WELCOME!

On behalf of the more than 11,000 members of the Florida State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), I welcome you to our State Society website.  The DAR is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer woman’s service organization that was founded in 1890. The eligibility for joining is proof of direct lineage to a man or woman who served in the American War for independence – The Revolutionary War. These patriots may have fought or rendered aid or supplies for the cause.

The DAR boasts more than 185,000 members nationwide. These Daughters work to promote three objectives of NSDAR: historic preservation, education, and patriotism. DAR members volunteer more than four million hours annually. Volunteer areas are as varied as our membership with assistance to veterans, schools, literacy, scholarships, preservation, libraries, conservation, American history, and many other avenues of service. Our members are diverse in age, race, religion and ethnicity; but, our commitment to service and our country is a common denominator.

With 108 chapters in Florida, from the Panhandle to the Keys, we invite you to inquire about DAR membership. Please contact a chapter in your area for more information.

Sincerely,
Kay Yarbrough
Florida State Regent

About FSSDAR

On May 25, 1892, Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, President General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and wife of the 23rd President of the United States of America, appointed Mrs. J.N.C. Stockton as regent to organize the first Florida DAR chapter in Jacksonville…

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Chapters

FSSDAR has over 100 chapters. Click “Learn More” to find a chapter near you. If you need a chapter in another state, please click “Other NSDAR Chapters.”

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Juniors

A Junior Member is a DAR member age 18 through 35 years, who holds full DAR membership; and when qualified, may serve as an officer and/or chairman at the national, state, and chapter levels.

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About DAR

The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.

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Scholarships

As one of the three objectives of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), education is an important component of the DAR mission.

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What Our Members Say

Members come from all walks of life. There are many opportunities to grow within the society. Genealogy, historic places, cemetery preservation, education, and volunteer services, just to name a few.

“It has been a pleasure being a member of Caravel Chapter, NSDAR. I have gained long lasting friendships with ladies that share the same passion for family history. Researching your family line is truly the best treasure hunt ever!”

Veva Scott
Caravel Chapter

“Being a member of the Orlando Chapter, NSDAR, for nearly 15 years has been filled with adventures, friendships, and opportunities. The DAR ideals of Patriotism, Historic Preservation, and Education are embodied through the various committees in which I joyfully volunteer.”

Christie Woods
Orlando Chapter

“As we uncover our family stories, we proudly acknowledge the patriotic service of our Ancestors who gave aid to the American colonists. We strive to remember, cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom for which our Patriots fought and died.”

Trudy Withey
big cypress chapter

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CHAPTERS

10,887

2019 MEMBERSHIP

63,088

2019 VOLUNTEER HOURS

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A few things we’re great at

Historic Preservation

DAR members around the world contribute to the efforts in “historic preservation” in many ways: donations, promotion, and hands on cleaning or repairing.


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Education

DAR members support “education” by donating goods; awarding scholarships; providing programs and more…


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Patriotism

DAR members support “patriotism” by attending or assisting with Honor Flights; volunteering at VA Medical Centers; Wreaths Across America; and more…


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Our State Officers

2019 – 2021 Yarbrough Administration State Theme: Rise and Shine and Squeeze the Day for God, Home and Country

State Scripture: The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience. kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Galatians 5:22-23

Kay Yarbrough

State Regent

Debbie Duay

Vice Regent

Cindy Weatherby

Second Vice Regent

B. B. Gould

Chaplain

Jo Solley Hansen

Recording Secretary

Kim Zeman

Corresponding Secretary

Sharon Hill-Paugh

Organizing Secretary

Jeannie Basso

Treasurer

Barbara Albright

Registrar

Shirley Hoerle

Historian

Janet Taylor

Librarian

Konnie Beaureguard

Curator

Nancy Watkins

Parliamentarian (Appointed)

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    Related Information

    National Society

    Daughters of the American Revolution Website

    National Society

    Sons of the American Revolution Website

    National Society

    Children of the American Revolution Website

    Florida Society

    Sons of the American Revolution Website

    Florida Society

    Children of the American Revolution Website