The Asa Cottrell Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution meets in the Belvidere, Illinois area. We meet once a month, alternating on the second Friday or Saturday of the month, from February through June, and September through November. See our "What's Happening" section for upcoming meetings.
The goal of the Asa Cottrell Chapter NSDAR is to reflect the mission of the National and State organizations of the Daughters of the American Revolution by supporting education, preserving history, and encouraging patriotism. We do this by supporting funds and also support the District II projects. Some of the activities that the Asa Cottrell Chapter is actively involved in (but not limited to) are as follows:
The NSDAR American Indians Committee is entrusted to the continuing education of the history and culture of this community as well as the support of the educational and cultural pursuits of its citizens.
The Community Classroom Committee seeks to encourage Daughters to volunteer to provide additional support to teachers and children in classrooms and schools in their own communities throughout the nation, as well as overseas.
The mission of this committee is to educate members about environmental issues and to promote and encourage good stewardship practices for a more sustainable future.
The commitment of the NSDAR is to encourage study and educate the public about the Constitution, which was adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787.
The committee now supports six schools, two DAR Schools and four DAR approved Schools.
All of these schools were begun in rural and disadvantaged areas where public education was not accessible. The mission of these schools is to provide traditional values and educational skills to the students in order to help them reach their full potential in life.
The primary purpose of the committee is to heighten awareness of the complexity of issues facing today’s women.
The Women’s Issues Committee is comprised of three categories:
The American Heritage Committee was established to preserve our rich American heritage in the fields of art and sculpture, crafts, drama and literature, fiber arts, and music. Members are invited to participate in the various contests conducted by this committee.
The purpose of the American History Committee is to promote American history throughout the year by honoring significant historical people, places, dates, and events. The committee also encourages chapters to promote American history in other ways; for example, by recognizing women in American history.
The Commemorative Events Committee identifies and plans local and regional commemorative events, and joins in celebrations that support the goals of the National Society.
DAR Museum Outreach
The DAR Museum Outreach Committee strives to continue to “Move Forward in Service to America.” The mission of the DAR Museum Outreach is "to support the National Society’s goals of preservation, education, and patriotism by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the material culture and social history of pre-industrial America."
dar good citizens
The DAR Good Citizens program is a wonderful way to recognize outstanding young people who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools, and communities.
DAR Project Patriot
The DAR Project Patriot Committee is the official Daughters of the American Revolution committee that supports America’s service members and their families.
dar service for veterans
The DAR Service for Veterans Committee serves America's veterans. The committee provides a tangible way for DAR members to say "thank you" by acknowledging and recognizing veterans' service, sacrifice, and commitment to the preservation of our nation's freedom. Of special importance is the recognition of and appreciation for women veterans' service.
the flag of the united states of america
Over 100 years ago this committee was established to promote a deep patriotic sense of respect for our flag. So in 1909, NSDAR presented this committee with these principle objectives: to keep the flag flying and to protect it continuously under all conditions, as well as to educate citizens regarding its correct usage.
The National Defense Committee assists members in carrying out the historical, educational, and patriotic purposes of the National Society to promote an informed membership by advocating a strong American military defense and to preserve our American heritage of freedom.
service to america!
The Service to America! Committee is a new National Committee that has been established to capture the magnitude of volunteer service provided by NSDAR volunteers. This committee encourages community service by all members on all levels as a means of honoring our heritage.
The American Spirit magazine is an award-winning publication that features well-written and beautifully illustrated stories of interest to everyone who enjoys history, genealogy, patriotism, and education.
This committee ensures the DAR insignia is used properly and educates the DAR members on its use.
President General's Project
With the Dillon President General’s Project, "Moving Forward in Service to America" we will continue our work in the three mission areas to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism, as well as, promoting membership through service to America’s communities.
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