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In 1905, twelve prominent area women joined together to form a DAR Chapter in Mason City, Iowa.  The charter was applied for and received April 7, 1905. 
 

By 1920 there were 12 meetings a year and 54 members.  In 1925 the chapter membership increased to 92.  This provided more hands and minds to do NSDAR objectives.

 

Back in the early years of the chapter, the chapter meetings were historical, educational and patriotic as they are today with a few exceptions.  In February of each year, a George Washington Colonial Tea was observed.  Members dressed in colonial period attire, making the event an elegant one.

 

In 1925 the chapter had a Naturalization Committee that took part in Naturalization Classes and Ceremonies at the Mason City Court House.  In the 1930s a chair for Constitution Hall was purchased with profits from rummage sales.

 

During the war, the chapter collected and sold old paper and magazines for 25 cents a pound to support defense, and contributed blood, time, money and many other items for the local Red Cross.  Some members were unable to attend meetings during the war due to gas rationing.

Through the years, American flags have been donated to Scout troops, museums, schools and nature centers.  For years, sewing materials, yarn and manuals of United States history have been sent to Ellis Island  to help women and children in the detention center.

 

The Mason City chapter remains an active chapter, striving to fulfill the goals of our National and State Societies with pride.

 

 
 

 

Barbara A. Halpin
Iowa State Regent

 

National Motto

"God, Home, and Country"


National Theme

“Preserve the Past, Enhance the Present, Invest in the Future.” 

 

2012 - 2014 State Theme

Hands of Friendship Working Together to Build Membership

 

"Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded."

2 Corinthians 15.7

 

 
   
 

 

 

 

 
     
 

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