Celebrating and preserving the history of Dana Point

Historical Society to Award Scholarships to 2017 High School Seniors

Historical Society to Award Scholarships to 2017 High School Seniors

The Dana Point Historical Society will award $1,000 scholarships to two graduating local seniors-the Doris Walker Memorial Scholarship will go to a Dana Point resident at Dana Hills High School and the Lucy Chavarrias-Saunderson Scholarship to a student living in Capistrano Beach who attends either San Clemente High School or San Juan Hills High School.

All graduating students planning to attend a trade school, community college, state college or university in 2017 are eligible. The award is based on merit and community involvement. Deadline for applications is April 14. Applications can be obtained through the Head Academic Advisor at the school. Applicants do not need to be members of the Historical Society. For information call 949.248.8121



Welcome new members!

Please welcome new members

Marty & Francie Swindle, Lantern Village Association, Grant Earl and Linda & Terry Sonntag.

As a reminder, the annual dues for 2017 were due in January.  The membership categories are as follows:

Individual     $25 annual

Family            $30 annual

Business         $50 annual

Patron             $100 annual

Life                  $500 lifetime

Contact Marsha LaRusso

at rmlarusso@msn.com

All contributions are tax deductible as the Historical Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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About DPHS

About DPHS

The Dana Point Historical Society advocates for the historic buildings that contribute to the eclectic visual character of the community and serve as reminders of Dana Point’s rich and colorful past, for the enrichment of current and future generations.

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Use your Ralph’s grocery bill to help the Dana Point Historical Society! Register at Ralphs.com and not only receive special coupons, but Ralph’s will give from 1% to 4% of your grocery bill to DPHS as your designated community participant. Ralph’s no longer provides a printed letter for easy registration. You must go online to re-register, ANNUALLY. This year’s enrollment started in September.

It’s free! Just follow these instructions for FIRST TIME enrollment:
1) <CLICK> Register (upper right) for an account unless you already have one.
2) Type in your email and choose a password
3) Type in your zip code to find your local Ralph’s
4) Enter your Ralph’s card, if you have one, or skip
5) Choose any email offers you want to receive
6) Confirm your information and <CLICK> Create Account
7) GO TO the Ralph’s home page (refresh the page) and SIGN IN
8) Scroll to the bottom and <CLICK> “Services”
9) <CLICK> “Community Contributions”
10) Scroll to the bottom and <CLICK> “Enroll”
11) Type our organization number 90334
12) Confirm your enrollment choice. (Only one allowed)


Now, each time you shop at Ralph’s, a percentage of eligible food item charges will go The Dana Point Historical Society.
If you have previously created an account and enrolled in the community program, you will see an option to update your annual enrollment in the community program. Simply re-enter our organization number 90334 and confirm.
The Dana Point Historical Society greatly benefits from your participation in this program and we very much appreciate you taking the time to enroll.
If you need assistance participating in this program, please call DPHS at 949-248-8121.

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