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
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
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
We Honor Our Patriots
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
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
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