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 2015

Our community activities align with the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution primary objectives and include:

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 2015 DAR Good Citizens Award recipients are from the following schools:

  • Alessandro High School
  • Hemet High School
  • Mountain Heights Academy
  • Mountain View High School
  • San Jacinto High School
  • Tahquitz High School
  • West Valley High School
Good Citizen Awards
DAR Good Citizens Award Recipients with Sandra Males-Madrid

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 2015 Captain John Diggs Award recipients are from the following schools:

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

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 2015 Carolyn Brubaker English Award recipients are from the following schools:

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

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 2014 JROTC Award recipients are from the following schools:

  • Beaumont High School
  • Hemet High School
  • San Jacinto High School
  • Taquitz High School
  • West Valley High School
JROTC
2015 JROTC Awardees and their Sponsors

Patriotism

Veterans Day Honor Guard
Veterans Day Wreath

Our 2015 Veterans Day wreath presentation took place at Gibbel Park where hundreds of people and almost 2,000 flags filled the park for Hemet’s annual Veterans Day Celebration.

Besides the usual ceremony recognizing veterans of United States military services and the usual collection of vendors, demonstrations, and performances, the Exchange Club of Hemet/San Jacinto Valley presented its first Field of Honor, placing 1,776 flags throughout the park. Estudillo Chapter DAR’s wreath was presented by Lynda McHugh, regent and Heather Ferguson, chaplain.