The Clara Barton Chapter, NSDAR, was organized on January 13, 1974, under the direction and guidance of the California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Ruth H. English Kingsbury began to spearhead the mission to create a new chapter in Huntington Beach, California. On October 11, 1973, Ruth Kingsbury was confirmed by the National Board of Management as Organizing Regent and the chapter name was confirmed. December 3, 1973, the National Board of Management in Washington, D.C., confirmed all twelve members as organizing members.
And so it was, on January 13, 1974, the chapter made history and had its first organized meeting and in attendance were 57 DAR members and guests. The new chapter began with excitement and energy which continued because 15 years later the chapter had a membership of 88 members. Today we have 179 chapter members, 12 of whom are Junior members, and we are proud to have eight associate members from in and around the area who join our chapter meetings and events when they are in town.
Our members are grateful for the work of our leaders that began about 45 years ago. The Clara Barton Chapter, NSDAR, remains strong and vibrant and welcoming to all. We have and will continue the mission and vision of our DAR leaders who paved the way.
The chapter motto for 2020-2022 is "We Are Clara Barton," and as a team we will strive to work together for God, Home and Country, because ...
We Are Clara Barton DAR!
We are proud to show our American Spirit!
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