Children of the American Revolution History of C.A.R. • Founded April 5, 1895 by Harriett Mulford Lothrop, Regent of Old Concord Chapter DAR, MA • Purpose: To instill patriotic values in the youth of America. Mission Statement "The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution trains good citizens, develops leaders and promotes love of the United States of America and its heritage among young people." National Headquarters • 2nd Floor of DAR Constitution Hall • N.S.C.A.R. Museum – New exhibit: “Children and the American Revolution” • • • • Veterans’ Tribute The Children’s Room N.S.C.A.R. Library C.A.R. Business Office Members Gain Skills • Leadership experience in conducting meetings • Learn parliamentary procedures and standard protocol • Serve as delegates at local, state and national conferences. • Speak before large groups • Gain valuable understanding of the democratic process through the privilege of selecting officers. C. A. R. Programs American Heritage American History Government Studies Conservation Kids Helping Kids Mountain Schools Public Relations American Indian National Society C.A.R. Mary Lib Schmidt, President (Dick Anderson Society, Virginia) National Theme: Living the American Dream National Project: Fisher House Support through financial donations and volunteer support. Your State Society C.A.R. _________, State President _________Society State Theme: ____________________ State Project: __________________ A C.A.R. Year Installation at Mount Vernon Regional Tour October Board and Yorktown Day Programs and Activities supporting the National Programs State Conferences! National Convention! Membership/ Meetings • Any boy or girl under the age of 21 • Must be lineally descended from a man or women who gave material aid to the cause of American Independence. • Usually September June • Meetings in Members’ homes or on field trips • Business meeting followed by a program for the month & hands on activities. Senior Leaders! • National and State Officers • National and State Chairmen • Senior Society Presidents!!!! • Senior Supporters!! – – – – – – – – Newsletters Chaperones Event Planners Program Presenters Treasurer Assistants Chauffeurs Chefs C.A.R. and YOU! • Take credit for working with the C.A.R.! • Sponsor (or co-sponsor) a Local Society • Support the State and National Projects Visit www.nscar.org to find details of this year’s programs, a calendar of events, and lots of other information!