The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization comprising 3,000 chapters and over 185,000 members.
Latgwa Chapter NSDAR is Oregon’s only bicentennial chapter chartered in 1976, the year of America’s bicentennial celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The chapter derives its name from the American Indians who lived in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains. The Latgwa (Latgawa) Indians were a separate tribe closely allied with the Takelma and the Shasta. In the Takelma language, the name Latgwa means “those living in the uplands.”
We celebrated our chapter’s 40th birthday in 2016.
Latgwa Chapter NSDAR is a dedicated chapter of Oregon State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (OSSDAR). During chapter meetings, this chapter’s focus is on historic preservation, education and patriotism. Our chapter meets the third Saturday of the month in Phoenix, Oregon. If you would like to join us please contact the Latgwa NSDAR Chapter Regent for the next meeting date and location.
CHAPTER OFFICERS 2018-19
Regent: Janis Coder
Vice Regent: Bonnie Yates
Chaplain: Lillian Eaton Stewart
Secretary: Dianna Levingston
Treasurer: Bobbi Becker
Registrar: Sharon Butcher
Historian: Carla White