What is Junior Membership ?

A Junior Member 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, and when qualified, may serve as an officer and chairman at all levels.

Junior Members join the DAR for a variety of reasons. Often they join with a mother, grandmother, aunt, or as an existing C.A.R. member, which gives them dual membership in DAR & C.A.R. Junior Members are 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.


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long with Jeptha Abbott Chapter's activities, Junior DAR have opportunities to join other Junior members around the state. The Southeastern PSSDAR Junior Luncheon is a well attended event in the fall - open for all members to come. The DAR State conference includes Juniors with events and the opportunity to volunteer to page for PSSDAR.

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 fund-raising 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 scholarships, 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 fund raising projects.


In honor of Mrs. William Pouch, or "Aunt Helen," as she was fondly called by the Juniors, we use the Kangaroo to represent the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund. This symbol was first used during the administration of Mrs. Raymond Franklin Fleck, President General 1986-1989, when Presley Merritt Wagoner, President General 2004-2007, served as the National Junior Membership Chairman.



Please click on the link below to contact us about questions or membership.

The Jeptha Abbott Chapter

Proudly encourages Junior membership

ensuring the continuity of DAR service to God, Home, and Country!