All members have either volunteered or been assigned to a committee to ensure everyone is a part of the achievements of the Cooch's Bridge Chapter. Level of participation is a personal and private choice and is defined as time, ideas, and/or talent. Committee Chairmen will be contacting the members of their committee. Members are encouraged to participate to the level of their ability, health, and personal circumstances for the betterment of the Chapter. Should you have any questions regarding assignments, please email Regent Barbara Seningen.
American Heritage Committee
Objective: The American Heritage Committee strives to preserve our rich American heritage in the fields of art, crafts, drama, literature, and music. It is an educational committee.
American History Committee
Objective: The purpose of the American History Committee is to promote American history throughout the year by honoring significant people, places, dates, and events. It does this by sponsoring the American History Essay Contest (grades 5, 6, 7, 8) and the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest (grades 9 thru 12). Students in public, private, parochial or home schooled are eligible.
American Indians Committee
Objective: This committee is authorized to provide financial assistance and educational aid to Native American youth and to alert the members of these needs. Bacone College, Chemawa Indian School, Indian Youth of America Summer Camp Program, American Indian Scholarships and the Friends of the American Indians Scholarship Fund are listed in the national bylaws along with additional information on each one.
Objective: Develop better citizenship training for all persons residing in the United States by promoting knowledge, loyalty, and love of country in the hearts and minds of American citizens whether naturalized or citizens by birth.
Chapter Achievement Awards
Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.)
Objective: Promote the work and principles of Children of the American Revolution.
Community Service Awards
Objective: Administer the approval process for recipients for Community service Awards. (See National By-laws Chapter XV)
Objective: Education and preservation of vital natural resources.
Objective: Emphasize the responsibility of protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States through education and public display.
DAR Good Citizens
Objective: Recognize and reward male and female high-school seniors who exemplify the qualities of a good citizen. Administer the DAR Good Citizen Award & Scholarship Contest. (See National By-laws Chapter XV)
Objective: Promote subscriptions to the American Spirit and the Daughters newsletter. Encourage members to attain Chapter Achievement Award status. Ensure the chapter receives its Chapter Achievement Award credit.
Objective: Responsible for informing the members about the DAR Museum and its exhibits, programs, and needs.
Objective: provide the means to aid worthy students to attain higher education through the NSDAR Scholarship Committee by identifying deserving students and assisting with the preparation of required forms and processing of same.
Objective: Promote education for disadvantaged your people through NSDAR approved schools. Assist in the collection of Campbell's labels, box tops, school supplies and other items as needed at the schools.
DAR Service for Veterans
Objective: Support our veterans in the VA Hospital and wherever needed. Find ways to recognize and serve all veterans.
Flag of the USA
Objective: Keep the flag flying, protect it continuously, and educated citizens regarding its correct usage.
Objective: Collect and index unpublished records of a genealogical nature and prepare them in proper form for binding and placement in the DAR Library.
Objective: Assist NSDAR in their efforts for historical preservation: historic sites, historic preservation project contest, and/or historic preservation medal.
Objective: Gain new Junior members (DAR member ages 18 through 35), build a well informed Junior Membership, encourage active participation by these young women; and support the National Junior Membership Committee’s official fundraising project, the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund.
Objective: Assist a potential member in obtaining the required documentation for membership.
Objective: (1) communicating and educating for an active and visible membership; (2) educate members in recruiting new members, retaining current members and reclaiming former members; (3) motivating membership for active referrals; (4) maintain accurate membership records with e-Membership database; (5) recognize outstanding achievement in membership.
Objective: Advocate a strong American military defense and unwavering faithfulness to the ideals of the Founding Fathers as codified in the Constitution. Present a three minute report on National Defense at all regular chapter meetings.
(Materials supplied by NSDAR and Cooch’s Bridge Chapter.)
Objective: Arrange for programs at all regular meetings to meet NSDAR requirements and in conjunction with Chapter goals and objectives.
Pubic Relations and Media
Objective: Promote DAR objectives and accomplishments to increase public support and appreciation for our work.
Volunteer Information Specialist
Objective: Maintain the Chapter web site and coordinate the Message Relay System.
Celebrate America! (NEW)
See above left. Additional details to follow.
DAR Genealogy Preservation
Objective: Assist in the indexing of DAR genealogical, organizational, and membership information into computerized, searchable databases.
DAR Project Patriot
Objective: Organize and coordinate support for those currently serving our country. Activities can range from adopting a platoon, sending care packages to military personnel or their families, providing boots and books. The list is endless.
Friends of the Library
Objective: Works to raise funds to support special equipment, furniture purchases and/or the purchase of out-of-print or special books for the DAR Library.
Objective: Concerned with the proper use and placement of the Insignia, the wearing of the Insignia pin, the official ribbon, and the placement of the various service bars and pins upon the ribbon as authorized by the National Board of Management.
President General's Project
Objective: Support the President General’s Project by updating the Chapter on progress and needed financial assistance.
Objective: Promote the recognition of exemplary service, conduct or behavior by both military and non-military individuals.
Objective: provide a platform to address current issues that are important to today’s women focusing on health, career, and family with emphasis on how DAR can be an integral part of the lives of women across the age spectrum.