Making a Difference in Our Community
The Theodosia Burr Chapter participates in projects developed by the National Society. We support to Tamassee DAR School, Project Patriot (assisting wounded military personnel at Landstuhl Hospital in Germany) and aid to overseas families.
Each year we present JROTC awards at 5 area high schools: Carolina Forest, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, St. James, and Socastee. In addition, we present DAR Good Citizenship to to graduating seniors. American History Essay winners also receive award recognition. All upper elementary and middle school students are eligible to enter.
We established and we guide the Long Bay Chapter of Children of the American Revolution. Their projects include conservation projects, historic sites, literacy, military veteran support, beautification, and assistance to immigrants studying for the citizenship exam.
Our Chapter observes Constitution Week in September, American History Month, Veteran's Day, Presidents' Day and Flag Day. We place displays in public libraries to promote knowledge of our nation's history including that of Native Americans, Women, Early American Development, and the Revolutionary War.
We do Genealogical research and conduct workshops that are open to the public. In addition, research materials are donated to the NSDAR Library in Washington DC, the SCDAR library at the South Carolina Archives & Museum in Camden SC and the Shirley Walker Boone Room at the Chapin Memorial Library in Myrtle Beach.
Ten members serve as officers on our Executive Board. We have a number of chairmanships for various committees that can provide fulfilling experiences as well as a way to know other daughters. Our chapter is active in the
State Society and Fall Forum training each year.
The Theodosia Burr Chapter is a group of about 170
(and growing) diverse group of the friendliest, most
interesting and committed ladies you will ever meet.
Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than 18 years of age and can prove lineal blood line descent from an an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence.