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Areas of Involvement

American 250!

This committee seeks to raise the visibility of our chapter Patriots and their contributions as we prepare to celebrate the 250th birth of our nation.

American Heritage

This committee encourages our chapter daughters to participate in contests offered by DAR in the fields of art and sculpture, crafts, drama and literature, fiber arts, and music.

American History

This committee works closely with area schools to promote the American History Essay Contest in order to honor significate people, places, dates, and events.

American Indians

This committee raises funds for our Indian schools, and celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month in November.


This committee nominates outstanding people for the DAR Medal of Honor and the DAR Americanism Medal. We hand out flags to new citizens at the Naturalization Ceremonies as well as hand out manuals in several languages to prospective citizens at the Naturalization Court.

Children of the American Revolution

The goal committee is to provide leadership, guidance, and support to C.A.R. members as they grow into responsible citizens. We help support their fundraisers and are proud to have them give a presentation annually to our chapter.

Commemorative Events

We identify and plan local and regional commemorative events, and to join in celebrations that support goals of the Society.

Community Classroom

This committee encourages chapter members to volunteer in area classrooms.

Community Service Awards

We recognize worthy individuals and organizations for outstanding unpaid voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, historical, citizenship, or environmental conservation endeavors.


This committee educates members about issues about conservation as well as planting trees and shrubs around the Waco area. We promote and encourage good stewardship practices that benefit the environment.

Constitution Week

September 17 - 23 is Constitution Week. Our committee goals are to bring awareness of this historical week by putting up displays, having mayors give proclamations, and having local churches, fire, and police departments participate in the “ringing of the bells”.

DAR DNA Network

This committee hopes to educate members on the use of DNA for genealogy and encourage members to submit DNA samples to the Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) NSDAR DNA Group.

DAR Good Citizens

This committee works with high school administrators to recognize outstanding young people who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools, and communities. We encourage the nomination of students for the DAR Good Citizens program and Scholarship Contest.

DAR Leadership Training

This committee provides members the tools and assistance to develop leadership qualities. We seek to have members enroll in the New Members and New Horizons classes to encourage and educate our Daughters.

DAR Magazine

We encourage every member to subscribe to The American Spirit magazine, an award-winning publication. Subscriptions include copies of the companion Daughters Newsletter, which is designed to keep every member up-to-date on the progress and achievements of the National Society.

DAR Museum Outreach

This committee encourages members to become involved by participating in the docent programs, by donating funds to support the educational programs, and conservation/restoration of the collections.

DAR Project Patriot

We support our active duty military by collecting needed products and mailing overseas. We also participate in projects for the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Texas.

DAR - SAR Relations

DAR-SAR Relations Committee promotes cooperation, membership, and community service between our chapter and the Waco Sons of the American Revolution Chapter. This committee encourages members to promote SAR membership for their sons, grandsons, brothers, husbands, uncles, etc.

DAR Scholarship

This committee notifies area high schools of the variety of DAR scholarships available each year to high school seniors. Our chapter awards “The Henry Downs Chapter Scholarship” to both McLennan Community College and Baylor University for qualifying students.

DAR Schools

This committee serves to support two DAR Schools and four DAR approved Schools. We send box tops, ink cartridges and thrift items to participating schools. We also participate in various state projects to benefit the schools.

DAR Service for Veterans

Our committee provides service for our nation's veterans in many and varied ways. We specifically serve the Doris Miller VA Medical Center and the Heart of Texas One Stop on a weekly basis.

The Flag of the United States of America

We promote learning about the history and proper use of the flag. Our principal objectives are to keep the flag flying, to protect it continuously under all conditions, and to educate citizens regarding its correct usage.

Genealogical Records

The purpose of this committee is to collect, preserve and increase the holdings of unpublished genealogical source materials in the DAR Library; and to make those same records available world-wide through an online, every-name index.

Historic Preservation

This committee recognizes local volunteers who have worked extensively in historic preservation with the Historic Preservation Medal.


We ensure the proper use, placement, and wearing of the Insignia, official ribbon, and DAR pins by keeping our chapter members educated.

Junior American Citizens

The committee works with school children that are not necessarily a descendant of a patriot, but who will benefit by learning about our great country.

Junior Membership

This committee focuses on gaining new Junior members (ages 18-35 years). Junior Membership also supports the National Committee’s fund-raising project, the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund.

Lineage Research

This committee works with prospective members by assisting in genealogical research, obtaining required documentation paperwork for membership and preparing applications either individually or in Lineage Workshops.

Literacy Promotion

This committee encourages members’ volunteer involvement in programs promoting literacy for children and adults who lack reading and writing skills.


The mission of this committee is to recruit and welcome new members, educate all chapter members about DAR programs and activities. We encourage all new members to participate in the New Members Course.

National Defense and ROTC

This committee keeps our members informed about national defense related material by having a National Defender report at regular chapter meetings. Our chapter presents Gold ROTC, Bronze JROTC, and Silver Outstanding Cadet medals to Baylor Air Force and Army Cadets and to area high school cadets.

President General's Project

This committee promotes the President General’s Project to all members. "Rise and Shine for America” is concerned with preserving, restoring, and improving the NSDAR complex of historic buildings and the collections they contain.

Public Relations and Media

This committee hopes to present the DAR story to increase public support and appreciation for the society’s work. We contact media personnel about DAR activities to request coverage and supply local media with DAR information.

Service to America

This committee keeps track of our members’ volunteer service hours and reports those hours to NSDAR. We especially choose a specific service, to give back to our community, in celebration of our anniversary date of October 11th with a “Day of Service to America.”

Volunteer Genealogists

This committee encourages members to be trained by taking national’s online Genealogy Education Programs, in order to work with sister chapters to expedite the preparation of properly prepared and properly documented applications.

Volunteer Information Specialist

This committee uses computer technology skills to serve our chapter by promoting DAR objectives through the creation and maintenance of the chapter website, various social media sites, chapter directories and newsletters.

Women's Issues

This committee is devoted to highlighting women's health, career, and family issues. We also encourage our chapter members to participate in the Women’s Issues Essay Contest.

America 250! |  American Heritage |  American History |  American Indians |  Americanism |  Children of the American Revolution |  Commemorative Events |  Community Classrom |  Community Service Awards |  Conservation |  Constitution Week |  DAR DNA Network |  DAR Good Citizens |  DAR Leadership Training |  DAR Magazine |  DAR Museum |  DAR Project Patriot |  DAR-SAR Relations |  DAR Scholarship |  DAR Schools |  DAR Service for Veterans |  Flag of the USA |  Genealogical Records |  Historic Preservation |  Insignia |  Junior American Citizens |  Junior Membership |  Lineage Research |  Literacy Promotion |  Membership |  National Defense |  President General's Project |  Public Relations |  Service to America |  Volunteer Genealogists |  Volunteer Information Specialist |  Women's Issues

"Their remembrance shall be as lasting as the land they honored."