What is a Junior?
A Junior is a DAR member age 18 through 35 years of age (until her 36th birthday). She may page at state conference and Continental Congress until her 41st birthday. She holds full DAR membership, and when qualified, may serve as an officer and chairman at the national, state, and chapter levels.
New Mexico State Chairman, Amanda Anderson.
Every state society appoints a Junior Membership Committee chairman who works closely with the chapter Junior Membership chairmen within her state to recruit new Juniors and to raise money for the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund. The national chairman guides the work of the committee by working closely with the executive board liaison, the national vice chairmen, and the state Junior Membership chairmen.
An informed Junior membership is essential for participation at all levels. Junior members are encouraged to learn and to lead in support of DAR objectives. Junior members attend meetings, volunteer to serve on committees, subscribe to the DAR Magazine, and study the DAR Handbook to learn more about DAR. We hope all Juniors will enter the Outstanding Junior Member Contest.
History of Junior Membership
The National Junior Membership Committee was established in 1937. The goals are:
to gain new Junior members;
to build a well-informed Junior membership;
to encourage active participation in all phases of DAR service; and
to support the National Junior Membership Committee’s official fund-raising project - the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund.
Working together, the number of new Junior members can grow, ensuring the continuity of DAR service to God, Home, and Country!