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Membership in DAR

Would you like to be a member of a women’s service organization whose patriot ancestors made possible our American independence? Add to that a heritage of service in historic preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotism, and you have Today’s DAR. Women of diverse backgrounds, aged eighteen and older, who want to play an active role in their communities while making new friends, are today's Daughters. As one member states, "To learn I could become a part of the DAR changed my life. I've made friendships for a lifetime."

Join us! The California DAR has 114 chapters statewide. You are eligible for membership if you can prove lineal descent from a Revolutionary War patriot who aided in achieving American independence. Help is available to document your lineage and to fill out the membership application.

Membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is an excellent way to honor and preserve the legacy of your patriot ancestor. When you become a member, you have the opportunity to contribute to your community through historic preservation, education, and patriotism while making life-long friends.

In order to help you in your general genealogy research and to assist with the DAR membership process, please explore our DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS). The GRS is a free resource provided by the NSDAR that includes a collection of databases that provides access to the many materials obtained by the DAR since its founding in 1890.

We welcome new members to our California chapters! Please complete our Prospective Member Information Request Form so that our state membership chairman may contact you and direct you to a DAR chapter in your area. If you prefer, you may contact our state membership chairman directly.

If you are interested in joining our chapter or attending a chapter meeting, please contact our ObscureMyEmail.

What is Junior Membership?

Any DAR member age eighteen through thirty-five years (until her thirty-sixth birthday) is a Junior Member. She holds full DAR membership and may serve as an officer or chairman at the national, state, and chapter levels. The California State Society prides itself on its many active Junior Members at all levels of the Society. The goals of the National Junior Membership Committee are to:

• gain new Junior Members
• build a well-informed Junior membership
• encourage active participation in all phases of DAR service
• support the National Junior Membership Committee’s official fundraising project, the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund, which provides medical aid, general financial assistance, and scholarships to our DAR supported schools.

Serve as a Page

Pages, also known as the “Ladies in White,” serve the Society at the California State Conference, council meetings, teas, and other California State Society events. They help the meetings progress smoothly by running errands, opening doors, answering questions, and assisting the California State Board of Directors and guests. A DAR member is eligible to serve as a page until her forty-first birthday. Paging is a fun way to learn more about DAR, make long-lasting friendships, and support the National and State Societies.