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September 15, 2014
I have been thrilled to hear from so many chapters and members this month about your plans to celebrate Constitution Week. With the last days of summer upon us and the start of another school year, there is no time like the present to get involved. Contact your local schools, adopt a class, get creative, contact your... Read More
September 12, 2014
September 12-15 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore during which Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner which became our National Anthem in 1931.   No doubt you are familiar with the story of the battle which inspired the song, but I thought you might enjoy more flag facts from the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  ... Read More
September 8, 2014
More than 113 years ago, one chapter in one state decided that it was important to help educate children about America.  In 1901, the Cincinnati Chapter in Ohio started a club “to teach…children some knowledge of the underlying principles of our government, of American sentiment, and of all that will go toward making them good citizens”; they called it the... Read More
September 2, 2014
The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) conference was held in San Antonio last week and DAR was well represented by our Director of Genealogy, Darryn Lickliter, and many Texas DAR volunteers including Nancy Brennan, local conference co-chair. Darryn drove from D.C. to Houston where we met with Bennett Greenspan, President of Family Tree DNA,... Read More
August 25, 2014
The 123rd Continental Congress offered a lot that was new: a new format for forums and hotel events, a new official Congress hotel and a terrific new Celebrate America event. As you may have heard, NSDAR also rolled out a new program called Sustaining Supporter.   This program encourages donors to invest in... Read More
August 22, 2014
Over the next month DAR Genealogy will be traveling to different events in order to create awareness about DAR and our amazing genealogy resources. In recent years we have made it a priority for DAR to have a presence at national genealogy conferences and other genealogy type events to not only promote DAR but to keep us up to date on the latest in genealogical education, research and practices.... Read More
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... 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.... 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... Read More
August 8, 2014
Now, DAR members can access 118 years’ worth of DAR Magazine publications online via the new Digital Magazine Archive! This monumental repository, including issues spanning from 1892 to 2010, is available on the Members’ Website. Members can also reach the Digital Magazine Archive through the DAR Magazine Committee website and the... Read More

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