National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

James K. Polk Chapter

Mena, Arkansas

Organized December 10, 2009

Chartered December 12, 2009

Chapter History

The James K. Polk Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was chartered on December 12, 2009. It was named in honor of James K. Polk, the 11th President of the United States who served from 1844-1848.

A chapter of the DAR of the same name existed in Mena, Arkansas, from 1939 until 1974. One of the first activities of the new chapter was a Heritage Tea to honor those ladies from the old chapter and their descendants still living in the Mena area.

The James K. Polk Chapter endeavors to promote and foster education, historic preservation, and patriotism through programs and activities. These include giving DAR Good Citizenship awards to outstanding local students in Mena and surrounding towns, sending supplies to troops stationed overseas, and an annual Heritage Tea to celebrate the history and achievements of those who settled this part of Arkansas.

Chapter Officers

REGENTCortez Copher
1ST VICE REGENTLeighanna Guillet
2ND VICE REGENTVirginia Garrett
SECRETARY Kathy Hagler
CHAPLAINJane Simmons
REGISTRARDorothy Kinnun
TREASURERBrandie Murphy
HISTORIANShelba Collins

Drum and Fife

Membership Eligibility

Any woman is eligible for membership who is no 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 through a chapter in your state organization (or unit overseas) or as a member-at-large.

Chapter Meetings

The James K. Polk Chapter holds daytime meetings the third Wednesday of each month (January, March, April, September, October and December) at 11:00 am; and dinner meetings the third Thursday of February, May, and November at 5:00 pm.

Please contact the chapter about meeting locations.

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