COLONEL JOSIAH SMITH CHAPTER
PATCHOGUE, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
Welcome! So glad you found us!
The Daughters of the American Revolution is one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, with over 175,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally.
Our membership in the Colonel Josiah Smith Chapter is 87 strong at the moment and growing every year! We are a wonderful blend of women from all ages and walks of life. Each of us brings different talents and life perspectives to the table, but what we have in common is our interest in our Revolutionary ancestry, our desire to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and secure America's future through better education for children.
Our monthly meetings, which we try to alternate the days/times of in order to accommodate our members’ various schedules, can be educational, commemorative, community service oriented, crafty, and social. We like to visit various local historical landmarks to learn more about Long Island’s importance in the fight for freedom during the Revolution and about the men and women who fought for the cause. We share what we have learned about our own patriots.
The Colonel Josiah Smith Chapter has several fundraisers throughout the year in order to support various veteran organizations here on Long Island, as well as to fund a scholarship given to a deserving high school senior in one of our local school districts. We also recognize and award people who go above and beyond in their service to our communities and schools.
We are always looking for “a few good women,” so I hope you will take the next step and contact us. Together we can honor the past and work towards a better, brighter future!
In D.A.R. Friendship,
Nancy S. Wierzbowski, Regent