Chapter Meetings:The Oro Fino Chapter meets on the 2nd Saturday ~ September through May at 9:30am.We meet at Touchmark ~ 915 Saddle Drive Helena, MT; most meetings consist of Chapter business and then an educational and historical program at the end.
We support and sponsor
Education: DAR Good Citizens Award, the Christopher Columbus Essay Contests (2018-2019 Title: "Comparing Ship Technology: The Ships Columbus Used Versus the Ships of Today") and a $500 NSDAR Helen Pouch Community Classroom Grant, and various scholarships to High School Seniors.
Patriotism: Naturalization Ceremony:Several times each year, Oro Fino participates in Naturalization ceremonies in Helena for new United State citizens.
We are active in various Veteran related events as such, East Helena Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day Parades, Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day and Veterans Honor Walk & Freedom Ceremony at the State Capitol, Joint Community Forces Christmas Dinner for Veterans and donations throughout the year to veterans and active duty military here in Helena and throughout the world.
Historic Preservation: DAR National Day of Service on October 11th to honor our founders and to service the community.
On or around September 17th DAR sponsors Constitution Day at MT State Capitol Rotunda, which includes area school children rings bells and singing patriotic songs.
Other annual events include, Wreaths Across America, working at the Lewis and Clark County Fair, and our Chapter’s Family Picnic in August each year.
In April each year, all of the Montana Chapters meet for our State Conference, as DAR had been in Montana for 125 years (1894-2019), this events has a long standing tradition of “pome and circumstance.”