National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Founded: October 11, 1890
Incorporated: 1896 by an Act of Congress
Objectives: Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism
Motto: God, Home, and Country
National Society Executive Committee 2016- 2019
Theme: "Moving Forward in Service to America"
Scripture: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls."
Florida State Society DAR 2017 - 2019
Theme: Growing Brighter Futures
Amelia Island Chapter DAR 2017 - 2019
Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. Therefore, all things whatsoever ye desire that men should do unto you, so also shall ye do unto them.
The chapter meets on the third Wednesday of each month from September through May, unless otherwise stated. Each regular meeting of the chapter includes the DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, the Americans Creed, the Preamble to the Constitution, the National Anthem, a message from the President General, a National Defense message and a presentation by a speaker on a subject relating to the mission of NSDAR. Parliamentary procedures are observed.
Ways in which the Amelia Island Chapter supports the NSDAR Objectives:
Dedicated an NSDAR marker commemorating the Revolutionary War Site on Amelia Island, Florida.
Dedicated an NSDAR marker on each of the three patriot graves in Nassau County.
Dedicated an NSDAR marker at the Veterans Memorial at Central Park in Fernandina Beach memorializing the five patriots known to be buried in Nassau County.
Dedicated an NSDAR marker commemorating Egmont Plantation, a casualty of the Revolutionary War at the Egan's Creek Park in Fernandina Beach.
Researching, publishing and digitizing genealogical records for placement in the NSDAR Library in Washington, DC, the FSSDAR collection at the Orlando Public Library in Orlando, Florida, the Florida State Archives, and the Fernandina Beach Public Library.
Donating books to the Amelia Island Chapter collection in the Fernandina Beach Public Library.
Sponsoring the American History Essay Contest for 5th - 8th grade students in the Nassau County schools.
Sponsoring the DAR Good Citizen Contest, giving a monetary award to a high school senior in each of the four Nassau County schools.
Offering a $1000 scholarship to one graduating senior from each of the four public high schools in Nassau County each year.
Presenting an award to the outstanding NJROTC Cadet in Nassau County.
Supporting NSDAR owned and supported schools throughout the country.
Supporting the Florida State Society State Regent's project for education.
Witnessing the new United States Citizens at the Naturalization Court ceremony in the Federal Courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida.
Giving U.S. flags to local schools.
Participating in the local Veterans Day Parade dressed in patriotic attire.
Commemorating Constitution Week and George Washington's Birthday with other chapters in northeast Florida.
Encouraging the City of Fernandina Beach to issue proclamations for Constitution Week and Native American Heritage Month.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War by recognizing Veterans in special ceremonies.
Participating in the local Memorial Day Observance.
Honoring local citizens with the Community Service Award, the Americanism Award, Women in the Arts Award, and the Women in American History Award.
Encouraging members to enter National contests of American Heritage and Women’s Issues. Several chapter members have received national honors for their submissions.