George Clinton Chapter, Wilmington, Ohio
Daughters of the American Revolution
Founded July 31, 1896
The George Clinton Chapter was organized at the home of Elouisa F. King Nichols on January 30, 1896.
George Clinton was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, a Brigadier General of the Militia, seven times Governor of New York, and Vice President of the United States. In 1810, Clinton County, Ohio, was named for him.
The chapter promotes DAR's mission through our programs and activities. Program topics include American and local history; national defense; U.S. flag, conservation, education, and women's issues. We promote Constitution Week by a mayoral proclamation, local news articles, and display at the Wilmington Library. Memorial Day is observed by participation in the parade and wreath laying ceremony at Sugar Grove Cemetery. Through DAR Service to Veterans, we furnish snacks to patients at the local VA Center while personal clothing and phone gift cards are delivered to the Chillicothe VA Hospital. DAR schools and two Indian schools are supported with Campbell Soup labels and Box Tops for Education, school supplies, and donations to assist in the studentís education. We encourage local students to participate in the annual American History Essay Contest. We sponsor a Good Citizens award to an outstanding senior in four high schools; the finalist is awarded a $250 scholarship. A Community Service Award is presented to an outstanding member of the community, and local teachers are recognized with the Outstanding Teacher of American History award. Three of our chapter sponsored teachers were selected as State Teacher of the Year in recent years.
Members participate in community events and organizations by helping to maintain records and support programs at the Clinton County Genealogical Society and History Center.
Our chapter members are dedicated, giving generously of their time and resources. We are proud of our accomplishments and look forward to increasing our community impact.
We are located in Wilmington, Ohio. Members are from Clinton County and surrounding areas.
Our chapter holds Saturday luncheons and Monday afternoon meetings. Meetings are held February through November.
Interested in membership in the DAR? Please feel free to contact us via e-mail.
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