David Summerlin, 16, of Waldport, a member of the Lausanne Society Children of the American Revolution, was elected as a voting delegate to the 125th national convention of the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.), which was held both virtually and at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Virginia on April 16-18.

During the convention, national C.A.R. officers for 2021-22 year were elected, reports of state presidents and national chairmen were given, local society awards were made and the outstanding C.A.R. Society for this year were announced.

Last year was focused on the national project, which was “Support Our Brave and Noble Patriots.” The national society partnered with Pets for Vets, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to place companion animals with veterans, many of which experience PTSD. C.A.R. members raised more than $50,000 to support providing veterans with companion animals.

Summerlin was part of the All American Tour All Star Team by being selected as the 2020 Western Regional Enthusiast award recipient. This award is given to a member who participated in all virtual regional meetings and answered questions about each region (nine in total). Summerlin also served as the past Oregon state society corresponding secretary and historian, where he was responsible for coordinating and publishing the statewide newsletter and maintaining historical documents pertaining to the state society.

Lausanne Society C.A.R. is located in Eugene, with members in seven cities in three different states. The Children of the American Revolution is the oldest patriotic youth organization in the United States. Membership is open to anyone who is under the age of 22 and who is a lineal descendant of a person who rendered aid to the cause of American independence. For further information, contact C.A.R. national headquarters at hq@nscar.org or visit the website at www.nscar.org.

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