Caladesi Chapter
Dunedin, Florida


Thirteen organizing members met on June 7, 1974, at the Dunedin home of Joyce Durfee Haswell. They chose "Caladesi" as the official name of their new chapter, due to the proximity of Caladesi State Park. Helen Patrick Taube (Mrs. Melvin H.) was the Organizing Regent. 

The Lapwing bird is found on CaladesiCaladesi Island is a pristine semi-tropical island, two miles west of Dunedin, Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico. This Barrier Island is now a State Park and the native woodlands, wildlife and beaches are undisturbed and protected. Visiting the area will enable you to see the coast of Florida as it was 1000 years ago.

We offer genealogy help at Dunedin Public Library, every Thursday, from 1-3 PM. A chapter member is available to assist those who are interested in preparing DAR membership papers and to advise of available chapters in the area. At the Largo Library, there is assistance from October thru April, on Tuesday from 12:30 to3:30.

For information and appointments for completing application papers, email the Registrar, Nancy Mauro.

 Loggerhead turtles build nests among the dunes of Caladesi Island

Chapter Information

Caladesi  Chapter Patriots and State of Service


"Focused on Forida, Facing the Future"

Florida State Society DAR


For membership information, contact:
Christa Robinson
Revised: July 19, 2014