The Twin Falls Chapter is proud to participate in a variety of programs led by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution as well as programs initiated by our Chapter. A few examples:
Each year we honor local high school students selected by their schools as Good Citizens based on NSDAR criteria of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. The school winners are recognized by the Chapter at an annual reception each February and receive certificates and pins. From among these winners, a Chapter winner is selected to receive a monetary award and to represent the Chapter in the state, division, and national competitions.
Each year local students in grades 5-8 are invited to submit an essay on an assigned topic for the American History essay contest. Chapter winners may be selected for each grade. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit an essay on a different topic for the Christopher Columbus essay contest. One Chapter winner may be selected across all grades 9-12.
Each September we celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution during Constitution Week by encouraging schools to discuss the history of the Constitution and set up special displays, encouraging city councils to pass proclamations, and encouraging the entire community to participate in Bells Across America.
The Twin Falls Chapter has an active Service for Veterans Committee which organizes donations to the veterans home in Boise. Donations have included a sculptured needlepoint eagle, videos, books and audio books, magazines, glasses cases, lap robes, and monetary donations.
We are proud to provide ongoing support to the Belma Truchot Colter Nursing Scholarship at Idaho State University. The program was started by our Chapter in 1988 and is intended to assist students in the nursing program. Priority is given to Native American students and then to other ethnic minority students.