The Rushville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at the home of Linda Clarkson June 12. There were 15 members and guests in attendance. Vice Regent, Kathy Wright, opened the meeting and led members and guests in the Opening Ritual. The President General’s message was given by Julie Newhouse. Patty Caudill gave the National Defense Report and the minutes. The Treasure’s Report was given by Libby Smith.
The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 with the purpose of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. The DAR is active in communities across the country and around the world, participating in restoring and maintaining historical sites, preserving genealogical records, artifacts and historic documents, locating, restoring and marking Revolutionary War patriot grave sites and headstones and supporting schools through donations and volunteer efforts.
DAR members are women who come from diverse backgrounds and have a variety of interests. Their common bond is their lineal descent from Patriots of the American revolution. Membership to the Daughters of the American Revolution is open to any women, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who is 18 years of age or older, and who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American Independence. Prospective members must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death, as well as of the Revolutionary War service of her Patriot.
If you would like more information on joining the Daughters of the American revolution visit the website at http://www.dar.org/ and click on “Become a Member” or contact Rushville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution registrar Pat Carrigan at 629-2354.