Native Sons of the Golden West
- Service Clubs
Native Sons are engaged in many activities designed to accomplish their stated goals:
Historical Preservation – Preservation and marking of historical sites and landmarks, as well as support of preservation efforts throughout the state, to keep alive the rich history of California.
Athletics – Local and statewide competition in softball, bowling, golf, bocce ball, and other sports activities.
Civic Activities –
- Dedication of public buildings to Truth, Liberty, and Toleration and the service of the people of California.
- Helping our counties, cities, and towns with projects designed to benefit all citizens.
- Support for organizations such as the California State Parks Foundation and many state and local historical action organizations
Columbia Museum – Sponsorship of a Native Sons Museum in Columbia State Historic Park in the Mother Lode.
Flag Day – Commemoration of the anniversary of the raising of the Bear Flag over Sonoma on June 14, 1846.
Charities – Support for all charities, especially the Native Sons of the Golden West Charitable Foundation which assists hospitals who help children born with cleft palates and other craniofacial anomalies.
Scholarships – A scholarship program designed for members of the Order and their family is currently being developed. For many decades, the Native Sons sponsored a public speaking contest for high school seniors. Now, in an effort to address the needs of a wider scope of California students, it is in the process of replacing that contest with a scholarship program for graduating high school students.