Throughout our chapter's history, we have been devoted to community service. We provide DAR Good Citizens medals to area students; donate to DAR schools and veterans; transcribe local cemeteries; and promote civic responsibility for historical structures in our community. Members participate in Missouri State Society DAR events including the Flag Day celebration at Roslyn Heights, which is the MSSDAR Headquarters in Boonville, Missouri. We also attend the Roslyn Heights Christmas celebration, and the MSSDAR State Convention.
You can also learn about "Today's DAR" on Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube. Search the DAR Genealogical Research System to see if your Revolutionary War patriot is in the DAR database. Each member of the DAR is a lineal descendant of a patriot who gave aid or was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.
Today’s DAR members are talented, active, professional women who share a passion for promoting patriotism, supporting education, and contributing to historical preservation. There are approximately 3,000 DAR chapters in the United States and abroad. Visit the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution website at www.dar.org to learn more. The Missouri State DAR website offers information regarding: how Missouri Daughters have served Missouri communities since 1891; finding the right Missouri chapter to join; how we honor our living American veterans; and view a list of our current state officers.
Our town and county were named after Charles Carroll (September 19, 1737 - November 14, 1832). He was a lawyer and politician from Maryland, who was a delegate to the Continental Congress and later a United States Senator. He was the last surviving and only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. When our DAR chapter was organized February 15, 1908, with a membership of 29, our charter members chose to name the chapter in honor of our town and county.
Betty Ireland, Regent
Betty Smart, Vice Regent
Elizabeth Kruse, Chaplain
Loralee Sweeney, Recording/Corresponding Secretary
Evelyn Robertson, Treasurer
Martha Lee Schmidt, Registrar
Sherry Kelb, Historian Darlene Peters, Librarian
We welcome new members! For membership eligibility, please visit our membership page. Please contact us if you are interested in DAR membership and would like to attend one of our meetings. Our chapter meets on the third Thursday of September, October, November, April, May, and June at 12:30 p.m. for a luncheon meeting.