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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 Frances Bishop
Vice Regent Karine Fulton
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.

August 14, 2019 DAR Website
Program: Jane Gregga, a DAR member from the Eli Skinner chapter in Arlington Heights, Illinois, will demonstrate using the DAR website for genealogy research.
September 11, 2019 String-A-Longs
Program: The String-A-Longs, a dulcimer group, will present the history of the dulcimer and perform a variety of patriotic songs.
September 14, 2019 Nachusa Grasslands Tour
September 17-23, 2019 Constitution Week
October 9, 2019 Orphan Train
Program: Carol Chandler will present the history of the Orphan Train in Whiteside County.
October 11, 2019 NSDAR National Day of Service
November 13, 2019 Victory Gardens
Program: Deb Thormahlen from Whiteside Co. Extension will share the history of the Victory Gardens.
December 11, 2019 Serving Those Who Have Served Us
Program: State Regent Sharla Luken will share a program on veterans.
March 11, 2020 Strong Bones and Strength Training for Better Health
Program: Sherry DeWalt from CGH will demonstrate the importance of strength training for women’s health.
April 5, 2020 DAR Good Citizens
Honoring Scholarship and DAR Good Citizen Award winners.
Program: Carol Chandler will present on the Women’s Suffrage Movement.
May 13, 2020 End of Year Event
Welcome new members, installation of officers, planning for next year.

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Last Updated July 1, 2020