A LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
EMILY GEIGER CHAPTER NSDAR
BLUFFTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
AN ACTIVE LOWCOUNTRY CHAPTER
The Emily Geiger Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is located in Bluffton, South Carolina. We are the third chapter in South Carolina to carry the Emily Geiger name. The chapter was founded in 2005 and has expanded from 23 founding members to well over 150 members and growing. Our members are women in a wide range of ages and life stages active in both DAR and different community organizations and philanthropies. We volunteer in various capacities, both as individuals and as a group. We contribute hundreds of hours annually to the Bluffton area.
We meet monthly from September to May on the second Thursday of each month. Meeting times and places are announced. While meetings are generally during the day, we have several meetings that will take place in the evening or on weekends. We also have other activities throughout the year! This year we are meeting via Zoom.
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. DAR members volunteer millions of service hours annually in their local communities — including supporting active duty military personnel and assisting veteran patients, awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and supporting schools for underserved children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.
For more than a century, members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution have dedicated themselves to historic preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotic endeavor. These goals are as relevant in today's society as they were when the organization was founded in 1890.
Our chapter conducts annual student essay contests and awards a History Teacher of the Year. We contribute books throughout the year to schools and other groups. Many of our members volunteer in local schools, religious organizations, and other literacy oriented groups.
From Constitution Week, to rewarding students for Good Citizenship, to ensuring local businesses have American flags for display, we keep patriotism alive in Bluffton. We devote volunteer efforts to both active duty military and veterans throughout our area.
Our chapter had the privilege of dedicating and marking three Revolutionary War era graves. We also have spent time marking and documenting graves in the cemeteries throughout Bluffton and Beaufort County.
"Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition."
Mercy Otis Warren