The Columbine — State Flower of Colorado
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The Columbine Chapter, named for the beautiful Colorado State Flower, was founded March 21, 1953, in Denver, Colorado. We were originally established for the “working woman” who was not able to attend DAR meetings held on weekdays.
Our current membership includes women ranging from age 18 to 91. Some of our members are career women and work outside the home; some are independent and work from home. Some members are college students, young mothers, published authors and retired ladies. We all have one thing in common and that is love of God, Home, and Country.
We come from all parts of the USA; from the north, the south, the east and the west and yes, also from Canada. Each of us having patriot blood heritage whose ancestors aided in achieving American independence through military, civil or patriotic service between 1775 and 1784.
We welcome women 18 years of age and older who can prove ancestral patriot heritage as prospective members.
|Our chapter, like all NSDAR chapters, is governed by elected officers. These are the Chapter Regent, First Vice Regent, Second Vice Regent, Registrar, Chaplain, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Parliamentarian and Librarian. There are numerous committees which offer Columbine members leadership positions.|
We meet September through May on the second Saturday of each month at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, in Centennial, Colorado. Guests and prospective members are always invited and welcome to attend.Each regular meeting consists of a social time with refreshments, patriotic exercises, discussion of business, and a program on such subjects as the Constitution, American history, women’s issues, the US military and education. In December, we celebrate with a Pot Luck Luncheon, complete with holiday entertainment. February is our DAR Good Citizen Award Ceremony, followed in the summer by a Regent’s Tea for prospective members. Many of our members attend the annual Colorado State Conference and we usually have several members who attend Continental Congress, the annual National Conference of the Society, in Washington, D.C. We spend social fellowship time together on field trips, historical celebrations, and BIG adventures where we grow as sisters, Daughters, and lifelong friends.
Each year we participate in naturalization ceremonies, Flag Day ceremonies, Independence Day, recognition of Constitution Week, and Veterans Day. Members help at the annual VA Hospital Christmas party, as well as by contributing food, gifts, and money. We donate books to literacy programs for all ages and to libraries where needed. Additionally, we send soup labels, Box Tops for Education, gifts, school supplies and financial contributions to the six (6) approved DAR schools in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and Maryland. We also donate to the Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma and to the Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon.
Columbine Chapter, NSDAR is our home chapter, but we embrace friends and daughters in other Colorado chapters and maintain the comradery and friendships many of us have developed among NSDAR chapters nationwide. Above all else, we are Daughters of the American Revolution, honoring our rich Patriotic Heritage and the freedoms for which our ancestors fought. We are a TEAM and Together Everyone Achieves More!
First Vice Regent
Second Vice Regent
|September 8, 2012||Regular Chapter Meeting - Constitution Week Celebration|
|September 21-22, 2012||Fall Board of Management – Clarion Hotel in Grand Junction, CO|
|October 6, 2012||Founders Day Tea and Walk through Historic Riverside Cemetery|
|October 13, 2012||Regular Chapter Meeting - Sashes and Insignia presented by Linda Remely|
|November 10, 2012||Regular Chapter Meeting - Honoring Veterans|
|November 23, 2012||Cut Christmas Trees - Lunch at the Historic Buck Snort Saloon|
|December 8, 2012||Christmas Luncheon, Silent Auction, Entertainment|
|December 14, 2012||Veterans Christmas Party|
|January 12, 2013||
Regular Chapter Meeting - State Regent Gale Crafton
Preserving the Past Electronically & Inspiring the Future with Leadership Training
|January 26, 2013||Winter Board of Management – Millennium Hotel Harvest House in Boulder, CO|
|February 9, 2013||Regular Chapter Meeting - Good Citizens Award Presentation|
|February 23, 2013||George Washington’s Cherry Pie Social – Perkins Restaurant|
|March 9, 2013||Regular Chapter Meeting - History of the Fife|
|March 11-16, 2013||Annual Research Trip to Salt Lake City Family History Library|
|April 13, 2013||Regular Chapter Meeting – Big Brothers/Big Sisters Special Projects Grant|
|April 26-28 2013||Colorado State Conference – Hyatt Regency at Denver Tech Center in Denver, CO|
|May 11, 2013||Regular Chapter Meeting – Annual Meeting|
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Last updated on March 3, 2013
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