About Us

El Dorado Chapter was founded in the Fall of 1978 by Emily Hestler Ross, a Past Vice Regent of the Patience Wright Chapter of Laguna Beach, California. The first official meeting, consisting of twenty members, was held on October 12, 1978, in the home of Gloria Miserlian. Emily passed away May 29, 1989, after serving 58 years as a DAR member. Her great heritage and her book of essays, Let Us Not Forget, will serve as a memorial to El Dorado, the "Golden One" Chapter. 

Chapter Meetings

Chapter meetings are held on the second Wednesday or Saturday of the month, September through June, in Placerville. Our calendar will guide you to dates, times and monthly program speakers. You are welcome to contact our regent Betty Zurlinden or registrar Bonnie Battaglia if you have any questions regarding attending a meeting or what steps to take for an application for NSDAR membership. Each meeting includes interesting program presentations on patriotic, historic or educational topics. The business portion of the meeting contains devotions, patriotic exercises, and chapter project updates.

El Dorado Chapter Officers, 2012-2014

Betty Zurlinden,
Barbara Hellesoe,
1st Vice Regent,
Janet Levi,
2nd Vice Regent
Terry Mee,
Margi Klein,
Recording Secretary
Danelle Hosmann,
Bonnie Battaglia,
Ellen Osborn,
Linda Swystun,
Robin Miller,
Publishing Secretary
    Viki Lovell,
Lineage Research,
VIS Chairman