The Alabama Society is proud of its Junior Members! We have chapter regents, chapter officers, state chairs, and national vice chairs who are Juniors. Our Juniors page at Continental Congress, as well as our state conference, and in doing so, they gain valuable experience is our organization.
Who is a Junior? A Junior is a DAR member age 18 through 35 years of age (until her 36th birthday). She may page at state conference and Continental Congress until her 41st birthday. She holds full DAR membership, and when qualified, may serve as an officer and chairman at the national, state, and chapter levels. Juniors also raise funds to support the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund.
Helen Pouch Memorial Fund
The Helen Pouch Memorial Fund was established in April 1938 and named in memory of Helen Pouch 1901 – 1919. Helen was the daughter of Mrs. William H. Pouch, the first national chairman of the Junior Membership Committee, 1937, and President General NSDAR, 1941 – 1944. This fund provides medical aid to schools, general financial assistance, and scholarships at our schools. Since it was established, the Junior Membership Committee has raised over $2 million in financial assistance to the schools.
The Compass is the National Junior Membership symbol. The compass signifies a new and exciting journey, going beyond where one has traveled before.
Junior Membership Committee
National Junior Membership Chairman: Brandi Sellepack
State Junior Membership Chairman: Malinda L. Shackelford