El Paso de Robles Chapter, NSDAR Committees

CHAPTER call to ACTION
The mission of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. The DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. Most volunteer work for the Daughters of the American Revolution is accomplished through a committee system. Committees not only make our chapter successful, they're truly the best way for Daughters to have an opportunity to get to know the other chapter members, contribute to the DAR and the community. Whether you are a working woman, retired, a stay-at-home mom, or an active grandmother, El Paso de Robles Chapter, NSDAR offers many opportunities for you to be involved.

American History/Youth Contest Committee                                                                         CHAIR Betsy Beatty                                                                                                                               

The purpose of the American History/Youth Contest Committee is to promote American history throughout the year by honoring significant historical people, places, dates, and events. The committee conducts the American History Essay Contest, the DAR Good Citizens, and the Citizenship Contest. All contests are open to students in public, private, parochial schools, and registered home-study programs.

Commemorative Events Committee
CHAIR Lisa Wood

The purpose of the Commemorative Events Committee is to encourage Chapter members to participate in one community commemorative event a year, promoting a major event in American history. El Paso de Robles Chapter, NSDAR participates in the Templeton community's Independence Day Parade.

Conservation Committee
CHAIR Lindy Pedotti

The purpose of the Conservation Committee is to promote protecting and conserving our natural resources, and to encourage chapter members to participate in one community environmental event a year, promoting conservation awareness. El Paso de Robles Chapter, NSDAR supports the Penny Pines reforestation project. Under a Conservation Agreement, El Paso de Robles Chapter contributes $68 toward the cost of planting seedlings on one acre of national forest land in California.

Constitution Week Committee
CHAIR Romayne Rose

The purpose of the Constitution Week Committee is to honor the historical events surrounding the establishment of the Constitution and the men who framed the document. The committee is encouraged to seek a signing of a Proclamation by mayors and local officials, designating September 17th-23rd as Constitution Week.

DAR Project Patriot Committee
CHAIR Barbara Phimister

The purpose of the DAR Project Patriot Committee is to support America’s service members and their families. The Daughters of the American Revolution recognize their sacrifices and service to our nation. DAR chapters are encouraged to send care packages to deployed service members who are known to chapter members. El Paso de Robles Chapter, NSDAR through Project Patriot, supports donations sending care packages to deployed service members. 

DAR Schools Committee
CHAIR Sharon Wilson

The purpose of the DAR Schools Committee is promote education. The Daughters of the American Revolution supports six schools: two DAR Schools and four DAR-approved Schools. El Paso de Robles Chapter, NSDAR supports Tamassee DAR School, founded in 1919 by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Tamassee DAR School is a non-profit family service organization that has been a place of hope, healing and learning for children in need for 100 years.

DAR Service For Veterans Committee
CHAIR Carrie Lovell

The purpose of the DAR Service for Veterans Committee is to support and honor America's veterans. The committee encourages chapter members to say "thank you” by acknowledging and recognizing veterans' service, sacrifice, and commitment to the preservation of our nation's freedom. Wreaths Across America honors the memory of the men and women that sacrificed for their country. El Paso de Robles Chapter, NSDAR, supports Wreaths Across America, and the laying of wreaths at Templeton District Cemetery. National Wreaths Across America Day is a movement to cover all veterans' grave markers with a holiday wreath.

The Flag of United States of America Committee
CHAIR Romayne Rose

The purpose of this committee is to educate chapter members and the community regarding its correct usage of the American Flag. El Paso de Robles Chapter, NSDAR supports the American Flag displays designed and created by the chapter chair. The displays are used to educate and entertain viewers about our flag history and facts. Viewers can use cellphones to get to music and other information.

Historic Preservation Committee                                                                                          CHAIR June Gregorio

The purpose of the Historic Preservation Committee is to promote historic preservation projects, saving our history for future generations. El Paso de Robles Chapter, NSDAR supports, a mission project at Mission San Antonio de Padua and purchased a bench and DAR plaque of historic preservation at the California State Society Headquarters.

Literacy Promotion Committee
CHAIR Jeanne Owen

The purpose of this committee is to promote adult literacy and involvement in literacy programs for children and adults. This committee’s goal is to Shine a Light on Literacy as we examine the causes of illiteracy and how we can help fulfill the objectives of this committee.

Service to America Committee
CHAIR Romayne Rose

The purpose of the Service to America Committee is to quantify the number of hours of service chapter members are participating in. The committee assists chapter members in this effort by logging Service to America volunteer hours, including DAR work. Chapters and individuals are encouraged to engage in a meaningful service project in their communities each year on or near October 11th. El Paso de Robles Chapter, NSDAR supports Loaves and Fishes in North County.

Women's Issues Committee
CHAIR Adriane Landreth

The purpose of the Women’s Issues Committee is to promote awareness of issues effecting women by focusing on health, career, and family. The committee reports a Women’s Issues Minute, promoting the observation of Women’s Issues at the monthly chapter meeting .

Lineage Research Committee
CHAIR Anne Edgecombe

The purpose of the Lineage Research Committee is to provide assistance with the lineage research from linking generations to finding documents in courthouse basements or remote cemeteries. The Lineage Research Committee offers to help with research for prospective members, applications, and member supplemental applications.

Volunteer Genealogists Committee
CHAIR Anne Edgecombe

The purpose of the Volunteer Genealogists Committee is to provide training for  chapter members on the current DAR standards of verification, for new member applications and supplemental applications. The committee provides the chapter registrar with assistance, support and training. El Paso de Robles Chapter, NSDAR has created the "Genie Club," which meets monthly.

Membership Committee
El Paso de Robles Chapter Board

The purpose of the Membership Committee is to promote new membership through recruitment and maintain the current membership. The committee encourages prospectives and members to participate in chapter meetings, events, activities, and committees. The committee is encouraged to serve as chapter member mentors.

Public Relations and Media Committee
CHAIR Carrie Lovell

The purpose of the Public Relations and Media Committee is for publicizing the chapters’ events and accomplishments to local media as well as to members. You are the link between your chapter and your community. The committee sends electronically a chapter newsletter, maintains social media sites, coordinating links, articles, chapter forms, and  promotes DAR activities to encourage DAR membership.

Insignia Committee
CHAIR Linda Wood

The purpose of the Insignia Committee is to promote the guidelines for wearing the DAR Insignia.The Insignia Committee gives a DAR Insignia minute to promote the awareness of pins and description of how to earn a pin. The committee reviews all proposals for new pins.

Volunteer Information Specialists (VIS) Committee                                                      CHAIR Carrie Lovell

The purpose of the Chapter VIS Committee is to serve as chapter membership contact to inform prospectives and members of El Paso de Robles Chapter, NSDAR of meetings, events, activities, and committees. The committee creates and maintains a chapter website, performs various computer work as needed by the chapter, and assists chapter members in using the Chapter Master Report (CMR). The committee assists the chapter Regent in completing the VIS Committee section of the CMR. 

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