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Organized on 12 January 2008, The Doctor Susan Anderson Chapter, NSDAR, is an active group of women of all ages – from college students, career women, to homemakers and retirees. For those who have various commitments during the day, consider joining us for an evening dinner meeting full of sharing and various DAR activities. The Doctor Susan Anderson Chapter, NSDAR, meets September through May on a weekday, except for two Saturday luncheon meetings in January and May.

Membership

If you are interested in attending our next Prospective Member Workshop, or if you would like further information, please use the Contact Us form. 

The National Society welcomes any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background who can prove lineal descent from a man or woman who, with unfailing loyalty, rendered material aid to the cause of American Independence.

Information and several helpful forms for prospective members are available at http://www.dar.org/national-society/become-member 

Upcoming Activities

If you would like to attend a chapter activity listed below, please use the Contact Form for more information.

March

Tuesday, March 10: Regular Chapter Business Meeting.“Colorado Parks and Wildlife” Presented by Jennifer Standlee, Colorado Parks, and Wildlife Manager Service Project – Women’s Issues Committee project to create Dignity Socks and Cupcake Socks for the Family Tree organization.

April

Tuesday, April 14: Online (virtual) chapter “get-together”.  We will discuss member and community needs and share ideas of how Doc Susie members can continue to be helpful from home.

May

Saturday, May 16: Regular Chapter Business Meeting. “100 Years Voting: The Story of Women’s Suffrage” Presented by Karen Hancock, DAR State Speaker Staff.

Who Was Doctor Susan Anderson?

Our chapter is named in honor of Doctor Susan Anderson (1870-1960). She graduated with a medical degree from medical school in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1907, she moved to Fraser, Colorado; where she thought the high mountain air could improve her health. ‘Doc Susie’, as the local folks called her, treated people in several towns along the railway. She delivered babies, cared for the sick, treated injuries of the ranchers, farmers, railway and tunnel workers, logging men, and sometimes even animals! She cared for people during the major influenza epidemic of 1918. In 1926, she became the Coroner of Grand County. As a professional, she inspired young girls to pursue lives beyond the drudgery of most women of that era.