The William P. Duval chapter is part of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, which was founded in 1890 and is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization, dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for America’s children.
Our chapter was organized on May 13, 1957, and was named for William P. Duval (1784-1854), who served as the first Civilian Governor of Florida Territory, from 1822-1834. Our chapter has been located in Winter Park, Florida since 1957; however, our members live throughout the Central Florida area and beyond.
We hold luncheon meetings on the second Wednesday of each month September through May. We also hold dinner gatherings three times a year for those women who are unable to attend daytime meetings.
Our chapter programs are diverse and we also take field trips and have friendship luncheons three times a year so that our members and prospective members can get to know each other better.
- Our chapter conducts four classes that are open to the public at the Winter Park Library, including classes on:
- Beginning Genealogy
- How to Find Revolutionary War Patriots
- We also:
- Conduct a Supplemental Application Workshop for DAR members at the Winter Park Library.
- Award a scholarship to an outstanding graduating senior from Winter Park High School.
- Support the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School.
- Support veterans throughout the VA system, including Lake Baldwin VA Clinic.
- Participate in Wreaths Across America at two Winter Park Cemeteries.
- Participate in Community Events to foster awareness of the NSDAR.
- Award National Defense medals in the Winter Park community that include, but are not limited to, Junior ROTC and ROTC cadets.
- Have many active committees.
- Are dedicated to the Objectives of the NSDAR, which are Patriotism, Historic Preservation, and Education.
- Are more than a lineage society. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan, women’s service organization.
Want to know How To Join?
We invite you to contact the Regent Leslie Beltz for more information
William P. Duval Chapter, NSDAR, P.O. Box 1839, Winter Park, Florida 32790-1839
Objectives of the DAR:
Historic Preservation, Education, Patriotism
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Updated 22 September, 2021