Rincon Del Diablo Chapter

Escondido, California

Chapter Activities and Projects

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Chapter Activities


Providing subscriptions of the American Spirit to history teachers in the Poway elementary school district. Promoting American History to 5th graders.



Kate Duncan Smith DAR School is located in Grant, Alabama. Our chapter has adopted the English classroom of Jana Willingham, who teaches AP Literature and Composition. We provide classroom supplies, as well as sets of books needed for the curriculum. The students (our kids!) are proving to be very successful in their academic endeavors. Additionally, we support this school site with financial contributions.



ROTC Medals are awarded to student cadets of outstanding ability and achievement in high school, junior college, college, or university ROTC programs of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Medal recipients are selected by the professors of military science and the principals of the school. Our Chapter supports a female student in the Ramona High School JROTC program.

The DAR began awarding DAR Outstanding Cadet Medals in 2014 to recognize outstanding student cadets participating in non-ROTC, military-affiliated cadet programs funded by schools or privately. Cadet Corps. The medal recognizes a cadet that has distinguished him or her through outstanding leadership, honor, service, courage, and patriotism. Our chapter supports the Sea Cadets in the Escondido Battalion & Training Ship Kit Carson.



Our chapter is working with North County Interfaith to help homeless veterans. We work in close cooperation to make a monthly donation of specified goods to Merle’s Place, a transitional housing and reeducation facility. These items may be blankets, towels, pillows or school supplies, depending on what is needed that month. A beautiful quilt made by a DAR member is hanging at Merle’s Place.



Serenity House is a facility dedicated to helping homeless women get off the street. Our chapter provides each woman with a ditty bag of immediate essentials: shampoo, soap, etc. We have also provided quilts and ditty bags to infants and small children.