In the Winter of 2022-23, several women discussed the idea of forming a new DAR chapter that would embrace members in the workforce. Many were finding it difficult to participate in meetings or service projects that were traditionally held in the middle of the workday.
The solution was simple - create a chapter that offered more flexibility. Meeting times would be scheduled after office hours throughout the work week. Service projects and field outings would be planned for the weekends. This would allow career-oriented women more options to participate.
On the evening of December 18, 2022, a dozen ladies met in the fellowship hall of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, located in Uptown Greenwood. They were joined by several DAR State Officers who provided insight into starting a new chapter.
On January 12, 2023, the women met again for dinner and conversation at a local eatery in Uptown Greenwood. They shared stories about their childhood, family members, and what led them to DAR. During the gathering, which was presided over by Mrs. Helen Nazzaro, the chapter's organizing regent, the group talked about future meeting times, location options, and the need for bylaws.
During the meeting, they spent time signing dozens of Valentine's cards to share with local veterans and the elderly living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. In the midst of it all, a tornado warning erupted across their smartphones, and members could hear the roaring winds outside. But they continued on.
Faced with the challenge of naming their chapter in honor of a historical site or individual who served this country during the American Revolution, the ladies carefully selected and voted on three names to be considered by the National Society.
On February 9, 2023, the women met at another local eatery in Uptown Greenwood to discuss training opportunities, service projects, and other topics.