MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS
The Chapter holds four meetings per year. The meetings are currently held on the second Tuesday of the months of February, April, September, and November. Dates and time occasionally vary. For the most current information consult our calendar or contact us.
At each meeting we conduct our DAR business and committee reports on activities planned. We also have an informative program on a subject of interest. Examples of past programs are
- A visit to the Green County Genealogical Society Library
- A visit to the Lafayette County Historical Society Museum and County Courthouse
- A collection of fashion dolls hand crafted by a local Monroe artist
- A discussion of the DAR National Museum with virtual tour
- A presentation on the religious beliefs of the Founding Fathers
- The history of Boy Scouts
- The restoration of stained glass windows at the Green County Historical Society
- The stories of various of our members ancestors
- Thomas Jefferson’s “Grand Plan” to populate the Midwest and the formation of Wisconsin
- How to make Ukrainian eggs
The public is invited to attend the programs.
OUTINGS AND TRAVEL
In addition to our four meetings that include a program, we organize more casual gatherings to pursue other interests when time and weather permit.
We have taken a road trip to gather for lunch at a Woodford establishment. And then visited the memorial plaque erected by the Rhoda Hinsdale Chapter in honor of the Battle of the Pecatonica at “Bloody Lake” in the nearby Lafayette County Park. We then visited the grave site marked by this chapter, and the Sons of the American Revolution, of Robert Bailey, in Shook’s Prairie Cemetery.
We have visited Milton House in Brodhead, enjoyed their tour and lunch at a nearby restaurant.
We went to the New Glarus Fall Festival enjoyed the historic information and stopped at Culvers for a treat.
Wisconsin DAR State Outings
Representatives from every chapter in the state gather annually to meet and discuss topics of interest, and conduct business. The State Regent presides and there are guest speakers and a formal dinner. The President General attends once in her three year term of office. Chapter regents, officers, and members also attend.
Each year, there is another another statewide event of workshops and training sessions on various topics to keep the chapters informed.
National DAR Outings
NATIONAL CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
The National Society gathers in Washington DC for ceremonies and business each year. Members are encouraged to attend. The meeting is held at DAR Headquarters. Members of our chapter enjoy attending Continental Congess. Speakers are usually of national stature.
Our chapter projects support the State and National Society objectives.
- Administer the DAR Good Citizens Award and Essay contest in local schools
- Publicize and celebrate Constitution Week
- Sponsor Special Projects Grants
- Collect materials to send to DAR Schools
- Collect items for returning military
- Support our local historical societies
- Consider local persons for DAR awards
- Support the Fort Winnebago Surgeon’s Quarters, historic property owned by WSDAR
- Hold and participate in lineage workshops
- Encourage and assist new members
Any member may participate individually or as a group.
- Wisconsin DAR is currently soliciting recipes for a State Society DAR Cookbook.
- Wisconsin DAR is collecting quilt squares for the Patriot Quilt Project.
- Wisconsin DAR owns and operates the historic site of the Fort Winnebago Surgeon’s Quarters.
Any member can participate individually or as a group.
- National DAR is categorizing the genealogical records to make searches easier.
- National DAR is digitizing Revolutionary War records to preserve, index, and discover previously unknown patriots.
- National is promoting the National Day of Service, October 11, 2015, the 125th anniversary of our founding.
- National DAR Project Patriot Committee has the Women to Women Project to support our military women deployed overseas with care packages.
- National DAR awards scholarships.
- National DAR awards Special Projects Grants. Please visit the NSDAR website for more information. Our chapter successfully secured funds for the Lafayette County Historical Society (new roof on The Depot Museum), and funds for the Darlington Area Veteran’s Memorial.
- Visit the NSDAR website to learn more about the Society’s objectives.