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2020-2022 Chapter Officers
Below are 4 of our 10 chapter officers. Others include: Sharon Follas, Chaplain; Carol Reed, Recording Secretary;
Mary Neubauer, Corresponding Secretary; Dawn Pratt, Historian; Connie Roman, Librarian; Phyllis Wilkins, Parliamentarian.
The chapter Regent presides at all meetings of the chapter and of the executive board, and has general supervision of the affairs of the chapter. She is the chief executive officer of the chapter and appoints all committees.
The chapter Vice Regent presides at chapter meetings and performs other duties of the Regent when the Regent is unavailable. She coordinates meeting programs, including deciding program topics and scheduling speakers.
The Registrar provides application papers to candidates whose acceptability has been favorably acted upon by the chapter and keeps a record of members of the chapter. She retains chapter copies of application papers.
The Treasurer collects membership dues, maintains the chapter's financial records, prepares written reports for each chapter meeting, and works with the board in establishing the annual budget.
Welcome to the Blue Springs Chapter NSDAR! Our chapter meets the third Tuesday of each month, September through May, except for the January meeting, which is held on the second Saturday. 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.
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 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, Vicki Hodges, is also available to help you complete your application documentation for potential membership in the Blue Springs Chapter.
"A humble spirit will obtain honor.” — Proverbs 29:23.
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