National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Welcome to the James Monroe Chapter

Paris, Monroe County, Missouri

Painting of President James Monroe

James Monroe was President of the United States from 1817 to 1825, and his most famous legacy was the Monroe Doctrine. Of special importance to Missourians is that the state of Missouri was admitted to the Union during his administration on August 10, 1821.

To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; to promote the development of an enlightened public opinion; and to foster patriotic citizenship--these are the objects of our society, Daughters of the American Revolution.

About the DAR

Each member of the DAR is a lineal descendant of a patriot who gave aid or was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. The National Society DAR has a summary of facts and information about joining DAR. Further information about DAR may be found at the National Society DAR web site and the Missouri State Society DAR web site.

About the James Monroe Chapter

Our DAR chapter is celebrating its 33rd birthday in 2014.  The chapter was founded February 8, 1981, at the Pine Springs Restaurant, Paris, Monroe County, Missouri, with fourteen organizing members.   The chapter was named for the fifth president of the United States of America, for whom Monroe County was named.   We currently have twenty-one members and two associate members, along with several prospective members working on their lineage papers.

If you are interested in attending one of our meetings, and would like to learn more about DAR and becoming a member, please contact us for meeting dates, time, and location.  Each regular meeting includes devotions, patriotic exercises, the President General's Message, and a National Defense report, along with interesting programs and delicious refreshments.

Officers and members attend district and state meetings to learn more information to share with the group and plan special projects.  Our chapter has provided awards and scholarships to local students for many years.   In 2004 our chapter won the Missouri State Revitalization Award as well as the National Chapter Revitalization Award for rebuilding membership and enthusiasm.  In 2011 we have just won the MSSDAR monetary award for the highest percentage of new members in the State during 2010.  We look forward to future growth with more new members joining our chapter.


Regent--Annette Reid Azdell
Vice Regent--Emma Jo Raines
Chaplain--Carol Stewart Comstock
Recording Secretary--Betty Buckman
Treasurer--Juanitta Worley Turnbough
Registrar--Chyerl Stewart Varvil
Corresponding Secretary--Susie Buckman
Historian--Carol Stewart Comstock
Librarian--Dorothy Post Walser
Parliamentarian--Mary Beth Mitchell

We Honor Our Patriots

Our Revolutionary War patriots were loyal to the America cause, and today we enjoy many freedoms in the United States of America because of their sacrifices. We pay tribute to them in our Honoring Our Patriots page.

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Website last updated July 1, 2014.