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Lake Tahoe Chapter, NSDAR
Activities & Projects



 America 250! Committee





The American 250! Committee chair has been busy on our chapter’s Patriot Snapshots.  She has completed all 22 original application Patriots and submitted them to the state American 250! Committee to be included in the California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (CSSDAR) digital scrapbook.  This scrapbook will be shared during the state conference in March 2021. The committees have been gearing up for the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Through our DAR activities and service, we have the opportunity to inspire our members and our communities by discovering, remembering, and sharing the stories of our Patriot ancestors as we celebrate America 250!

Below is an example of a submission to the state American 250! scrapbook.



Thank you, America250! Committee, for your hard work & dedication!



   Photos courtesy of a chapter member.

Wreaths Across America

The Wreaths Across America ceremony was prerecorded at Happy Homestead Cemetery in South Lake Tahoe, November 13-14, 2020. You can view the ceremony on YouTube: Wreaths2020.

Chapter treasurer, chapter registrar; and state regent; chapter regent, and honorary chapter regent

State regent with South Lake Tahoe Fire & Rescue

Chapter regent and state regent with the bagpiper who provided music for the ceremony.

 Photos courtesy of a chapter member.


Lake Tahoe Chapter, NSDAR,
Day of Service
at Happy Homestead Cemetery

October 11, 2020







  (October 11, 2020)

Chapter members raked pine needles and cleaned grave markers.

Photos courtesy of a chapter member.

COMMEMORATIONS Lake Tahoe Chapter, NSDAR, Daughters commemorate events that are important in our United States history.  Chapter members honor these important dates in a variety of ways, including marching in the South Lake Tahoe Fourth of July Parade.

July 4, 2019

July 4, 2019

 Photos courtesy of a chapter member.


Honoring Constitution Week at El Dorado County Library, South Lake Tahoe, California.
September 1, 2019

 Photo courtesy of a chapter member.

-  December 14, 2019, Lake Tahoe Chapter, NSDAR, conducted the very first Wreaths Across America Ceremony to be presented in the greater Lake Tahoe Basin.  The ceremony’s location was South Lake Tahoe’s Happy Homestead Cemetery. The ceremony’s attendees and participants included DAR Daughters, the cemetery’s director, members of American Legion Post #795 and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, firefighters from the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department, family, and friends.  Music was provided by a bagpiper and her sister who sang The National Anthem. The chapter hopes that this ceremony will grow and become part of everybody’s holiday traditions.



Photos courtesy of a chapter member. 




Even before the chapter was organized, the DAR Daughters in the greater Lake Tahoe area voted to adopt the Al Tahoe Pioneer Cemetery in the old Al Tahoe historic neighborhood of South Lake Tahoe as a permanent project.  Chapter members did a walking survey of the cemetery for their October 11, 2018, DAR Day of Service.  The goal was to determine the original boundaries of this pioneer cemetery and to estimate the number of burials.  Since then, the chapter has organized a community-wide committee in support of the cemetery.  Along with DAR members, the committee has representation from the City of South Lake Tahoe, the Kiwanis of Tahoe Sierra, the Lake Tahoe Historical Society, and the California Tahoe Conservancy. 

                                                                                              "Day of Service" October 11, 2018                  
Our chapter regent has earned a grant for the chapter that has been matched by the City of South Lake Tahoe to cover the cost of ground-penetrating radar.  That, plus genealogical research by chapter members, helps to establish the identities of who is buried in the cemetery and where all burials are located.  This information is vital to understanding where restoration can take place within the cemetery.

 Photo courtesy of a chapter member.


Presenting our two 2019-2020 DAR Good Citizens Awardees with a U.S. Flag that had been flown over the U.S. Capitol.
July 13, 2020
Photo courtesy of a chapter member.




The DAR Donations Jar is passed around at each meeting.  Collected donations rotate between DAR schools, DAR Project Patriot, and the Sugar Pine Foundation.




 Photos courtesy of a chapter member.




- Each July 5, community members around Lake Tahoe clean up the trash that accumulates during the July Fourth festivities.  Lake Tahoe Chapter, NSDAR, Daughters participate in this annual cleanup.      

                                                                                                                        July 5, 2019
Photos courtesy of a chapter member.










Food for Thought is Lake Tahoe Chapter, NSDAR, program to support homeless students on the campus of Lake Tahoe Community College.  At each meeting, chapter members donate food and personal hygiene items to the campus food pantry. This program assists with food and other necessities for students who are facing food and housing insecurities.

Photos courtesy of a chapter member.  


- Lake Tahoe Chapter, NSDAR, members provided hot lunches during finals weeks in March and June 2019 for veterans of our armed forces who are attending Lake Tahoe Community College.
















 Photo courtesy of a chapter member.


HAND-CRAFTED ITEMS FOR VETERANSLake Tahoe Chapter, NSDAR, Daughters live at least two hours from the nearest Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center.  One way they serve hospitalized veterans is to create quilted, sturdy wheelchair/walker bags and bedside buckets.  These are provided to patients at the Mather VA Medical Center, Sacramento, California, and to medical facilities in South Lake Tahoe caring for local hospitalized veterans.


 Photo courtesy of a chapter member.


DAR Daughters everywhere support the path to United States citizenship.  Because Lake Tahoe Chapter, NSDAR, is in the High Sierra where the nearest naturalization ceremonies are two hours away, the chapter finds other ways to honor new citizens.  In this case, a reception was held by chapter members.  A new citizen was presented with a certificate and a copy of the DAR Manual for Citizenship to share with other members of the immigrant community.

 Photo courtesy of a chapter member.


The chapter supports the local Sugar Pine Foundation with its donations.  The foundation is attempting to halt the spread of white blister rust in the sugar pine population by collecting cones from trees proven to be resistant to the disease.  Seeds from these cones are planted and the resulting seedlings are planted at reforestation sites all around the Lake Tahoe Basin.  The foundation provides opportunities for DAR Daughters to participate in reforestation and to visit reforestation sites where their donations have made a difference.


Pictured below - Lake Tahoe Chapter, NSDAR, regent planting sugar pine trees. (May 28, 2020)

Rosemary Manning planting sugar pines

(May 28, 2020)


 Photos courtesy of chapter members.


National Society Daughters of the American Revolution NSDAR

California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution  CSSDAR