DAR Membership ~ a Privilege and an Honor
We are delighted that you are interested in the Daughters of the American Revolution, particularly in the Santa Margarita Chapter. Located in Oceanside, we draw members from surrounding communities – from San Clemente to La Jolla and east to Vista and Fallbrook. We are an interesting, diverse group of women with junior members in their mid-twenties to senior, long-time members in their nineties. We are proud of our multi-generational membership ~ giving Daughters the opportunity to associate with and enjoy what each age has to offer.
Juniors serve as pages at Council Meetings Our many two- and three-generation grandmother, and State Conference daughter, granddaughter family groups enjoy a special bond that comes from honoring their heritage
DAR members are women who are at least 18 years old, of any race, religion, or ethnic background able to prove descent from an ancestor who supported the cause of American freedom during the Revolutionary War. They are educators, students, professionals, mothers, historians, genealogists, homemakers, and volunteers who take an active role in their communities promoting our objectives. These vibrant, active women are the heart of the organization. Take a look at the award winning "Today's DAR" video clip on the National web site. Our registrar and several members are experienced researchers, willing to help with your quest to prove your heritage and claim your membership.
This nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization was founded in 1890 with the simple mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of your patriot ancestor.
The Santa Margarita Chapter meets in Oceanside for brunch and an enlightening program the second Saturday of the month, September through June. All are welcome to attend our meetings to learn more about our society. Reservations are necessary. Come, join us. Meet women proud to be serving their community through the DAR and eager to assist and encourage your research efforts. For meeting times or reservation information, please email Linda Ramos, Chapter Registrar.
Members enjoy a variety of programs
September 8~ 9/11 Boat Lift February 9~ DAR Awards Presentation
October 13 ~ War of 1812 March 16~ Paw'itive Teams
November 10 ~ Native Story Talk: Luiseno Band of Indians April 13~ Pittinger and the Great Railroad Chase
December 8 ~ A Musical Christmas May 11~ Women in the American Revolution
January 12~ Women's Health Issues June 8 ~ California Missions
New members inducted 25-Year membership certificate presented
Members and prospective members attended a genealogical workshop