Chapter Activities and Projects

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Malibu Chapter’s Support for America’s Veterans

Veterans Hospital
Chapter member and WWII veteran Marj Dukatz coordinates DAR donations of comfort items, books, and music to the West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital. Marj makes regular visits to patients there, bringing continual greetings and gifts from the Malibu DAR.

Sea Cadets
With member Patti Scroggins, Dukatz also leads the chapter’s long-standing support of the Trident Squadron of Sea Cadets at Pt. Mugu.  Outstanding graduating seniors receive official DAR award medals for their service and achievement.

Operation Paperback
Past Regent Kim Lucas manages the chapter’s award-winning participation in a year-round nationwide project, “Operation Paperback,” through which many hundreds of books are donated each year by Malibu chapter members.  The books are boxed and sent to military personnel overseas, as well as to veterans and their families stateside.

Local Homeless Veterans: Annual Holiday Support
Malibu DAR members make generous holiday donations to benefit veterans and their families who have been rescued from homelessness by the Salvation Army.  Malibu DAR provides wrapped gifts, clothing, furniture, appliances, and gift cards – making the season a little brighter for many military families. Member Sheila Hill headed this year’s effort, the largest yet, which benefitted hundreds of veterans housed at VA facilities in Los Angeles.

Celebration of Women Veterans
Each April for the past 15 years, the Malibu DAR has hosted a luncheon honoring “Women in the Military.”  A significant number of female veterans of World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Cold War, and Middle East deployments have attended these festivities over the years and have acted as keynote speakers.  Chapter members recognize and honor the historic and groundbreaking service that these women gave to their country.