Springfield Chapter NSDAR
Springfield, IllinoisToday’s DAR is you, your mother, your daughter. When you join the DAR you enter a network of more than 190,000 women who form lifelongbonds, honor their revolutionary ancestors and promote historic preservation, education and patriotism in their communities.
We have answers to your questions about becoming a member of this historic and vibrant organization. Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution honors and preserves the legacy of your patriot ancestor. Over two hundred years ago, American Patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. As a member of DAR, through participation in the Society’s various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education and patriotic endeavors.
DAR provides the opportunity to meet some of the most remarkable women that you will ever hope to meet. They are women a lot like you, who come from diverse backgrounds and have a variety of interests. Their common bond is their lineal descent from patriots of the American Revolution -- any women, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove this lineage is eligible to join.
DAR does remarkable work in education. DAR has supported Kate Duncan Smith School in Alabama, and Tamassee School in South Carolina. The Society has been helping children in remote mountain areas to receive an education. DAR also assists Berry College, Georgia; Crossnore School in North Carolina; Hillside School in Massachusetts and Hindeman Settlement School in Kentucky. Bacone College boasts the Center for American Indians in order to foster cultural heritage and education of American Indians. Over a million dollars a year is provided by DAR to support these schools.
DAR’s work is not just about lineage. Our service begins at the chapter level. When you become a Daughter of the American Revolution you become a member of a local chapter and you will have opportunities to meet other members. Our chapter holds meetings from September through May. We travel annually to Washington, D.C., to attend Continental Congress. In the spring we go to Bloomington, Illinois to our annual State Conference. These are a few of the opportunities you will have to meet other dedicated Daughters. Please join us as we serve God, Home, and Country.
Regent, Springfield Chapter NSDAR
Betsy Weidner, Current Chapter Regent
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