Chapter Activities and Projects

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Summer social gathering with members and significant others.

Photo courtesy of a chapter member



The Serrano Chapter, NSDAR,  sponsors an American History Essay Contest for grades five through eight. Winners are given monetary awards, medals, and/or certificates. The chapter honors the winners and their parents at an awards tea.  We support all of the projects of the National Society including the DAR schools, veterans' projects, United Service Organizations (USO), American Indians, and local projects.  Serrano Chapter, NSDAR, supports the scholarships offered by the National Society and honors an outstanding Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) student from each local high school that has an ROTC program.



Since 1903, the Society has been helping children in remote mountain areas receive an education. The DAR supports one school in the Appalachian region—Kate Duncan Smith School (KDS) in Alabama. KDS, founded on Gunter Mountain by the Alabama DAR in 1924, is a day school, kindergarten through sixth grade, serving an area of 100 square miles. Enrollment averages 1,000 students yearly. Special emphasis is placed on responsible citizenship, academic achievement, horticulture, and computer skills. Preparation for college and vocational training are important parts of the curriculum.


Kate Duncan Smith DAR School

Photo courtesy of KDS

DAR contributes clothing, gifts, and scholarships to four other schools: Hillside in Massachusetts, Hindman Settlement School in Kentucky, Berry College in Georgia, and Crossnore School, Inc., in North Carolina. 

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution