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Rock River Chapter nsdar

Sterling, Illinois

Rock River


Our name Rock River Chapter NSDAR, was chosen to reflect the chapter’s broad history and heritage.

Today’s Rock River Chapter NSDAR, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), is a result of the combination of two previous chapters, both of Whiteside County. The Morrison Chapter NSDAR, organized in 1903, and the Rock River Chapter NSDAR, organized in 1917. Both chapters were active in their communities and had supported DAR projects on state and national levels. In 1995, the two chapters merged. The new chapter retained the name, Rock River Chapter. We celebrated our 100th anniversary in 2018.


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If interested in learning more about or joining DAR, please contact us.

Regent Patricia Taylor
Vice Regent Shelley Zinke
Chaplain Sharon Taylor
Secretary Linda Dykstra
Treasurer Judith Smiley
Registrar Rosanne Kaletka-Johnson


Would you like to join us?

Chapter meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from July through December, and March through May, unless otherwise scheduled. We meet at the Lincoln Learning Center on the east side of the Lincoln-Manahan Home. If interested in attending a meeting, please contact us.

July 11, 2018 Be Informed—Be Involved—Be DAR
Program: Regent Patricia Taylor will present on the Chapter Health Assessment and Chapter Master Plan.
August 8, 2018 DAR Has Something for Everyone
Program: State Regent Gloria Perkins Flathom
September 12, 2018 Lowell Park History
Program: Carol Schnaiter shares the history of Lowell Park and the Lowell family.
September 17-23, 2018 Constitution Week
October 11, 2018 Manahan Home
Program: Terry Buckaloo will present the history of the Manahan home and its connection to Abraham Lincoln. A tour of the home will follow the program.
October 12, 2018 NSDAR National Day of Service
October 13, 2018 Bingo with Our Veterans
October 25-26, 2018 Rockford Stand Down for Veterans
November 14, 2018 Honor Flight
Program: Shelley Zinke will share her experiences serving on an Honor Flight for veterans.
December 12, 2018 Illinois Flag History
Program: Alice Uphouse will share the history of the Illinois flag for the Illinois 200th Bicentennial celebration.
March 13, 2019 Genealogy Workshop
Program: Laurie Perry will lead a genealogy workshop and request members to bring anyone interested in becoming a DAR member, or interested in genealogy.
April 7, 2019 DAR Good Citizens
Honoring Scholarship and DAR Good Citizen Award winners.
Program: Illinois State Police history
May 8, 2019 End of Year Event
Program: Installation of officers and planning for next year.

2018 VIS Approval

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Last Updated December 20, 2018