Chapter Activities and Projects

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Chapter Projects

The primary objectives of the NSDAR are:

Historic Preservation – To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence.
Promote Education – To promote knowledge of American history through study, essays, and community events.
Patriotic Endeavor – To cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom, foster patriotism and love of country, and aid in securing for humankind the blessings of liberty.

To support these objectives, the Josefa Higuera Livermore Chapter, NSDAR is involved in the following projects:


American History Essay Contest (grades 5-8)


This contest is open to all grade 5, 6, 7, and 8 students in a public, private, or parochial school, or those who are homeschooled. Each year a selected topic for use during the academic year is announced and contest instructions are sent to the schools. Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness. Awards are given at the chapter, district, state, division, and national levels. Contact one of our Chairman, Pat Moore or Grare Davis

Constitution Week Activities


Our chapter celebrates Constitution Week each year. The celebration underscores our continuing dedication to the study, comprehension, teaching, protection, and promotion of the legacy and heritage of the Constitution of the United States of America.


DAR Good Citizens Award


The DAR Good Citizens Committee, established in 1934 by NSDAR, recognizes senior high school students who excel in qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Approximately 11,000 schools participate each year. The Josefa Higuera Livermore Chapter, NSDAR annually presents cash awards to two local high school seniors. 


Outstanding Teacher Award


The Josefa Higuera Livermore Chapter presents this award each year to a teacher who is currently teaching in the Livermore School District.  We search for teachers who will be fondly remembered long after their students graduate. This award is unique to our chapter and is our way of recognizing teachers who have a positive impact on their students. Contact Chairman – Pat Baker.

Veteran Patient Services - Livermore Veterans Hospital


The Josefa Higuera Livermore Chapter, NSDAR is a strong supporter of the VA Medical Center in Livermore. Some of the things members provide are handmade lap robes, Christmas cards, calendars, paperback books, and a Christmas luncheon. There is a dedicated chairman who looks for ways in which members can help the veteran patients.

*Some information on these pages is quoted from the DAR National and State websites.


See our News page for updates on chapter activities.


Chapter Committees

The Josefa Higuera Livermore Chapter, NSDAR is very involved in national and local activities. Below are an example of our some of our volunteer committees. 

American Heritage
American History
American Indians
Children of the American Revolution
Commemorative Events
Constitution Week
DAR Good Citizens
DAR Magazine
DAR Museum Outreach
DAR Project Patriot
DAR School
DAR Service for Veterans
The Flag of the United States of America
Genealogical Records
Historic Preservation
Junior Membership
Lineage Research
Literacy Promotion
National Defense
Volunteer Information Specialists
Women's Issues