The Burkhalter Chapter and Georgia State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) are proud to announce that O.B. McCorkle of Warrenton was selected as Georgia's State Outstanding Junior Member and the National Runner-Up Outstanding Junior Member. The award was presented to Mrs. McCorkle in Washington, D.C., at the National Convention of the DAR in July with more than 3,000 members in attendance.
The DAR honors young women who have truly promoted the historical, educational and patriotic objectives of the National Society, as well as participated in community activities. All candidates are young women, ages 18 through 35 inclusive, who are members of DAR.
Mrs. McCorkle is a member of Burkhalter Chapter in Warrenton, and she has served as a Chapter Regent, held Chapter and State Chairmanships, three State Officer positions and two Vice-Chairman positions on the National level. She is the President of the Warren County Chamber of Commerce and serves on numerous boards throughout the Central Savannah River Area. Mrs. McCorkle recently received an appointment from Gov. Sonny Perdue to the Georgia State Rural Development Council. She resides in Warrenton with her husband, Chris, and their two children, Tad and Mia.
The National Society of the DAR was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history and support better education for our nation's children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the American Revolution. With more than 170,000 members in approximately 2,300 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. It is also the publisher of American Spirit magazine.