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President of the Dominican Republic National Assembly: Berkys Herrera

Country LiaisonBerkys Herrera (Spanish)

International Committee Contact: Pam Runyon

 

National President Berkys Herrera

 

History

Barbara Dennis and Linda Smoak introduced The Order to the women in the Dominican Republic in 1998, and in 2000, charters for three chapters were presented by Tory Riihimaki and Barbara Ward. In 2007, the Daughters of the Dominican Republic formed their National Assembly and elected Srta. Virginia Norman as National President. Daughters from Province IV attended the first Assembly meeting, along with Province IV Chaplain, Bishop William Skilton.

First National Assembly in the Dominican Republic

The first Assembly and election of officers was held on June 30, 2007 at the Diocesan Center in Santo Domingo.  63 of 69 Daughters on the island attended, along with five Province IV Daughters and Bishop Bill Skilton, Province IV Chaplain. 

Srta. Virginia Norman Elected First DR National President

Srta. Norman (center) with the Rev. Margarita Santana, first National Chaplain (R)

 

New Chapter in Santiago

La Anunciación Chapter was instituted at Iglesia la Anunciación, Santiago, on March 23, 2019 by the Rt. Rev. Moises Quezada.  Pictured L-R:  The Rev. P. Ramón A. Garcia, Ilonka Mendoza, Lourdes Maria Guzman,  Nelly Brito, Bishop Quezada, Maria Lucrecia Fabian, Elena Maria Toribio, and Yanny D. Caraballo.

 


New Chapter in Santo Domingo

The Rt. Rev. Moises Quezada instituted Enmanuel Chapter on March 3, 2019.  The chapter is in la Iglesia Divina Providencia, in Municipio de Guerra, Santo Domingo Este.  The new chapter members pictured L-R with Bishop Quezada are:  Norka Guzmán,  Nora Vasquez, Denia Mejia  Zapata, Wendy Dolores Gonzalez, Natividad Zapata and Mirian Mejía

 

 


New Daughters in San Pedro de Macoris

On December 23, 2018 four new Daughters were admitted to San Esteban Chapter in San Pedro de Macoris. From L-R front are: Prudencia George, Chapter President; Hortensia Paredes, Vice President of the National Board; and new Daughters Juana Jackson, Martha Perez Guante, Marisol Mejia and Guncia Ramos. At the back are the Rev. Milquella Mendoza and Diocesan Bishop Moisés Quezada.

 

New Chapter Instituted in Puerto Plata

The San Simon Chapter was instituted in Puerto Plata on November 11, 2018.

From L-R are Amelia Vasquez, Luz Valdez, Celestina Rodriguez, DR President Berkys Herrera, The Rt. Rev. Moisés Quezada, The Rev. Raul Guailla,  Edelmira Perez, and Irene Simons.
 
 

Twelfth Annual Assembly - October 6, 2018


 

On October 6, 2018 over 134 Daughters of the King of the Dominican Republic gathered at Santo Tomas Church, Villa Gautier, Llanos to celebrate the twelfth National Assembly. Special guests were: Marie Magdala Fleury, President of The Order in Haiti, and 8 Daughters from Haiti; The Rt. Rev. Moisés Quezada, Diocesan Bishop; The Rev. Diego Sabogal, Daughters of the King National Chaplain; and clergy and visitors from churches throughout the Dominican Republic.

 

Eight Haiti Daughters were special guests. Haiti President Marie Magdala Fleury is second from left and Virginia Norman, Past President of the DR, is fourth from left. 

The theme of the Assembly was: Daughters of the King, Stewards of Creation, and the motto:  Here I Am Lord, Send Me (Isaiah 6:8) Bishop Quezada encouraged the Daughters to care for creation and especially for women's lives, and to promote healing, reconciliation and evangelism in their communities.
 

 

New Daughters Admitted During Assembly

On the left are the three new Daughters admitted to  Epifanía Chapter, Santo Domingo and on the right are the five Daughters admitted to San Matías Chapter, Santana, Bani. President Berkys and The Rt. Rev. Moisés Quezada are at the center.

 

New Daughters Admitted September 14, 2018

Nine new Daughters were admitted to Santa Cruz Chapter, San Pedro de Macoris. They are
seen here with President Berkys.

 

Four new Daughters were admitted to San Gabriel Chapter, Consuelo, San Pedro de Macoris.

They are seen here with Bishop Quezada, the Rev. Vanel Saint Juste, & Berkys Herrera

 

 

New Chapter in Jimani

 The new Esther Chapter was instituted on June 24, 2018 in Jimani at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. The new Daughters from L-R front: Mauris Icela Medina, Irenes Pérez Nova, Marisol Matos, Josefina Matos, Altagracia Medina.  In the back row: The Rev. D. Auriane de Samuel and the Rt. Rev. Moisés Quezada Mota
 

National President Berkys Herrera Represented the DR at US Triennial in June 2018


President Berkys is seen top right with Lolys Huerta and Margarita Fabela from Mexico (below), Vickie Stevens (Spanish translator) and Zoraida Maldonado from Puerto Rico.

 

  

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