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Chapter Activities


  As part of DAR's Service to America, hundreds of women in chapters across the United States and overseas have pulled out their sewing machines, cut fabric, and have been making masks and other personal protective equipment (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, NSDAR, is doing their part to help in this herculean effort.

Feather River Chapter, NSDAR, Honors Students. On Friday, February 21, 2020, the Feather River Chapter, NSDAR, honored its DAR 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 women. 

In November 2019 Feather River Chapter, NSDAR, completed its Service to Veterans project for this year. During the summer, members made over 50 fleece lap robes. Our regent and treasurer delivered the robes to the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital in Mather, California. They were met by the head of volunteer services. They were taken 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 his or her service. After chatting with each of them, we handed them a robe of their choosing. We had robes leftover, 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 veterans 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, NSDAR, had a community service project for October. We collected dog and cat food for the Butte County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Oroville. Over 208 pounds of food was delivered to the facility.
Members of the Feather River Chapter, NSDAR, made a trip from Oroville to Redding to deliver kitchen items collected at Northen Council. Members of the American Legion in Redding will sort and organize all items and distribut them to veterans who are victims of the Carr Fire.

Thank you to all Northern California Daughters for making this possible with your generous donations. Thanks also to  our District I Director and a member of Major Pierson B. Reading Chapter, NSDAR, for making all the arrangements for transporting the goods.


  On January 19, 2018, Feather River Chapter, NSDAR,  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 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.   

  On April 21, 2017, Feather River Chapter, NSDAR, held its annual DAR Good Citizens Award Luncheon in Gridley. Winners from eight out of nine high schools who participated received their award from our DAR Good Citizens Chair while counselors, friends, and family watched with pride. All but one recipient will be attending a college or university in California. One young man will be going to Texas A & M. These young people are our future.

Our veterans 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 would help make the day for a few veterans a little brighter.  


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

On Flag Day, June 14, in Oroville, members of Feather River Chapter, NSDAR, presented a Gold Star Mothers flag to Oroville's local flag historian. The chapter received the flag from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post of Oroville. The Gold Star Mothers organization was formed during World War I (WWI). Membership is made up of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in combat.   

  Three members of the Feather River Chapter, NSDAR, participated in the Memorial Day Service at the Oroville Memorial Park Cemetery. 


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


A local historian received a Certificate of Appreciation for an Outstanding Program on American Flags from the regent of the Feather River Chapter, NSDAR. The awardee provided us with a history of our American flag and several flags from different eras that 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, the star that is in the middle). 

As part of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution's “Literacy Promotion Committee,” the Feather River Chapter, NSDAR, recently donated 15 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 the librarian for the Butte County Library in Oroville. Recognition goes to Feather River Chapter, NSDAR, librarian for all her work in coordinating the purchasing of just the right books to enhance the Butte County Library's children's reading program.  

National Society Daughter of the American Revolution

California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution


 Photos Courtesy of of Chapter Members