Estudillo Chapter Meetings

We welcome visitors at all chapter meetings; please join us! Come meet our members and learn more about our chapter.

Chapter meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month, September through May, at 10:00 AM in the City of Hemet. Please contact us for additional information if you would like to attend any of our chapter meetings.

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Today's DAR

Today's DAR on Social Media

Please use the following media resources to gain insight into the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR):

Introduction to Today's DAR

Please enjoy this five part introduction to Today's DAR, select each to view video.

Today's DAR and You!

Today's DAR and You brochure; select below to open the pdf file.

Community Activities 2013

Our community activities align with the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution primary objectives; this years activities included:

Historic Preservation

Estudillo Mansion

Chapter members have raised funds for the restoration of the Estudillo Mansion in San Jacinto. The mansion was built in 1885 by Francisco Estudillo on part of the original Mexican land grant given to José Antonio Estudillo and his family in 1842.

 

Education

DAR Good Citizens Awards

Each Spring the Estudillo Chapter presents a DAR Good Citizens certificate and pin to an elementary school student in the Hemet/San Jacinto Elementary School District. The candidate students are selected by their teachers.

Additionally, DAR Good Citizens awards are presented to deserving students from local high schools. The 2013 Good Citizenship Award recipients were from the following schools:

  • West Valley High School
  • Tahquitz High School
  • Hemet High School
  • San Jacinto High School
  • Alessandro High School
  • Mountain View High School
Diggs & Brubaker Awards
DAR Good Citizens Award Recipients

John Diggs History Award

The John Diggs History Award is an endowment fund set up by former member, Margaret Jahn, in memory of her mother and grandmother. The award is named after Captain John Diggs, Mrs. Jahn's Revolutionary War ancestor. The scholarships are given to four seniors selected by the faculty of the History department of the local high schools. The 2013 Captain John Diggs Award recipients were from the following schools:

  • Tahquitz High School
  • Hemet High School
  • San Jacinto High School
  • West Valley High School
Diggs & Brubaker Awards
John Diggs History and Brubaker English Award Recipients

Brubaker English Award

The Brubaker English Award was established to honor Caroline Brubaker. Mrs. Brubaker was one of the chapter's 25 charter members when the chapter organized on March 12, 1940. Awards are given to four graduating seniors, selected by the faculty of the English department of the local high schools. The 2013 Carolyn Brubaker English Award recipients were from the following schools:

  • Tahquitz High School
  • San Jacinto High School
  • West Valley High School
  • Hemet High School

ROTC/JROTC Awards

Our chapter presents the NSDAR Bronze ROTC medal to graduating senior cadets that meet the academic and military discipline of the JROTC program in four high schools, three in Hemet and one in San Jacinto. The 2013 JROTC Award recipients were from the following schools:

  • Hemet High School
  • San Jacinto High School
  • Taquitz High School
  • West Valley High School
JROTC
2013 JROTC Awardees and their Sponsors

 

JROTC
Cadet receives award from
Sandra Males-Madrid (JROTC Chairman) & Dolores Tamoria (Regent)

Patriotism

Memorial Day 2013
Dolores Tamoria & Donna Mae Powell
San Jacinto Cemetery
San Jacinto Valley Cemetery District

Our 2013 Memorial Day wreath presentation took place at the San Jacinto Cemetery District and was presented by Dolores F. Tamoria, regent, and Donna Mae Powell, chaplain.

In the heart of the San Jacinto Valley sits the San Jacinto Valley Cemetery District. With its park like setting it is a focal point of the San Jacinto Valley. The history of the Valley can be traced back to many generations of pioneer, farming, and ranching families that are buried here. The earliest burials date back to mid 1800s. The cemetery has approximately 24,000 burials. Among those buried are more than 2,300 veterans dating back to the Civil War.