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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

Please join us for our next Prospective Member Workshop on March 24, 2020, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  We’ll share information about DAR and member buddies will be available to assist with the basic information you will need to complete an application for membership.  Bring your laptop if you have one!

What:              DAR Prospective Member Workshop

When:            March 24, 2020, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where:           Lake Arbor Community Room, 8110 Vance, Arvada CO

If you are interested in attending the 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.

February

Tuesday, February 11: Regular Chapter Business Meeting. “DAR Good Citizen’s Awards”, “Cannonball Creek Society, N.S.C.A.R.”, “Colorado State Society, N.S.C.A.R” and “American Indian Committee Updates” Presented by various Chapter Members and invited guests from N.S.C.A.R.  Service Project – Service to America Committee project to stuff Grab and Go Bags with bottled water and snacks to be delivered to Arvada Firefighters.

March

Tuesday, March 12: 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.

Tuesday, March 24: Please join us for our next Prospective Member Workshop on March 24, 2020, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m at the Lake Arbor Community Room, 8110 Vance, Arvada CO.  We’ll share information about DAR and member buddies will be available to assist with the basic information you will need to complete an application for membership.  Bring your laptop if you have one!

April

Tuesday, April 14: Regular Chapter Business Meeting. “Organ Donation” Presented by Ann Gaspers, Public Education Coordinator, Donor Alliance.  Service Project – American Indian Committee donation drive to benefit Bacone College (DAR School).  Annual Chapter Committee Fair to follow immediately after the meeting.

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.