Historical Preservation, Education, Patriotism, Friendship
Meyongo Chapter NSDAR was organized in February 1982 at
Buffalo, Dallas County, Missouri. We chose to name the chapter for the Niangua
River of Dallas County. The river was named by the Osage Indians long ago. Translated to
English, it came to mean Big River or winding stream of many springs. When the white
settlers came to this area in Missouri, they intrepreted the word as they thought
they heard it, and as a result it was pronounced and spelled various ways. Old timers of this area
called it Meyongo, and it was handed down through generations as the way the
Osage pronounced the river.
The women of our chapter are from a variety of backgrounds and
professions, joining together with an interest in patriotism and love of country. We
strive to live the national DAR motto: "God, Home, and Country." Through
community service, we promote the DAR goals of patrotism, education, and historical preservation.
Each member of the DAR 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. Learn more
about the DAR on YouTube, Facebook, and Flickr.
Our meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, September
through June, at 1:00 p.m. Our programs are varied and interesting as we follow the
National and State themes. If you are interested in joining DAR and would like to attend one of our
meetings please contact us. Guests are welcome. We will be happy to assist you
in proving your lineage to your Revolutionary War patriot. You can visit the
Genealogical Research System which will let you know if your
ancestor is a recognized Revolutionary War patriot.
Our chapter officers are: Regent, Helen M. Nimmo; Vice Regent,
Lena Hawkins; Chaplain, Lorene Evans; Recording Secretary, Helen M. Nimmo; Corresponding
Secretary, Lorene Evans; Treasurer, Lorene Evans; Registrar, Helen M. Nimmo; Historian, Lena Hawkins.
The map is courtesy of Mapquest.
Last updated 15 July 2012.
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