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March 26, 2015
Broderie perse, night-blooming cereus and watermelons share a completely reasonable relationship when you are talking about quilts. Particularly the ones on exhibit in Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia, featuring dozens of masterpiece quilts from DAR Museum’s... Read More
March 20, 2015
On Friday, February 27, 2015, I flew from Houston to Las Vegas to attend the 90th Nevada state conference, Lynda Morrison-Rader, State Regent. As Nevada has two major metropolitan areas, Las Vegas and Reno/Lake Tahoe, their meetings alternate annually in the north and south.  There are over 700 members in 15 chapters in the state. Upon arrival at the hotel, the conference guests received... Read More
March 18, 2015
For the past few years, NSDAR has exhibited at both the FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies) and NGS (National Genealogical Society) conferences.  These conferences are a great way to promote membership and interest in the DAR as well as to illustrate to the genealogical community the value of DAR’s tremendous... Read More
March 9, 2015
I am so thrilled to tell you that the solar panel array on the roof of DAR Constitution Hall has won a prestigious industry award! APS America, a company that offers advanced, powerful solar microinverter technology for commercial and residential systems, asked its partners to submit their best, most outstanding solar... Read More
March 6, 2015
On February 20, 2015, I flew to Guadalajara, Mexico where I was greeted by Janet Fry, State Regent, and Mary Lu Saavedra, Honorary Vice President General, who drove us to Ajijic (Ah-he-he) on the banks of Lake Chapala for the 39th Mexico State Conference. Lake Chapala is Mexico’s largest fresh water lake and is 50 miles long at a 5,000 foot elevation.  Mexico has 120 members in 4 chapters,... Read More
February 27, 2015
On February 11, 2015, my husband and I flew from Houston to Honolulu for the 92nd State Conference, Mary Ellen Smith, State Regent.  State Chaplain Pauline Wagnon greeted us at the airport with leis and took us to our hotel.  Unfortunately, I had injured my knee a few days prior and hobbled around on crutches and in a wheelchair, well aware I would not be hula dancing... The first chapter in... Read More
February 25, 2015
It may feel like this winter will never end, but I promise warmer weather is just around the corner and with it the 124th Continental Congress! This Congress is particularly special as we begin our celebrations of the 125th anniversary of the DAR and the wonderful work our organization has accomplished throughout our... Read More
February 19, 2015
One of my favorite days of the year is the day we recognize and honor our employees.  The Executive Officers were privileged to celebrate DAR employees who have been with us anywhere from 5 to 40 years.  Collectively their service represents 299 years and five months of DAR employment. All but one staff member of those that we honored this year (94%) have been with us for ten years or longer.... Read More
February 11, 2015
It has been such a busy two weeks since I left home on January 25!  Monday through Friday of the first week was spent in meetings at Headquarters, including a Department Head meeting, Congress Planning meeting, and a meeting with NSDAR’s auditors and tax attorney.  On Sunday evening, Ann Dillon and I hosted the Executive Committee for dinner at the condo.  Ann is a delicious cook and they were... Read More
February 6, 2015
I am so thrilled to tell you about a new feature which has just been added to the Genealogical Research System (GRS). In addition to the ability to purchase Record Copies, you will now also be able to purchase the Supporting Documentation... Read More

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