Chapter History

A meeting was held in August, 2005 to see if there was an interest in forming a new DAR chapter in Amador County. Seventeen attended that first meeting. We were excited to organize a new DAR chapter and began making plans, chose officers to carry us through the organizing process and scheduled meetings.  

The name Sierra Amador was one of three suggested to the National Society for consideration. We proposed this name because it reflects where we live, in the foothills of the Sierra, and our county name, Amador. We are the only county in California named for a then-living individual--Jose Maria Amador. He established one of the first gold mines in the area, so we also reflect our gold rush past. This name was suggested by DAR member Sue Martin.

We chose Jackson to be our chartered location.

We elected officers willing to start up the chapter who remained in office for the first two years. The first election was held in August 2005. And these women worked tirelessly to get this chapter going.

We reached compliance with all of the requirements when we went from 11 members to 15 in one week in May 2006. Nancy Alexander, California State Regent, called on June 26, 2006, to inform us Sierra Amador Chapter had been officially approved by the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Our organizing meeting was held at 7 p.m. on June 26, 2006. On September 16, 2006, California State Regent Anne Lampman and the entire California State Board came to a special meeting of the chapter to give the oath of office to the Sierra Amador chapter officers and present the chapter with a gavel, chapter regent pin, DAR sign, and other gifts to get our chapter off to a wonderful start.

We held our charter membership open for a year, closing it on June 26, 2007. As of that date, we had twenty-two charter members.  We have since grown to more than 70 members.  And our future looks bright!

To learn more about our chapter, or if you wish to join, please contact our chapter registrar.