California DAR


The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

(NSDAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization comprising 3,000 chapters and over 175,000 members. On October 11, 1890, eighteen officially organized the NSDAR for historic, educational, and patriotic purposes. Since that day, more than 900,000 members have joined, representing chapters in fifty states and many countries around the world.

The San Diego Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, is the oldest and largest chapter in Southern California's District XIV. We report to the State Headquarters in Glendora, California, and to National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The San Diego Chapter's history began on December 9, 1910, at a home in Hillcrest, where thirty three women gathered.

Our members are a diverse group who are all direct descendents of Revolutionary War patriots and are bound together with pride in our inheritance and our love of country. We 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.

Our luncheon meeting at a local country club on the third Friday of each month (September through June) includes chapter business and a guest speaker/program.



Our other activities include promoting:

  • Patriotism
  • Good Citizenship
  • American History Studies in Schools
  • Literacy
  • Historic Preservation
  • Conservation
  • Supporting the Military & USO
  • Native American Projects & Awareness
  • Women & Children's Issues

We are inspired by the deeds and dreams of our ancestors and value the contribution that each of our members make. There is something for everyone to do! We all share a great heritage. Times have changed and so have we in DAR.  Coming together is beginning, staying together is progress, working together is success!