Any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove direct lineal descent from an ancestor who helped contribute to securing the independence of the American colonies, is eligible for membership.
For more information about becoming a member, please contact our Membership Chairman. Note: You need to be a resident of The Villages to join our chapter. If you are not a resident, we will assist you in contacting your nearest chapter.
John Bartram has received the Trekker Award each year for increasing membership at least 10% a year. We also received an award from the National Society DAR for having the greatest number of new members by application (30). John Bartram remains one of the fastest growing chapters in the country!
NSDAR membership Is comprised of approximately 185,000 members in 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., as well as international chapters in Australia, Austria, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Guam, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom. More than 950,000 women have joined the DAR since its inception over 125 years ago.
With more than 120 years of tradition, over 930,000 members admitted since its founding, a vast array of service work, a historic National Headquarters building with extraordinary collections, and countless activities taking place locally, nationally and globally, there is much to learn about the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The organization was founded in 1890 with the simple mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. These timeless, overarching principles keep the DAR strong and vitally relevant in this ever-changing world.
This nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education consists of over 185,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the world. These vibrant, active women are the heart of the organization. Meet Today’s DAR: