|Washita Chapter was organized on
April 16, 1943. The name "Washita" is from two Choctaw Indian words,
"Owa Chito," meaning big hunt. This name was chosen because
the Washita River encircles the town and Clinton was originally
known as "Washita Junction."
Clinton, Oklahoma, is located in southwestern Oklahoma, just 75 miles west of Oklahoma City. This chapter has members from many counties in this area, including Blaine, Beckham, Caddo, Custer, Kiowa, Roger Mills, and Washita.
Our chapter meets on the second Monday of the month, September through June, in downtown Clinton. The original route of old historic U.S. 66 Highway runs through downtown Clinton.
Two members of our chapter are veterans ... one a Navy nurse and veteran of the Korean War, and the other a Marine veteran.
Clinton is the site of the Clinton Veteran's Center, one of several centers operated by the State of Oklahoma. The Cheyenne Tribal Center is also located in Clinton. Our chapter helps support these two centers through various activities and volunteer hours.
Our chapter holds an annual genealogy workshop in conjunction with the Elk City Library in Elk City, Oklahoma. Washita Chapter is also responsible for the first DAR Medal of Honor winner from the State of Oklahoma. This prestigious award was presented to Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford, a native of Weatherford, Oklahoma, at our national meeting, Continental Congress, in Washington D.C.
|Chapter Regent||Marilyn Wilson|
|Vice Regent||Phillys Stevenson|
|Recording Secretary||Evelyn Hart|
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Last Updated 07/28/2012