Chapter Activities and Projects

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Chapter Activities

Historic Preservation

Genealogy Seminar

For nearly 40 years, Commodore Sloat Chapter DAR has co-sponsored the "Ancestor Roundup" at the Family History Center in Seaside, California. Featuring notable speakers and knowledgeable instructors, over 30 courses are offered at this all-day event to more than 150 attendees.

The comprehensive syllabus provides attendees with instructor notes and makes a great addition to their personal libraries. For additional information contact Suzanne Schultz at


Shelley McFadden teaches a course on "Finding Your Revolutionary Ancestor" at the 37th Ancestor Roundup January 2018


Constitution Week

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

Chapter Member Elizabeth Barratt was also awarded the Women in American History Award. Elizabeth is a local historian and author.

Beverly Cleary, one of America's most beloved children's book authors was awarded the Women in American History Award in 2014.



American History Essay Contest

Commodore Sloat Chapter DAR sponsors this DAR contest for students from the 5th grade to the 8th grade levels who write on an historical topic selected by DAR.

DAR Good Citizens Awards

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

Junior ROTC

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

May 2017 Annual Meeting & Tea
Regent Suzanne Schultz pours tea for Chaplain Joyce Bock.
Monterey 4th of July Parade
Commodore Sloat Chapter participates annually in the 4th of July Parade, handing out flags.
September 2018 New Members Welcome
Chaplain Joyce Bock, new members Kate Snider and Dorothy Knoch, Regent Kitty Nevin
Veterans Box Wrap Party
Daughters gathered on December 4, 2016 to fill wrapped shoe boxes for hospitalized female veterans and their family members.  Pictured from left to right:  Patty Biedermann, Isabelle Long, Cynthia Stormer, Nancy Barton, Kitty Nevin, Linda Agrati, Barbara  Siebeneick, Linda Regis & seated, Nan Walker.  




Daughters gathered on December 20, 2016 for the Holiday meeting.


Several members of Commodore Sloat Chapter attended the CSSDAR State Conference in March 2017.

Mary Potter with daughter Kathleen Azevedo who served as a Page.

 Continental Congress 2017

Krystell Finato, Tami Isaksen, Leonora Branca, Suzanne Schultz and Holly Ochoa in Washington, D.C.