Organized in 2008, Pierre de Mandeville (PdM) is a relatively young DAR Chapter. PdM Chapter is dedicated to serving the local community in the Mandeville / Madisonville vicinity.
The PdM chapter meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month, September – May from 11:30am -1:30pm. A typical meeting consist of the business portion of the meeting followed by a guest speaker and lunch. Additionally, the chapter conducts workshops to assist prospective members and current members with genealogical research to support new member applications and supplemental ancestor applications.
In 2016 we dedicated over 400 hours to community service and plan to increase that as we continue to add to our membership of 80+ members.
Examples of our community volunteer work include reading to children at Our Lady of the Lake School as part of our Literacy Committee, packing boxes for our troops overseas as part of Operation We Care and planting a tree at the Global Wildlife Center in support of forest conservation.
In the coming year we will partner with the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum. The museum brings Louisiana’s maritime history to life through unique interpretive programs, exhibits, and publications. These programs include hands-on school field trips, constructing underwater robots, restoration of the Tchefuncte River Lighthouse, and other exciting educational opportunities for people of all ages.
As part of our commitment to education our Chapter is proud to participate in awarding the DAR Youth Good Citizen Award, the ROTC medal, and the DAR Good Citizen Award and Scholarship at the following schools:, Mandeville Middle School, Tchefuncte Middle School, Lake Harbor Middle School, Monteleone Jr High School, Mandeville Jr. High School, Fountainbleau Jr. High School, Mandeville High School, Fountainbleau High School, and Lakeshore High School.
For more information on joining the Pierre de Mandeville Chapter or the DAR in general, please contact us at .
We look forward to hearing from you soon!