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 20 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.