Welcome to Charlotte Bay Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Punta Gorda, Florida


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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (click here or below to visit this web page) was founded on

October 11, 1890. We are a service organization dedicated to serve our Nation.
Florida State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (click here or below to view this web page)


Historic Preservation

Promotion of Education

Patriotic Endeavors

The DAR Motto: God, Home, Country

"Honoring Our Heritage - Focusing on the Future - Celebrating America"



Florida Theme - 2015 - 2017

"Florida DAR - Sailing into The Future"
Selected by President General, Ann Turner Dillon for 2016 - 2019
Jeremiah 6:16 "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"; and Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord
with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight."  May these scriptures guide us as we do the work of our Society
and continue Moving Forward in Service to America.

Chapter meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month, October through May, inclusive, with exceptions. The Charlotte Bay Chapter is located in S. W. Florida with members from Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte area.  Our monthly chapter meetings are held at the Twin Isles Country Club, 301 Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda, Florida.  The chapter received its charter on October 19, 1973, at Punta Gorda with 22 members and Mrs. Alfred M. (Verna) Warner was the Organizing Regent.

Charlotte Bay Chapter Officers (To make contact by e-mail, please click on the name below)

2017 - 2019

Regent -                       Sue Arentsen

Treasurer -    Lynette Theisen       


Interim 1st Vice Regent - Diana Dulkiewicz 


Registrar -    Jana-Lee Bair


2nd Vice Regent -       Deborah Cope


Historian -   Lynn Bartz               


Chaplain -                   Lynda Freas


Librarian   Jana-Lee Bair          


Recording Secretary- Patricia Harris


Parliamentarian- Jayne Thomas          


Corresponding SecretaryPatti Drew

Membership Information Contact - Sue Arentsen       




Chapter Activities

Coordinates members' participation in the celebrations of national observances such as Veteran's Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day.                              

Promotes the issuance of a proclamation by the City Council and the County Commissioners, designating September 26 as Constitution Week

Recognizes and rewards the qualities of a Good Citizen among senior high school students.

Supports the DAR Schools.

Presents annual awards to a local senior cadet in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at the three Charlotte County High Schools.

Recognizes and rewards elementary and middle school students entered in the American History Essay Contest.

Supports the NSDAR Library

Supports the National Computerization Project

Supports the State Regent's Projects

Supports the State C. A. R.

Supports the State/National Junior Projects

Supports the President General Projects


The Charlotte Bay Chapter is the proud sponsor of the following:

2015 NSDAR Community Service Award Roger Tetrault Foundation
Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Garden

2013 NSDAR Community Service Award Major Philanthrophic Contributor

Virginia B. Andes

2012 NSDAR Community Service Award

TEAM Punta Gorda

2010 NSDAR National Americanism Award


2004 and 1999 NSDAR Medal of Honor Awards

Mrs. J. LYNN STEPHENS, noted communications owner, veteran, and community leader

Mr. LINDSEY WILLIAMS, noted historian, veteran and writer

2008, 2004, and 2001 NSDAR Community Service Awards



Mr. U. S. CLEVELAND, noted historian, writer, veteran and community leader

2002 Conservation Award

Mrs. MONICA DORKEN, educator and program coordinator, Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center



Please click on the following sites listed below for further information.

Membership Requirements

Patriots of Charlotte Bay Chapter

National Society DAR

Children of the American Revolution

Florida State Society DAR

Sons of the American Revolution

Research Your Revolutionary War Patriot


- A note of ancient history -

Ponce de Leon landed on our shores in Charlotte Harbor in 1521

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