Chapters across California have been honoring individuals in their communities with the Community Service Award. This wonderful recognition may be given for outstanding voluntary achievements in the areas of cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, historical, citizenship, or environmental conservation. The awards are typically given to non-DAR members, but Daughters may be recognized if the service is unrelated to their DAR activities. The achievement must have taken place within the past five years without any monetary compensation.
Chapters desiring to give this award should refer to the details on the Community Service Committee page on the DAR Members’ website at http://members.dar.org/committees/community/index.htm . The required documentation is sent to the state chairman for approval. Once approved, a pin and certificate is sent to the chapter from National. Processing may take 6 – 8 weeks.
There is still time to nominate a worthy individual for this year; the deadline is December 31, 2012. Unlike previous years, there is no competitive judging on any level. This is not considered to be a contest. The purpose is to recognize deserving individuals.
To date, in 2012, the following chapters have had their nominees approved: Anne Loucks, Cahuilla, De Anza, El Redondo, Jose Maria Amador, and Mt. Diablo.
Congratulations to all their nominees and our thanks to these chapter who have recognized the deserving members of their communities!
For further information about the qualifications for this award, please refer to the appropriate page in your NIP Packet, or review the information on the National committee web page. Questions may also be directed to the state chairman.
State Chairman, Community Service Awards