Welcome to the Blue Springs Chapter DAR! 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 Chairman/Registrar Phyllis Wilkins.
In 2015, the chapter became an official Partner with the U.S. Department of Defense to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War in an effort to honor all Vietnam Veterans in appreciation of their sacrifice and service.
We are a diverse group of patriotic women, ages 18 to 98 from all walks of life, who share a common bond of heritage with an ancestor who served or aided the American cause during the American Revolution, and a passion for God, Home, and Country.
Our membership is growing substantially as 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 sponsor student essay contests, scholarships, women's issues, the Kansas City VA Hospital, and other veterans 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 web site 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 web site will guide you through the process whether you are just getting started or trying to find additional resources.
Our Chapter Registrar Phyllis Wilkins is also available to help you complete your application documentation for potential membership in the Blue Springs Chapter.