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Akansa Chapter
National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Organized September 27, 1986

Hot Springs Village fountain

Chapter History

With Elizabeth H. Case as organizing regent, and aid from Carolyn C. Berry, Arkansas state regent, and Irma Watson, Mexico state regent, Akansa Chapter was organized September 27, 1986, and confirmed October 10, 1986. The chapter has grown from its seventeen organizing members to a present count of over one hundred. Akansa Chapter strives to be active in the life of our community by participating in school activities, flag, conservation, naturalization, literacy, genealogy research, and many other DAR patriotic and civic activities. Akansa is an Indian name meaning "People of the South Wind" and is the origin of the name of our state.

Chapter Officers


Peggy Cara



Kathleen Mielke


Sally Matthews


Sally Matthews


Carol Sue Williams


Sue Ann Gottschalk


Jeanette Frahm


Joyce Wood

The Akansa Chapter is proud to be a
Veterans History Project Partner

Please take a moment to click the icon below and visit the VHP Web site.
Then Click on "How to Participate" and "About Becoming a Partner"
to view the guidelines.

Chapter Meetings

The Akansa Chapter meets at 9:30 A.M. the First Saturday of the month from September to May. Meeting dates on holiday weekends are usually changed to the following Saturday.
Guests are welcome!

Membership in NSDAR

Any woman is eligible for membership in the NSDAR who is not less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. Documentation must be provided to prove direct descent from a patriot. Sources may include birth, baptismal, marriage, death records, etc.

Admission to membership in the NSDAR is either by invitation through a chapter in your state organization (or Unit Overseas) or as a Member-At-Large. No Chapter may discriminate against an applicant on the basis of race or creed.

Membership in the NSDAR is a unique opportunity to establish one's lineage and heritage as a descendant of a patriot of the American Revolution. Applicants interested in participating in the historical, educational and patriotic activities of the NSDAR are welcome.

The DAR provides service in many areas and our members join with others in trying to make America a better place to live. It offers the opportunity to work with youth of this country through the educational programs. The DAR encourages citizens to become active in the community, to assist in historic preservation, and to help preserve documents and records of the past. It offers an opportunity to meet people with similar interest, develop friendships and to join others who cherish the priceless heritage enjoyed by all while promoting the ideals of patriotism and love of country.

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