The committees in charge of the last three Presidential Inaugural Luncheons have asked the National Society for permission to use the bronze eagle lectern for the nationally televised ceremonial luncheons following the oath of office ceremonies. President George W. Bush used the lectern at his inaugural luncheon in 2005, and President Barack Obama did so in both 2009 and 2013.
The lectern’s plaque reads: “Presented to the NSDAR for Continental Memorial Hall by the Flintlock and Powderhorn Chapter of Pawtucket, Rhode Island April 17, 1905.” It represents the chapter’s pledge of “loyalty to the organization, and in the interest of purity, patriotism and peace.”
During her report at...Read More
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
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