Manor House, organized on January 6, 1898, was named for the original Van Cortlandt Manor situated near Croton, NY. Throughout the history of the chapter, meetings have been called to order by a gavel made from a worm-eaten beam and stair rail taken from the house. Early meetings were held in the parlors of the finest hotels in the city. The chapter recently celebrated the 120th anniversary of their founding. Follow us for more #chapterhistory as #DCDAR highlights each of our 18 wonderful and unique chapters. #todaysDAR
This week we celebrated the 120th anniversary of the founding of our chapter on January 6, 1898. Thank you to @saracghorayeb and @megandianeu for a fun program about our founding Regent, Mrs. Ballinger - a feisty and unflappable daughter of ever there was one! Here’s to another 120! #ManorHouse120#TodaysDAR
Members are encouraged to complete the New Members Course, a training designed to encourage active participation in DAR at all levels. Graduates are celebrated in a special ceremony each year at #DCDAR State Conference. Congrats to Kelly Cullinane, Manor House, on being one of the 2017 DC graduates! Follow us so you don’t miss out on the ways we welcome new members. #todaysDAR
A toast to new members! Each year, #DCDAR hosts a New Member tea to bring together new members from all 18 of our chapters. State and chapter officers attend to greet the members. Follow us so you don’t miss out on the ways we welcome new members. #todaysDAR
Once membership is official, #DCDAR chapters host swearing in ceremonies to welcome and celebrate the hard work and achievement of each new member. The CJW-KM Chapter recently swore in new members at the Navy Memorial. Follow us so you don’t miss out on the ways we welcome new members. #todaysDAR
After membership is finalized, each member is mailed a new member packet containing a welcome note, information on navigating our organization, and a membership certificate. Who remembers the joy they felt when the big envelope arrived in the mail? Follow us so you don’t miss out on the ways we welcome new members. #todaysDAR#DCDAR
Before membership is even official, #DCDAR works with prospective members to fill out the DAR application and gather the proofs needed for membership. During this process, we encourage attendance of prospective members at state and chapter meetings and events. Follow us so you don’t miss out on the ways we welcome new members. #todaysDAR
It's a new year which means a new possibility for new members! We are grateful for each new member of our organization and know how important membership is to each one. Over the next 5 days, #DCDAR is highlighting 5 of the ways we welcome new members. Follow us so you don’t miss out! #todaysDAR
A new year and a new chance to fulfill your New Year's resolutions. We can help! Please message us for more information on our organization and how we can help you reach your goals.
Thanks to @buckscodarfor the inspiration for this post. #todaysDAR#newyear#newyearsresolution
2017, here's to you! Spent time in Washington State, DC with #todaysdar , in Newport, Provincetown, and Ogunquit. New job, new apartment. Zip lining. Sox games. Derby Parties. Harbor Cruises. Amazing friends and time with family; bad dates, breakups, good dates, new relationships. Red wine. Bangs. #revised#2017
On this New Year’s Eve, we look back on your wonderful support of the Miss Eliza project and the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund and we couldn’t be more grateful. We are proud to represent the SCDAR and are so looking forward to Miss Eliza’s launch at CC in 2018. On behalf of our National Vice Chair Junior Doll, Linda Hawkins and each of us on Miss Eliza’s team, thank you and Happy New Year! (Fun fact: Auld Lang Syne was written by Robert Burns in 1788)
Katrina Sarlin, Eleanor Wilson Chapter, shares her gift of photography by capturing official images of our many events and activities. Follow us so you don’t miss out on the gifts of our talented members. #tisagifttobeDCDAR#DCDAR#todaysDAR
The #DCDAR State Chorus shares their gift of music by performing patriotic songs at our Fall Preview and State Conference. Follow us so you don’t miss out on the gifts of our talented members. #tisagifttobeDCDAR#todaysDAR
My babies did such a good job this morning helping place three more TRUCKLOADS of wreaths. So pretty. Cemeteries fascinate me. This one will someday hold me and Cowboy.
And there were fifty-leven people there for this second batch, holy moly.
@sallyforth237, CJW-KM Chapter, shares her gift of baking by providing refreshments for events and donating goods for bake sales benefitting Junior membership. Follow us so you don’t miss out on the gifts of our talented members. #tisagifttobeDCDAR#DCDAR#todaysDAR
Our Volunteer Genealogists share their gift of genealogy by assisting prospective members with family research for their applications. Follow us so you don’t miss out on the gifts of our talented members. #tisagifttobeDCDAR#DCDAR#todaysDAR
Jacqueline Leahy, Emily Nelson Chapter, shares her gift of conservation by leading #DCDAR in events and projects related to conservation throughout the city. Follow us so you don’t miss out on the gifts of our talented members. #tisagifttobeDCDAR#todaysDAR
The #DCDAR Juniors share their gift of crafting by creating items for our Junior Shoppe and annual Holiday Bazaar. Follow us so you don’t miss out on the gifts of our talented members. #tisagifttobeDCDAR#todaysDAR
@saracghorayeb, member of @manorhousedar, shares her gift of website design by building and maintaining both our state public and our state members websites. Follow us so you don’t miss out on the gifts of our talented members. #DCDAR#todaysDAR#tisagifttobeDCDAR
Our State Regent Janet McFarland’s theme is to serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. She has encouraged members to share their gifts with #DCDAR . This week, we are highlighting 7 ways DC Daughters share their gifts. Follow us so you don’t miss out on the gifts of our talented members. #todaysDAR#tisagifttobeDCDAR
A very merry evening indeed with the ladies of @manorhousedar - hosted by our former Regent Lavinia Wohlfarth at her beautiful art gallery in Brookland. We also had the privilege of honoring Tara Libert of @freemindsbookclub for her work with DC incarcerated youth. Thanks to all who came out contributed to the festivities! 🎄🎅🏻⭐️ #MerryChristmas#TodaysDAR#ManorHouseDAR #
At the annual December meeting of the Eliza Lucas Pinckney Chapter in Charleston, South Carolina, members were treated to a very special display featuring MISS ELIZA, South Carolina's NSDAR Junior Doll 2018.
The dolls were dressed in Miss Eliza's Museum Collection. Each gown was inspired by an historic gown that was either owned by Eliza Lucas Pinckney or a member of her immediate family.
SCDAR members have worked tirelessly in creating this special project to benefit the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund and can proudly say that every chapter in South Carolina has participated!
DC Daughters of the American Revolution chapter house. Ready for our chapter Christmas/December meeting. Special guest is Dolley Madison. I don’t know if that’s an original painting but it’s still the perfect spot for her. #TodaysDAR
What a wonderful ride we have had since introducing Miss Eliza at Continental Congress in June!
We have had the most fun highlighting the talents and dedication of SCDAR daughters and their contributions to the Miss Eliza project in support of the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund. Thank you, ladies.
On May 12, 1892, a group of women met at 1409 Corcoran Street to organize the Dolley Madison Chapter, named for the first lady and woman who was so closely identified with the early days of the Capital. One of their early projects was the rebuilding of the pulpit of Broad Creek Church, a colonial church at Oxon Hill, MD. Follow us for more #chapterhistory as #DCDAR highlights each of our 17 wonderful and unique chapters. #todaysDAR
This relaxing holiday weekend we caught up on HGTV's House Hunters. The recent episode Size vs. Style in D.C. featured #DCDAR 's own Annie John and was partially filmed at the DAR headquarters. #todaysDAR
We enjoyed our tour of the Horsham Air Guard Station and USO presentation! Thank you to our members for their generous donations of gift cards and to the USO for their care and comfort for local military families. #wesupportourtroops#libertyuso#todaysdar
Martha Washington, the third #DCDAR chapter, was organized February 23, 1893. They organized a Junior DAR group, the first of its kind in DC. In the 1930s Martha’s birthplace was identified as Chestnut Grove, VA and the chapter dedicated a bronze tablet at the location in her honor. Follow us for more #chapterhistory as #DCDAR highlights each of our 17 wonderful and unique chapters. #todaysDAR
How your support of the Miss Eliza National Junior Doll 2018 Project helps the DAR Schools... All proceeds from the Miss Eliza National Junior Doll Project go to the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund, which was started in 1938 to assist Junior Members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution with their many projects to raise funds for the DAR Schools. The fund was named in memory of Helen Pouch, who was the daughter of Helena R. Pouch, the first national chair of the Junior Membership Committee in 1937 and who also served as President General from 1941-1944.
The fund finances projects chosen by the Junior Membership Committee with prior approval of the Executive Committee. In the past the Juniors have provided scholarships, medical aid, and general assistance to the DAR schools.Through the years, this fund has provided more than two million dollars in financial assistance for our schools. Meeting this commitment is a combined effort by Juniors through their fundraising projects and by individuals who make donations to the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund.
The National Junior Doll is one of the major fund-raising projects through which the Juniors meet their financial goals to assist the DAR Schools. (Image: Helena R. Pouch, the first national chair of the Junior Membership Committee in 1937 who also served as President General from 1941-1944)