Junior Members Shine Light on KDS Projects

A highlight of Continental Congress each year is certainly the Junior Membership Committee Luncheon.  This year’s event was no exception.

Junior Membership

The Junior Membership Committee of the DAR has for more than 84 years raised money for the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund through the sales of nationally approved Junior products at the state and national levels as well as the contributions of chapters for Achievement Award credit.  Those funds are awarded to the DAR Schools annually for projects which directly benefit children.  This year, National Junior Membership Committee Chairman JeanEllen Melton presented KDS with $43,438 to sponsor the replacement of the HVAC system in Becker Hall and flexible seating in the high school Science and English Departments.

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, general financial assistance, and scholarships at the DAR Approved Schools.