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National Committees

  • American Heritage
    Promotes preservation of historic sites and American cultural traditions.
  • American History
    Sponsors American History Essay contests for students in grades 5 to 8, including home-schooled children.
  • American Indian
    This committee, established as a subcommittee in 1936 and a national committee in 1941, is authorized to provide financial assistance and educational aid to Native American youth and to alert the members of our National Society of these needs.  Our chapter donates to the following: Bacone College, Chemawa Indian School, Indian Youth of America Summer Camp Program.
  • Children of the American Revolution
    Founded in 1895 by NSDAR, this committee provides training in patriotism and leadership to today’s youth.
  • Conservation
    This committee, established in 1909 by the 18th Continental Congress, has an impressive record of tree planting and concern with vital natural resources. Forests, waters, minerals, fossil fuels, soils, wetlands, and wildlife need careful husbanding, study, and support of sound legislative and school conservation programs.
  • Constitution Week
    The Constitution of the United States of America is the safeguard of our liberties and champion of our freedoms. The purposes of the observation and celebration of Constitution Week are to emphasize the responsibility of protecting and defending the Constitution, preserving it for posterity, understanding that the Constitution is our great heritage and the foundation of our lives, and studying the historical events which occurred during September 1787.
  • DAR Good Citizens
    Promotes dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism among high school seniors with national and state awards.
  • DAR Museum
    31 Period Rooms as well as permanent and changing exhibitions showcase American furnishings and decorative arts prior to 1830. Accredited by American Association of Museums.
  • DAR Scholarship
    American History, Political Science, History, Government, Historic Preservation, Economics, Music, Nursing, Medical and Occupational Therapy scholarships available annually.
  • DAR Service for Veterans
    As a member of the National Veterans Administration Voluntary Service Advisory Committee, DAR has representatives in Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Centers. DAR members volunteer in VA facilities and in state/community-based programs, donating gifts, cash, personal care items, and thousands of hours of time in service to America’s veterans
  • Friends of the Library
    One of the largest genealogical research centers in the United States. A specialized collection of American genealogical and historical manuscripts and publications.
  • Insignia
    The official Insignia was adopted May 26, 1891, and patented September 22, 1891. This committee is concerned with the proper use and placement of the Insignia, the wearing of the Insignia pin, the official ribbon, and the placement of the various service bars and pins upon the ribbon as authorized by the National Board of Management.
  • Lineage Research
    Those knowledgeable in genealogy assist prospective members and hold workshops.
  • Membership
    The goal of this committee is to increase membership by providing ideas for membership development and promotion to members and chapters.
  • National Defense
    Good Citizenship Awards presented to elementary through high school students. Gold and bronze ROTC medals presented to outstanding high school and college cadets.
  • Public Relations and Media
    Committee is officially charged with promoting DAR objectives and accomplishments to increase public support and awareness of our work.
  • The Flag of the United States of America
    Thousands of flags, flag codes, certificates and other patriotic literature are distributed annually.
  • Volunteer Genealogists
    Those knowledgeable in genealogy assist prospective members and hold workshops.

Elias Kent Kane Chapter Committees

  • Calling Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • History Committee
  • Program
  • Ways and Means
  • Yearbook
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