Our Chapter Culture

The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. Our members are a diverse group who are all direct descendants of Revolutionary War patriots and are a group of ladies of all ages, with varied backgrounds, talents, and professional experiences in many fields, each of whom is respected and valued as a member.

The Linares Chapter NSDAR is a very active chapter in the San Diego area.  We are a part of District XIV, which encompasses eleven different chapters in San Diego and Imperial counties.  While we do have a monthly luncheon meeting with a program that supports our National Society's mission, our chapter's emphasis is on service to our community.  We feel what distinguishes our chapter is that we truly enjoy each others' company, respect one another and have loads of fun, all while promoting our National Society's objectives.  We have a variety of committees that you can be involved in.  Committees such as Lineage Research, Community Classroom, Service for Veterans, American History, and Conservation means there is something for everyone, and you can volunteer in an area that matches your interests.

Date: First Thursday, of every month October through June.
Time:  10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Social, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Business Meeting, Lunch & Program
Location:  Central San Diego, near Hwys 15 & 8 (Contact us for more details.)

Can't make the meetings due to work or family schedule? No problem!  There are plenty of other ways to get involved such as doing volunteer work from home/online, or getting involved with our community service and social events that are typically held on weekends.

Linares Activitie

Linares Chapter members are quite active in supporting the San Diego Community.

  • We work with local schools to promote DAR Scholarship contests, American History essay contests, Junior ROTC, and DAR Good Citizens awards.

  • We regularly support our veterans and active duty military through item donation drives and events held at the VA hospitals and Chula Vista Veteran's Home. We also participate in Wreaths Across America annually.

  • We commemorate historic events, such as celebrations for Flag Day, the Spirit of '45, and Honor Flight.

On a national level, the chapter contributes to the support of several national DAR schools, the DAR Museum, and DAR Library in Washington, D.C.