Keewaydin Chapter NSDAR



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Keewaydin Chapter
Minneapolis, Minnesota
(Twin Cities Metropolitan Area and Beyond)

108 Years of Service
Continental Soldiers

The National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Organized 11 October 1890
"God, Home and Country"
~  A section 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-political, volunteer service organization ~
~ Incorporated by an Act of Congress in 1896 ~
~ The largest women's patriotic organization in the world ~
~ Over 165,000 members, with 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and 10 countries ~

Mission Statement:
The mission of the DAR is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

Emphasizing American Freedom in DAR Activities and Programs ~

Young Eagle "Honoring Our Heritage ~ Focusing on the Future~ Celebrating America" Young Eagle

Keewaydin Chapter
Organized 3 January 1906

The name Keewaydin recognizes Minnesota's American Indian heritage.
It means North Wind (giiwedin) in the Ojibwe language.

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Fostering DAR Objectives

The DAR furthers its mission through a committee structure. Chapter activities promote
these objectives and Chapter programs are based on these subjects.

Historic Preservation
American Heritage ~ Programs- Preservation, Cultural Events, Traditions
Conservation ~ Awarding NSDAR Conservation Medals; Promoting conservation efforts
DAR Genealogy Preservation ~ In-kind Support
Lineage Research ~ Helping to obtain required documentation for membership
President General's Project ~ Financial Contributions

Education
American Indian Schools & Scholarships ~ Financial Support
American History Essay Contest ~ Recognizing Aspiring Young Students
DAR Schools and Scholarships ~ Financial Support

Patriotic Endeavor
Commemorative Events ~ Acknowledging Through Active Listening and Imagination
Constitution Week ~ Promoting through a Multifaceted Community Immersion
Flag of the United States of America ~ Proudly Displaying the Colors
National Defense ~ Presenting ROTC Medals to University and High School Cadets
Project Patriot ~ Financial Support
Service for Veterans ~ Sponsoring Social Activities at the VA Home

DAR
Chapter Development ~ Presenting Informational Workshops for Prospective Members
DAR Insignia ~ Proudly wearing the DAR Insignia and Ribbon
DAR Magazine "American Spirit" ~ Achieving Silver Level in Subscriptions
Membership ~ Increasing Growth and Effectivness
Units Overseas ~ Associate Memberships in Chapters Abroad
Volunteer Genealogists ~ Training Members on Standards and Methods
Volunteer Information Specialists ~ Maintaining Chapter Website for Public Information
Two Soldiers of the American Revolution