Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Special Veteran's Grant Program Funds Still Available

The Special Veteran's Grant Program was the Special Project of Grand President Marilynn Rodrigues during her 2011-2012 term.  The funds for the grants were raised by luncheons, dinners sponsored by Cattlemens Restaurants, and donations from our Members.  The awards offered are a one-time grant, not to exceed $500.00

All applicants must be on current active military duty or honorably discharged and currently enrolled in an accredited California college, university, or technical school.  To be considered for a grant, applicants must gather the following information:

  • The completed application form;
  • A letter of application written by the applicant, indicating how you found out about the grant and for what purpose it will be used;
  • A copy of military photo identification;
  • A copy of discharge papers (DD-214), or proof of current active duty;
  • Proof of current enrollment at an accredited California college, university, or technical school; and
  • One letter of recommendation from a responsible person in the community, and/or a letter of sponsorship from a NDGW Subordinate Parlor, signed by the Recording Secretary, and bearing the seal of the Subordinate Parlor.

If you, or someone you know, is eligible to apply for one of these grants, please send an e-mail with "Special Veteran's Grant Program" in the Subject Line to to request a Grant Application and the Application Procedure.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Like Us on Facebook!

Native Daughters of the Golden West is looking for ways to increase our exposure to potential members and to share that "personal touch."  As we count down to our Grand Parlor Annual Meeting in June, Native Daughters is spreading the word about their Facebook page.  They are looking to increase the number of "likes" on their page to 500 before the meeting.  I think we can do so much better!

So, take a moment, log into your Facebook account and search for Native Daughters of the Golden West and click "Like" on the page.  If you don't have a Facebook account, now is a great time to sign up and connect with your sisters!