Welcome to


Columbine Chapter, NSDAR
 

 

National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Denver, Colorado


The Columbine — State Flower of Colorado

| About Our Chapter | Colorado State Society | NSDAR National Society | Committees | History of State Flower | Photo Gallery |
| Meetings and Activities | Patriot Ancestors Index | NSCAR | Did You Know? | State Chairmen | Columbine Adventures |

ABOUT COLUMBINE CHAPTER, NSDAR

The Columbine Chapter, named for the beautiful Colorado State Flower, was founded March 21, 1953, in Denver, Colorado.  We were originally established for the “working woman” who was not able to attend DAR meetings held on weekdays. 

Our current membership includes women ranging from age 18 to 91.  Some of our members are career women and work outside the home; some are independent and work from home.  Some members are college students, young mothers, published authors and retired ladies.  We all have one thing in common and that is love of God, Home, and Country. 

We come from all parts of the USA; from the north, the south, the east and the west and yes, also from Canada. Each of us having patriot blood heritage whose ancestors aided in achieving American independence through military, civil or patriotic service between 1775 and 1784. 

We welcome women 18 years of age and older who can prove ancestral patriot heritage as prospective members.

Our chapter, like all NSDAR chapters, is governed by elected officers. These are the Chapter Regent, First Vice Regent, Second Vice Regent, Registrar, Chaplain, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Parliamentarian and Librarian. There are numerous committees which offer Columbine members leadership positions.

MEETINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

We meet September through May on the second Saturday of each month at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, in Centennial, Colorado. Guests and prospective members are always invited and welcome to attend.

Each regular meeting consists of a social time with refreshments, patriotic exercises, discussion of business, and a program on such subjects as the Constitution, American history, women’s issues, the US military and education.  In December, we celebrate with a Pot Luck Luncheon, complete with holiday entertainment.  February is our DAR Good Citizen Award Ceremony, followed in the summer by a Regent’s Tea for prospective members.  Many of our members attend the annual Colorado State Conference and we usually have several members who attend Continental Congress, the annual National Conference of the Society, in Washington, D.C.  We spend social fellowship time together on field trips, historical celebrations, and BIG adventures where we grow as sisters, Daughters, and lifelong friends.

Each year we participate in naturalization ceremonies, Flag Day ceremonies, Independence Day, recognition of Constitution Week, and Veterans Day.  Members help at the annual VA Hospital Christmas party, as well as by contributing food, gifts, and money.  We donate books to literacy programs for all ages and to libraries where needed.  Additionally, we send soup labels, Box Tops for Education, gifts, school supplies and financial contributions to the six (6) approved DAR schools in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and Maryland.  We also donate to the Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma and to the Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon.

Columbine Chapter, NSDAR is our home chapter, but we embrace friends and daughters in other Colorado chapters and maintain the comradery and friendships many of us have developed among NSDAR chapters nationwide.  Above all else, we are Daughters of the American Revolution, honoring our rich Patriotic Heritage and the freedoms for which our ancestors fought.  We are a TEAM and Together Everyone Achieves More!

For more information about the goals of the NSDAR and membership, please visit our National Society's website.  For Information regarding Columbine Chapter, NSDAR please contact our Regent, Monica Flinner-Ross, at denv@aol.com.

OFFICERS

Regent
First Vice Regent
Second Vice Regent
Registrar
Recording Secretary
Corresponding Secretary
Treasurer
Chaplain
Historian
Librarian
Parliamentarian
Monica Flinner-Ross
Elaine Hedlund
Camille Petschauer
Jewel Wellborn
Sonja Roybal
Sonja Roybal
Sharon Henrich
Connie Walters
Krispin Andersen
Annette Brown
Michelle Brown

 

 
 

PROGRAMS AND PLANS FOR 2013-2014
(Regular Meetings)

September 14, 2013 Regular Chapter Meeting - Capitalism Works, A Chinese Immigrants Dream
October 12, 2013 Regular Chapter Meeting - Gravestones with Sandy Sweeney
November 9, 2013 Regular Chapter Meeting - Freedom Dogs
December 14, 2013 Holiday Luncheon, Colorful Colorado Railway
January 11, 2014 Regular Chapter Meeting - Maria Tobin Service Learning Project
February 8, 2014 Regular Chapter Meeting - Lt Col Mary Daly - The Air Force Academy, Good Citizen Awards
March 8, 2014 Regular Chapter Meeting - DAR Period Museums
April 12, 2014 Regular Chapter Meeting - American Indian Family Center
May 10, 2014 Regents Luncheon and New Officer Installation

Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters.

This page was created April 11, 2002

Revitalized October 23, 2011

Last updated on January 21, 2014
Webmaster Darla D. Desautels

Honoring Our Heritage,

Focusing on the Future,

Celebrating America



The Young Administration