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Lawrence Van Hook Chapter NSDAR
Maquoketa, Iowa

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Membership in the DAR honors and preserves the legacy of your patriot ancestor. Over two hundred years ago, American patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.

DAR members are educators, students, professionals, mothers, historians, genealogists, and homemakers, who continue this legacy. They play an active role in their communities promoting the National Society DAR objectives of patriotism, education, and historic preservation. With about 3,000 chapters throughout the world, and with over 180,000 members, we are one of the largest women's service organizations in the world.

Membership in DAR offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Promoting American history throughout the year by honoring historically significant people, places, dates, and events

  • Participating in commemorative events such as Flag Day, Veterans Day, and the 4th of July

  • Participation in meaningful service projects throughout the community

  • Recognizing students with awards and scholarships. Involving all family members in promoting service efforts

  • Supporting the Constitution of the United States of America, the patriotic values of our country, and the military men and women who serve the nation

  • Enjoying camaraderie with other DAR members during projects, events, and social events

  • Embracing opportunities to improve leadership abilities by taking on responsibilities at chapter, state, and national levels

Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death.

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If you are interested in joining the Lawrence Van Hook Chapter, please contact Karen Bradway, chapter regent, and we will be happy to assist you through all of the steps.

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Last Updated 22 January 2019
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