One of the chapter's proudest achievements is the nomination of Keil Hileman for the 2007 Outstanding American History Teacher of the year. Our candidate won on both the state and national levels. He is shown here with the chapter regent on his right and his wife (a chapter member) on his left. Click here to read the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Record message about Keil. To learn more about Keil's classroom, visit his website.
Kansas DAR members teamed with South Carolina Daughters, who organized a team to knit hats for service members. Shown below are happy servicemen wearing those hats.
Our chapter "adopted" a Marine on his Middle East deployment, sending him care packages from home. Below he visits the chapter and receives a certificate of gratitude from us.
Our chapter purchased a brick in memory of a local serviceman killed in the Middle East. It was placed on the walk of honor at the Overland Park Korean War Memorial.
Shown below, the chapter participates in the Overland Park Parade, celebrating Constitution Week.
Serving as hostess for local naturalization court receptions is a special treat for chapter members.
A particularly rewarding project was presenting tactile U.S. flags to sight-impaired people. These special flags, along with Braille Pledges of Allegiance, are created by DAR chapters, one of them the Newton Chapter in Kansas. One of the recipients reported having heard much about our country's flag, but never having been able to "see" the flag.
Chapter members participate in events on the state, national, and local level.
The objectives of preserving American history, promoting education, and fostering patriotism are serious objectives. But in our chapter, we say, "That doesn't mean we can't have fun!
Click here for a slide show of our first 20 years.