Welcome to the Saint Charles Chapter, NSDAR
Located in Saint Charles, Missouri, on the Missouri River, the Saint Charles Chapter serves its community by promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. The chapter was organized on May 27, 1909, and welcomes new members.
DAR Membership Information
From its earliest days, the Saint Charles Chapter has met on Saturday, originally to accommodate members who were school teachers. Today, about one-third of chapter members are teachers or retired teachers.
The chapter welcomes new members, and we meet on the third Saturday of the month, September through June. Our meetings include a business meeting and program, and visitors are welcome. Meetings include historical or informational programs. Meetings usually begin at 9:30 a.m. DAR Good Citizen student contest winners are recognized at our January meeting. Please contact our chapter if you would like to visit our meetings.
A list of the patriot ancestors our members have used to join DAR is here.
Regent--Lorna B. Jones
Vice Regent--Rachel L.Wilhelm
Chaplain--Elizabeth A. Herbst
Recording Secretary--Patricia A. Dickherber
Corresponding Secretary--Rachel Thomas
Treasurer--Mary H. White
Registrar--Wenonah L. Landers
Historian--Lucinda E. Blankenship
Librarian--Joyce A. Anderson
Mrs. William Lee Parsons, of Defiance, Missouri, was the Organizing Regent. Fourteen women met and organized the chapter on May 27, 1909. The chapter is proud of its two historic pieces related to the early days in Saint Charles. The frame for the chapter's charter is made from a piece of wood (donated by Mrs. John Olson), which was taken from the spot where Saint Charles founder Blanchette Chasseur landed in Saint Charles in 1756. The chapter's gavel, presented by Miss Myrtle Fulkerson, was made from wood taken from the original Daniel Boone Cabin located near the town of Matson, Missouri.