National Motto: "God, Home, and Country"
National Theme: "Preserve the Past, Enhance the Present, Invest in the Future."
State Theme: "Missouri Daughters STAR in historic preservation, education, and patriotism!"
State Moto: "Reach for the Stars"
State Symbol: "The Star"
State Scriptures: "He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name."
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as
faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms."-1 Peter 4:10
The DAR is a 118-year-old non-profit, non-political, world-wide
devoted to historic preservation, education, and patriotic endeavor. Each member
is a lineal descendant of a patriot who gave aid or served as a soldier in the Revolutionary
War. The National Society DAR has
facts about DAR and
information about joining
DAR. Further information about DAR is available at:
National Society DAR and
Missouri State Society DAR
The Alexander Doniphan Chapter meets monthly.
Each regular meeting includes devotion, patriotic exercises, the President General's message,
a three-minute minimum National Defense report and a DAR school minute.
A program reflecting the DAR ideals of patriotism, education, and historical preservation is
given at each meeting as well as women's issues and conservation. Among our
interesting programs have been: "World War II Prison Camps in Missouri" by Jim Beckner"; "Meet
Mr. Franklin" by Paul Forbes; "George Washington--Patriot, Soldier, Statesman" by Dr. Chris
Sizemore; "Urban Tree Benefits" by Charles Conner, Urban Forester, Missouri Department of
Conservation; and "Union Station Massacre" by Robert Unger, Reporter, Journalist, Pulitzer
Our chapter has sponsored Junior American Citizen Clubs in
the elementary schools of Liberty, Missouri, essay contests on historical subjects for
elementary and junior high school students, and the Good Citizen Award to seniors in high
schools. Members volunteer and are on the Board of the Clay County Archives.
Our chapter continues to observe Flag Day, Constitution Week, and celebrates
Veteran's Day and George Washington's birthday in conjunction with the local chapters of the
Sons of the American Revolution. Please
contact us if you are interested in joining DAR and would like to attend one of our
meetings. We will be happy to assist you research your Patriot.
Chapter Theme 2012 - 2014
"We are STARS in Shaping the Future of our Chapter"
Alexander Doniphan Chapter Officers
First Vice Regent--Jeanie Williams
Second Vice Regent--Karen Sage
Recording Secretary--Carol Miller
Corresponding Secretary--Doris Phillips
Directors -- Anne Sizemore and Velva Elder