Betty Jane James Bernstorf
   
   
   
 

      HSC Honorary Member

 


Mrs. Philip Wendall Bernstorf
(Betty Jane James)

Betty Jane James Bernstorf, daughter of Clarence Charles and Hazel Gertrude James, is a native of Wichita, Kansas.  Mrs. Bernstorf attended Wichita State University, College of Business Administration.  She has also completed eighteen credit hours with certification in Professional Genealogical Research from Brigham Young University.

Mrs. Bernstorf had a twenty-five year career in Federal Civil Service serving in procurement with the United States Air Force, in supply and medical with the Veterans Administration and in accounting and engineering with the U.S. Postal Region.

She is the widow of Philip Wendall Bernstorf, M.D., F.A.C.P., and has one son; David James Bernstorf.  The Bernstorfs reside in Wichita, Kansas.


Memberships
* National Gavel Society
* National Society Americans of Royal Descent
* Order of the Three Crusade 1096-1192  (First Vice President General)
* Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
* Order of the Merovingian Dynasty
* Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors (Governor General)
* Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry  (Honorary President General)
* National Society Children of the American Revolution (Honorary Senior
   National President)
* Sons and Daughters of the Colonial & Antebellum Bench & Bar 1565-1861
   (President General)
* National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (Honorary Governor
   General)
* National Society Daughters of the American Revolution  (former National
   Chairmanships and Chapter Regent)
* National Society Daughters of the American Colonists  (State Resolutions
   Chairman; former Chapter Regent)
* National Huguenot Society (former National Officers; Honorary State
   President; current State First Vice President)
* Baronial Order of Magna Charta
* Military Order of the Crusades
* Guild of Saint Margaret of Scotland
* Presidential Families of America (State Regent)
* Dames of Colonial Cavaliers
* National Society Dames of the Court of Honor (State President of the
   District of Columbia)
* National Society Daughters of the Barons of Runnemede (former Surety
   for Kansas)
* National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars
* Hereditary Order of the First Families of Massachusetts
* Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin Colony of Virginia
* National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century (Kansas State President)
* National Society of Colonial Daughters of Seventeenth Century (Registrar
   of the District of Columbia Society)
* National Society Descendants of Early Quakers
* National Society of New England Women
* National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861
   (Council Member)
* National Society of Old Plymouth Colony Descendants
* National Society of Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable
   Artillery Company of Massachusetts (former National Treasurer)
* National Society United States Daughters of 1812  (Kansas State
   Treasurer; former Kansas State Registrar)
* Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars
* Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War
* Flagon and Trencher
* Society of Indiana Pioneers
* Descendants of the Founders of Hartford
* National Society of the Sons and Daughters of the First Settlers of
   Newbury, Massachusetts
* Society of the Founders of Norwich, Connecticut
* National Society of Magna Charta Dames
* Plantagenet Society

At the 2011 NSCAR Annual Award Meeting, Mrs. Bernstorf was recognized with the NSCAR-SAR Gold Medal of Appreciation in recognition of her efforts, specifically the raising of $100,000 for the benefit of the NSCAR Magazine and update management of the financial holdings of the society.


Other Notes
Mrs. Bernstorf served as Chairman of the Fourth District Republican Central Committee 1982-83, and Vice Chairman of the Sedgwick County Republican Central Committee from 1980-82.   She was Secretary, Treasurer and Finance Campaign Manager for Wichita Theatre Organ.  She is also a former Officer and Board Member of the Twentieth Century Club and a life member of the Women's Kansas Day Club.  She has been a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians since 1996.

Mrs. Bernstorf was Recorder of the Zohar Temple, Daughters of the Nile; and a former officer of the Rose Douglas Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She  received the Outstanding Service Award of the Wichita Kennel Club.  She also hold life membership in the West Highland White Terrier Club of America, although she is no longer active in breeding or showing.


Authorships
National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars Lineage Book VI
Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors Lineage Book II
Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors Directories,
1997,
   2001, 2003
Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry, Directories
, 1999, 2001
Sons and Daughters of the Colonial & Antebellum Bench & Bar 1565-1861
   Register of Ancestors,
2000
Sons and Daughters of the Colonial & Antebellum Bench & Bar 1565-1861
   Directories,
1999, 2001, 2003
American Patchwork Quilts
, Tokyo Japan, 1987  (contributor)


Listed In
Who's Who in American Politics
Who's Who In Wichita
Hereditary Register of the United States of America
Hereditary Society Blue Book

 

   
   
   
 
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