Prairie Grass Chapter


Before Prairie Grass Chapter was established there were only two chapters in the state. One in Bismarck, which is in the western part of the state, and the second one in Fargo in the southeastern part of the state. It was evident there was a need for a new chapter in the northern end of the Red River Valley.

Beverly Jensen was confirmed organizing regent for a new chapter in the Grand Forks area at the April 13, 1991 National Board of Management meeting and immediately began contacting women about joining a new DAR chapter. In order to be chartered as a new DAR chapter, a minimum of twelve members must be proposed for membership.

By November 1991, everything was in place to make a formal application for chartering. The last thing to do was to hold an organizational meeting on December 13, 1991 at the same time as the National Board of Management was meeting in Washington, D.C. During that meeting organizing regent Jensen telephoned the Organizing Secretary General’s Office to report that all papers had been completed and all signatures obtained. Prairie Grass was formally presented for confirmation to the National Board of Management and chartered December 13, 1991 with fifteen organizing members in good standing.