VERDIGRIS VALLEY CHAPTER


Claremore,Oklahoma

 

Our chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month September until June.

 



To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men
and women who achieved American Independence;
to promote the development of an enlighted
public opinion; and to foster patriotic citizenship;
these are the objects of our
Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.

"Keep that which is committed to thy trust." Timothy 6:20


NATIONAL THEME 2010 - 2013 ADMINISTRATION

"Preserve the Past, Enhance the Present, Invest in the Future"

 

STATE THEME 2014-2016 ADMINISTRATION

"Keys to DAR"

 

Chapter Officers

Chapter Regent - Joan Gardner

Vice Regent - Mary Jane DeLozier

Chaplain - Bertha Flanagan

Recording Secretary - Rita Maxwell

Corresponding Secretary - Peggy Webb

Treasurer - Loretta Genn

Registrar - Celia Springer

Historian - Glenda Henson/FONT>

Librarian - Sharon Douthitt

Parliamentarian - Matti Palluconi




THE PREAMBLE OF THE CONSTITUTION

"We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our prosperity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."


Do you have a Revolutionary Patriot in your family tree?

Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of our Patriot ancestors who fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. As a member of DAR you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavor. For more information on becoming a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact our Chapter Registar, Celia Springer



History of The Verdigris Valley DAR Chapter

Written by Nelliejeannee Kennedy � September 2001- Updated July 2012

Verdigris Valley Chapter of Claremore, Oklahoma was founded April 22, 1980, at the home of the Organizing Regent, Miss Jedie R. Dunn. We had a total of 18 members by the end of the first year. Now 32 years old, we have seen our membership grow to 44 members at the present time.

Our chapter has had 12 Chapter Regents: Jedie Dunn, Raye Chambers, Maxine Lowrey, Wilma Stellman (2 terms), Nelliejeannee Kennedy (2 terms), Doris Hargis, Pamela Conger, Linda Bacon, Loretta Genn (3 terms), Mildred Losey, Donna Lesh and Mary Jane DeLozier.

Under their leadership the Verdigris Valley Chapter has been represented at every District Meeting, State Workshop, State Conference, as well as group and individual attendance at Continental Congress. Participation in these activities has been strongly stressed.

Several of our members have served at the state and national level: Loretta Genn has served as State Corresponding Secretary; Ruth McCormick and Mary Jane DeLosier have served as Oklahoma State Chaplain; Doris Hargis served as Green Country District Director; and Nelliejeannee Kennedy has served on four National and two State Chairmanships.

Two Verdigris Valley Chapter Past Regents, Wilma Stellman and Nelliejeannee Kennedy, were instrumental in changing DAR policy regarding the use of the DAR insignia on member's graves. This action came about in 1989 when we lost our first member, Betty Fox and wished to honor her by placing the DAR Insignia on her grave. Since that time we have lost and so honored 15 of our members, and also assisted two of our members in placing DAR Insignias on the grave of one member's grandmother, and the graves of two sisters of another member � all DAR members.

In the past 32 years, we have encouraged the respect and proper display of the Flag of the United States of America. . A flag was presented to the Claremore Progress Daily Newspaper in recognition of their 100th birthday. Our chapter gives the Flag Code booklet to all third graders in Rogers County - over 800 each year.

We hold costumed holiday celebrations, membership teas, and to accommodate our working members we have a family-night dinner each year. Our Chapter is pleased to have sponsored several state winners for DAR Good Citizens and American History Essay Contest awards. We have also sponsored national winners.

We have one 70-year DAR member - Nelliejeannee Kennedy.


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Updated on 09/10/2014