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Hawaii State Daughters of the American Revoloution Holds 91st Annual Conference

Daughters of the American Revolution’s (DAR) Hawaii Loa Chapter hosted the ninety-first annual Hawaii State Conference in March, at the Royal Kona Resort in Kailua-Kona. Hawaii State Regent, Mary Ellen Smith, Kailua-Kona, greeted the seventy attendees, welcoming the Aloha Chapter from Oahu, the Hawaii Loa Chapter from Hawaii Island, and several guests. Regent Jane Mann, of Kaneohe, led the Aloha Chapter delegation.

Kimo Diven of Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences Public Charter School, surrounded by his parents, Michael and Peg Diven, of Pahoa, displays his certificate from Mayor Kenoi congratulating him on winning awards from both the Hawaii Loa (Big Island) Chapter and the State of Hawaii of DAR.

Kimo Diven of Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences Public Charter School, surrounded by his parents, Michael and Peg Diven, of Pahoa, displays his certificate from Mayor Kenoi congratulating him on winning awards from both the Hawaii Loa (Big Island) Chapter and the State of Hawaii of DAR.

A highlight of the day was awarding the State and Hawaii Loa Chapter prizes in two student essay contests. Presenting the awards were Garlyn Warren, Waikoloa, Hawaii Loa Chapter Regent and Mary Ellen Smith. Ana Bitter, a Hilo 10th grader, was recognized for her essay “How Americans View Christopher Columbus and George Washington Today”. Kimo Diven, a 7th grader from Pahoa, wrote about the life of a child during the revolution. Both well-researched papers will move forward to competition in the Southwest Division of DAR. Mary Ellen Smith presented Mayor Billy Kenoi’s congratulatory certificates to each winner.

After the meeting and luncheon, Maile Melrose, local author and storyteller, gave the group a lighter look at Kona’s earlier days of coffee farms and ranch living. The luncheon tables were beautifully decorated with masses of flowers from members’ gardens, and favors donated by Ilah Merriman, of Kailua Kona and Dallas, Texas.

Ana Bitter, a Hilo Waiaka High School Sophomore, with her mother, Sharon Bitter, after receiving awards from DAR at Royal Hawaiian Resort.

Ana Bitter, a Hilo Waiaka High School Sophomore, with her mother, Sharon Bitter, after receiving awards from DAR at Royal Hawaiian Resort.

Keeping everyone on-key throughout the day, musical accompaniment was provided by flautist Bettie Van Overbeke, of Pahoa, and the lovely voice of Garlyn Warren through the “Star Spangled Banner” and other patriotic songs.

To be contacted about upcoming essay contests, when details become available, email hawaiiloadar@aol.com. Contests are for 5th through 12th graders, regardless of school or Island. To find out about upcoming meetings Hawaii Loa Chapter (Hawaii Island) of DAR, contact mellencs@aol.com.