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Our Chapter Motto:
"Their remembrance shall be as lasting as the land they honored."


2016-2019 National Theme: 

"Moving Forward in Service to America!"


About the DAR

The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.

The Henry Downs Chapter enthusiastically promotes the DAR mission.  Our chapter was founded in 1901 and named for patriot Henry Downs, Jr.  The chapter meets on the first Friday of the month, September through May, unless otherwise determined.

Please contact us about attending a meeting.


Our Mission

For more than a century, the members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution have dedicated themselves to historic preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotic endeavor. These goals are as relevant in today's society as they were when the organization was founded in 1890.

Our chapter seeks to inspire and promote patriotism while educating and engaging in historic preservation. We strive to give back to our community in several ways, including volunteer activities and partnering with other organizations to aid active military personnel, veterans, and their families.


Our Chapter Officers

Regent : 

Natishua Mote Brandt 

Vice Regent: 

Donna Cox Jernigan


Kay Miller Wenzel

Recording Secretary:

Joyce Bennett Moody

Corresponding Secretary:

Bette Dawson Rudolf


Angela Roy Granger


Peggy Scott Duty

Assistant Registrar:  

Naomi Mangum


Patricia Peeples Lee


Phyllis Behnke Stewart


Karen Lytle Nelson


Diane Calkins Hampel




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 Last Updated 10 October  2016