Elbridge Gerry Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Sterling, Colorado



The mission of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism

Eligibility for Membership: Any woman age 18 or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible.  Click here for more information about eligibility. 

We welcome you to contact our chapter and join us for a meeting.  Our chapter meets at 10:00 am, the second Saturday of each month September through May.

  Please contact us for meeting locations.

 

Chapter Calendar

September 13th, 2014
Program: Constitution Week - Tina Kurtzer

October 11th, 2014
Program: DAR Founders

November 8th, 2014
Program: DAR Insignia & Pins - Patty Ament

December 13th, 2014
Program: Member's Patriot Story - Linda Griess, Heather Meakins

January 10th 2015
Program: Members Patriot Stories-Linda Wilson, Brenda Reyes

February 14th, 2015
Program: Patriotic Reception for Good Citizens and American History Winners

March 14th, 2015
Program: U S Flags- Brenda Reyes & Loretta Maxwell

April 11th, 2015
Program: Haxtun Library

May 9th, 2015
Program: Julesburg Museum

We hold our meetings the second Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m.

We also participate in several annual projects as organized by our state and national societies.
     We generally have our business meeting and program, and then go to lunch together.

Chapter Officers

Loretta Maxwell, Regent

Patty Ament, Vice Regent

Tina Kurtzer, Chaplain
Floy Christopher, Recording and Corresponding Secretary

Linda Griess, Treasurer
Rhoda Renzelman, Registrar

Tina Kurtzer, Historian

 

Chapter History

Elbridge Gerry Chapter, NSDAR was organized December 20, 1920. Elbridge Gerry is the name of two men. The first Elbridge Gerry was the famous American Patriot and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Massachusetts, Ambassador to France, who died as Vice President of the United States. The Elbridge Gerry of Colorado was of lineal descent to him and became known as the "Paul Revere of Colorado" when on August 19, 1864, two Cheyenne Indians came to his ranch to warn him of an impending raid on settlements and ranches by 1,000 Indians. Gerry rode his horse 65 miles to Denver with the news. Messengers were promptly dispatched to the threatened localities and thus prevented harm to the settlers and ranchers.

 

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Colorado State Society NSDAR

Membership Interest Form

We would be happy to help any prospective member gather genealogical evidence of her eligibility. 

For more information, please email our Chapter Regent.



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Last updated: August 15, 2014