The Feather River Chapter was organized on December 4, 1967. Mrs. William T. Holt was the chapter's first regent. We meet in Oroville monthly between September and May, usually on the third Friday at 11 am. The location changes each month. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact us for current information.
Oroville was originally named Ophir after the biblical city of gold. When the early settlers tried to register the town's name, Ophir had already been taken. So the town's name became Oroville. The Feather River runs right through Oroville and carried down from the Sierras some of purest gold found during the California gold rush. The gold brought people here and the Feather River was a trade artery for supplies. Our chapter took its name from this exceedingly rich historic river.
Feather River Chapter, NSDAR, supports the activities of both the State and National Society while also supporting the needs of our local community. Our members reside in Yuba, Sutter, and Butte Counties. Information on membership in the DAR can be found here.
We support education, community service, historical preservation, good citizenship, and conservation through our programs and activities. Feather River Chapter has a library display during Constitution Week in September and has obtained proclamations celebrating Constitution Week from seven municipalities in our area. We sponsor a DAR Good Citizens Scholarship Contest at ten local high schools each year. We give awards to outstanding ROTC students at two high schools. We contribute each year to "Pennies for Pines," a reforestation program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service. And we support our veterans with donations of needed items. These are just a few of our activities.
Our newest project is the creation of the DAR Memorial Grove in the new River Bend Park in Oroville. We have established a circle of fourteen coastal redwood trees (thirteen for the original colonies and one for California) and we have planted 36 "guardian" redwoods on a hillside overlooking the Park and our Grove. Trees have also been planted in honor of many of our deceased members.
Feather River Chapter is doing great things in the Oroville area. Won't you please join us as we strive to have fun while honoring God, Home, and Country!
Feather River Canyon
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