Chapter Activities and Projects

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Chapter Activities

Anne Loucks Chapter has 149 members. Our members are dedicated sponsors of the American History Essay contest for students of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, DAR Good Citizens, which are high school seniors selected by their principals, senior counselors and peers from Diablo and San Ramon Valley schools, and are honored during February of each year. These recipients are young people who exhibit leadership, dependability, service, and patriotism in their daily lives. Our chapter also is the sponsor of Ariel Bradley Society of the Children of the American Revolution.

American Indian Schools

Our chapter collects Campbell's labels to support the DAR schools. Labels and other proofs of purchase from over 1,000 Campbell product varieties are eligible for redemption in Campbell's Labels for Education Program. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this great corporate program which you can use to support the educational facility of your choice.

DAR Good Citizens Award

Our chapter is proud to sponsor the DAR Good Citizens Award, open to all high school seniors whose personal, scholastic, and volunteer records demonstrate the qualities of good citizenship. These fine young men and women are nominated and selected by their individual schools for their outstanding efforts which reflect dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. We are proud of our community's young adults!

Martha Anne

Our chapter mascot is "Martha Anne," a Teddy Bear purchased at Mt. Vernon and dressed as Martha Washington might have dressed. She is named for Martha Washington and Anne Loucks. Martha Anne can frequently be seen at chapter activities in a variety of costumes lovingly made for her by chapter members.  

Wreaths Across America Ceremonies

Our chapter actively supports this recognition of veterans during the holiday season. Wreaths are purchased and placed at a local cemetery on the 3rd Saturday in December. You are also invited to attend one of the wreath placement ceremonies which will occur in every national cemetery at 12:00 noon EST/9:00 AM PST. December weather conditions at cemeteries are variable. If you plan to attend, be sure to dress warmly, wear sensible shoes, and bring an umbrella.