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DAR Liaison

D.A.R. Liaison Committee


THE D.A.R./S.A.R. MEMBERSHIP AWARD

Handbook Vol. III, page 46 (revision date 2010-09)

This award, authorized in 1990, is presented to the D.A.R. State Society that recruits the most new members to SAR, calculated as a percentage of the respective SAR State Society’s membership as of December 31st of the contest year. The awards consists of a certificate and a $250.00 first prize, $150.00 second prize and $100.00 third cash prize paid to the winning D.A.R. State Society. The competition runs from January 1 to December 31 of each year. In order to be counted, a D.A.R. Finder Report Form, available on the SAR website, must be attached to the application packet. The NSSAR Staff Registrar uses these forms to determine the winner. Applications without the form cannot be counted toward the competition. A separate form must be included with each application received and will be counted toward the contest after the application is approved. Multiple applications cannot be applied to one form.


It is imperative that SAR Chapters and State Societies promote a congenial and harmonious relationship with D.A.R. Chapters and State Societies for the betterment of both organizations. As you recruit new SAR members always ask about their female relatives who could join D.A.R. In turn ask D.A.R. members to ask about male relatives as they recruit new D.A.R. members. When they bring us new SAR members, reward them with the appropriate medal (i.e. Medal of Appreciation, Martha Washington Medal, and the Daughters of Liberty Medal).
 

  • Each SAR State Society should have a D.A.R. Liaison Chairman to spearhead these efforts.
  • Each SAR State Society should develop its own award guidelines as it relates to rewarding D.A.R. members.

If your state has such a member and process, please share his contact information with the D.A.R. Liaison Committee Chairman, Walter J. Timoschuk at wtimoschatcomcast [dot] net.

It is imperative that we maintain an accurate account of the D.A.R. members who assist us in obtaining new members into our society. We encourage them to do so because we reward their efforts by presenting them with SAR medals based on their level of participation.