Frederick Van Patten Chapter

Frederick Van Patten Chapter

National Society

Daughters of the American Revolution

Searcy, Arkansas

Organized April 12, 2012

Chapter History

On March 10, 2012, seventeen women met at 11:00 A.M. in the Wesley Room of First United Methodist Church in Searcy, AR for an organizational meeting of a new chapter of the DAR. Organizing Regent, ReBecca Van Patten Smith opened the meeting and Susan Hammons, acting as Chaplin, read a DAR prayer. ReBecca led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and the American Creed. The appointed officers were named; Organizing Regent, Rebecca Van Patten Smith; Vice Regent, Susan Hammons; Treasurer, Deena Reynolds; Corresponding and Recording Secretary, Mary Kay Van Patten James; Registrar, Susan Wilson; Chaplin, Janie Quarles.

At a called meeting on April 21, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. we met again in the Wesley Room to hear that NSDAR had given us our first choice for our name, Frederick Van Patten Chapter.

May 12, 2012, was the first Confirmed Frederick Van Patten Chapter meeting with 23 organizing members present. Our projects included Searcy Public Schools, the local Veteran’s Satellite Clinic, American Flag Etiquette and Conservation.

As of April, 2017 we currently have 70 members.

REGENT Glenda Kersh
VICE REGENT Irene Gray
CHAPLAIN Mary Kay James
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY Jocelynn Goff
RECORDING SECRETARY Jocelynn Goff
TREASURER ReBecca Smith
REGISTRAR JoyLynn Edwards
HISTORIAN Suze Baker
LIBRARIAN Kristina Johnson

Chapter Meetings

The Frederick Van Patten Chapter meets in Searcy, Arkansas at 10:00 A.M. on the second Saturday each month from September to May.
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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