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DAR boosts lakeside education

Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Lake Chapala Chapter attended the graduation ceremony at the Chapala Technology Institute on Wednesday, February 26 to congratulate Juan Pablo Chavez, who received a degree in Industrial Engineering specializing in Automated Manufacturing.  The chapter had paid for the tuition of Chavez. He is the second student supported by the chapter to graduate from the Institute.

The DAR has promoted education since its founding in 1890.  The local Thomas Paine Chapter also supports Lakeside students in primary and secondary schools and supplies books for some of the English students at the LCS Wilkes Center. 

Other educational contributions made by the chapter include donations to the Have Hammer training program, and to Needlepushers, who make clothing for needy Lakeside schoolchildren.

The main source of fundraising for the Thomas Paine Chapter is through proceeds from sales of its book, “Ajijic – 500 Years of Adventures,” a collection of stories, articles and memoirs compiled, written and/or edited by members of the chapter.

The Thomas Paine Chapter, one of five DAR Chapters in Mexico, meets in Ajijic on the third Wednesday of each month.  Membership in the DAR is open to any woman – regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background – who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence.  Anyone interested in joining should contact June Matthews at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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