What is a Junior Member?
A Junior Member is a DAR member age 18 through 35 years, who holds full DAR membership, and when qualified, may serve as an officer and/or chairman at the national, state, and chapter levels. South Carolina Juniors wear many hats, often in combination! We are students, career women, mothers, and spouses. Juniors join DAR for a variety of reasons and have diverse interests. We attend meetings, serve on committees, subscribe to the DAR Magazine, follow the DAR blogs and Facebook pages and much more! By working together for a common goal we forge many friendships and embrace the endless opportunities for personal and professional growth. South Carolina Juniors are making a difference in their communities and the world!
We are delighted to join in Exploring 80 Years of Junior Membership!
The National Junior Membership Committee was established in 1937. The goals are: to gain new Junior members; to build a well-informed Junior membership; to encourage active participation in all phases of DAR service; and to support the National Junior Membership Committees official fund-raising project–the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund.
South Carolina is honored to be one of the states who achieved Trailblazer status for the Inaugural States’ Honor Roll for Outstanding Support of Junior Membership! We met all five standards to be named to our Honor Roll. These standards include: 1) Naming a State Outstanding Junior or at least two chapter Outstanding Juniors; 2) Enrolling at least one NEW Friend or Best Friend of Junior Membership; 3) Hosting a Junior event at a state meeting or holding a statewide Junior event open to all Junior members; 4) Having a sales table featuring national sales items at a state meeting and remitting the profit to the Treasurer General's Office; and 5) Having chapters or members make direct donations to the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund.
HELEN POUCH MEMORIAL FUND
The Helen Pouch Memorial Fund is the National Junior Membership Committee's official fundraising project. This fund is named in memory of Helen Pouch (1901-1919) who was the daughter of Mrs. William H. Pouch, the first national chairman of the Junior Membership Committee in 1937, and later President General, 1941-1944. The fund provides scholarships, medical aid, and general financial assistance to the two DAR schools, Kate Duncan Smith DAR School in Alabama and Tamassee DAR School in South Carolina.
We are also very pleased to announce that South Carolina was the 2018 Junior Doll Sponsor. Miss Eliza raised funds for the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund at the 127th Continental Congress.