Education & Conservation

We assist DAR supported schools through donations of Box Tops for Education and provided backpacks filled with school supplies.

In the past, we also collected Campbell’s UPC labels and gently used clothing for resale.

We sponsor awards for local children participating in the Manatee County History Fair.

Our chapter actively supports outstanding students in their pursuit of obtaining DAR Scholarships.

We are generous financial supporters of all DAR Schools.


Thank you Saint Joseph’s Catholic School, 2019 History Essay Award Winners

Winners representing the  6th, 7th & 8th grades.

Our 2019 Good Citizen Award winners 

L-R Regent Margaret Smelser: recipients from Palmetto HS, St Stephens and Southeast HS

 Chapter Members are actively engaged in Conservation efforts.

We are  excited to serve as beach monitors for nesting sea turtles and provide education to hundreds of Anna Maria Island visitors.

We have established pollinator gardens, participate in Earth Day clean-up efforts, lead bird walks

and serve as bird naturalists participating in the National Audubon Christmas  Bird Count.

Earth Day

L-R Holly Wilson, Kathy Doddridge & Suzanne Cochran

National Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Far Left: Fran Kramer Far Right: Kathy Doddridge

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch


L-R    Fran Kramer, Mary Breaux, Kathy Doddridge, Julie Moore & Sharon Spry

Thank you Saint Joseph’s Catholic School!     2017 History Essay Award Winner

 5th Grade - 2017 History Essay Contest Winner

5th Grade – 2017 History Essay      Contest Winner


6th Grade inner, 2017 History Essay Contest

6th Grade winner, 2017 History Essay Contest

7th Grade History Essay Winner - 2017

7th Grade History Essay Winner – 2017

Our 2016-2017 DAR Good Citizens Award Winners

Palmetto High School Award winner

Palmetto High School Award Winner

Lakewood Ranch High School Award Winner

Our 2015-2016 DAR Good Citizens Award Winners



Our 2013-2014 DAR Good Citizens Award Winner



Our 2012-2013 DAR Good Citizens Award Winner

This student also placed third in the state competition.

                   Emily Blackburn