Chapter History

The fifth oldest chapter in the state of Colorado, Centennial State Chapter, NSDAR, was founded September 17, 1904, in Greeley, Colorado. The chapter name was selected because Colorado is the Centennial State, admitted to the Union in the centennial year of American Independence in 1876.

Sarah Carr Hogarty (Mrs. M.J.) was the Organizing Regent. Organizing officers, in addition to Sarah Hogarty, were Susan Adams (Vice Regent), Josephine Cheeseman (Recording Secretary), Evelyn Delbridge (Corresponding Secretary), Mary Thayer (Registrar),  Margaret Gale (Treasurer), and Edna Van Craig (Historian).

From the beginning, great emphasis has been placed on the National Society’s three areas of focus: historic preservation, education, and patriotism. For over 115 years, Centennial State Chapter, NSDAR, has continued to further those objectives, serving Greeley, Colorado, and the surrounding communities in a variety of ways.

Chapter Leadership

Our board members, led by the chapter regent, work with chapter members and committees and with support from other Colorado chapters, the Colorado State Society, and the National DAR. These women serve in elected positions for two-year terms. Elections for officers are held in April; installation of new officers occurs in May of the election year.

2021-2023 Officers:

Regent Ginell Stroh
Vice Regent Willma Heckman
Chaplain Doris Biehl
Recording Secretary Karin Cutler
Corresponding Secretary Frances Parmalee
Treasurer Kristina Burton
Registrar Alice Chapman
Librarian Cherise Jolley