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;
* For in person - please RSVP before the meeting; and
* Virtual meeting participation is 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. 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
2023-2024 PROGRAM CALENDAR
Monday, September 18th
Program: Putting Women Innovators on the Map of Recognition
Speaker: Jane Plitt, Founder, National Center of Women's Innovations
Monday, October 16th
Program: Exploring Historic Woodlawn Plantation
Speaker: Shawn Halifax, Executive Director & Amanda Roper, Program Director
Saturday, October 28th
Chapter Service Project - contact the chapter for details
Monday, November 13th*
Program: More Than Money: How to Read Colonial Ledgers & What They Tell Us about the Past
Speaker: Molly Kerr, Founding Director, History Revealed, Inc.
*Date moved due to Thanksgiving holiday
Saturday, December 2nd
Scottish Walk Christmas Parade, Old Town Alexandria
Saturday, December 16th
Wreaths Across America
Saturday, January 6th, 2024*
Chapter Holiday Party: A Twelfth Night Celebration
Featuring Colonial-Era Treats and Libations
Contact the chapter for location
*Pending chapter vote to move date
Monday, January 15th* Daytime meeting - 11am
Program: 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party
Speaker: Tracy J. Gillespie, History Educator, NOVA Parks
Monday, February 19th* Daytime meeting - 11am
Program: None - Parade Day!
Chapter marches in the George Washington Birthday Parade following the brief business meeting
Monday, March 18th
Program: Following the Frenchman
Speaker: Julien Icher, Founder, The Lafayette Trail
Monday, April 15th
Program: The US Army Celebrates America 250
Speaker: Sara Bowen, Museum Specialist, National Museum of the US Army
Saturday, May 18th*
Chapter birthday celebration: 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
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Updated April 20, 2020
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