Santa Margarita Chapter, NSDAR

Oceanside, California

Welcome to the Santa Margarita Chapter, NSDAR

California DAR

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The National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) was founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The DAR 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. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background who can prove direct lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolutionary War, is eligible for membership. Since the organization’s founding in 1890, over one million members have been admitted into membership.

The DAR is the largest women’s volunteer service and female-led organization in the U.S. Our work focuses on three core areas:

     * Patriotism 

     * Historic Preservation

     * Education



The Santa Margarita Chapter is very active in the Oceanside area. We have monthly buffet breakfast meetings, held the first Saturday of each month, September – June with a program that supports our National Society’s mission and our chapter’s emphasis on service to our community.

As a chapter, we sponsor and participate in several patriotic events and are dedicated to supporting our veterans and active-duty military.  If you are looking for a sense of community and service, you are in the right place! If you are not sure if you descend from a Patriot, contact us and we can help you with free look-ups in our Genealogical Research System (GRS).

  The Santa Margarita Chapter, NSDAR, is proud to be home to Adele Lancaster, National Chair, Constitution Week; Honorary State Regent; Honorary Chapter Regent; Past Vice President General; State Chair, President General's Project and KDS DAR School Board of Trust.

Adele Lancaster

To see some of the recent activities of the Santa Margarita Chapter, NSDAR, click here.

We are so pleased that you are interested in finding out more about the DAR and particularly our chapter; you have come to the right place!

To connect with our chapter and meet some of our members, please click here.


Today's DAR

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Photos Courtesy of Chapter Members