The Old Hickory Chapter of WVSDAR of Jackson County, WV, was chartered on Sept. 12, 2012 with 45 members. The Chapter was named in honor of President Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. President Jackson was nicknamed "Old Hickory" because of his strength and leadership ability.
DAR has three objectives:
1.) Historic Preservation--To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence and to preserve buildings and records.
2.) Patriotic Endeavor--To cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.
3.) Promotion of Education--To promote, as an objective of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge.
Membership is extended to any female of any color, race, religious affiliation, etc. who can authenticate her lineage back to an ancestor who was in someway affialiated with serving in the Continental Army or who provided support to such members.
Meetings are held monthly from September-May in the meeting room at the Ripley library. Officers include: regent, vice-regent, chaplain, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, treasurer, registrar, historian and librarian. These officers are elected for a three-year term. Annual dues are due on Sept. 1 of each year.
For additional information in seeking membership, contact: Sandra Isner-Johnson, Regent, at 304-532-7129 or Geneal Bailey, Registrar, at 304-372-6392.
Old Hickory Chapter and VFW members gather on October 11, 2015 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the NSDAR