Our chapter is involved in many projects that support the objectives of historic preservation, education, and patriotism of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
We recognize America's first people and how the Native American Indians shaped our culture by our support of the Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon.
American History Essay Awards
To promote American History and honor historically significant people, places, and events, our chapter sponsors the American History essay contests for local students in grades 5-8, and the Christopher Columbus essay contest for students in grades 9-12.
Through various service awards, May Hutton Chapter works with the National Society of DAR to recognize citizens who have contributed to our community in an outstanding voluntary, heroic, civil, or benevolent mannner.
Our chapter members are committed to the preservation of birds, wildlife, and plant life native to our area. We participate in tree planting and maintaining backyard wildlife sanctuaries along with recycling, water conservation, and protection of all our natural resources.
We donate financial support to the students of the DAR school of Tamasee in South Carolina; Kate Duncan Smith DAR School in Grant, Alabama; and Crossnore School, in Crossnore, North Carolina. Our money helps provide educational opportunities and a refuge for abused and neglected children.
Our chapter donates books to the DAR Library. in Washington DC and to the local Spokane Library Genealogy Room.
Children of the American Revolution
We support the Spokane Society of Children of the American Revolution.
Assistance is available for you in your genealogy research by contacting our Lineage Researcher, Pam. and at the Spokane City Library where genealogists with the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society may assist you.
Our chapter participates at the local office of Immigration and Naturalization by presenting United States of America flag pins to the new citizens. This marks the occasion and serves as an encouragement to underscore the rights and responsibilities of citizenship that we all share as Americans. To help immigrants become naturalized citizens the DAR has compiled and published the DAR Manual For Citizenship (PDF).
Public Relations & Media
Our chapter is dedicated to keeping our members informed via their WSSDAR MEMBERS ONLY Website.
Our chapter is part of the DAR Scholarship program designed to assist students in pursuing undergraduate degrees in one of the following areas: history, political science, economices, government, or nursing. Find more information on the scholarships at the DAR website.
DAR members volunteer their time to provide assistance to our veterans at the local Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, Spokane and the Spokane Valley Veterans Center. By participating in the DAR Project Patriot we assist the national committee in support of our troops overseas through the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany.