Welcome to the Irvine Ranch Chapter, NSDAR!

COMING UP!  ↓↓↓

 

DECEMBER 11th at 1pm

INFORMAL MEETING and END OF YEAR GET TOGETHER

Pamela's Tea Room                          
12752 Valley View St.
Suites P&Q                                      
Bridgecreek Business Park
Garden Grove, CA 92845

714-897-9442

 
DECEMBER
CAROLING in IRVINE
TBD

Irvine Ranch, California DAR

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The Irvine Ranch Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), was organized with 13 members on June 27, 2007, and approved by the NSDAR Board of Management on July 1, 2007. Irvine Ranch Chapter, NSDAR, members celebrated the founding of the chapter on September 17, 2007, with 60 guests in attendance.

Irvine's international airport, its 22 hotels with impeccable indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, and its eclectic mix of shopping and dining, all make Irvine the ideal destination for leisure, business, or both!  With an annual temperature of 76 degrees, 350 days of sunshine, 16,500 acres of parks and permanently preserved habitats for hiking and biking, it's always a perfect time to visit.

Do you think you have ancestors that were in America at the time of the American Revolution and are looking for a rewarding experience?

Do you have a relative that was/is a member of DAR? We offer membership to any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from a Revolutionary War Patriot.

Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from January through May and September through December exclusively. We warmly welcome visitors to our meetings and new members into our chapter. If you would like more information or to attend one of our meetings, please contact the chapter regent or registrar

What We Do

For more than a century, the members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution have dedicated themselves to historical preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotic endeavor. These goals are as relevant in today's society as they were when the organization was founded in 1890.

Most of DAR's volunteer work is accomplished by the grassroots efforts of chapters on the local level which focus on the mission areas of DAR by encouraging members to become involved in these initiatives in their local communities.  Learn what DAR does to promote Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism.

Historic Preservation

DAR members participate in an array of projects to help preserve our cultural heritage, including:

  • Restoring and maintaining historical sites
  • Locating, restoring and marking Revolutionary War patriot gravesites and headstones
  • Organizing and contributing to major restorations, commemorations and memorials
  • Placing monuments around the world to memorialize people and events throughout American history
  • Preserving genealogical records, artifacts and historical documents and making these items available to the public at DAR Headquarters

Watch this short video of DAR’s involvement in historic preservation efforts over the past 125 years.

Education 

DAR members are passionate about educating the youth of America and contributing to schools and student programs in a variety of ways, including:

  • Supporting five schools through chapter and member donations of money as well as personal time:
    1. Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, Grant, AL
    2. Crossnore School, Crossnore, NC
    3. Hillside School, Marlborough, MA
    4. Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, KY
    5. Berry College, Mount Berry, GA
  • Providing scholarships and funds to American Indian children and schools, including:
    • Chemawa Indian School, Salem, OR
    • Bacone College, Muskogee, OK
  • Providing scholarships and awards to outstanding students throughout the country
  • Promoting education and citizenship through youth programs such as Children of the American Revolution, DAR Good Citizens and Junior American Citizens
  • Sponsoring American history essay contests for youth in grades 5 through 8
  • Offering educational summer camps and cultural programs through the DAR Museum

Watch this short video of DAR’s involvement in education efforts over the past 125 years.

Patriotism

DAR Members’ love of country is evident in the multitude of patriotic endeavors they pursue, including:

  • Providing more than 200,000 hours of volunteer time annually to veterans in Veterans Administration hospitals and non-VA facilities
  • Offering support to America’s service personnel in current conflicts abroad through care packages, phone cards and other needed items
  • Sponsoring special programs promoting the Constitution during its official celebration week of September 17-23
  • Participating in naturalization ceremonies
  • Presenting patriotic awards to deserving individuals including:
    • Outstanding Veteran Volunteer Award
    • DAR Good Citizens awards and medals
    • ROTC medals
    • Community Service awards

Watch this short video of DAR’s involvement in patriotic efforts over the past 125 years.

​Today's DAR

See what the DAR is doing today. Check out our channel on YouTube!