La Cuesta Chapter

San Luis Obispo, California

Welcome to La Cuesta Chapter, San Luis Obispo, CA

Colleen Drees

Colleen Drees
Colleen Drees, Regent

Thank you for visiting the website for La Cuesta Chapter located along the central coast of California in San Luis Obispo. Our chapter name honors the grade up the mountainside leaving San Luis Obispo headed north on Hwy 101.  La Cuesta means the grade in Spanish. 

Most of our members live in San Luis Obispo County in or near the city of San Luis Obispo. Our membership also includes some long-distance members who maintain ties to this chapter. Our chapter includes adult women of all ages. Many of our members are educators, businesswomen, artists, and authors, either present or retired. Most of our members are involved in local communities as volunteers in libraries, museums, schools, or religious organizations.

Our programs have featured guest speakers on various topics such as history, media, and women’s issues. Also, interesting presentations are provided by our own talented members.

Our membership of approximately 60 is an intimate group of patriotic ladies. We hold our meetings in San Luis Obispo in a variety of venues. We enjoy our friendships while working together to bring DAR values to our community.

More than twenty women have served as La Cuesta Chapter regents during the years since our charter members first met in January 1951. Among our current chapter membership, there are a number of past regents and members who went on to leadership positions at the district or state level of DAR.

La Cuesta Chapter supports and participates in projects for active American military and our veterans of all wars. We support reforestation and other “green” projects. We support the DAR schools with donations of Campbell’s product labels, Box Tops for Education, and monetary donations. Our chapter is actively involved in the preservation of documents, relics and records of individual service of the Revolutionary War soldiers and patriots, as well as preservation of historical sites in all parts of our state and country. 

We are a fun group of ladies who enjoy our friendships while working to inform our community and our members about our great American heritage. We welcome any woman for membership who is over 18 years of age and who is descended from a man or woman who aided in achieving American independence during the period between April 19, 1775, and November 26, 1783. 

Information on membership in the DAR can be found here.  

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