Daughters of the American Revolution
James K. Polk Chapter
Organized December 10, 2009
Chartered December 12, 2009
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
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.
| REGENT||Dotty Kinnun|
|1ST VICE REGENT||Sue Derris|
|2ND VICE REGENT||Patrica Ann Johnson|
|REGISTRAR|| Marlene Ashman|
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.
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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