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        Welcome to Schuyler Chapter

            Lancaster, Schuyler County, Missouri

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.


History of Schuyler Chapter NSDAR.  Picture of Phillip John SchuylerPhilip John Schuyler was a general in the American Revolution, served in the Continental Congress, and then became a New York state senator. In that office he actively supported the adoption of the United States Constitution. He was then elected to the first United States Senate. Our Missouri county was named in his honor, and when our Missouri DAR chapter was organized in Lancaster on September 28, 1992, it seemed only fitting that it be named after this illustrious American hero and our county.

Serving as organizing regent of Schuyler Chapter NSDAR was Ann Bunch (Mrs. Colonel W.). The charter members numbered twelve, who had previously been members of the Ann Haynes Chapter, Kirksville, Missouri. The chapter doubled its membership in the first year with twenty-four members by October 1993. The first public activity of the chapter was a wreath-laying ceremony and memorial service at the Veterans Memorial on the Schuyler County Courthouse lawn. Since that first activity, our DAR chapter has been committed to promoting historical preservation, patriotism, and education while "Showing DAR in Lancaster. Schuyler County, Missouri."


Schuyler Chapter NSDAR Today.  Our DAR chapter continues to be very active. At present we have thirty-nine members and two associate members. We hold a Veterans Day service every year on the courthouse lawn and host a Veterans Day supper on the same evening. We present the DAR Good Citizen award and have presented a Community Service award every year for the past several years. We distribute bookmarks for Constitution Week to 4th and 6th graders in our community and present a Good Citizen award to a high school senior. We also have an annual family picnic. Schuyler Chapter is part of the MSSDAR Northeast District, and one of our members, Cathy Middleton, serves as a member of the MSSDAR Chapter Development & Revitalization Commission.

We Honor Our Patriots.  Schuyler Chapter NSDAR proudly honors our Revolutionary War Patriots whose sacrifices led to the freedoms we enjoy in the United States of America. Please view our "Honoring Our Patriots" PDF file where our Patriots are listed in alphabetical order. You must have Acrobat Reader on your computer to view this file which can be downloaded for free.

About 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 and the Missouri State Society DAR web sites.



Meetings.  Our chapter monthly meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month except May, December, January, and February at 7:30 p.m. with programs relating to patriotism, American history, and conservation. Members enjoy the Flag Day Picnic held each June at the Missouri State Society headquarters, Roslyn Heights, in Boonville, Missouri. Contact us if you are interested in joining DAR and would like to attend one of our meetings.


Officers

       Regent--Susan Chidester

       Vice Regent--Frances Norman

       Chaplain--Yvonne Reindel

       Recording Secretary--Virginia McNabb

       Treasurer--Brenda Wall-Swedberg

       Registrar--Cathy Middleton

       Historian--Susan Dudley

       Librarian--Doris Alexander


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