Welcome To the DeWitt-Clinton Chapter
Interested in conservation? So are the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). How about serving veterans? What about mentoring students, promoting education, or preserving our American heritage? The DAR does work in those areas and more! Simply put, there is probably something to interest any woman who joins the DAR.
DAR members come from all walks of life. We are librarians, teachers, homemakers, lawyers, and consultants. We share the common objectives of patriotism, education, and historic preservation. Joining the DAR gives women a chance to make sure her patriot ancestor's services will never be forgotten. Here is a listing of patriots already associated with our chapter. Would you like to add your ancestor's name?
We would love to have you join us. Contact our chapter registrar to attend a chapter meeting (normally held the second Saturday of the month September through June) or to receive more information about joining.
Some Chapter History
lot happens in 100 years! Here is a sampling of activities our
chapter has provided. From the very beginning, our chapter
has focused on
advancing patriotism, identifying and preserving historic items,
promoting education. Those tenets that inspired us in 1909
to drive us today.
A major success story still at work today was the sponsorship of the Twin Springs Society Children of the American Revolution. A bust of Abraham Lincoln was donated to the DeWitt County Courthouse honoring Kristina Wylder, the first Twin Springs Society president.
DeWitt-Clinton Chapter has marked the
graves of five Revolutionary War soldiers. With the help of Boy Scout
Troops 140 and 148, chapter members recovered sunken headstones at
McGraw Cemetery and made an official burial list of those buried there.
The chapter bestowed a bronze plaque on the gate of The DeWitt County
Museum, "The Homestead," to honor George Washington's 250th birthday.
In 1987, a flag pole with flag was placed at the Weldon Springs State
The chapter furnished a room at Doctor John Warner Hospital in its early days, replacing linens and furnishings as needed. Sadly, the room no longer exists, but it provided comfort to many during its existence. During World War I, the chapter gave generously to the Belgium Relief Fund and worked closely with the Red Cross and War Relief. The chapter also supported a French war orphan, rolled bandages, and packed comfort kits. Again during World War II, chapter members rose to the call and sold War Bonds and sewed items for troops.
That spirit of support continues as the chapter collects personal care items for veterans, for troops overseas, and for recovering soldiers at hospitals.
Our Chapter Officers
Jane Waddock, Regent
Carole Wylder, Vice Regent
Donna Riddle, 2nd Vice Regent
Dorothy Donovan, Chaplain
Carolyn Walker, Secretary
Rebecca Hauffe, Treasurer
Bonnie Walden, Registrar
Helen Thorp, Historian
Carolee Emerson, Librarian
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We are honored to have as a chapter member
Joyce Schaefer Hinshaw, Past Vice President General,
and Honorary State Regent