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


One Hundred Percent Participation in the President General’s Project - Moving Forward in Service to America 


Certificate of Award – 

Most Constitutional Weeks Kits Distributed to Schools – Second Place

Best for Retaining Members in a Chapter with 100 or More Members for Their Focus on Families at DAR Events – Third Place 

Certificate of Achievement – 

Junior Membership Honor Roll Trailblazer

Most Juniors Serving as Chapter Officers – First Place, 100-199 Members

Most New Friends and Best Friends of Junior Members – First Place, 100-199 Members

Donation of Box Tops/Labels – First Place, Chapter over 100 Members

Excellence in Public Relations

Certificate of Appreciation – 

Presenting a Community Service Award

Donating a Braille Flag to a Veteran Volunteer at the Braille Institute 

Donation of Harford County, Maryland References and Family Relationships, 1871-1875, to the NSDAR Library 

Donation of Vital Data in Local Newspapers of Sonoma County, CA Volume 12: 1919 to the NSDAR Library 

Donation of Index to the Public Official Bonds of Sonoma County, CA 1850-1892 to the NSDAR Library

Providing Financial Support to Veterans Projects

Providing Monthly Donations to Homeless Veterans Programs

Providing Breakfast at the VA Palliative Care Facility

For the Promotion of DAR Schools with a Chapter Program or “DAR School Minute”

For the Extraordinary Donation of a $1000 Scholarship to a Kate Duncan Smith High School Senior

Achievement in Community Classroom Committee

Supporting the Children of the American Revolution

Donation of $350 for National Defense

National Defense Report at 100% of Chapter Meetings

Participation in DAR Distinguished Citizen Award

Outstanding Support of American Spirit Magazine

Sharing Inspiring American Indian Heritage, History, and Stories about American Indians, Tribes, Artifacts, and Art

Certificate of Recognition – 

For Outstanding Conservation Projects 

Achieving the 2018 goal for Service to America Hours 


Recognition of Participation in the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School Adopt-A-Classroom Program