Founded in 1981, the David Douglas Chapter celebrates 41 years of promoting patriotism, supporting education, fostering good citizenship, honoring veterans, and preserving history. We are named after Pioneer Botanist David Douglas (1799-1834) whose most memorable discovery was the towering Douglas Fir, the dominant tree west of the Cascade Mountains in the Pacific Northwest. We are delighted you are interested in our chapter!
Monthly meetings offer presentations on a variety of topics including genealogy, historic preservation, and women’s issues. Annual events include organizing Wreaths Across America as well as a Community Awards Luncheon. We prepare Constitution Week displays and proclamations, and present the DAR Good Citizens Award to local high school seniors.
We honor Vietnam Veterans as a Commemoration Partner and present an ROTC Award at the University of Washington.
With over 80 members, our chapter members serve as Washington State DAR state officers and chairmen. Many volunteer for chapter, state and national committees, and our chapter hosted the 2011 and 2015 Washington State DAR Conferences.
We welcome inquiries! Please explore our website and contact us to learn more.
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a non-political organization open to women over the age of 18 who can prove a linear descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. Founded in 1890, there are over 180,000 members in approximately 3,000 DAR chapters in the United States and abroad.
Our David Douglas Chapter earned the Lantern Chapter designation in recognition of five or more members organizing and creating a new chapter in order to spread the light of DAR.