Three Blogs

February 27, 2015
On February 11, 2015, my husband and I flew from Houston to Honolulu for the 92nd State Conference, Mary Ellen Smith, State Regent.  State Chaplain Pauline Wagnon greeted us at the airport with leis and took us to our hotel.  Unfortunately, I had injured my knee a few days prior and hobbled around on crutches and in a wheelchair, well aware I would not be hula dancing... The first chapter in Hawaii, the Aloha Chapter, was organized in 1907 and became the first of our overseas chapters.  When Hawaii became a state in 1959, the Hawaii State Organization was formed.  It now has 286 members on three islands (Oahu, Hawaii and Maui). The next morning Diane Hom and husband, John, gave us a tour of...Read More
February 25, 2015
It may feel like this winter will never end, but I promise warmer weather is just around the corner and with it the 124th Continental Congress! This Congress is particularly special as we begin our celebrations of the 125th anniversary of the DAR and the wonderful work our organization has accomplished throughout our long history.  While most of Congress will stay largely the same this year, I want to give you a general update and highlight some important improvements. Credentialing and registration information for Congress was mailed to your Chapter Regent last week, and they should be receiving it shortly. You...Read More
February 19, 2015
One of my favorite days of the year is the day we recognize and honor our employees.  The Executive Officers were privileged to celebrate DAR employees who have been with us anywhere from 5 to 40 years.  Collectively their service represents 299 years and five months of DAR employment. All but one staff member of those that we honored this year (94%) have been with us for ten years or longer. This truly remarkable group of men and women are amazing and we are very fortunate to work with them One woman started with us forty years ago as a temporary Keypunch operator in Data Processing, mainly to clear the backlog of processing annual dues, just two short months before the April meeting of...Read More

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