The David Hudson Chapter, DAR recognized charter member Martha "Marty" Hills during its April 14 meeting at Laurel Lake with the National Society DAR Community Service Award for her tireless efforts promoting Random Acts of Kindness.

The Community Service Award recognizes worthy individuals for unpaid voluntary achievements in their communities.

In her letter of recommendation, Liz Murphy said, "For decades Marty has been active in many aspects of the Hudson community, but this [Random Acts of Kindness] is a cause that she has made her own, and made Hudson better for it."

Marty was presented with a framed certificate, NSDAR Community Service Award pin and a monetary award.

April 14 was also Marty and Bob Hills' 52 wedding anniversary.

Hudson Cable TV was on hand to tape the award presentation and the DAR program on colonial clothing by expert seamstress Lee Rose.

After the luncheon, Regent Chris Winters welcomed her daughter, Christy Lucas, as a new member of the chapter following the installation ceremony conducted by Chaplain Barbara Behling.

A certificate of appreciation was presented to Laurel Lake Retirement Community for their hospitality and service throughout the chapter's 2013-2014 program year.

The David Hudson Chapter's annual meeting will be May 10 at The Country Club of Hudson.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is a volunteer women's service organization that actively promotes patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. Membership in the NSDAR is open to any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. For more information, contact Chapter Regent Chris Winters at