Membership in the Daughters of '98
Types of Membership
Hereditary Membership. The membership of the Daughters of '98 is composed of daughters, granddaughters, great granddaughters, legally adopted daughters, stepdaughters, foster daughters, daughters in law, grand daughters in law, nieces and grand nieces, cousins of anyone eligible for membership in the United Spanish War Veterans, who have reached the age of five (5) years.
Real Daughters. Any prospective member submitting proof of membership qualifications and lineage that shows they are a daughter, legally adopted daughter, stepdaughter, foster daughter, or daughter-in-law of a veteran of the Spanish American War, the Philippine Insurrection, or the China Relief Expedition, may be granted a Real Daughters membership, with all the same rights and privileges as any other member. Furthermore, Real Daughters shall be exempt from payment of all recording fees, per capita dues, and special assessments.
How to Apply
The Dues. When a Sister first joins the Order the total cost for membership is twenty-two dollars ($22.00), this covers the Forts Annual dues ($12.00), and the Initiation Fee ($10.00), which is sent to the National Organization. The yearly dues after this initial fee are twelve dollars ($12.00) per year, this cost covers your Membership card, Certificate, and a subscription to the Fort (The Picket) and National (The National Son) Newsletters. Membership Dues should be made out to the "Palmetto Fort No. 90, Daughters of ‘98."
The Application. To join the Order a paper application with the necessary documentation of your ancestry must be completed and submitted to the Fort. The following link will take you to a PDF Application.
Where do I sent the Application? All applications for membership should be mailed with the necessary dues to the "Palmetto Fort No. 90, Daughters of '98, 165-B Center Drive, Lexington, South Carolina 29072."
For More Information on Membership Contact the Fort Captain