Kenda Williams Bond of Washington, IL is the newly elected State Corresponding Secretary for the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She is a native of Kansas, IL where she was reared on the family farm and graduated from Kansas High School. She joined the Madam Rachel Edgar Chapter, NSDAR on December 7, 1977 where her great grandmother, grandmother, and mother were members. After the chapter dissolved, she became a member of the Black Partridge Chapter, NSDAR of Eureka and became active after her retirement in 2006.
She has served as Regent, Vice Regent, Historian, Chaplain and been chairman of many chapter committees. She has served as the Illinois DAR Junior American Citizens chairman four years and a member of the State Chairman's Club and served as the corresponding secretary. She has been the District I Director and treasurer and served on several District committees. In 2018, she was a member of the state nominating committee. She finished the Members Course in 2020.
She has a BS in Education from Eureka College. She taught elementary students for 30 years in the Lowpoint Washburn Grade School in Washburn, IL and is also a member of the Crossroads United Methodist Church and choir. She and her husband, Carl, have been married 50 years. They have two sons with teaching degrees. They have two granddaughters and one grandson. Quilting is her favorite hobby and since learning to quilt in 2006 she has given many quilts to family members, to the Cunningham Children's Home, and to Veterans. She has been on three DAR school trips and two Continental Congress Washington D.C. trips and Carl has been on four of those trips with her.
Kenda began a two-year term as the State Corresponding Secretary in August 2020. She is very willing and able to be the State Corresponding Secretary. With her years of experience in filling many DAR offices and committees at the local chapter, district, and state levels she is ready to serve the NSDAR state organization in a new way.