Santa Monica Chapter, NSDAR
Santa Monica, CA

Joining DAR does not require an interest in genealogy, but it helps to have some knowledge of one’s ancestry. Our 130+ chapter members come from a variety of backgrounds, interests and ages, but we all share the common bond of having an ancestor who contributed to securing American independence. 

However, the DAR is more than a lineage society; it is one of the world's largest and most active volunteer service organizations. With over 190,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally, when you join the DAR you enter into a sisterhood of women forming lifelong friendships while being passionate about history, patriotism, education, and especially, the desire to make a difference in our communities.

Most of the DAR's work is accomplished through a committee system starting at the grassroots level. This is how we get stuff done. Whether you are a college student, career woman, mother, retiree or an active grandmother, the Santa Monica Chapter, NSDAR, offers many opportunities for you to be involved. Here are a few examples of our committees: Commemorative Events, Conservation, Constitution Week, Historic Preservation, Literacy, Lineage Research, DAR Project Patriot, Public Relations and Media, DAR Service for America, DAR Service for Veterans, Volunteer Information Specialists (VIS), and Women's Issues. What interests YOU?

If you would like to join us, we encourage you to attend one of our meetings, crafting parties, activities or events. Please look at our calendar and contact us. We'd be happy to include you. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolutionary War is eligible and welcome to join our dynamic chapter. See our linkspage for help tracking down your Patriot.


Chapter Theme

"...we should all be tolerant of each other and embrace each others' strengths and differences and uniqueness and beauty." - Martina McBride

Chapter Motto

Our Heritage is the Root on which our Tomorrows grow.

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