Three Blogs

August 28, 2015
Have you ever looked back at your life and reflected on the path you took that impacted your life years later?  My mother encouraged me to join a sorority when I went off to college and I pledged Delta Zeta in my sophomore year.  I eventually transferred to another college and did not remain an active member, much less an active alumni.  Can you imagine my surprise when Delta Zeta wrote a wonderful article about my service as President General of NSDAR in The Lamp, the Delta Zeta official national magazine, and a few months later called to say I was selected the 2014 Woman of the Year?   Trust me, “stunned” does not begin to describe my reaction! In July I had a marvelous opportunity to...Read More
August 26, 2015
Yes, we did it!  We achieved the 10,000,000 service hour goal set by the President General and her Executive Board – and we did it during the 124th Continental Congress with six months remaining in the program year!  So, what do forward thinking DAR members do? Simple! We revise the goal to 12,500,000 service hours in honor of the 125th Anniversary of our National Society! Can we achieve this new goal within the three year administration?  Absolutely!! As members, continue to log hours served using the Online Tally following the link from the home page of the members’ website (in the right column under Frequently Visited...Read More
August 24, 2015
Throughout its history, the DAR has worked to support active duty military personnel, and also to provide relief to those affected by armed conflict. This sampling of the National Society’s wartime service work demonstrates Daughters’ willingness to tailor their efforts to fit the situation. When the Spanish-American War broke out in 1898, the DAR had not yet reached its eighth anniversary. Nevertheless, at the request of General George M. Sternberg, the Surgeon General of the Army, Daughters mobilized to provide nurses to treat soldiers wounded in the conflict. Through the DAR Hospital Corps, directed by Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee, the National Society certified more than 1,000 trained nurses...Read More

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