November 26, 2020

New DAR Officers Installed

Pictured (L-R):  Paige Harrod (Historian), Rita Porter (Secretary), Beverly Baker( Regent), Carla Brown (Vice Regent), Lela Craft( Registrar), and Hollis Crockett( Chaplain).  Not Shown, Selmah Bowen (Treasurer)

The James Stewart Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution installed the officers for the 2012-2014 term on Saturday, April 28th.  The new officers are Beverly Baker – Regent, Carla Brown – Vice Regent, Rita Porter – Secretary, Selmah Bowen – Treasurer, Hollis Crockett – Chaplain, Lela Craft – Registrar, and Paige Harrod – Historian.  These new officers assumed the duties of their offices after the installation ceremony.  Members must have been in the Chapter for at least a year to be eligible to hold an office.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.

 DAR members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for underserved children with annual donations.

As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 170,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally.  Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.

The James Stewart Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in Heard County Georgia in 2000.  The Chapter is a member of the Fourth District of the Georgia State Society of the NSDAR.

Women interested in the DAR are invited to come to our meetings to learn more about the DAR and about the James Stewart Chapter.  Some of the activities in which our chapter members participate include:

  • Literacy Promotion: Chapter members work with children or adults who need help learning to read or learning English and promote literacy on a daily basis.

  • Genealogical Research: Chapter members help others with their genealogical research and participate in online record transcription projects.

  • Commemorative Events:  Chapter members celebrate special events that commemorate our nation’s history.

  • Service to Veterans:  As one of our projects, our chapter supports the veterans in the Heritage Healthcare of Franklin.  Join us in showing them we appreciate their service.

  • Patriots Project:  Chapter members participate in several projects supporting our troops overseas.

  • DAR Schools:  Chapter members save box tops for education and soup labels for the DAR schools.  We collect and donate first aid supplies, after school snacks, and thrift for the DAR supported schools.

  • Conservation: Chapter members aim to reduce our carbon footprints and we find it easy to do working together.  Join us!

  • The Constitution: Chapter members challenge ourselves to learn more about the Constitution and just what it means to us all.  We support Constitution Week and provide materials to the Heard County 4th grade students and teachers to help in their studies of our Constitution.

  • Women’s Issues: Each month we look at one of the many issues that women face. Come share ways to deal with issues of home, health, and work.

  • American Indians: We are learning about the Indians that once lived in our area and supporting the DAR Indian Schools that keep their heritage alive today.

  • The Flag of the United States: Our Chapter is proud to place flags on the graves of our local veterans each year to honor their service to our country.

We are a small chapter with a big heart.  We meet once a month and would love to share who we are and what we do with you.  We can provide genealogical forms, research tips and help.

Our chapter daughters are proud of our heritage and work to support the National and State Societies’ projects while preserving out local heritage.

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