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January 27, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed being with family and friends for the holidays.  On Christmas Eve, we spent the night with Lindsey and her family at their place in the country, about 80 miles from ours.  The rural church was filled with poinsettias and we sang hymns and worshipped on Christmas Eve.  After eating enchiladas, tamales, guacamole, refried beans and Spanish rice, we turned in early as we knew... Read More
January 22, 2015
On Monday, January 12th, Virginia Lingelbach, National Chair, Units Overseas and I flew to Nassau, Bahamas for a visit with the Bahamas Chapter. To our delight, we were escorted from the plane by Eric Hanna from the Protocol Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration... Read More
January 20, 2015
3,000,000 hours and counting!!  If you have been watching the Celebrate America! Online Ticker, you will have noticed this ever increasing number!  DAR members are serving their communities and we love hearing stories and seeing photos from your wonderful volunteer projects – keep up the... Read More
January 12, 2015
This year the Daughters of the American Revolution is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the founding of our National Society and there has never been a more exciting time to be a member of DAR! Building upon 125 years of service to America, today’s DAR is vital, engaging and more important than ever before. I am so... Read More
January 8, 2015
On Sunday, December 14, Recording Secretary General  Barbara Carpenter, Curator General  Jennie Rehnberg and I drove to Fredericksburg, Virginia for a marvelous day of tours beginning with the tomb of Mary Ball Washington, the mother of George Washington.     Since reading about the organizing meeting of the DAR, I’ve been fascinated by the determination of the women who came before us.  On... Read More
January 6, 2015
We all enjoyed reading the President General’s blogs covering her recent visits to the six chapters in Europe. As Chair, Units Overseas Committee, it was a privilege to accompany the President General and to participate in the... Read More
January 2, 2015
One of the many enjoyable things about working in a prominent concert hall in the nation’s capital is that you never know what surprises your day will bring. Numerous first meetings with TV events, movies and HBO specials have brightened otherwise routine days over the years. In 1996 an unscheduled visit from the producers of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, on a late Friday afternoon when the... Read More
December 24, 2014
This has been such a busy month for our Headquarters staff as I am sure it is for all of you.  The Office of the Organizing Secretary General processed thousands of dues in early December.  We welcomed over 1200 guests to the 13th annual Open House on December 10th.  Constitution Hall was busy with the military band... Read More
December 19, 2014
As we approach the Christmas holidays I would love to share some photos of the 13th annual DAR Christmas Open House. This is such a fun and festive event where we welcome the public into our National Headquarters for some holiday cheer and a bit of history. This year we had a fabulous turnout of more than 1,200... Read More
December 16, 2014
Have you ever wondered when Santa Claus came on the scene? How long Americans have used Christmas trees?  If you have, you won’t want to miss the DAR Museum’s special exhibit, Creating an American Christmas, which is up now through January 6th. The DAR Museum chose twelve of the period... Read More

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