Rincon Del Diablo Chapter NSDAR

Escondido, California

Chapter Activities, Projects, and Awards

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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.



Strong Hearted Native Women's Coalition, Inc. was founded in 2005 to bring awareness against Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Human/Sex Trafficking, and Stalking in North County of the San Diego County in our Native communities. We provide twin sheets, towels, blankets, toiletries, and feminine hygiene products. We also try to help with other items on their "wish list".

Chapter Awards

2018 CSSDAR State Conference Awards

Certificate of Award

First Place- Outstanding Chapter for Literacy Promotion

First Place- Women's Essay Contest- Family Category

First Place- 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War- Best Vietnam War Display

First Place- Most Helen Pouch Memorial Fund Distribution through Fundraising

First Place- Youth Development, The Flag of the USA

Second Place- Number of Flag Codes Distributed

Second Place- Outstanding Service of DAR Literacy Promotion

Third Place- Total Members Working in Literacy Promotion- Chapters 100 Members and Over

Third Place - Commemorative Events- Chapters 100 Members and Over

Third Place- Most New Juniors- Chapters 100 Members and Over


Certificate of Achievement

Most Creative Recruitment of Juniors- Honorable Mention

Most Junior Members serving as Chapter Chairs- Honorable Mention

Chapter Flag Events- Honorable Mention

Number of Flags Distributed- Honorable Mention


Certificate of Appreciation

Outstanding Participation of National Defense

Outstanding Donation to National Defense

Providing Support of Native American Women

Providing Scholarship Awards

Exemplar Services for Veterans

Community Classroom Participation

Generosity to Students of DAR Schools

Providing Packages to Men Serving Aboard

Sending Cards to Active Duty Service Members

Providing Financial Support Project Patriot

Providing Financial Support for CSSDAR State Regent's Project

Financial Support to Project Patriot- Honorable Mention

Literacy Promotion

Flag- Supplemental Report- Honorable Mention

Flag Distribution


Certificate of Participation

125th Anniversary Edition, History of the California State Society, NSDAR, Volume VI, 2008-2016