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St. Croix-Chequamegon Chapter

National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Hudson WI

The original chapter covered a large area in Northwestern Wisconsin but the membership now is mainly from the St. Croix Valley which includes the counties of St. Croix, Pierce, and Polk. We meet every other month from February through December on the 2nd Saturday of the month, alternating between Hudson and River Falls.

Chapter Officers
Chapter Office Officer Name
Regent Candace Rae Peters Bettendorf
Vice Regent Mona Lisa Rominske Diebold
Chaplain Cynthia Jane Bergeron Scherwinski
Recording Secretary Debra Ann Dreher Shearer
Treasurer Maureen Lynn Laughlin
Registrar Gail Johnson Akenson
Librarian Donna McOllough
Historian Monica Jo Atchison Johnson

DAR Facts

Founded: October 11, 1890, incorporated 1896 by an Act of Congress

Mission: To promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism

Motto: God, Home, Country

Membership: 168,000 members, 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., International chapters in Australia, Austria,The Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom. More than 836,000 women have joined the DAR since it was founded.

Management: Policy for the Society is made by the National Board of Management composed of the President General, 11 Executive Officers, 21 Vice Presidents General, and 53 State Regents. The National Board of Management meets six times a year at DAR Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Continental Congress: The DAR annual national meeting is named after the original Continental Congress that governed the American colonies. DAR Continental Congress attracts over 3,000 members to Washington, D.C., each summer.

Become a Member

Eligibility for Membership: Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible.

Ways to learn more about DAR membership:

1) Visit the DAR web site ( to read about steps to membership and to fill out a prospective membership form,

2) Talk to local DAR chapter members in your area,

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