We assist DAR supported schools through donations of Box Tops for Education and provided backpacks filled with school supplies.
In the past, we also collected Campbell’s UPC labels and gently used clothing for resale.
We sponsor awards for local children participating in the Manatee County History Fair.
Our chapter actively supports outstanding students in their pursuit of obtaining DAR Scholarships.
We are generous financial supporters of all DAR Schools.
Thank you Saint Joseph’s Catholic School, 2019 History Essay Award Winners
Winners representing the 6th, 7th & 8th grades.
Our 2019 Good Citizen Award winners
L-R Regent Margaret Smelser: recipients from Palmetto HS, St Stephens and Southeast HS
Chapter Members are actively engaged in Conservation efforts.
We are excited to serve as beach monitors for nesting sea turtles and provide education to hundreds of Anna Maria Island visitors.
We have established pollinator gardens, participate in Earth Day clean-up efforts, lead bird walks
and serve as bird naturalists participating in the National Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
L-R Holly Wilson, Kathy Doddridge & Suzanne Cochran
National Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Far Left: Fran Kramer Far Right: Kathy Doddridge
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
L-R Fran Kramer, Mary Breaux, Kathy Doddridge, Julie Moore & Sharon Spry
Thank you Saint Joseph’s Catholic School! 2017 History Essay Award Winner
Our 2016-2017 DAR Good Citizens Award Winners
Our 2015-2016 DAR Good Citizens Award Winners
Our 2013-2014 DAR Good Citizens Award Winner
Our 2012-2013 DAR Good Citizens Award Winner
This student also placed third in the state competition.