Welcome to the Paradise Valley Chapter, NSDAR
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, historic preservation, and securing America’s future through better education for children.
DAR members volunteer millions of service hours annually in their local communities including supporting active duty military personnel and assisting veterans, awarding scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and supporting schools for under served children.
We are quite proud of our chapter as well as our name. The Paradise Valley Chapter, NSDAR, held its organizing meeting on September 28, 1996, at the Paradise Valley Country Club. Our chapter officially became the twenty-fifth Arizona chapter, founded in October 1996.
This twenty-fifth chapter in Arizona requested its name to be Paradise Valley, which was named by Frank Conkey, who was a manager of the Rio Verde Canal Company in 1899. It is a broad valley, lying east of the Phoenix Mountains and west of the McDowell Mountains. When the promoters of the Rio Verde Canal project first saw this broad level valley in the early spring, covered with wild flowers, and the Palo Verde trees in full blossom, they all said, “This is Paradise.” When these settlers saw our beauty among the surrounding desert, they saw no other name but to call it Paradise Valley.
Come Join Us!
Our next meeting is October 21, 2023.