FAQs content

Who can be a Daughter of the King?

Senior members are communicants of the Episcopal, Anglica, Roman Catholic, and Lutheran (ELCA) churches or in churches within the Historic Episcopate (Orthodox).
Junior Daughters of the King are between the ages of 7 and 18 years. Jumior Chapters may include girls from all Christian churches who are baptized with water in the Name of the Father, son, and Holy Spirit.
Daughters at Large are those who have no Chapter home.

Who is a Daughter at Large?

A Daughter who is not a member of a chapter BECAUSE there is no chapter at her parish is a Daughter at Large. Ten Things a Daughters-at-Large should do:

How often do Chapters meet?

Most Chapters meet once a month but there is no hard or fast rule about how often a Chapter should meet. Each Chapter is different and schedules its meetings to best serve the needs of its members. Some Chapters meet weekly for prayer but hold business meetings once a month. Others may hold business meetings only quarterly but meet for prayer and service projects more regularly.

What if my parish doesn't have a Chapter?

If you are already a Daughter and you move to a parish without a chapter, you become a Daughter at Large.  

What officers does a Chapter need to have?

Chapters need to have a least a President, who acts as the liaison between the Diocesan Board and the Chapter and the National Office and the Chapter. Chapters can also have a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. Since Chapters do not raise money, the Treasurer may act as the central point for dues collection or to handle donations to the Chapter or to one of the National Funds.

What are the Spring and Fall Assemblies?

The Spring and Fall Assemblies are times for Daughters from the entire Diocese to meet together. As the names imply, there is one meeting in the Fall and one in the Spring. Generally, the Assembly involves a service, a business meeting and a speaker or workshop. There may be other Diocesan events throughout the year as well, such as Quiet Days and Retreats. The Spring and Fall Assemblies are the only two regularly scheduled events observed throughout the Order.

Who are the Diocesan Officers?

The current officers for the Diocese of Pittsburgh are:
President: Gail Simpson
1st Vice President: vacant
2nd Vice President: Kate Geiger, Membership Chair
Treasurer:Brenda Homer
Secretary: Liz Delgado

How much are the Dues?

Dues are $35 a year. If a Daughter cannot afford the dues, scholarships are available through National. Please contact your Chapter President for assistance.

Why do the Daughters pay dues?

Daughters pay dues to support the National and Diocesan organizations. Daughters are forbidden to do any form of fund raising and so rely strictly on dues to pay for handbooks, the Royal Cross, mailings and postage, websites, etc.

How do I become a Daughter of the King?

Before becoming a Daughter, a woman participates in an 8 week study and period of discernment. This is a time for her to learn more about Daughters of The King and to discern whether she is called to be a Daughter. At the end of the study, there is a service if induction for those women who have completed the study and wish to become Daughters. The service is often done as part of a regularly scheduled church service in the parish. Representatives from the Diocese and other chapters may attend to welcome and support the new Daughters.
Syndicate content