The women of today's DAR come from different backgrounds but share a common dedication to America.

NSDAR Objectives

Patriotism

Patriotism

“A spirit of liberty and patriotism animates all degrees and denominations of men.” — James Madison

Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation

“How will we know it’s us without our past?” — John Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath

Education

Education

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.” — Abigail Adams

Engaged in the Community

Blue Springs Chapter Daughters are always looking for ways to serve our local community.

2018-2020 Chapter Officers

At the April 2018 meeting, the Blue Springs Chapter NSDAR elected a new board.
Chapter officers serve a two-year term and we cherish their commitment!

ABOUT US

We Are Today's DAR!

Welcome!

Welcome to the Blue Springs Chapter NSDAR! Our chapter meets the second Saturday of each month, September through May. Programs presented at each meeting help promote the overall objectives of the DAR, relating to historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

Guests are welcome, and members are invited to bring their friends and family members.

For more information regarding any of our upcoming meetings or programs, please contact the chapter Membership Chair Vicki Hodges.

About Us

The Blue Springs Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was organized on April 16, 1976, with Organizing Regent Sarah King Means, and has grown from a small group of fourteen patriotic women to eighty-four in 2018. We are a diverse group of patriotic women who meet the NSDAR eligibility requirements (ages 18+), from all walks of life, who share a common bond of heritage with a proven ancestor who served or aided the American cause during the American Revolutionary War, as well as share a desire to hold on to many of the core values and traditions upon which this country was founded. The National motto is God, Home, and Country.

Our membership is growing substantially as more and more women are becoming interested in learning more about their American heritage, and want to become a part of our phenomenal organization.

In addition to its extensive genealogy resources, the DAR is also recognized as a service organization. Locally, we offer an annual essay and scholarship contest to local senior high school Good Citizens, sponsor student American History essay contests for students in 5th through 8th grade; we work with women’s shelters, and donate comfort items to the Kansas City Veteran Hospital, and support active military personnel. We honor veterans, and sponsor special commemorative events in our history well as participate in various projects at the local, state, and national level. We encourage community involvement, and promote literacy, good citizenship, conservation, and recognition of outstanding individuals who are making a difference within our community.

Membership

Membership in our chapter is based upon eligibility requirements established by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, which was organized in 1890.

If you are interested in determining your DAR eligibility, just doing research, or verifying your grandmother's DAR membership, we invite you to visit the national DAR website to learn more about DAR, and utilize its extensive database. The DAR has one of the largest genealogy libraries in the country, located at the national headquarters in Washington, D.C. The genealogy section of the website will guide you through the process whether you are just getting started or trying to find additional resources.

Our Membership Chair Chapter Registrar and Lineage Research Chair Vicki Hodges is also available to help you complete your application documentation for potential membership in the Blue Springs Chapter.

Contact Us

Chapter Theme:
"Be true to your heritage."

Chapter Scripture:
"Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” — Philippians 4:8.

Motto: “Climb Every Mountain”

What Matters Most

The logo of the State Regent, Missouri State Society DAR, encourages Daughters to focus on "What Matters Most." Daughters enrich their DAR membership experience through committee activities, whether as a committee chair or active member. We are all encouraged to discover What Matters Most to us!
My name is Susan Rew and it’s my pleasure and honor to serve the Blue Springs Chapter as Commemorative Events Chair. On Saturday, November 10, 2018, we will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, the day that ended WWI. On Thursday, June 6, 2019, please plan to attend our 75th Anniversary of D-DAY at the Veterans Memorial at Pink Hill Park. My great uncle died in France during WWI and my father served in WWII. We must never forget the price paid for our freedom.
Susan Rew

Susan Rew

Commemorative Events Committee Chair
Volunteer Information Specialists (VIS) lend their time and keyboarding skills to their local chapter, their State Society and the National Society. At the chapter level, that can be anything from creating a chapter brochure to maintaining a website. At the state level, a VIS volunteer can assist state officers and committee chairs with their computing needs. It gets exciting for VIS volunteers at the national level, where the passion for historic preservation and computer skills come together through numerous NSDAR online document preservation projects.
Elizabeth Marsh Willis

Elizabeth Marsh Willis

DAR Volunteer Information Specialist (VIS) Committee Chair
Love of kids, educating and supporting students in their goals in life have always been important to me. These are the reasons I became a teacher and chose to continue to chair the DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship award which is given to high school seniors. The DAR Good Citizens program is special because it encourages kids to think on their feet and it rewards high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding qualities in dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their home, school and community.
Kathy Hutchinson

Kathy Hutchinson

DAR Good Citizens Committee Chair
The DAR Service to America Committee is a project to let everyone know what DAR members are doing through volunteer efforts, sharing their time and talents in their communities. It lets your community know that DAR is a service organization as well as a lineage society.
Linda Dodson Dombkowski

Linda Dodson Dombkowski

Service to America Committee Chair
I joined the Blue Springs Chapter NSDAR over 41 years ago in honor of my maternal grandmother, Hazel Green, the wife of a Missouri farmer. She was a DAR member and I was easily able to join using her paperwork. Our ancestor was George Harlan, a Virginia farmer and Quaker who played the fife in the Fife and Drum Corps, the major source of communication with the troops. Back in the 70s and 80s the Blue Springs Chapter NSDAR, formed in 1976, was very small and we met in member’s homes. I served in every office except Regent and chaired many committees. Currently, and for the past several years I have served as chair of the DAR Schools and the Flag of the United States of America.
Mary Neubauer

Mary Neubauer

The Flag of the United States of America Committee Chair
William Ralph Inge once said, "The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts, but of values." As an educator of 16 years, I see firsthand the needs of today's generation in our schools, which is why I am honored to be the Community Classroom Chair for our DAR chapter. Finding various ways for our DAR members to positively influence students is the primary goal of the committee. Education as we know isn't just about finding the right answers; DAR members will teach students valuable life skills by being involved in their classroom. From donating classroom supplies to tutoring students, there are many ways for our members to make a positive impact.
Leigh Anne Andreasen

Leigh Anne Andreasen

Community Classroom Committee Chair