José Maria Amador Chapter
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Pleasanton, California

Our chapter was organized on May 19, 1973. We are located in the Tri-Valley area, which includes the cities of Pleasanton, Dublin, and San Ramon. We celebrated our 40th anniversary on May 19, 2013.

Our chapter name comes from the man who had a city, county, and valley named after him. José Maria Amador was born in California and was a soldier like his father. He oversaw Mission San José and was given 16,500 acres by the Mexican government. He named his grant Rancho San Ramon.

Chapter meetings are held September through May on the second Saturday of each month. For more information, please contact Carole Vercellino or Diane Groome.

The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.

DAR members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for underserved children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.

As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts over 170,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is exempt from federal income taxes under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and receives no government funding.