Chapter Activities and Projects

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American History

  • American History Essay Contest - Our chapter sponsors an annual contest for students in grades five through eight in local public, private, parochial, and home schools.
  • Women in American History - We honor notable women from our community and throughout the state of California.
  • Outstanding American History Teacher - Our chapter members nominate a distinguished teacher of American History, Government, or Civics for grades five through twelve. The winner receives a cash award and may continue to judging at the state and national level.

California Wildlife Relief Fund - Through gift card donations, our chapter supports DAR members who have lost their homes due to the California wildfires.

Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) - We support the two San Diego C.A.R. societies through monetary donations, as well as issuing invitations to our chapter meetings.

Conservation - Our members contribute to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Penny Pines project. Contributions go to the reforestation program in the Palomar area of the Cleveland National Forest.

Constitution Week - Every year, we promote patriotism with a local school by donating American flags, flag code leaflets, U.S. Constitution books, and Preamble to the Constitution bookmarks.

DAR Library - Each year, our chapter donates to the DAR Library by purchasing books on their wish list.

DAR Magazine - We provide complimentary subscriptions of the American Spirit magazine to local middle school history teachers.

DAR Schools - We have adopted a classroom at the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School in Grant, Alabama, providing classroom supplies from their wish list and books needed for their curriculum.

Day of Service - Each October, our chapter participates in a chosen Day of Service project. In 2020, in coordination with other San Diego chapters, food items were collected and delivered to the San Diego Food Bank.

JROTC and Sea Cadet Scholarships - Our chapter awards scholarships, commemorative medals, and certificates to JROTC students at Ramona High School, Orange Glen High School, and Rancho Bernardo High School.

Literacy Promotion - Our members read to local school children and deliver books, purchased by the chapter, for donation to the schools’ libraries.

Spirit of the Fourth - We participate in the Spirit of the Fourth Community Event and the Fourth of July parade in Rancho Bernardo by decorating vehicles and passing out red, white, and blue candy along the parade route.

Veterans - As a DAR chapter, we are honored to provide: 

  • Donations to women veterans through diaper drives and other useful items in support of the Foundation for Women Warriors
  • Men’s and women’s clothing, toiletries, and bedding donations to Veterans Village of San Diego and Operation Stand Down
  • Healthy snacks to the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital Palliative Care Unit
  • Volunteer services and donated items to the VA Hospital Operation Holiday Backpack
  • Toiletries, personal hygiene products, crafts, face masks, and manicure items to Operation Over There to cheer up servicewomen stationed overseas
  • Volunteer services and donated meals and comfort items to the San Diego Fisher House
  • Volunteer services and monetary donations to Wreaths Across America
  • Volunteer services, American flags, and birthday card greetings to veterans in cooperation with the San Diego Honor Flight

Women's Issues - We contribute toiletries, linens, and gifts to residents of Kiicha House, a shelter sponsored by the Strong Hearted Native Women's Coalition, a local organization dedicated to advocating for Native American women and their families by promoting safety and a traditional non-violent lifestyle through shelter and crisis intervention.

 

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution