Membership in DAR

Membership in DAR

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Don Jose de Ortega Chapter Service Opportunities 

 Join hands with other chapter Daughters serving on these committees. 

Become a Part of the Action: Promote Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism. 

Service to U.S. Veterans

  • Serve coffee and snacks to patients at the Sepulveda V.A. Hospital Canteen
  • Donate clothing to the Sepulveda V.A. Clothing Closet
  • Donate food and supermarket gift cards to the Sepulveda V.A. Food Pantry
  • Participate in Operation Gratitude
  • Make scarves and gloves for veterans
  • Adopt military units  


  • Save Box Tops for Education
  • Visit local schools with materials about DAR scholarships
  • Provide local schools with information on American History Essay Awards for grades 5-8
  • Encourage participation in the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest for grades 9-12
  • Support DAR Schools
  • Inform local high schools about the DAR Good Citizens Award
  • Identify Jr. American Citizen Award recipients
  • Identify local schools with ROTC programs; present a DAR medal to outstanding cadets
  • Promote literacy by tutoring at a local school or senior center
  • Donate gently used children's books for donation to local school libraries
  • Volunteer to provide support to classroom teachers and students


  • Donate books and funds to genealogical libraries
  • Organize library research trips
  • Sponsor Constitution Week exhibits at local schools and public libraries
  • Donate a “wish list” item to the DAR Library 

Chapter Awards

  • Serve on chapter Scholarship Committee
  • Identify and recognize outstanding individuals for community service awards
  • Identify and recognize notable women to receive Women in American History awards
  • Identify and recognize student essay winners


  • Donate loose change to Mountains Restoration Trust and Tree People to assist with replanting of burned areas
  • Support chapter projects by redeeming CRV items
  • Donate aluminum can pull-tops to Ronald McDonald House
  • Present conservation tips at chapter meetings
  • Support chapter conservation projects
  • Restore Monarch butterfly habitats by planting milkweed seeds

Support Projects of the President General and the California State Regent

  • Contribute to restoration and improvements at the NSDAR complex of historic buildings and the collections they contain
  • Support the President General’s Project "Moving Forward in Service to America" by volunteering wherever needed
  • Donate to State Regent’s projects:  Monarch butterfly habitat restoration; create an oak leaf at CSSDAR Headquarters; help create an Iwo Jima monument at Camp Pendleton


If you are interested in joining one of the most active and diverse chapters

in the San Fernando Valley, please contact chapter registrar Linda O'Brien.