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.

Regent Cynthia Larson, Treasurer Danelle Hosmann, Publishing Secretary Barbara Hellesoe, Registrar Bonnie Battaglia, Chaplain Elizabeth Fulgaro, 1st Regent Carol Nolan, 2nd Regent Nancy McDonnell