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Abigail Adams Chapter NSDAR

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 10, 2022

Program: De-mystifying
Continental Congress 
Cindi Carter & Laura Kozin

Sept. 5 – Labor Day
Sept. 11 – Patriot Day
Sept. 16 – (Observed) National Constitution Day -
Bells Across America
Sept. 17 –Stand Down Des Moines for Homeless Veterans

October 8, 2022

Program: USO
Heather Goodwin,
Center Operations and
Program Manager
, and Michela Wagner, USO Iowa 

November 12, 2022

Program: Iowa State Regent
Edee Brunia

November 11 - Veterans Day
Nov. 22 – Abigail Adams Birthday

December 10, 2022

Program: Veterans Holiday Collection & Chapter Social

Dec. 5 –  Martin Van Buren birthday
Dec. 12 - Nominations & Elections: Delegates to State Conference & Continental Congress 
Dec. 17 - Wreaths Across America Day, Iowa Vets Cemetery, Van Meter

January 14, 2023

Program: Ladies of Arlington
Tom Tudor
(ZOOM Meeting)

Jan. 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Jan. 31 – State & National Reports Due

February 11, 2023

Program: Woodland Cemetery-NPS National
Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

(ZOOM Meeting)

Feb. 12 – Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Feb. 21 – Presidents Day
Feb. 22 – George Washington’s Birthday

March 11, 2023

Program: Ft. Des Moines Tour
Jeff Kluever
(Tour Location)

Mar. 16 – Pres. James Madison’s Birthday
Mar. 29 – National Vietnam Veterans Day

Mar. 30 - Apr. 1 – ISDAR State Conference, Airport Holiday Inn, DSM

April 8, 2023

Program: Supplemental Applications workshop
Ann Mack
(Bring your laptop or tablet)

Apr. 1 – State Reports Due to SVR
Apr. 29 – Arbor Day

May 13, 2023

Memorial Service for Chapter Members
Program: Woodland Cemetery: 175 Years Young
Kristine Bartley

May 8 – Pres. Harry S. Truman’s Birthday
May 14 – Mother’s Day
May 29  – Memorial Day

June 10, 2023

Program: Lt. Col. John Gloninger, US Representative
and friend of George Washington
Chris Cloninger, KCCI Chief Meteorologist

Jun. 12 – Women Veterans’ Day
Jun. 14 – Flag Day
Jun. 18 – Father’s Day
Jun. 28- July 2 -DAR Continental Congress, Washington DC

Our chapter does not meet in July and August.
Committee activities continue during the hiatus. Note Zoom Months
Watch Abigail’s Quill and the Iowa Society newsletter for information on how to connect with DAR opportunities.

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