Cheryl Whitt Rios

HSC Honorary Member


     HSC Sponsor


Cheryl Whitt Rios

Cheryl Whitt Rios, native of Lincoln County, Kentucky, is the daughter of the late Howard Gene Whitt and Sarah Mullins Whitt Baker.  She is married to Vincent Rios, retired Assistant Regional Administrator, Regions IX and X, U.S. Department of Labor and medically retired United States Marine (Vietnam veteran – two tours).  She has one child -Christopher, four step-children – Mitchell Rios, Michelle Rios, Frances Rios, and Pete Rios.  She and Vince share 7 grandchildren.

Cheryl completed an AA degree with highest honors at Skyline College, San Francisco, CA and earned her BA in psychology, graduating Summa cum laude, from San Francisco State University.  She has lived in Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, California, Alaska and now resides in Texas, a state to which she has always come home between her jaunts to experience life in other states.  She worked as a fingerprint specialist for the Fort Worth Police Department (TX), as a Project Coordinator, Justice Policy Institute, and owned a medical transcription service.

Society Memberships
* National Gavel Society
* Baronial Order of Magna Charta
* Colonial Dames of America
* Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars (former National Chair,
* Descendants of Sheriffs and Constables of Colonial and Antebellum
   America (President General; Founding Officer)
* First Families of Kentucky
* Flagon & Trencher: Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers
* Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783
* Hereditary Order of the Descendants of Loyalists and Patriots of the
   American Revolution (Historian General; former Recording
   Secretary General; former Assistant Registrar General)
* Hereditary Order of the Families of Presidents and First Ladies
   (National Vice President; former Recording Secretary General)
* Hereditary Society of Teachers (charter member)
* National Guild of Saint Margaret of Scotland
* National Order of Blue and Gray (Vice President General; Registrar
   General; former Recording Secretary General)
* National Society Children of the American Revolution (Senior
   Reorganizing President, Valentine Holt CAR Society)
* National Society of the Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century
   (Councillor 2015-2018; National Chair, Credentials; Organizing
   President, Lone Star Chapter)
* National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century (chapter Veterans
   Service Chair)
* National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars (TX State President,
   member National Officers Club)
* National Society Daughters of the American Colonists (former CA
   State Corresponding Secretary)
* National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (former National
   Vice Chair, Southwest Division – Americanism Committee; DAR
   Speakers Staff; VAVS Deputy Representative; honored as National
   Outstanding DAR School State Chair and National Outstanding
   Americanism State Chairman; former CA State Recording
   Secretary, CA District III Director, CA District III Secretary, CA
   President Past and Present Chapter Regents Club, CA Corresponding
   Secretary State Officers Club, CA Vice President and Registrar Cameo
   Club; Honorary Chapter Regent)
* National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America
   (National Chair, Insignia; Northeast Texas Chapter President)
* National Society Daughters of the British Empire in the United
   States of America
* National Society Descendants of Early Quakers
* National Society of the Dames of the Court of Honor (President
   General 2015-2017; former CA State President; former CA State
   Registrar; former National Chair – Credentials, Fellowship Breakfast,
   Insignia, Historical Markers)
* National Society of Saints and Sinners
* National Society Sons & Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861
   (member Advisory Council)
* National Society Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims (Organizing Secretary General; former Registrar General; appointed
   Archivist; former California and Texas Branch Governor)
* National Society Southern Dames of America
* National Society US Daughters of 1812
* Order of Alba (Charter Member)
* Order of Americans Cousins of the Present and Future Sovereigns of
   Great Britain (Director; Charter Member)
* Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
* Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
* Order of Descendants of Colonial Cavaliers 1640-1660
* Order of Descendants of the Justiciars
* Order of the First Families of Maryland
* Order of the Founders of North America (Deputy Viscountess General
   Western United States; former Deputy Viscountess General – French
   Colonists, charter member)
* Order of the Norman Conquest (Charter Member)
* Royal Society of Saint George
* Society of the Descendants of Lady Godiva (Councillor)
* Sons & Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench & Bar
   1561-1861 (President General)
* Sons & Daughters of Virginia Founding Fathers (charter member)
* United Daughters of the Confederacy
* Member, P.E.O. Sisterhood
* Military Order of the Purple Heart Auxiliary (Life Member; Former
* Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary (Life Member)
* American Legion Auxiliary (Life Member)
* Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary (Life Member)
* Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America (Past High Priestess,
   Phillaron Court)

Chivalric Orders
Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem
   (Priory of Saint Matthew, Dame Chevaleresse) 


* Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
* Psi Chi member, National Honor Society for Psychology
* Golden Key National Honor Society
* National Society Sons of the American Revolution Lydia Daragh
* National Society Sons of the American Revolution Daughters of
   Liberty Medal
* National Society Sons of the American Revolution Martha
   Washington Medal
* National Society Sons of the American Revolution Medal of Appreciation
* Yellow Rose of Texas, commissioned 2015, State of Texas
* Commissioned an Arkansas Traveler by the Governor of Arkansas

Wallace Bailey and Rosie Johnson Mullins Endowment for Adult Literacy – Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, Kentucky

* Former Editor/compiler, California Clarion (magazine) –
   California State Society, NSDAR quarterly publication, 2004-2006
* Former Editor/compiler, Directory, California Society, NSDAC
* Former Editor/compiler, Directory, California State Society
   Officers Club, NSDAR
* Editor/compiler, Roster, National Order of the Blue & Gray

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