Samuel King Chapter was organized on April 17, 1976, with 15 members. The first Chapter Regent was Jacqueline Mellies. The chapter was named for Samuel King, the Revolutionary War ancestor of Mrs. Mellies.
In August 1976, the Stars and Stripes CAR Society was organized.
In June 1998, the Samuel King Chapter and the Guthrie Chapters merged, retaining the chapter number from Guthrie and the chapter name from Samuel King.
|Vice Regent||Marianne Loveridge|
|Recording Secretary||Janice Beattie|
|Corresponding Secretary||Rosalind Triplett|
|Treasurer||Norma Maron Hughes|
|Registrar||Ruth Oneson Minke|
|2014-2016 Program Calendar|
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Four times a year, an evening meeting is held on the 4th Tuesday at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in attending a meeting, please e-mail one of the individuals listed in the contacts section. She will provide you with more information about the location.
|Our Chapter's Goals and Objectives|
Members of our chapter have been and remain active in our local school system, teaching at all levels from pre-school through university professors. Because of our commitment to education, our chapter supports the Literacy Promotion programs as volunteer tutors and reading teachers for both children and adults. We receive entries for the American History Essay contests from the Edmond, Guthrie, Deer Creek and Cashion public schools, as well as private schools. Each year, we honor a high school senior from our local high schools with the DAR Good Citizen Award.
Our chapter is also committed to the preservation of our local history. Several of our members are active volunteers for the Edmond Historical Society and the Oklahoma Territorial Museum in Guthrie. Members have served on the board of directors, as president, and as paid employees. We also have several members who are active in the Edmond Genealogical Society and Logan County Genealogical Society. Our chapter is proud to claim an author (now deceased), who has written several books about historical figures in our state's history, notably Will Rogers. Another chapter member won the prestigious NSDAR Evelyn Cole Peters Award for Excellence for her 1st place entry in the American Heritage contest with her china painting of the famous Oklahoma cowgirl and Wild West show performer, Lucille Mulhall.
Each year, our chapter sponsors Constitution Week, requesting a proclamation by the mayors of Edmond and Guthrie, along with creating a display at the library, entering newspaper articles in the local papers, and providing the schools with packets. We have participated in "Bells Across America." Our membership makes it a point to fly the flag on each patriotic holiday, to help our communities be more aware of the need to practice our patriotism. Our chapter has presented an American flag to a community middle school. Each June, our chapter welcomes new citizens at the Naturalization Court, presenting each with a small flag and Flag Code brochure.
Reminding our communities of the continuing need for National Defense is important to our chapter as well. Each year, we honor Edmond and Guthrie High School ROTC students during their annual awards banquet. Our chapter participates in supply drives for the men and women who are being cared for at our local Veterans Hospital. Three of our members serve on the Veterans Affairs Volunteer Services Advisory Committee for the Oklahoma City Veterans Hospital. Several members have organized troop support projects for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of our junior members is on active duty service. We honor our American veterans and active service persons annually during our May meeting.
"Honoring Our Heritage, Focusing on the Future, Celebrating America."
"Keys to DAR"
Oklahoma Society Daughters of the American Revolution
|Vice Regent:||Marianne Loveridge|