Welcome to the Santa Margarita Chapter DAR
We are so pleased that you are interested in finding out more about the DAR and particularly our chapter... you have come to the right place!
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer service organization made up of approximately 170,000 members with 3,000 chapters. These chapters are located in all fifty states and in many countries around the world. On October 11, 1890, eighteen women met to officially organize the NSDAR for historic, educational, and patriotic purposes. Since that day, over 800,000 members have been admitted into membership.
The California State Regent selects her theme and project that will unite Daughters throughout the state with one common goal. Debra Jamison, 2012-2014, has elected to focus education and attention on the decline of honeybee hives and what impact this has and will have on the food source for our state, country, world. Monies raised through the donations toward her project will be given to the Laidlaw Honeybee Research Facility at UC Davis and directly applied to research regarding the decline and steps to reverse the trend. "Bee inspired and take flight" is a play on her project and reminds Daughters that we can accomplish a great deal through inspiration and action.
The Santa Margarita Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in 1929 with the express purpose of honoring our Revolutionary War ancestors... remembering our past and preparing for the future through organized service in our community to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism ~ the objectives of the National Society. Our purpose remains the same today. We, too, support the goals of the state organization...and Wanda Prosser, chapter regent, has elected to encourage active membership participation... tying her motto to that for the State Society... providing Daughters with many opportunities to be involved during monthly meetings and through community service.