For information on Junior membership in the North Carolina Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), please send an email to the North Carolina Society DAR Junior Membership Chairman
Photo of Pages at the North Carolina State Conference, March 2013, with State Regent Peggy Troxell. Our Junior Members make up the majority of our Pages.
Junior Membership Committee
A Junior is a DAR member age 18 through 35 years of age (until her 36th birthday). She holds full membership in the National Society, state society and chapter. When qualified, she may serve as an officer and chairman at all levels. Junior Members join the DAR for a variety of reasons and have diverse interests. Working together for a common goal forges many friendships and makes a difference for DAR. North Carolina‘s Junior Members are college students, teachers, mothers, lawyers, authors, accountants, and professionals in their communities. Although these young women are busy, they still find time to contribute to the DAR. The North Carolina Society supports Junior membership by encouraging active participation within all levels of the organization. North Carolina Daughters are proud of our Juniors!
The National Junior Membership Committee was established in 1937. The goals of Junior membership are to gain new Junior Members; to build a well informed Junior membership; to encourage active participation in all phases of DAR service; and to support the National Junior Membership Committee‘s official fundraising project — the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund.
Helen Pouch Memorial Fund
Authorized in 1938, the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund is named in memory of Helen Pouch (1901-1919). Helen was the daughter of Mrs. William H. Pouch, the first National Chairman of the Junior Membership Committee in 1937, and later President General, 1941-1944. The fund provides scholarship, medical aid, and general financial assistance to the two DAR schools, Kate Duncan Smith in Alabama, and Tamassee in South Carolina. Meeting this commitment is a combined effort by Juniors nationwide through their fundraising projects.
Outstanding Junior Member Contest
The Outstanding Junior Member Contest — begun in 1963 — honors young women who have truly promoted the goals and purposes of the National Society, and have participated in community activities. This year, 6 chapters honored Juniors by nominating them as Outstanding Juniors.