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

waving flagA 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, and promoting education.  Those tenets that inspired us in 1909 continue 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 Park.
 
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

Carole Wylder, Regent
Carolee Emerson, Vice Regent
Vicki Bruning, 2nd Vice Regent
Carolyn Walker, Chaplain
Helen Michelassi, Secretary
Jane Waddock, Treasurer
Bonnie Walden, Registrar
Donna Riddle, Historian
Lucia Wilkin, Librarian
Rosalie Summers, Newsletter

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We are honored to have as a chapter member
Joyce Schaefer Hinshaw, Past Vice President General, 
and Honorary State Regent

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