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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 8, 2018

Program: Avenues of Learning the Ins and Outs of DAR
Sylvia Blaesing, Iowa State Registrar
  • Literacy Book Collection
September 15 -- Stand Down, Des Moines
September 17 - 23 -- Constitution Week

October 13, 2018

Program: Vet Center of Des Moines: Service Opportunities
Katina Mach-Weissenburger, Vet Center of Des Moines

  • Literacy Book Collection
October 11 -- Iowa Society SW District Meeting, Shenandoah

November 10, 2018

Abigail Adams Chapter 125th Anniversary Celebration
at the Wakonda Club, Fleur Drive


November 11 -- Veterans Day

December 8, 2018

Holiday Potluck & Veterans Gifts

December 15 -- Wreaths Across America, Van Meter

January 12, 2019

Program: Patriot Riders
Steve Cox, President, Patriot Riders

January 21 -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

February 9, 2019

Program: Iowa's President Hoover
Kelli Huser, Assistant Attorney General of Iowa

February 22 -- George Washington's Birthday

March 9, 2019

Program: Online and Telephone Fraud
Neil Schultz, AARP Fraud Division

April 13, 2019

Program: Iowa Gold Star Military Museum
 -- Onsite Tour --

April 13 -- Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
April 25 - 27 -- ISDAR State Conference, Ames

May 11, 2019

Program: Our Chapter's Connection to the Ankeny Family
Karla Wright, Author & History Researcher

  • Memorial for Chapter Members
May 27 -- Memorial Day

June 8, 2019

Program: DAR Schools
Cindi Carter, Honorary State Regent

June 26 - 30 -- NSDAR Continental Congress, Washington, DC


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