Our meetings are fun! Some of our past meeting topics include:
- Revolutionary Medicine and the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights
- The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America
- Pigeons of War
- How the 1859 Gold Rush put Colorado on the Map
- Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance
Most of the significant work of the NSDAR is done at the grassroots level through individual chapters and members of the Colorado Chapter NSDAR are delighted to join the other 44 chapters in Colorado, the state DAR, and National Society in service to our communities. Each chapter has its own programs and initiatives based on the DAR’s mission and guidance from the state and national leadership. Our committees are the base of our chapter’s involvement in our communities; giving our members opportunities to serve DAR objectives that are most valuable to each person.
- Our chapter takes an active part in supporting active duty military as well as veterans. We presented four Gold ROTC medals, sent Christmas trees and baked goods to the USS Mahan, donated items and money to the VA Christmas Party and distributed gifts to homeless veterans.
- We adopted the USS Mahan DDG 72. This is a destroyer that deployed in November 2016, and returned in June 2017.
- Through our Chapter Regent’s Project, we’ve presented over fifty flags that have been flown over our nation’s Capitol building in beautiful display boxes to cadets as they take their oath as commissioned officers in our military.
- With the addition of another new committee, Community Classroom, the Colorado Chapter NSDAR adopted the third grade classrooms at Bradley International Elementary, purchasing supplies for their STEM Programs.
- We presented the DAR Historic Preservation Award to Dana Crawford for her historic preservation work of urban neighborhoods.
- We presented checks to the Fairmont Heritage Foundation, I Luv You Guys Foundation, which supports emergency response training in schools throughout the country, Girls on the Run Program, and the Honor Bell Foundation at Fort Logan Cemetery.
- We awarded five DAR Good Citizens Awards to high school seniors and one essay contest winner
- Chapter volunteers attend the monthly naturalization ceremony where they welcome new citizens.
- In 2016, our members donated over 2,600 hours of community volunteer service through the national “Celebrate America!” initiative.
Our Regent’s Project will focus on services for veterans, active military, and their families. We hope to raise funds to purchase a puppy for special training as a service animal for a veteran in need of a little extra support.
We will also support programs for the Volunteers of America Services to Veterans and Families. Our chapter is pursuing a historic preservation project as well as assisting with a home build for a physically disabled veteran. We will continue our active engagement in service projects for our schools, naturalization ceremonies, Native American affairs, conservation, literacy, American history, genealogy, women’s issues, scholarship, leadership and others.