Q. Who can join?
A. Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death, as well as of the Revolutionary War service of her Patriot ancestor.
The National Society accepts service, with some exceptions, for the period between 19 April 1775 (Battle of Lexington) and 26 November 1783 (withdrawal of British Troops from New York) as follows:
- Signers of the Declaration of Independence
- Military Service
- Civil Service
- Patriotic Service
Q. Who do I contact if I’m interested in joining?
A. Contact our Registrar: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Where do you hold meetings?
A. At a local downtown church
Q. What do DAR members do?
A. DAR is a service society. The three principles are Patriotism, Education, and Historical Preservation. Our yearly goals center around those principles.
Q. Can you give me an example of what you do?
A. Yes! PATRIOTIC projects really vary. We place flags on graves of Veterans, we collect donations for military families, and we enjoy marching in the Veterans’ Day Parade downtown! Some of us walk and wear period costumes, some of us ride. HISTORICAL PRESERVATION involves preserving sites that are a part of history. Markers have been placed at various places to show important historical areas. EDUCATION is vitally important to DAR. Our Kinnikinnik Chapter volunteers in local schools, showing elementary students how people lived during the Revolutionary War Era.
Q. How old do I need to be before joining?
A. Prospective members must be 18 years old.
Q. Do you ever do anything just for fun?
A. Yes! Come visit a meeting and find out!