The DAR offers many opportunities to serve.
Silver Creek Chapter (one of 106 DAR chapters in the state of Illinois and more than 3,000 chapters around the world), is located in Highland, in southern Illinois, about 35 miles northeast of St. Louis. Our chapter was organized in October 1983, with Mrs. R.F. Kurz as the organizing regent. The chapter name comes from the local Silver Creek which served as an important source of salt for early area settlers. The banks of Silver Creek also provided limestone, sandstone and coal. Today, Silver Creek continues to be important to the area as a primary water source. Our chapter members come from several nearby towns. We are an enthusiastic group comprised of ladies of all ages, backgrounds, and talents. Our members are active in all aspects of their communities. We take part in various activities and events that preserve our treasured history and promote it to today's youth. Whether individually or as a group, our chapter works diligently to achieve the three objects of our National Society - historic preservation, education, and patriotism. By participating in today's events, we work to prepare ourselves and others for the world of tomorrow. We are an organization that cares about our country's past, present and future.
Membership in the DAR is very rewarding. To become
a member, a woman must be at least 18 years old and be able to prove
blood descent from a person who rendered patriotic service during the
American Revolution. If you think you are eligible, please contact our registrar or
information. Many of our members are willing to help you find ways to
document your lineage. We're anxious to meet you and have you be a part
of our chapter. Our chapter normally meets on the second Saturday of
the month, September through May.
|September 8, 2018
||“Ice Cream Social
|September 17-23, 2018
|October 13, 2018
||Bicentennial Soda presented by
Carla Baublitz, Marketing Manager, Excel Bottling
|October 11, 2018
||National DAR Day of Service"
|November 10, 2018
||"World War I Hate Crime
presented by Peter Stehman
|December 8, 2018
||District Director Jeanette
Dothager, “How to Succeed in DAR Without Really Trying”
|January 12, 2019
||History of the National Road
presented by Mary Truitt, National Road Assn.
|February 9, 2019
||Trail of Tears, Cherokee
Relocation presented by Lola DeGroff
|March 90, 2019
presented by Bartbara Kay
|April 13, 2019
||Butterflies, Bugs and Bees
Presented by Dr. Sarah Vordtriede-Patton
|May 11, 2019
||Memorial Service/Annual Meeting