Our chapter meets on the third Monday evening of the month unless otherwise noted. To comply with COVID protocols in place at our site, and within the City of Alexandria and Commonwealth of Virginia:
* Capacity will be capped at 30 members in person;
* You MUST RSVP before the meeting and affirm the health check statements;
* Masks will be required; and
* Virtual meeting participation will be offered for those ladies not yet comfortable with meeting in person.
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 20th, 2021 7:30 p.m. Meeting
Program: Christ Church Foundation, Preparing for the 250th Anniversary of Christ Church Alexandria
Speaker: Emily Bryan and Tillman Finley, Foundation Board Members
October 18th, 2021 7:30 p.m. Meeting
Program: Breaking New Ground in Historic Alexandria
Speaker: Gretchen Bulova, Office of Historic Alexandria
November 15th, 2021 7:30 p.m. Meeting
Program: The Future of the Puller Veterans Care Center
December 20, 2021 7:30 p.m. Holiday Party!
Program: Gift & Cookie Exchange
January 17th, 2022 11:00 a.m., MLK Day
Program: Shining the Light on DAR Juniors!
Speaker: Sarah Henze, Virginia State Chair, Junior Membership Committee
February 21st, 2022 11:00 a.m. Morning Meeting & Parade, Presidents Day
Location: Lee-Fendall House
Program: Marion Moncure Duncan & the Traveling Tray - Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask
Event: George Washington Birthday Parade - members must be in place by 12:30 p.m.
March 21st, 2022 7:30 p.m. Meeting
Program: Celebrating Women Veterans & the Military
Women Memorial (District V project)
Speaker: Phyllis J. Wilson, MWM President & Associate Member, John Alexander Chapter
April 18th, 2022 7:30 p.m. Meeting
Program: George Washington’s Cabinet
Speaker: Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky
May 15th, 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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