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Welcome to Chief Whatcom Chapter Bellingham Washington!

An organization whose history is written into the history of Bellingham and Whatcom County is the Chief Whatcom Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. It was on May 12, 1912, that twenty-one women of the Bellingham area, who were eligible for membership in the DAR, met in the P.L.F. clubhouse at Garden and Holly Streets with Mrs. S. A. Gove, then State Regent, and formed the Chief Whatcom Chapter. The chapter was granted its National charter on October 20, 1912, not very many years after Bellingham itself was incorporated.

We have steadfastly upheld the ideals upon which this country is built; fostering patriotism, working to preserve Americanism, marking historic spots, promoting the study of American history and ideals by young people, and helping newly naturalized citizens to understand these ideals. We meet the second Saturday of the month. We have speakers presenting programs on interesting topics like the Constitution, fun and interesting historical events, Native Americans, DAR Insignia, the NSDAR founders, local activities in Whatcom County, Blaine Border Patrol, Hospice Services, and Meals on Wheels, to name a few.

Our chapter supports Crossnore School in North Carolina and the DAR Museum in Washington, D.C., and we ship personal supplies to our military overseas and provide for our injured veterans here at home with support for their vans.

We work with Habitat for Humanity. We had signs installed at the Pickett Bridge honoring Captain George E. Pickett. Our plans are to continue doing good works in our own community.

We hope that you will take time to visit our pages and learn a bit about us and DAR. Inquiries and comments are always welcome!

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union,

establish justice, insure domestic tranquility,

provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare,

and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity,

do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

--Preamble of the Constitution

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