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Welcome to Charlotte Bay Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Punta Gorda, Florida

charlotte bay

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded on

October 11, 1890. We are a service organization dedicated to serve our Nation.


Historic Preservation

Promotion of Education

Patriotic Endeavors

The DAR Motto: God, Home, Country

National Theme - 2013 - 2016

"Honoring Our Heritage - Focusing on the Future - Celebrating America"


Florida Theme - 2015 - 2017

"Florida DAR - Sailing into The Future"

Chapter meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month, October through May, inclusive, with exceptions. The Charlotte Bay Chapter is located in S. W. Florida with members from Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte area. The chapter received its charter on October 19, 1973, at Punta Gorda with 22 members and Mrs. Alfred M. (Verna) Warner was the Organizing Regent.


Charlotte Bay Chapter Officers (To make contact by e-mail, please click on the name below)

2015 - 2017

Regent -                                Diana Dulkiewicz

Vice Regent -                        Sue Arentsen

Registrar -                      Jana-Lee Bair

Chaplain -                            Lynda Freas

Historian -                      Lynn Bartz

Recording Secretary -         Patricia Harris

Librarian -                     Debbie Harrington

Corresponding Secretary - Patti Drew

Parliamentarian: -        Beverly Damonte

Treasurer -                           Lynn Theisen
Commemorative Events:       Muriel Bennett


Membership Information Contact - Jana-Lee Bair


Chapter Activities

Coordinates members' participation in the celebrations of national observances such as Veteran's Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day.                              

Promotes the issuance of a proclamation by the City Council and the County Commissioners, designating September 26 as Constitution Week

Recognizes and rewards the qualities of a Good Citizen among senior high school students.

Supports the DAR Schools.

Presents annual awards to a local senior cadet in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at the three Charlotte County High Schools.

Recognizes and rewards elementary and middle school students entered in the American History Essay Contest.

Supports the NSDAR Library

Supports the National Computerization Project

Supports the State Regent's Projects

Supports the State C. A. R.

Supports the State/National Junior Projects

Supports the President General Projects


The Charlotte Bay Chapter is the proud sponsor of the following:

2015 NSDAR Community Service Award Roger Tetrault Foundation
Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Garden

2013 NSDAR Community Service Award Major Philanthrophic Contributor

Virginia B. Andes

2012 NSDAR Community Service Award

TEAM Punta Gorda

2010 NSDAR National Americanism Award


2004 and 1999 NSDAR Medal of Honor Awards

Mrs. J. LYNN STEPHENS, noted communications owner, veteran, and community leader

Mr. LINDSEY WILLIAMS, noted historian, veteran and writer

2008, 2004, and 2001 NSDAR Community Service Awards



Mr. U. S. CLEVELAND, noted historian, writer, veteran and community leader

2002 Conservation Award

Mrs. MONICA DORKEN, educator and program coordinator, Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center


Please click on the following sites listed below for further information.


- A note of ancient history -

Ponce de Leon landed on our shores in Charlotte Harbor in 1521

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