Members of the Don José Verdugo Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, installed its new executive board for 2016-18. Those installed included Regent Caroline Craven; 1st Vice Regent Jeanette Stirdivant; 2nd Vice Regent Betty Jones; Chaplain Penny Phillips; Recording Secretary Trudi Abram; Corresponding Secretary Mary Hassen; Treasurer Elizabeth Craven; Registrar Lisa Harley. Historian elect Amy Toczek will be installed at a later date.
The Don José Chapter, formed in 1953, currently has 66 members and six provisional members. A genealogical society, any woman 18 years or older – regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution – is eligible for membership.
The National Society, DAR, founded in 1890, is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education for children. A premier genealogical library, collections of early American decorative arts and the largest concert hall in Washington, D.C. are part of DAR headquarters.
For information about DAR, call (818) 249-5472.