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Abigail Adams Chapter DAR

Des Moines, Iowa

Abigail Adams

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Chapter Meetings

We meet the second Saturday of the month September through June. Coffee is ready at 9:30 a.m. and our meeting convenes at 10:00 a.m. If you would like to attend one of our meetings, please contact our chapter regent

Most chapter meetings combine patriotic exercises with organizational business and educational programs. Many of our members are skilled presenters. We won a State DAR award for our program series, "Who Do You Think You Are?" in which members shared stories from their genealogical research. Nothing as fascinating as someone sharing what they love!

We also invite special interest speakers to share their expertise. We make time for celebrations of all kinds, from Abigail Adams' birthday to a member's 50th anniversary in DAR. We share information, work on our special projects, and just have fun. And we try to do a "road trip" every year.

September 9, 2017

Program: Puppy Jake Foundation -- Iowa State Society C.A.R.

September 4 -- Labor Day
September 11 -- Patriot Day
September 16 -- Stand Down, Des Moines
September 17 - 23 -- Constitution Week

October 14, 2017

Program: "The Rocket Girls" -- Barbara Paulson

October 8 -- DAR Day of Service
October 9 -- Columbus Day

November 11, 2017

Program: Cindi Carter, State Regent, Iowa Society DAR

November 11 -- Veterans Day
November 22 -- Abigail Adams' Birthday
November 23 -- Thanksgiving

December 9, 2017

Program: Holiday Party Potluck & Veterans Gifts

December 5 -- Martin Van Buren's Birthday (1st American-born President)
December 15, 1791 -- Bill of Rights became law

January 13, 2018

Program: Cancer Screening and Prevention in Women
              Katie Jones, Iowa Department of Public Health

Nominations:  New Chapter Officers and Delegates for State Conference & Continental Congress

January 14 -- Birthday of Paul Revere & Betsy Ross
January 12 -- John Hancock's Birthday
January 15 -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
January 27, 1973 -- Vietnam War ended

February 10, 2018

Program: "The Supreme Court During the Civil War"

February 12 -- Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
February 19 -- Presidents' Day
February 22 -- George Washington's Birthday

March 10, 2018

Program: Historic Preservation -- Antique Purses

Elections: New Chapter Officers and Delegates to State Conference & Continental Congress

March 2 -- Read Across America Day
March 16 -- President James Madison's Birthday
March 23, 1775 -- Patrick Henry said, "Give me liberty or give me death"

April 14, 2018

Program: DAR Member Education, Jodi Freet, ISDAR State Registrar

April 13 -- Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
April 28 -- Arbor Day
April 26 - 28 -- ISDAR State Conference

May 12, 2018

Memorial for Chapter Members

Program: Chapter Regent Kristine Bartley

May 8 -- President Harry S Truman's Birthday
May 28 -- Memorial Day

June 9, 2018

Installation of New Chapter Officers

Program: Gold Star Museum Tour, Fort Des Moines

June 14 -- Flag Day
June 17 -- Fathers' Day
June 20 - 24 -- NSDAR Continental Congress

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Last Updated 19 August 2017
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