Welcome to our website. We are the John Clarke Chapter of the Georgia State Society (GSSDAR), National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). Our chapter was established on April 17, 1917, in Social Circle, and named for American Revolutionary War Patriot John Clarke. The founding members were patriotic women who would carry forward the legacy of the founders of America by preserving historical sites, promoting knowledge of American history and citizenship, and fostering true patriotism and love of country in their community.
We are a vibrant and thriving service organization with a rich heritage. Our members are dedicated to promoting the spirit of patriotism, preserving American history, honoring our veterans, volunteering community service, and securing America’s future through better education. Our goal is to preserve the memory of those men and women who fought or gave service in the cause of freedom and independence during the American Revolutionary War. We embrace the motto of NSDAR: God, Home, and Country.
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a lineage society that is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to historic preservation, education, and patriotism. 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 for membership. DAR defines a “patriot” as one who provided service or direct assistance in achieving America’s independence. Source: http://www.dar.org/national-society/faq.
We are always excited to hear from newcomers to our area as well as ladies who are longtime residents of our community who may be interested in joining our chapter. We would be happy to help you prepare your lineage credentials for membership in DAR and to welcome you to our chapter.