Three Blogs

April 17, 2015
On Thursday, March 26, I traveled from Houston to Denver with the plan of connecting to a flight into North Platte, NE for the 113th Nebraska State Conference.  Unfortunately, my original flight was delayed more than two hours due to mechanical issues so I missed the only connecting flight.  Renting a car, I drove 250 miles from Denver to North Platte, seeing the beautiful countryside for the first time.  Arriving late that night, I was warmly welcomed to the hotel by Kathy Knott Ocasio, State Regent.  Kathy’s theme is “Preserving our Nebraska Heritage, Celebrating the Harvest” and her project is to digitize the Nebraska DAR archives.  In addition, they will provide financial support to The...Read More
April 15, 2015
After the California conference, I spent a few very busy days in the office before driving to Norfolk, VA with Sandy Pollack, the NSDAR Development Director, on March 19th for the 119th Virginia State Conference.  Ginnie Sebastian Storage, State Regent, selected a conference theme of “Good Women – May We Know Them, May We Be Them, May We Raise Them.”  Amen!  The Virginia Society is thriving with over 9400 members in 130 chapters.  Over 600 attended the conference, including more than 60 Pages.  Ginnie gave each Page a pink T-shirt with the slogan “Keep Calm and Page On”.    Sandy and I had time to change before the President General’s Tea in which I welcomed over 200 generous Virginia...Read More
April 10, 2015
I am thrilled to share some very exciting news with you. The DAR is going to be featured on an upcoming episode of TLC’s television series “Who Do You Think You Are?” on April 19! It is such a pleasure to be featured in this educational television program that so many DAR members, including myself, enjoy watching. For those of you who may not be familiar with the show, each episode follows a celebrity as they embark on a personal journey of self-discovery as they learn more about their family history. Bill Paxton is the celebrity guest of the episode in which he uses the DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) to...Read More

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