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During February, observed nation-wide as American History Month, MSODAR Chapters sponsor an Essay Contest, with a subject chosen by the NSDAR, for the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades in Maine schools. A $50 check is given to the State Winner in each grade.    

DAR Good Citizens from most of the public and private schools in the state are sponsored by the Maine Chapters. The Good Citizens are selected for their outstanding qualities of Dependability, Service, Leadership and Patriotism. The state Good Citizen winner receives $250 The National Winner receives a $1000 Scholarship and a silver Paul Revere bowl.

moneyA monetary gift of $50 is given by the MSODAR to the State Winner of the Flag Essay Contest. NSDAR has scholarships for Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Medical training.

MSODAR helps provide assistance towards various Maine Indian projects and Maine Chapters contribute to the two Indian schools--Bacone College near Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Chemawa Indian
school house School.

The two DAR founded schools, Kate Duncan Smith School in Alabama and Tamassee DAR School in South Carolina, are also the object of much attention by the MSODAR. Clothing is sent to the schools for their sales rooms and special projects are sponsored by our Chapters for their support as well.

Of special interest here in Maine is "Opportunity Farm," located at New Gloucester, a home for boys and girls from broken homes. Chapters send donations to help in its support and maintenance.

Constitution Constitution Week, September 17th-23rd, is observed by special programs, window displays and radio announcements. American Flags are given to schools and youth organizations. Flag essay contestsAmerican flag are held in the schools. Winners are presented at the Annual Fall Meeting. Several Chapters provide flags for veterans' graves in their area. 

Through the Service for Veterans Committee, members send gifts, and work at the Togus VA Hospital. A large framed painting of the Maine State Seal was presented to Togus by the MSODAR. It was also through the efforts of the MSODAR that the PX at Togus was opened.

While our Conservation Committee has long been a leader in the fight to preserve our national resources, other committees, such as National Defense, Motion Picture, Lineage Research, Membership, Program, Seimes Microfilm, Friends of the Museum, Insignia and American heritage, all have their own special place in the organization, working as part of the whole to make the Maine State Organization, Daughters of the American Revolution, a vital part of the National Society, DAR.

Chapters select candidates for a Community Service Award and the State level winner is awarded $100.


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Updated 10 SEP 2012 by Melanie Farmer