National Ladies Auxiliary – Sons of the American Revolution – for significant others of SAR members.
Maybe your spouse (my spouse is a perfect example) cannot join the Daughters of the American Revolution because she has not been able to prove direct documented lineal ancestral connection to a American Revolutionary War soldier or patriot providing service to the cause.
Need not despair …… there is a directly related group where spouses of SAR members can join the National Ladies Auxiliary – Sons of the American Revolution (NLASAR).
Very easy to join, very reasonable annual membership. Great to get the spouse engaged in SAR activities.
I just filled out the application for my wife. Simple, quick, a bargain!
We are blessed to have one of Cincinnati’s own – Laurie Brendenfoerder, represent Ohio & Cincinnati as the Secretary of this national organization. Laurie is the wife of Jack Brendenfoerder – Ohio Society SAR President 2022.
The link to the NLASAR site is at: www.nlasar.org
The National Ladies Auxiliary Sons of the American Revolution, has been of major assistance to the National Society. The ladies group has raised thousands of dollars to help the Society in carrying out its mission of inspiring patriotism and informing others of the contributions of our revolutionary ancestors.
According to the bylaws of the Auxiliary, membership in the Auxiliary is open to women related by marriage or bloodline to members in good standing or members deceased while in good standing of NSSAR.
The ladies attend all Trustees Meetings and Congresses and schedule many of their own events.
Membership in the NLASAR shall be open to all women who wish to support SAR and its mission. Women may join the NLASAR by completion of membership form and payment of dues. She shall receive all the rights and privileges of the NLASAR and will be eligible to hold office.
Use this membership form to join the National Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of the American Revolution: Membership Application http://www.nlasar.org/images/memberapp.pdf
or visit the Membership site at: http://www.nlasar.org/membership.html
Annual Membership dues are very reasonable at $5 annually. Contact the Third Vice President (Nancy Alter – Membership) for questions and membership information.
For convenience, below is an extract of the Membership Application form which outlines the purpose and goals of the chapter:
NATIONAL LADIES AUXILIARY SAR
To maintain a nonprofit association of women interested in the objectives and activities of the National Society of the American Revolution (NSSAR).
To carry out its mission of inspiring patriotism and informing others of the contributions of our revolutionary ancestors. To assist NSSAR in its promotion of membership and support NSSAR objectives as listed in their Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.
Membership in the Auxiliary is open to women related by marriage or bloodline to members in good standing or members deceased while in good standing of NSSAR.
Annual dues of $5.00 for members-at-large. Members of current state-affiliated auxiliary are considered members of the NLASAR without further payment of dues.
The NLASAR conducts three meetings each year: the Fall Leadership (Sept.), the Spring Leadership (Feb.), and Congress (July). These meetings are held in accordance with Robert’s Rule of Order. The purpose of each meeting is to report activities and finances as well as provide an opportunity for social interaction and to hear from its membership.
In support of the SAR programs, the ladies engage in fundraising activities at Leadership and Congress events. These activities include opportunity drawings and silent auctions of donated items as well as the 50/50 drawings at both banquet nights. All ladies are invited to donate an item(s) for these events.
- Ladies Auxiliary fundraising efforts support the SAR programs and objectives by providing assistance to the Library and underfunded committees and projects. Our support is to further enhance the SAR historical, educational and patriotic objectives.
- The main fundraising efforts of the National Ladies Auxiliary are directed to the Center for Advancing America’s Heritage. All gifts enable the National Society Sons of the American Revolution to continue its quest of becoming the foremost repository of Revolutionary War era documents and artifacts.
- Questions about fundraising of the organization can be directed to the Second Vice President.
In addition to attending NLASAR general meetings which include a speaker, the ladies are invited also to make advanced reservations through the SAR registration and attend the ladies’ luncheon which includes either a guest speaker or a tour activity.
NLASAR lapel pins are available for purchase at $10 each; see Third Vice President after meetings.
If you or your spouse is interested and needs more information please reach out via the comments.