During our 67 years the Myakka Chapter of the NSDAR has held true to our founders’ vision through providing programs and funding to organizations and individuals who foster environmental conservation, historical preservation, education and national defense. Our members work hard presenting programs and organizing fundraising events to assure that our mission is realized.
We support NSDAR and FSSDAR projects, purchase “Wreaths For America” and in December we place them on the graves of our veterans buried in the Sarasota National Cemetery. We also provide Red, White and Blue ribbons that are pinned on the lapels of veterans attending the Venice Veterans Day Celebration.
We also provide scholarships and awards to outstanding local students through our JROTC Award program and the Historical Essay program for younger students. Our Nursing Scholarship is presented to a high school senior matriculating in a Nursing Program.
We support our local public library by presenting programs on American history, volunteering in the genealogical section of the Venice Library and providing books in memory of deceased members.
At each general membership meeting, we collect non-perishable food for the local food bank, Box Tops for Education and gift cards to support DAR Schools.
Our fundraising activities range from silent auctions, to fashion shows and special luncheons to increase the awareness of American History.