“Women with a Purpose” Highlight of January DAR Meeting.

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“Introducing DAR-Women with a Purpose” will be the January program for new members and prospective members attending the newly confirmed Caroline Close Stuart Chapter, NSDAR (National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution) meeting on January 19, 2013 at Lake Forest Country Club.  Members and prospective members of the Chapter will gather for the regular chapter meeting followed by lunch and the program.    


DAR members provide strength through unity of purpose.  The orientation program will cover information about the DAR, chapter committee work that highlights history, education and patriotism.  The program will include information about DAR insignia and involvement at the Chapter, District, State and National Level.  Members will be introduced to our calendar year activities, DAR events, lineage supplementals, and genealogy classes..  Women interested in becoming a member of NSDAR are welcome to attend this January event.  Members and prospective members are encouraged to invite their friends and relatives who are interested in joining the chapter to attend the meeting as well. 


For more than a century, the members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution have dedicated themselves to historical preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotic endeavor.  These goals are as relevant in today's society as they were when the organization was founded in 1890.  Membership in the NSDAR is a unique opportunity to honor one’s lineage and heritage as a descendant of a patriot of the American Revolution.  DAR women choose their field of dreams and aim high! 

Susan Russ, Chapter Regent says. “DAR is a patriotic organization honoring the men and women who formed the roots of this country.”  Women who believe they have a connection to a Patriot of the American Revolution can get help from the new chapter. As Russ puts it, tracking your family’s roots is “just like a puzzle and you keep working your way back,” one piece of information at a time.  If people enjoy history and want to help perpetuate our beginning roots this is the place you should be,” she says.   Tracing your family roots back further than two or three generations can be a daunting challenge.  However, if you manage to connect your ancestral line directly to a patriot of the American Revolutionary War, you could be eligible to join the new DAR Chapter. 

“We are pleased at the number of women expressing an interest in joining our chapter.  DAR offers the opportunity for women to make an impact in their community through the chapter committees.  Through the work of the committees we take the service part of our motto “to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty” putting the words to action.

Interested women who would like to attend the January meeting must make reservation for the lunch portion of the meeting which costs $18.  For more information about the DAR or to make reservations may contact Regent, Susan Russ at 636-978-1869 or Registrar, Mary Jo Anderson at 636-294-5549. 

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