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Patriot with flagThe Colonel Thomas Reynolds Chapter is a women's service organization dedicated to pursuing the objectives of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) — historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavor.

We welcome guests and prospective members who would like to attend our meetings. Please contact either of our chapter regent, Grace McAfee or our registrar, Karen Hardy, who will be happy to provide complete information about the date, time and location of our meetings.

Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood-line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death. Please visit our membership page for additional information about becoming a DAR member.

Most of our members reside in Burlington County, centered around the county seat of Mt. Holly, New Jersey. However, women from anywhere in New Jersey, from other states, or from any country in the world may join our chapter.


Would you like to know more about the DAR?
YouTubeThe National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, has posted a series of videos on YouTube, celebrating our organization's historic preservation, educational, and patriotic work. These videos provide a brief introduction to the work of Today's DAR and will introduce you to some of the dynamic women who are part of our extraordinary service organization. More than sixteen videos on the DAR are featured on YouTube, with plans to add more as they become available.

FacebookInformation on Today's DAR is available on Facebook as well. In addition to information about the Society, you will find photos of DAR Memorial Continental Hall and our museum including period museum rooms and current exhibits. Photographs of recent events are included as well as speakers for the most recent annual Continental Congress.

Objectives of the Society:
Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism

Ann Turner Dillion's Administration Mission Statement:

The mission of the Dillon Associates is to move forward in:

  • honoring the founding of our nation, one Patriot at a time;
  • encouraging renewed appreciation for the institutions of American freedom and the protections afforded by the U.S. Constitution;
  • supporting our U.S. Armed Forces, their families and our nation’s veterans;
  • charting financial stability for our National Society; and
  • fostering vibrant, engaged chapters that accomplish meaningful service and welcome new members to our important work.

As we move forward in service to God, Home and Country, we renew our commitment to promote our founders’ vision through education, historic preservation and patriotism.

Scripture: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”
Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV)


NSDAR Theme for 2013-2016:
“Honoring Our Heritage — Focusing on the Future — Celebrating America!”



New Jersey DAR Theme for 2016-2019:

New Jersey State Theme:
"Making a difference in observing history. Making a difference in promoting education. Making a difference in demonstrating patriotism."

Karen L. Stroever's Administration Mission Statement: The Stroever Associates are dedicated to engaging our membership to personally use their talents and abilities to fulfill our historic, education, and patriotic objectives.

“God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God's many kinds of blessings."

1 Peter 4:10


Would you like to know more about the Colonel Thomas Reynolds Chapter?
If you have a patriot of the American Revolution in your ancestry, we would love to have you visit and to join us. If you believe you are descended from a Revolutionary patriot but are not sure, please know that visitors are always welcome, and we will help you trace your ancestor. It is important to note that the term "patriot" includes not only those who served in the army, navy, or a militia but also those men and women who provided funds, food, livestock, shelter, medical attention, or in any way furthered the cause of American independence.

Our chapter will be happy to provide assistance to you in proving your descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, and in establishing your eligibility for DAR membership. We can also provide you with genealogical advice if you are just beginning your family search. For assistance please contact our registrar, Karen Hardy.

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