We the People
of the United States of America

Welcome to Coushatti Trace Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Willis, Texas
Coushatti Trace Chapter of the NSDAR derived its name from twenty-five Coushatti Indian families
who lived north of the Red River, having migrated from Alabama in 1793. Indian trails, such as the
Coushatti Trace, became the pathway of the early Anglo-American pioneers. The Lower Coushatti
Trace affected the settlement and growth of Montgomery County.

Coushatti Trace Chapter, NSDAR, was organized February 6, 1981, with twelve organizing members,
of which three were or became State Outstanding Juniors. They were Christene McKenzie, Melinda
Kammeyer, and Carol Hicks. The chapter began with a high commitment to education,
securing a DAR Good Citizens Scholarship the first year. From this beginning, two endowed chapter
scholarships have awarded over $22,000 to graduating seniors.

NSDAR schools have been supported through monetary donations, pennies, and soup labels. The
DAR Service for Veterans Committee gives hundreds of dollars and hours to the Veterans Medical
Center and Conroe VA Clinic. Great effort has been made in promoting DAR's American Indians
Committee through historical and cultural programs from pioneers to space. Members have
abstracted over 30,000 pages of unpublished material for the NSDAR Library, resulting in chapter
awards from NSDAR and TSDAR.

We have had recipients of the TSDAR Outstanding American History Teacher Award, TSDAR Medal
of Honor Award, and TSDAR Community Service Award. Through the years we have had members
serving in both national chairmanships and vice-chairmanships. Our 10th anniversary included
Honorary President General Patricia Shelby as our speaker, and our 25th anniversary included
Melinda Kammeyer, national chairman of the DAR School Committee. Coushatti Trace celebrated its
30th anniversary in 2011.

We strive to see that our flag continues to fly by presenting schools with flag codes and programs.

Members preserve our motto: "God, Home, and Country"

Coushatti Trace Chapter meets at 1:00 p.m. on the second Thursday, September - May, Conroe, Texas.
All meetings will have a program based on History, Education or Patriotism.
December and May meetings will also include a luncheon. Please join us!
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Last Updated: March 27, 2018
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