Three Blogs

August 20, 2014
At this year’s Continental Congress we felt ignited by the spirit of volunteering throughout the week’s activities, particularly at Celebrate America Night, and I am eager to see all members continue with this spirit as they are beginning a new year of DAR work. Enter your Celebrate America! service hours here! During the Opening Night Ceremony of Congress, we premiered a Celebrate America! video highlighting the initiative and the service work of our members. Please view this inspiring video on the...Read More
August 19, 2014
Last week Steve and I had the opportunity to return to beautiful New Hampshire.  We traveled near the coast to Exeter to meet State Regent Phyllis Gagnon, her husband Roland, Past Treasurer General Bea Dalton and her husband, Mike, State Vice Regent Wendy Jones and her husband, Turner, and Exeter Chapter Regent Susan O’Leary and her husband, Kevin, for a tour of the American Independence Museum. The museum is located in the Ladd-Gilman House, built in 1721 by prosperous Exeter merchants.   The home later became the state headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati which was organized in the nearby Folsom Tavern.  Members generously donated historically significant items from the American...Read More
August 11, 2014
I would like to express my appreciation to those of you who participated in the 123rd Continental Congress survey. The survey was sent to all members who attended Congress and had a valid email address on file. This year we had an almost 60% response rate, the highest it has ever been! I truly appreciate your feedback and insight as we plan for next year’s Congress and strive to make it the best one yet!   I am pleased to report that almost 25% of the people at this year’s Congress were first time attendees! These first timers as well as the seasoned veterans expressed overall satisfaction with the Congress experience. Some enlightening and encouraging comments from members include: “Every...Read More

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