Chapter Activities and Projects

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NSDAR Objectives ~Historic Preservation ~Promotion of Education ~Patriotic Endeavor

General John A Sutter Chapter

The mission of the Daughters of the American Revolution is to promote education, patriotism, and historic preservation. This goal is realized through member participation on the national, state and chapter levels. The General John A Sutter Chapter contributes through a variety of chapter activities and programs.

***EDUCATION***

Our chapter supports the California Pouch Cottage at Tamassee DAR School through financial assistance. We also use our new “What’s Cooking in the Kitchen” project, which involves collecting packaged cake and cookie mixes and kitchen supplies for the children at Pouch Cottage. Additionally, we support the DAR schools by collecting “Boxtops for Education” and other supplies requested by the individual schools.

Literacy

In support of literacy, we have “adopted” a local library, donating quality historically-based books for both children and adults.

Flag Day

Flag Day is celebrated and promoted during the month of July each year by installing colorful and informative displays at local libraries.

Constitution Week

This year, our chapter will educate the community and commemorate the U.S. Constitution through several activities. These projects include: displays at public libraries, proclamations, and a special chapter meeting program play let entitled, “The Constitution Convention, 1787,” which was presented by the General John A Sutter Chapter “actresses” at the September 17 meeting.

 ***PATRIOTISM***

ROTC

Our chapter’s educational focus includes: supporting ROTC programs at several local high schools, rewarding ROTC cadets with certificates and medals for outstanding academics, community service, and patriotism.

Our chapter participates every year in the Carmichael 4th of July Parade.

 

This year our chapter’s “Ho Ho Holiday Cards for Vets” program will provide gift packs of stamped holiday greeting cards to our honored veterans who are hospitalized at Mather Air Force Base. This enables them to send greetings from their bedside to loved ones far away.

Our chapter volunteers each year at the “Placer Veterans Standdown.” This is an annual event offering support and resources for local veterans, as well as participating in numerous other projects for veterans and community events.

 

Locally we are supporting the Roseville National Guard. Our chapter has “adopted” three families. Each family has children and a parent currently serving in Afghanistan. Their needs include: shoes, clothing, toys, and recreational items.

On a national level, our chapter supports Chaplain’s Closet at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. When our active duty military in Europe and Africa are severely injured, they are sent to Landstuhl and arrive with essentially nothing. Our chapter works to collect and send requested items in “care packages.”

***HISTORIC PRESERVATION***

Our chapter’s efforts currently involve several conservation projects as we work to protect and conserve our natural resources for generations to come. Many other ideas are meanwhile being discussed including: awards for outstanding citizenship, historic preservation recognition, American Heritage, and more!

Our chapter supports the National “Penny Pines” program. For every sixty-eight dollars collected, the United States Forest Service (USFS) plants approximately one acre of seedlings for reforestation at a national forest of our choice, from a USFS pre-selected list.

New to our chapter this term, is the “Pop Tab Program.” This involves collecting the small metal tabs off the tops of aluminum beverage cans and donating them to The Sacramento Ronald McDonald House for recycling. The proceeds help subsidize the cost of living expenses for families staying at the house.