Chapter History

The chapter held its first meeting in August, 2005. This was to see if there was an interest in forming a new chapter in Amador County. Seventeen attended that first meeting. Officers were chosen, plans made, and meetings scheduled.  

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 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 approved.

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 the 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 of Sierra Amador Chapter, NSDAR.