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Historic Preservation

Annual Ancestor Roundup

Genealogy Seminar

On Saturday, January 22, 2022, the Commodore Sloat Chapter, NSDAR, will host its 41st Annual Ancestor Roundup Genealogy Seminar.  This year's seminar will be virtual via Zoom and will feature nineteen courses.  The keynote speaker for this 41st Annual Ancestor Roundup will be the President of Genealogy Research Associates, Inc., a well-known genealogist, researcher, author and teacher.

If you would like to attend, please contact us for additional information on the seminar and courses offered.


In 2018, we offered a course on "Finding Your Revolutionary Ancestor" at the 37th Annual Ancestor Roundup.  This popular class will be on the schedule this year in the 40th Annual Virtual Ancestor Roundup on January 23, 2021.


     Constitution Week      

The Commodore Sloat Chapter, NSDAR, has received proclamations from cities on the Monterey Peninsula commemorating the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. Constitution Week observance was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 from a Congressional resolution petitioned by the DAR.

Women in American History Award

Commodore Sloat Chapter, NSDAR, presented a WWII veteran the NSDAR Women in American History Award for her national, community, and DAR service.

A chapter member, who is a local historian and author, was also awarded the Women in American History Award. 

In 2014, the American History Award was given to one of America's most beloved children's book authors.


American History Essay Contest

Commodore Sloat Chapter, NSDAR, sponsors this DAR contest for students in fifth through eighth grades who write on a historical topic selected by DAR.

DAR Good Citizens Awards

Commodore Sloat Chapter, NSDAR, provides a monetary award for the winning senior from each high school and a greater award for the overall winner selected by our judges.

Youth Awards Luncheon

Winning essays are selected, and students are invited, along with their parents and teachers, to a special luncheon where the winners are honored and presented with DAR medals, certificates, and monetary awards. The winning essays are also sent for further judging at the district, state, and national levels.


Veterans and Active Military Support

Commodore Sloat Chapter, NSDAR, donates needed items to the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital and the DAR Project Patriot for active military personnel at Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany.


Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC)

Commodore Sloat Chapter, NSDAR, recognizes outstanding JROTC students at Marina, Monterey, and Seaside High Schools with a DAR medal, certificate, and monetary award.


Monterey Fourth of July Parade
Commodore Sloat Chapter, NSDAR, participates annually in the Fourth of July Parade handing out flags.
New Members Welcome
Veterans Box Wrap Party
Daughters gathered to fill wrapped shoe boxes for hospitalized female veterans and their family members. 



Daughters gathered for the holiday meeting.



Annual Meeting and Tea


Several members of Commodore Sloat Chapter, NSDAR, attended the CSSDAR State Conference.



 Continental Congress 2017

 Photos courtesy of chapter archives

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution