.

    Last year, the Washington Crossing Chapter recorded 9,960 hours of community service on the national DAR tally and received several membership awards as well as the state DAR award for promoting junior membership.

    With 200 members, the Washington Crossing Chapter is one of the largest DAR chapters in Pennsylvania and actively promotes the DAR missions of patriotism, historic preservation and education for children. In addition to supporting area veterans and active military, the chapter assists in two local U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremonies each year, offers essay and scholarship opportunities to local students, sponsors the Pennsbury High School AFJROTC unit, and sponsors the Washington Crossing Society of the Children of the American Revolution.

    Plans for upcoming projects include participation in Dress for Success, the Pajama Project, Honor Flight, Welcoming the Stranger, Wreaths Across America, and a new Junior American Citizens club for area youth.

    Elizabeth Watkins, State Regent for Pennsylvania DAR stated, “I am thrilled that Judi is our State Outstanding Chapter Regent. She exemplifies the highest standards of leadership – she is dedicated, hard-working, and organized, and the Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution is fortunate to count her as one of our own.”

    In addition to serving the DAR as chapter regent at the local level, Judi is recording secretary of the Regents Club of Philadelphia, editor of the state DAR newsletter, and chair of the annual Constitution Ball hosted by the three Pennsylvania state societies of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution, and Children of the American Revolution.

    A longtime resident of Upper Makefield, Judi is also a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Pennsylvania, the Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, Order of Eastern Star and the Friends of Washington Crossing Park, where she volunteers as a historical interpreter and outreach educator.

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    PHOTO CAP: Judi Biederman Receives 2020 DAR State Outstanding Regent Award

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