The New Members Course provides an opportunity for members to learn more about DAR and how they can become active participants in DAR at all levels – chapter, state, and national. The primary goal of the course is to capitalize on the wave of enthusiasm that many new members have when joining DAR and guide them in learning more about DAR and to assist them in becoming an active DAR member. At the core of the course is a self-guided curriculum structured around a series of online webinars that participants can do at their leisure, along with an independent project. Upon completion of the course, states typically hold a special graduation ceremony at State Conference or another state event to celebrate both the new member’s accomplishment and the chapter she joined. [See participant exercises]
The focus of the New Horizons Course is to encourage, educate, and instill confidence in members interested in expanding their horizons and service to DAR through leadership. The ideal candidate for this course is someone who is an enthusiastic and dedicated member, who regularly attends chapter meetings and other DAR events, and who wants to learn more about the operation and governance of successful chapters. Similar to the New Members Course, the New Horizons Course is primarily a self directed curriculum with a Capstone Project. [See participant exercises]
Contact the State Membership Vice Chair for New Members and New Horizons Courses for more information or to enroll.
The Silver Arrow newsletter is published by the Membership Committee quarterly. You must be logged into the NSDAR Members’ site to access.