About Native Daughters of the Golden West Parlor 145 (Calistoga)

NDGW is a fraternal (sororal?) organization founded in 1887 in the city of Jackson, CA in the heart of Amador county. The founding principles that were adopted were Love of Home, Devotion to the Flag of our Country, Veneration of the Pioneers of California, and an Abiding Faith in the Existence of God. Since then, the NDGW has expanded its support for charitable works to include:

  • The NDGW Charitable Foundation covering
    • Americanism & Civic Participation
    • California Lighthouse Preservation (more info...)
    • California Mission Restoration
    • Education & Scholarships
    • Environmental Issues
    • California Historical Landmarks Preservation
    • Historical Preservation Education
    • Veteran's Welfare
    • Citizen's Welfare
  • THe NDGW Children's Foundation
  • The NDGW Home Foundation

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, one of the oldest associations of diverse California born leaders, is to preserve California’s History and better the quality of life through active participation in education and community service.

Officers, August 2014 through July 2015

Past President Wendy Johnson
President Kathy Mccloskey
1st Vice President Donna Gordon
2nd Vice President Camille Hurley
3rd Vice President Rebecca Cabral
Recording Secretary Doris Gerhard
Financial Secretary Charlotte Williams
Treasurer Barbara La Franchi
Marshal Margaret Rea-Kavarian
Trustee Chair Barbara Maxfield
Trustee Carolyn Cardoza
Trustee Devon Emre
Inside Sentinel Paulette Solt