Chapter Activities and Projects

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Chapter Activities


  As part of DAR's Service to America, hundreds of ladies in chapters across the United States and overseas have pullled out their sewing machines, cut fabric and have been making masks and other PPE for those in need. Many have been sent to VA clinics, VA hospitals, private clinics, elementary schools, several Indian Nations, law enforcement and those in the military, just to name a few. Some of our DAR members have made over 1,000 masks. As of July 26, 2020, members have made 556,921 masks and 43,708 other PPE. Our President General's motto is "Rise and Shine" in Service to America, and Feather River Chapter is doing their part to help in this herculean effort.

Feather River Chapter DAR Honors Students. On Friday February 21, 2020 the Feather River Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution honored its Good Citizens at a pot luck luncheon held at the First Presbyterian Church in Gridley. The students, from several local high schools, their parents, family members and counselors were invited to attend.  All students who enter the contest must write an essay on a subject selected by the National Society. Following the luncheon, the students were introduced and their accomplishments were shared with the attendees and the students shared their plans for the future. This year all entries were young ladies. (Back row left to right) Brianna Brennan, Faith Christian High School; Elizabeth Violet Allan, Live Oak High School; Lauren Cassidy Allen, Marysville High School; (Front row left to right) Mackynze Brooke Beall-Roettger, Oroville High School; Mackenzie Van Valkenburgh, River Valley High School (wrote the winning essay); and Mackenzie Dalton, Yuba City High School. All of these young ladies have a very bright future.

On November 7th Feather River Chapter completed its Service to Veterans project for this year. During the summer, members made over 50 fleece lap robes. Regent Dorothy Welton (in the red jacket) and Treasurer Alma Roots (in the white shirt) delivered the robes to the Veterans Hospital in Mather, CA. They were met by Susan Lambert of Volunteer Services. Susan took us to the patient ward and went into each room to let the veteran know who we were and why we were there. As we entered, we smiled and thanked each veteran for their service. After chatting with each of them, they love to talk, we handed them a robe of their choosing. We had robes left over so before leaving we went to the outpatient waiting area and gave them to patients who were waiting to have tests done, or to see a doctor. Just this simple act of kindness means so much to them. It was a very rewarding day. 




The chapter's veteran's project for the fall of 2019 is to make at least 50 fleece lap robes for patients at the VA Hospital at Mather, Sacramento, CA. Our members were busy during the summer and by mid October we will have reached our goal. The robes will be delivered in person before Veterans Day, and we will thank each veteran for their service.  
  Feather River Chapter's community service project for October was to collect dog and cat food for the Butte County SPCA in Oroville. Over 208 lbs. of food was delivered to the facility by Secretary Amy Boyette and Regent Dorothy Welton.
Regent Dorothy Welton and Treasurer Alma Roots of the Feather River Chapter made the trip from Oroville to Redding to deliver kitchen items collected at Northern Council. Members of the American Legion in Redding will sort and organize all items and distribute them to veterans who are victims of the Carr Fire.

Thank you to all Northern California daughters for making this possible by your generous donations. Thanks also to  District I Director Candy Scarratt and Cecilia Ryan of Major Pierson B. Reading Chapter for making all the arrangements for transporting ‘the goods’.


  On January 19, 2018 Feather River Chapter celebrated fifty years of serving God, Home and Country. Attendees included the local mayor, two state officers, three regents and several members from four out of the five chapters in District I, along with friends and family. A program on the history of the commercial olive industry, which began in Oroville, was presented by Alberta Tracy, a local historian. A delicious buffet lunch was served and a good time was had by all.
During the summer our members were asked to collect personal care items to send to female military personnel serving in Afghanistan. We mailed five large flat-rate boxes. We also sent gift cards for veterans in Texas and Florida who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Way to go ladies, I'm very proud of you and the contributions you have made on behalf of our chapter. Alma Roots, Regent  

  On April 21, 2017 Feather River Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held their annual Good Citizens Award Luncheon in Gridley. Winners from eight out of nine high schools who participated received their award from good citizens chair Diane Reimers while counselors, friends and family watched with pride. All but one recipient will be attending college/university in California. One young man will be going to Texas A & M. These young people are our future.

Our veteran’s project for 2016 was to make 46 fleece tied pillows for veterans. On November 15th several members of our chapter spent the day at the VA Clinic in Yuba City. We passed out pillows to patients as they were leaving and thanked them for their service. Several felt comfortable in telling us their personal story. It was a rewarding experience knowing we’d helped make the day for a few veterans a little brighter.  


Members of the Feather River Chapter participated in the annual Oroville Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2016.

On Flag Day, June 14th, in Oroville, members of Feather River Chapter presented a Gold Star Mothers flag to Mr. James Lenhoff, local flag historian. The chapter received the flag from the VFW post of Oroville. The Gold Star Mothers organization was formed during WWI. Membership is made up of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in combat. Pictured left to right are: Alma Roots, Regent, James Lenhoff, flag historian of Butte County, and Dorothy Welton, Vice Regent.  

  Three members of the Feather River Chapter participated in the Memorial Day Service at the Oroville Memorial Park Cemetery. From left to right: Vice Regent Dorothy Welton, Regent Alma Roots and Librarian Charlene Peery.

As part of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution's “Celebrate America!” initiative, Feather River Chapter’s goal to promote literacy was achieved by collecting 171 gently used books and magazines and donating them to Pat Ward’s (member holding a book) “Little Library,” also called the Bangor Free Library, in Bangor, a rural area of Butte County.     

  James Lenhoff, a local historian, received a Certificate of Appreciation for an Outstanding Program on American Flags from Diane Reimers (right), Regent of the Feather River Chapter. Also pictured is Carolyn Lindsay the Chapter’s Parliamentarian who made arrangements for the program. Mr. Lenhoff provided us with a history of our American flag and several flags from different eras were on display. California was the 31st state to enter the union. Our state is represented by the 31st star on the flag (6th row from the top, star that’s in the middle). Your history lesson for today.

As part of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution's “Literacy Promotion Committee,” the Feather River Chapter recently donated fifteen new children's books to the Butte County Library in Oroville. The library has programs geared to focus on future readers and the books that were donated were appropriate for several age groups. Accepting the donation was Sarah Vantrease, librarian for the Butte County Library in Oroville. Recognition goes to Feather River Chapter's librarian Charlene Peery for all her work in coordinating the purchasing of just the right books to enhance the Butte County Library's children's reading program.