TEMECULA – The Luiseño Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will meet on Tuesday, March 25. The guest speaker will be Ceallach McGovern, vice president of the DeAnza Trail Society Children of the American Revolution. McGovern will be speaking on juvenile diabetes. The meeting will be held at the Assistance League, 28720 via Montezuma in Temecula.
DAR meetings are open to any woman interested in tracing her heritage to ancestors of the American Revolution. The Luiseño Chapter Registrar will provide guidance and assistance to anyone wishing to apply for membership.
The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890. Currently, there are approximately 165,000 members in the 3,000 chapters throughout the United States and 11 foreign countries.
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 to become a member. A patriot is described as someone who may have fought in the war, given arms, funds, medical or other supplies, taken the Oath of Allegiance, or in any way contributed to the cause.
Luiseño Chapter meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month from September through May. For more information, call Membership Chairperson, Deborah Stemwedel at (951) 244-4883.