Penny Sander

Maryann Herrera

Chapter Regent

2020 - 2022


National Society

California State Society




Chapter Activities and Projects

Our Chapter has over two dozen committees helping to strengthen and enrich our communities. The DAR brings together women to achieve our mission of Service to America.

DAR PROJECT PATRIOT - February 12, 2021

Mission Viejo Chapter DAR dropped off 35 dozen home baked cookies this morning for their Valentine’s Day parties! #marineslovecookies




This December 2020 our chapter dropped off 54 dozen cookies,165 toys, and other donations going to the families of the Marines and Navy Seals at Camp Pendleton and 29 Palms. Many children of these active military families will have a brighter holiday season! 🇺🇸 🎅🏻 🍪 🌟




Wreaths Across America - December 19th, 2020

On December 19 at 09:00 am, 2020, Mission Viejo chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) (CA0516P) will be helping El Toro Memorial Park to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.


Mission Viejo - 4th Annual Scarecrow Contest - Halloween 2020

Mission Viejo Chapter daughters are excited! Our entry “Julia, the WWI Nurse” won in the Best Traditional Category in the City of Mission Viejo Fourth Annual Scarecrow Contest!! She is now wearing her winning blue ribbon!


    DAR Project Patriot 2020

More World War II veterans received certificates this week.  We also sent out birthday cards to 100 year old veterans.





National DAR Day of Service October 11, 2020

The National DAR Day of Service takes place annually around October 11th.  This year 2020 our Chapter went to Aliso Beach and cleaned up.



Mission Viejo DAR - Celebrating Constitution Week 2020

Celebrating Constitution Day (September 17) with the Ringing of the Bells Across America - Mission San Juan Capistrano.


DAR Service for Veterans 2020 Dopp Kit Project

The Dopp Kit project is complete! The Mission Viejo Chapter ladies made Dopp kits with an assortment of toiletries for veterans hospitalized at the VA Hospital. The Dopp kits looked great! 



During the 2020 Covid 19 pandemic our ladies sewed and donated masks to Americans in need.


Wreaths Across America - December 14th, 2019

A wonderful program to honor our veterans who served our country, by providing wreaths during the holiday season. The wreaths are sponsored by individuals, companies, and charitable organizations, then placed on the graves of veterans in our local cemetery, El Toro Memorial Park.

  Madame Modjeska House                                                                        ♦

Mission Viejo - 3rd Annual Scarecrow Contest - Halloween 2019

WINNER: "Most Traditional" - 100% of the winnings donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation / R.I.S.E.


"Lucy, The Suffragette"
designed by Mission Viejo DAR 1st Vice Regent, Bonnie Best


Serving our Veterans - Potters Lane - October 2019

Donations of personal hygiene items and handmade blankets


Mission Viejo DAR - Celebrating Constitution Week 2019

Mission San Juan Capistrano 'Ringing of the Bells' event

 Mission Viejo DAR - Constitution Week - Ringing of the Bells


 The Flag of the United States of America 

Chapter Members at the Mission Viejo 4th of July Faire distribute American Flags to the community

Mission Viejo DAR 4th of July Faire


DAR - Day of Service

Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank for distribution to 300,000 people in need in Orange County

Mission Viejo DAR - Day of Service


    DAR Project Patriot

Through various projects, we help our local service men and women with cards of support, care packages and gifts during the holidays.

Mission Viejo Project Patriot