Colonel John Haslet Chapter, NSDAR

Dover, Delaware

Welcome from the Colonel John Haslet Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).  Our chapter motto is Today is Yesterday’s History and Tomorrow’s Future, and our focus is serving our community by promoting patriotism, preserving history, and securing a better future for our children.

Our namesake, Colonel John Haslet, was the commander of a regiment of the Kent County Militia during the Revolutionary War.  The Haslet Chapter, NSDAR, origins began with its first meeting, held at the home of the organizing regent, Elizabeth King Anderson of Dover, on January 14, 1897.  Our chapter has grown since then, and we are now a group of ladies of all ages and backgrounds who are dedicated to DAR’s objectives.

We offer many opportunities to become involved based on your interests including attending bi-monthly luncheon meetings to learn more about a variety of topics and to get to know other; community service projects including coastal cleanups and collecting food for the local food pantry; social events; and serving on a committee.  Our committees maintain graves, support local Veterans, educate others, support local JROTC students, and more.  We also have an active history book club (on Zoom).

The Colonel John Haslet Chapter, NSDAR, has many other activities, and we invite you to attend a meeting, learn more about DAR, and consider joining our chapter.

Donna Wilkinson Josefowski, Chapter Regent
Colonel John Haslet Chapter, NSDAR


OBJECTIVES OF THE SOCIETY: The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., 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 children.


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