About the Neosho Chapter: Our Past
The Neosho Chapter NSDAR has been
active within the Neosho, Missouri community for many years.
The stone monument in the photograph was dedicated to the city of Neosho in 1937 and is located in Neosho's beautiful Big Spring
Park. The plaque reads: "From this point, the town of Neosho, Missouri was laid out in 1839. Placed by the Neosho
Chapter DAR." The stone wall in the header photograph of our web site contains the emblems of all of the organizations in the
Neosho community who support the Big Flag project, including the Neosho Chapter NSDAR.
The Neosho Chapter NSDAR was organized on
April 18, 1925, with Mrs. H.S. Sturgis as Organizing Regent. The twelve charter members were: Mrs. A.W. Duff, Mrs.
Virginia Mitchell, Miss Mona Osborn, Miss Pansy Osborn, Mrs. James Pickens, Miss Ella Price, Mrs. Frank Reed,
Mrs. J.B. Stauber, Mrs. Ednard Steep, Mrs. H.S. Sturgis, Mrs. George Tatum, and Mrs. H.V. Wicks. Also present
were Mrs. W.W. Boatts, Missouri State Regent, and Mrs. W.N. Andrews, Missouri State Registrar.
About the Neosho Chapter: Our Activities Today
Since our founding in 1925, we have done our best to follow in our predecessors' footsteps to
patriotism, pride in our country, our flag, and our community, and to promote the ideals of the National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution. At the present time, the Neosho Chapter has 39 members.
Our chapter actively supports many projects both within our community and elsewhere. Among our many activities
and projects are:
--The Big Flag project of the Exchange Club of Neosho.
--A yearly project to help supply items to Veterans at the Veterans Home in Mount Vernon, Missouri.
--The Missouri Inter-Tribal Council.
--Two scholarships to Crowder College, Neosho.
--Annual Recognition Tea to honor outstanding Neosho citizens for their community service.
--Annual award of an NSDAR/ROTC medal to an outstanding cadet.
--Annual award to a student Good Citizen essay winner.
--Celebration of Constitution Week with various community events.