WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The White Plains Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is conducting a membership drive as part of a nationwide celebration to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
All women who can document descending from a Revolutionary War patriot are encouraged to consider the many benefits of joining the service organization, which has promoted historic preservation, education and patriotism since its formation in 1890.
“Our chapter, which was organized in 1905, carries out the important mission of the National Society here on the local level,” said Chapter Regent Brook Hanna. “We are eager to welcome new members to our chapter, and we have volunteers available to help them research and complete their genealogy in order to apply for membership.”
Due to the ability to exchange and obtain genealogical information over the internet, interest in joining the DAR is at an all-time high, with six of the highest years of application submittals occurring in the last decade.
The Genealogical Research System (GRS), which is a free online resource provided by the DAR to aid general genealogical research and to assist with the DAR membership process, has made joining the DAR even more accessible to many women.
“Truly, there has never been a more exciting time to join the DAR. We offer today’s busy woman an opportunity to celebrate the joys of American citizenship in meaningful ways, and we are enthusiastic about the future of our Society,” said Lynn Forney Young, National Society DAR president general, who noted that there are nearly 180,000 members of the DAR, serving in nearly 3,000 chapters across the nation and in several foreign countries. “I extend a warm invitation to all eligible women to join us in a rewarding future of service to America.”
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