El Redondo Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), is a group of women who are enriched by our DAR friendships and desires to serve our communities, to learn our national history, to be informed about contemporary issues affecting our communities and county, and to promote patriotism, education, and historic preservation in Southern California.  Our chapter, 160 members strong, has members and associates from assorted communities throughout the South Bay area of Los Angeles County.  Our chapter is involved in all levels of the Daughters of the American Revolution; locally, state, and national levels.  We welcome prospective members and DAR members who are relocating to our area.  Would be delighted to talk with you.



  The charter members of the El Redondo Chapter, NSDAR, completed the organization of the new chapter on May 19, 1947.  Reaching back to the days of the Spanish dons in California history for the chapter name, the members chose "El Redondo."  The name, Spanish for "round" or "circle," was used to describe the semicircle shoreline of the Santa Monica Bay, along which the then small towns of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Peninsula, and Torrance were scattered.  It is now known as "The South Bay," and most of the members are residents in the area. 
   At one time, all of this territory formed a part of the princely domain of 75,000 acres given as a land grant to Juan Jose Dominquez in 1784 by the King of Spain for his faithful service to the crown.  Thus, the name of the chapter, El Redondo, links the present to the past and the colorful days of California under the flag of Spain.  El Redondo Chapter, NSDAR, was the recipient of the "Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge" award for outstanding community programs in 1976.  Two El Redondo permanent markers have been installed.   The first was placed in 1976 for the Bicentennial of the United States at Alondra Park in Redondo Beach.  The second was placed in 1988 at Constitution Park in El Segundo.