The Doctor Susan Anderson Chapter, NSDAR, was organized 12 January 2008, in Arvada, CO

Who Was Doctor Susan Anderson?

Our chapter is named in honor of Doctor Susan Anderson (1870-1960). She graduated with a medical degree from medical school in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1907, she moved to Fraser, Colorado; where she thought the high mountain air could improve her health. ‘Doc Susie’, as the local folks called her, treated people in several towns along the railway. She delivered babies, cared for the sick, treated injuries of the ranchers, farmers, railway and tunnel workers, logging men, and sometimes even animals! She cared for people during the major influenza epidemic of 1918. In 1926, she became the Coroner of Grand County. As a professional, she inspired young girls to pursue lives beyond the drudgery of most women of that era.

About Our Chapter

Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of NSDAR at the Leyden Mine marker, which was placed by the chapter in 2012 to honor the 11 miners who died as a result of the Leyden Coal Mine fire on 14 December, 1910.

The Doctor Susan Anderson Chapter, NSDAR, is an active group of women of all ages – from college students, career women, to homemakers and retirees. For those who have various commitments during the day, consider joining us for an evening dinner meeting full of sharing and various DAR activities. The Doctor Susan Anderson Chapter, NSDAR, meets September through May on a weekday, except for two Saturday luncheon meetings in January and May.


Please join us for a Prospective Member WorkshopOur member buddies will assist with the basic information you will need to complete an application for membership in the DAR.  Bring your laptop if you have one!

If you are interested in attending a workshop, or if you would like further information, please contact our Membership Chair at Membership@DoctorSusanAnderson.org.

The National Society welcomes any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background who can prove lineal descent from a man or woman who, with unfailing loyalty, rendered material aid to the cause of American Independence.

Information and several helpful forms for prospective members are available at http://www.dar.org/national-society/become-member 


Promoting Constitution Week and connecting with our community at the annual Arvada Harvest Festival Parade.
At October chapter meetings members are encouraged to wear pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Members gather 4 times a year to participate in the city of Arvada’s adopt-a-street program. On this day, members participated in the National DAR Day of Service to help celebrate the founding of the National Society on October 11th.
Chapter members sewed sensory mats for memory care residents.
To support a community classroom and promote literacy, Chapter members had fun setting up a book fair at a local elementary school.
A Constitution Week Proclamation was read at the September 18th Arvada City Council Meeting. The proclamation was signed by the Mayor and all City Council Members.
Welcome New Members! Installation of new members at the September 2017 chapter meeting.
Presenter C.A.R. President receiving a check for Project
Doctor Susan Anderson Chapter, NSDAR, members attending the 114th Colorado State Conference!
Vietnam Veterans Project Appreciation
Veterans Christmas Party at the VA Hospital
The Doctor Susan Anderson Chapter, NSDAR, members who made the Quilt for Quilts of Valor.
The December Doctor Susan Anderson Chapter, NSDAR, meeting with the Presenters of a program called Pioneer Christmas.
29 March 2016
on Vietnam Veterans Day!
Flip Flop February collected 50 pairs of flip flogs and $125.00 in 12 I-Tunes cards for Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Chaplain’s Closet to help those military personnel who are healing!


At the November chapter meeting, veterans are honored and thanked for their service.
President General Ann Turner Dillon is an associate member of the Doctor Susan Anderson Chapter, NSDAR.
Doctor Susan Anderson Chapter, NSDAR, members received Proclamations from the City of Arvada for the Vietnam Veterans’ 50th Anniversary and for all of our veterans
Constitution Week at the Arvada Library!
Honoring the Doctor Susan Anderson Chapter’s DAR Good Citizen Award winner at the 114th Colorado State Conference!
Mother nature provided a spectacular Arbor Day 28 April 2017 for planting a red oak in honor of our chapter namesake – Doctor Susan Anderson.
School supplies collected and donated in September to the Action Center in Jefferson County to give to local schools in need.
Busy planning and working on items for the celebration luncheon of the chapter’s 10th Anniversary.
A way to say thank you. Honoring veterans with a certificate of appreciation and making a donation to the DAR Project Patriot Fund in their names.
Writing Thank You cards to veterans to be mailed out in time for Veterans Day.