National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Rochelle Daughters with our original chapter charter from 1900.
The Rochelle Chapter, NSDAR, is named after the city in which it was founded.
The Rochelle Chapter, NSDAR, was organized May 19, 1900, just 10 years after the organization of our National Society in 1890. The Rochelle Chapter, NSDAR, was organized by Mrs. Frank (Josephine Waite) Barker. Mrs. Barker had been interested in the progress of the National Society and through friends had kept in touch with the work being done in Illinois.
The State Regent at the time, Mrs. Waite Talcott of Rockford, Illinois, was invited to Rochelle, which resulted in the organization of the Rochelle Chapter, NSDAR. Mrs. Barker was fittingly appointed by the State Regent to be the first Regent of the Rochelle Chapter, NSDAR. The charter membership of the chapter was twenty-two, being one the largest initial memberships in the State. An interesting fact is that the chief topic of that first meeting in 1900, was the possibility of raising funds to help build Memorial Continental Hall, our national headquarters located in Washington D.C.
In 1992, the chapter placed a DAR marker at the gravesite of Mrs. Barker in Lawnridge Cemetery in Rochelle.
The home of Josephine Waite Barker, 1906.
|Vice Regent||Susan Hillison|
|Recording Secretary||Judy Schermerhorn|
|Treasurer||Beverly May Wiginton|
Chapter meetings are held from September through May. Our programs focus on historical topics, genealogy, and volunteer efforts. We welcome visitors and prospective members. Contact us with any DAR or chapter questions.
|September 21, 2018||“Constitution Week”
|September 17-23, 2018||Constitution Week|
|October 11, 2018||NSDAR National Day of Service|
|October 13, 2018||Bingo
LaSalle Veterans' Home
|October 19, 2018||“From Then to Now—A Short History of NSDAR”
Patricia Holcomb, District II Director
|October 25-26, 2018||Rockford Stand Down for Veterans|
|November 17, 2018||RTHS Band Students Report on the Band Trip|
|December 9, 2018||“Illinois Bicentennial”
Veterans Christmas Cards and Cookie Exchange
|February 15, 2019||“Chinese Medicine Benefits Women”
|March 16, 2019||DAR Good Citizen Luncheon
Nancy Detig, Chairman Good Citizens Committee
|March 29, 2019||“Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”|
|April 7, 2019||Family Recipes Potluck|
|May 18, 2019||Anderson Gardens Tour|
|June 21, 2019||“History of Spring Lake”
|July 18, 2019||Ladies Night Out|
|August 18, 2019||Summer Dessert Mixer|
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Website last updated March 18, 2019
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