Joan Tyler Zumwalt (Mrs. McLyle): 1983-1985
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.
The DAR gives members an opportunity for service in many areas.
It is a way to 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 join others who cherish the priceless heritage enjoyed by all while promoting the ideals of patriotism and love of country.