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Milwaukee Chapter

National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Milwaukee, WI

The Milwaukee chapter NSDAR was organized on February 14, 1893, by Mrs. James Sidney Peck at her home in Milwaukee. She had been appointed by the National Society as Wisconsin State Regent. She was also the founder of the State Society and was the first State Regent from 1892 to 1902. The Chapter was named  "Milwaukee Chapter" in honor of the city of Milwaukee.

Chapter Officers
Chapter Office Officer Name
Regent Brenda Ann Thole Majewski
Honorary Regent Wendy Louise Pribbanow
Vice Regent Jane Elizabeth Frederick
Second Vice Regent Browyn Glojek
Chaplain Wendy Louise Pribbanow
Recording Secretary Nancy Lee Mott Behrens
Registrar Deborah Jean Peterson Patel
Historian Elisabeth Ann Hoy Wermuth
Corresponding Secretary Debbie Leczynski
Librarian Julia Miller
Treasurer Karen Irene Tuttle Grubich

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,

3)E-mail inquiries to