Three Blogs

May 22, 2015
On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, I flew from Houston through Salt Lake City to my destination of Butte, Montana, where I was warmly greeted by Past Vice President General Ivy Huntsman and Honorary State Regent JoAnn Piazzola. After enjoying a salad topped with huckleberries for lunch, JoAnn provided a driving tour of Butte, Montana’s fifth largest city.  The town is a major copper mining center and was one of the largest and most notorious mining boomtowns in the American West. During its heyday, Butte became home to immigrants from the world over and it is still an ethnically diverse city. JoAnn pointed out the gallus frames which mark the remnants of mines and we visited a memorial where a...Read More
May 20, 2015
Early on Saturday, April 25, I flew from Salt Lake City to Denver for the 112th Colorado State Conference, Marcy Storlie Kimmanau, State Regent.  First Vice President General Ann Dillon, Vice President General Gale Crafton and my page, Heather Miller, greeted me at the Denver airport.  Colorado earned its Centennial State nickname as it was admitted to statehood during the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The Colorado Society has sustained a net gain in membership for each of the last 14 years and now almost 3400 members in 42 chapters. Marcy’s theme is “Exploring DAR Golden Opportunities in history/historic preservation, education, patriotism, membership, recognition...Read More
May 12, 2015
On Thursday, April 23rd, I departed Houston for Salt Lake City, Utah for the 118th State Conference, Judy Barking, State Regent, where I was warmly greeted by Judy, Vice President General Cindy Toone and my page, Melissa Moon.  After checking into the hotel, we drove a few blocks to Temple Square where I was amazed at the thousands of flowers in bloom around the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The gardens include over 250 flower beds with more than 165,000 bedding plants. After a quick lunch in the Nauvoo Café in the old Hotel Utah, we walked through Temple Square where we were greeted by two young missionaries. They inquired why we were there, and upon...Read More

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