Ladies in front of VA Christmas shoeboxes

Veterans Shoebox Drive 2020

Osage District Director, Frances Rankin, and chapter members from various participating chapters in Northwest Arkansas had 75 Veteran Shoebox donations at the American Legion in Rogers this morning.

DAR ladies of the James K. Polk Chapter

National Day of Service 2020

One of the James K. Polk Chapter projects for the National Day of Service was the gathering and packing of Baby Shower gifts to be given to women veterans.

Left to right: Cortez Copher, Shelly Collins, Ruby Hartsfield, Deonna Williams, Ann Garrett, Brenda Cunningham, Era Looney, Cheryl Anglin, and Linda Evans

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DAR ladies of Tates Bluff Chapter

Tate’s Bluff Chapter Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Tate’s Bluff DAR Chapter members and friends gathered Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Tate Cemetery near Tate’s Bluff on the Ouachita River to honor the grave sites of Anderson and George Tate, Revolutionary War soldiers. A short service was held at the cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the river home of Jean Smith, one of the Chapter organizing members and former Chapter Regent. Alfred Smith also served as host. State DAR Regent, Mary Lee Schultz of Cabot, joined the group for the event and presented a program on the early history of DAR. Emma Jean Wood, Jean Smith, and Barbara Morton gave highlights of the organizing of the Chapter and the Tate’s Bluff Chapter first year. The Chapter currently has sixty six active members. The Chapter encourages Patriotism, Education, Historical Preservation, and Genealogy through local projects and yearly events.

Marion Chapter Real Daughter Catherine Robards Stirman grave stone

Marion Chapter’s Real Daughter

Marion Chapter honored a Real Daughter on April 18, 2009, a Daughter who had never been forgotten, but whose final resting place had gone unmarked for more than 100 years. Catherine Robards Stirman joined the DAR in 1895, and her father had joined the cause of our country’s freedom in 1777.

Under a cloudy sky on April 18th, some 75 people listened as Marion Chapter Regent Jeanne Tackett welcomed us and described Mrs. Stirman’s history. Fayetteville’s mayor, Lioneld Jordan read a proclamation declaring April 18, 2009, to be Catherine Robards Stirman Day. This honor was followed by remarks from State Regent Mary Lee Schultz, who reminded us that there are only two Real Daughters now recognized in Arkansas, one of them being Mrs. Stirman. Reverend Ryan Pfeiffer, who serves in the First Christian Church of Fayetteville, which Mrs. Stirman and her husband helped found, then described some of its history, and Mrs. Stirman’s commitment to the church and to the cause of education. Afterwards, during photos, the state regent and chapter regent joined in placing a wreath on Mrs. Stirman’s engraved granite tablet. The chapter was assisted during the ceremony by members of Girl Scout Troop #5669 and Eagle Scout Michael Brian Sigulinsky.