About Us

  Josefa Higuera Livermore Chapter, NSDAR

Founded April 15, 2000

The first official meeting of the Josefa Higuera Livermore Chapter, NSDAR, was held on April 15, 2000, at a member’s home (pictured at the right). There were 16 members, the Organizing Regent, and 15 other at-large DAR members. Our chapter grew significantly during the first year, adding 37 new members. These 53 ladies became the charter members of the Josefa Higuera Livermore Chapter, NSDAR. The official charter, signed by President General Linda Watkins on June 29, 2003, lists the officers of the chapter as well as the 53 charter members. Presently, the document hangs in the home of the organizing regent. Several of these charter members have served as chapter regents.

The chapter Organizing Committee chose Josefa Higuera Livermore as the name of our chapter for several reasons.  Because the DAR is a woman's organization, the committee felt strongly that the chapter should be named after a woman. Secondly, Josefa Higuera was married to Robert Livermore for whom the valley and the town of Livermore, where the chapter was organized, were named. For more information about Josefa Higuera Livermore, visit the Chapter History page.

Over the years our chapter continued to grow to about 140 members.  The ladies of this chapter range in age from the 20s through the 80s and possibly beyond. We have varied backgrounds and with many different interests, but our Daughters have the common bond of friendship, of love for our country, and of being a direct descendent of an American Revolutionary War Patriot.  

Early on, our chapter held its monthly meetings at the Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Livermore. As our membership grew, we contracted with another facility to house our monthly meetings as well as the May and December fundraising luncheons. However, during our 21st year, the year of the coronavirus pandemic, we have been meeting virtually using Zoom web conferencing. 

We meet monthly from January through May and September through December. In general, our meetings start with a program covering topics related to the mission of the NSDAR, historical preservation, education, and  patriotism, followed by a social break with goodies provided by chapter members.  The meeting is concluded with our chapter business. Afterward, those who are interested attend lunch together at a local restaurant. We also meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month January through May and September through December for breakfast at a local restaurant in Livermore. Refer to our calendar for meeting details.

Our chapter has been active in the Livermore community over its 20-year history through its support for veterans, education, local heritage, and the environment. Our chapter has also supported state and national causes, such as the state regent’s projects, reforestation in California, the DAR schools and student projects, and the DAR Museum. The main fundraising events for supporting our chapter activities are the very popular May and December luncheons. Members contribute beautiful themed baskets that are raffled off at these events in a silent auction, called the Ritzy Raffle. We also feast on dishes prepared by our members, a tradition that inspired another fundraising project, chapter cookbooks for the 10th and 20th anniversaries of the chapter. Visit our Projects and Activities page for more information.


As our Daughters did before us, we strive to continue to achieve our society's goals: 

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Interested in joining our chapter or getting more information? Contact our chapter or visit our membership page.


National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution 

California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Photos/images courtesy of chapter archives.