San Carlos Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), was organized on December 8, 2007. The chapter took its name from the small Mexican village of San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico. San Carlos/Guaymas was instrumental in American independence during the Mexican Civil War. Located 250 miles south of the Arizona, United States of America (USA), Mexican border, it is an easy drive down from Tucson, Arizona. In the winter months, San Carlos is filled with “Snowbirds” that flock from the USA and Canada. They come to the area where the mountains meet the Sea of Cortez. The area has much to offer from fishing, diving, hiking, golfing, boating, and many land-based activities. Several local DAR members are active in the local community helping those less fortunate ̶ and especially the children, who are the future of Mexico. Here in San Carlos the chapter is able to easily promote the objectives of the NSDAR: historical preservation, education, and patriotism. The chapter meets monthly, October through April, with meetings of interest to the members. In November, we honor the veterans living in the area. We have been hosting a buffet breakfast with the veterans as our guests, along with a program, and a special thank you recognition. Some say it is the first time they have ever been thanked for their service. Education! We recently completed helping a young Mexican lady, Andrea, to finish high school and now to graduate college with a law degree! That was possible with the generous donations of our Associate DAR members from all over the world and our sales at the Units Overseas Luncheon and Bazaar, which is held at the Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. We have fun, too, when we travel together somewhere every February in Mexico to participate in the annual Mexico State DAR Conference! In 2018, we flew to Manzanillo where we traveled north to the Grand Isla Navidad Resort & Spa for a week of fun in the sun! We were among 80 DAR members from several states in the USA and Mexico.
Linda Shiflett, Secretary-Treasurer, San Carlos Chapter, NSDAR