Whether you’re a college student active with the Daughters of the American Revolution or an adult involved with the Colonial Dames wintering in a different state, it can be hard to stay active with your society when you’re just not local. That doesn’t mean you need to give up the benefits of membership!
Most societies have an option for allowing you to join more than one branch of their organization. It may be referred to as associate membership, as it is in DAR, or affiliate membership, as it is in the Colonial Dames. While this form of membership generally does not allow you voting privileges in the second branch of the organization, it gives you the right to participate in events and activities.
You joined the society for a reason. Associate and affiliate membership can allow you to keep enjoying the benefits of your society, even when you’re far from home.