Press Release

Colorado State Society, NSDAR

August 2005

Contact: Donna Elin,, 303.781.6400


Local DAR Chapter Forming
Trinidad, Colorado

Women with ancestors who fought in or supported the American Revolution and who are interested to help preserve America's heritage are invited to attend a Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) informational meeting on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m. to start a new chapter in Trinidad.

The meeting will be held at the Trinidad State Junior College in the Sullivan Student Center. Any woman, 18 or older, with an ancestor who fought in or supported the American Revolution can join the DAR. In addition, with the number of Spanish Colonial Patriots who aided in the American Revolution, we hope to attract their descendants for membership.

Copies of applications, genealogical worksheets, and informational brochures will be on hand. Our experts in early American and Hispanic genealogy will be there to offer their assistance. Prospective members from Trinidad and the surrounding areas are encouraged to attend with their questions and to see if they are eligible!

DAR is a nonpolitical 501(c) volunteer service organization. It promotes patriotism, education, and preserves American history throughout the community, including many youth targeted programs.

For details, call Donna Elin at 303.781.6400 or Charlotte Hubbs at 303.660.9220 or email at

The National Society of the DAR was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation's children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the American Revolution. With more than 170,000 members in approximately 2,300 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. It is also the publisher of American Spirit magazine. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit