We are located in the rapidly growing area of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Founded in 2005, we have grown rapidly from 23 founding members to over 150 members.
With women in a wide range of ages and life stages, members live in many different neighborhoods
throughout Bluffton as well as states throughout the nation. Most of us volunteer in various capacities,
both as individuals and as a group. We contribute hundreds of hours
annually to the Bluffton and greater Beaufort area in education, patriotism, and historic preservation.
We meet monthly from September to May on the second Thursday of each month.
While meetings are generally during the day, we also have a few meetings in the evening and on weekends.
We also have plenty of other activities throughout the year!
Our chapter took root from the vision of founding members of the Captain William Hilton Chapter on Hilton Head Island - they hoped there would be sufficient growth to support a chapter in Bluffton. Indeed there was - and grow, we have...
DAR chapters are frequently named after historic places and people who were instrumental during the Revolutionary War. We are named after Emily Geiger, a young woman who delivered a crucial message to General Thomas Sumter by horseback...
“Yet not alone by men reclaimed
Brave women too achieved their part
With courage, love and loyalty,
They bore war’s cruel smart
We turn no printed page to-day,
Their gracious deeds to magnify
Within our hearts their memories rest,
Their influence cannot die.
We raise this modest table stone
Our sister’s name and fame to keep
The impress of her noble life
Ends not with a dreamless sleep –
May we be wise and ever prize,
The lessons taught us here,
That freedom comes by sacrifice
And duty knows no fear.”
Mary Jane Seymour