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The Fort Cooper Chapter continues to work towards the three objectives of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution: Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism. We are continuing to increase our Chapter membership with new sisters and now have over 100 members. Among our membership, we have two sisters with over 60 years of membership, two with 50 years, two with 40 years and three with over 25 years of DAR membership. We have several third generation members of which we are proud. We celebrated our 5 year anniversary this past April.


 National Society Daughters of American Revolution:  Excellence in Public Relations and Media, Outstanding Usage of Chapter Newsletter and Brochure and Outstanding Usage Media Print Coverage. 

 Florida Society Daughters of American Revolution:  Gold Level Award for Chapter Achievement, Master Questionnaire and Honor Roll.

 Chapter Achievement Awards:   Americanism, American Indians, Community Service Award Acknowledgement, DAR Service for Veterans, Women’s Issues, Lineage Research, Paws for Patriots; Outstanding Achievement in Membership, Labels for Education, DAR Museum, DAR Scholarship, DAR Schools; and awards for Chapter Contests including Certificate of Appreciation, Chapter Chairman’s Notebook Dividers, Docent Brochure and Docent’s Program Flyer, Memorial Certificate, Prospective Member Brochure, Flag Day Flyer and New Member Packets.  

The Fort Cooper Chapter acknowledged the outstanding JROTC Cadets from the three local high schools: Citrus, Crystal River and Lecanto and awarded a ROTC Metal to the Sea Cadet Program for outstanding Cadet. A DAR certificate, JROTC Medal and a check were given to each. The Chapter recognized a local resident for her contribution in preservation of local history for Women's History Month. We participate in the OCP, a program that provides "manufacturer's coupons" to military families at overseas bases. We participated in our local Veteran’s Day Parade and “Wreath’s Across America” in December at Bushnell Florida National Cemetery. We are involved in the Veterans History Project to collect and preserve audio/video oral histories, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and home movies of America's war veterans and those who served in support of them. We hosted a Flag Day Program at two of the local libraries with the Withlacoochee SAR Chapter and were involved in Flag Day Programs at all the local libraries. We helped celebrated Flag Day at the Fort Cooper State Park. The Chapter adopted a 4nd grade class at the Kate Duncan Smith Dar School in Grant, AL. Several of our members attended Continental Congress this July. As you can see, we are a busy and active chapter. The Chapter is very proud of the efforts of all our members.


Gone but not forgotten
Marjorie Muir
Louise Pushee
Elizabeth Lazar
Virginia Grimm
Betty Gunderson
Velma Shelling
Gloria Bruce
Betty Strumpfler
Gloria Horning
Mae Glasco
June Rogers
Armin Marvin
Sondra Shinn
Priscilla Wellington
Priscilla was a member of DAR for over 65 years.
She will be missed by all who knew her and learned from her.



September 4
Theme: Constitution Week and Duties of the Clerk of the Court
Speaker: Mayor Plaisted and Betty Strifler, Citrus County Clerk of the Court

October 2
Theme: An Interesting Overview of our DAR Chapters Overseas
Speaker: Norma Hoehndorf, Florida State Chairman Units Overseas

November 3
Theme: Florida Daughters, "Preserving the Path for Others"
Speaker: Donna Cullen, Florida State Regent

December 4
Theme: Veterans, Wreaths Across America
Speaker: Beverly Gentry, Florida State Service for Veterans Chairman

January 5
Theme: Women During the Revolutionary War
Speaker: Tom Wilcox, Librarian Leesburg, Florida

February 5
Theme: DNA Genealogy
Speaker: Kathleen Callahan, Florida State Librarian

March 5
Theme: Women in American History
Speaker: TBA

April 2
Theme: Women's Issues
Speaker: Jennifer Springer, Dietician Manager Citrus Memorial Hospital

May 4
Theme: Memorial Service
Chapter Officers


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