It's our 90th Anniversary Year! And we have a great schedule of presentations and meetings for the 2022-2023 year.
Our chapter meets on the third Monday evening of the month unless otherwise noted. To be respectful of different comfort levels post-COVID, we offer hybrid meetings.
* In-person Capacity is capped at 20 members;
* Please RSVP before the meeting; and
* Virtual meeting participation will be offered to members, associate members, prospective members and special guests. Please contact the chapter regent for more information.
The Chapter’s Executive Board reserves the right to modify these regulations or return to a virtual meeting structure at any time.
We thank you in advance for understanding and complying!
For more details, please contact our chapter regent at: JohnAlexanderNSDAR@gmail.com or 571-982-9633
2021-2022 PROGRAM CALENDAR
September 19th, 2022 7:00 p.m. Meeting
Program: Lee-Fendall House & Museum - a history of the home and families who lived there
Speaker: Amanda Roper, Executive Director
October 17th, 2022 7:00 p.m. Meeting
Program: African-Americans in Alexandria
Speaker: Audrey Davis, Director, Alexandria Black History
November 14th, 2022 7:00 p.m. Meeting
Program: Chickasaw Warriors: A History of Native Americans in the Military
Speaker: Lt. Col. Jessica Owens, USMCR
December 19, 2022 7:00 p.m.
January 16th, 2023 11:00 a.m., MLK Day
Program: Women Pioneers in the FBI
Speaker: Linda Lovell, FBI Retired & DAR member
February 20th, 2023 11:00 a.m. Morning Meeting & Parade, Presidents Day
Program: Huntley Meadows Park & Conservation in NOVA
Speaker: Rodney Fisher, author & naturalist
& George Washington Birthday Parade--Ladies walking in the parade will depart at 12:15p
March 20th, 2023 7:00 p.m. Meeting
Program: A History of Women Aviators
Speaker: Andrea Tracey, Director, The Fund to Conserve U.S.
Diplomatic Treasures Abroad
April 17th, 2023 7:00 p.m. Meeting
Program: Better Angels: 5 Women Who Changed Civil War America
Speaker: Robert Plumb, historian & author
May 14th, 2022 Chapter Anniversary Celebration
Time & Location: TBD
We work on community service projects that align with the National Society's goals. We focus on education, citizenship, civic engagement, support of our military and veterans, and historic preservation.
- Participating in new citizen ceremonies at Alexandria City Hall, Mount Vernon, and Gunston Hall
- Participating in Honor Flights at Reagan National Airport
- Award annual scholarship as part of the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria
- Sponsoring organization with Wreaths Across America
- Participation in the George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria, in February each year
- Members attend the DC DAR/SAR “Sweethearts & Patriots” gala in Washington, D.C. each February
- Participating in 4th of July events at Mount Vernon and Gunston Hall
- Participating in Constitution Week in the City of Alexandria every September
- Volunteering at the Marine Corps Marathon
- Enjoying a Ghost Tour of Alexandria in October
- Participating in the Scottish Walk Parade in Alexandria, every December
Please contact our chapter regent for more details for any event.
Since the 1960s, in honor of Marion Moncure Duncan's lifelong dedication to supporting young women and DAR, the John Alexander Chapter, NSDAR, has given this award to Virginia chapters who have done extraordinary things to support and/or promote Junior membership. Please visit the Virginia DAR website to learn more.
As the bicentennial celebration of the United States' 200th birthday swept across the country in the 1970s, the ladies of the John Alexander Chapter, NSDAR, came up with the idea of creating and selling a patriotic scarf to raise funds for historic preservation projects to honor their American Revolutionary War ancestors. The blue and white silk scarves were a hit and thousands were sold far and wide!
Complimentary scarves were sent to several VIPs as gifts, including in 1972, to Mrs. Betty Ford, the First Lady of the United States, and to Mrs. Jinks Holton, the First Lady of Virginia.
If you have a bicentennial scarf, inherited a scarf from your mother or grandmother, or remember them being worn by ladies in and around the Washington, D.C., metro area in the 1970s, we would love to hear from you.
Visit the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution website
To learn more about becoming a member, please visit the NSDAR website
Contact our chapter regent
Photo credits: Photos of British soldier regiment, globe/laptop courtesy of GoDaddy.com stock photos. All other photos on the website are courtesy of the John Alexander Chapter, NSDAR, historian.
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Updated April 20, 2020
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