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May 22, 2015
On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, I flew from Houston through Salt Lake City to my destination of Butte, Montana, where I was warmly greeted by Past Vice President General Ivy Huntsman and Honorary State Regent JoAnn Piazzola. After enjoying a salad topped with huckleberries for lunch, JoAnn provided a driving tour of Butte, Montana’s fifth largest city.  The town is a major copper mining center and... Read More
May 20, 2015
Early on Saturday, April 25, I flew from Salt Lake City to Denver for the 112th Colorado State Conference, Marcy Storlie Kimmanau, State Regent.  First Vice President General Ann Dillon, Vice President General Gale Crafton and my page, Heather Miller, greeted me at the Denver airport.  Colorado earned its Centennial State nickname as it was admitted to statehood during the 100th anniversary of... Read More
May 12, 2015
On Thursday, April 23rd, I departed Houston for Salt Lake City, Utah for the 118th State Conference, Judy Barking, State Regent, where I was warmly greeted by Judy, Vice President General Cindy Toone and my page, Melissa Moon.  After checking into the hotel, we drove a few blocks to Temple Square where I was amazed at the thousands of flowers in bloom around the headquarters of the Church of... Read More
May 6, 2015
Once during each administration, each officer has the opportunity to provide a luncheon for the Executive Board members during board week.  When the time arrived for my luncheon, I knew what theme I would select: a celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the National Society by honoring first President General Caroline Scott Harrison. Mrs. Harrison was the wife of Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd... Read More
April 30, 2015
With less than two months until we gather together in Washington, D.C., for the 124th Continental Congress, I have so many exciting updates to share with you!  Be sure to check the Members’ website for announcements on the upcoming Congress.   Brief summaries are below so click on the links to see the full announcements for each of... Read More
April 29, 2015
Has your chapter started making plans for celebrating the 125th anniversary of the founding of DAR? We hope you will be honoring our 125 years of service to America by giving back to your local community in some way. One of the best ways to celebrate the heritage of our Society is by sharing our fascinating past as well as promoting the work of “Today’s DAR” through our actions in our local... Read More
April 28, 2015
I am delighted that the President General has asked me to write this blog about the National Society’s Long-Range Planning Commission and its role in developing the recently adopted policy governing campaigns for NSDAR Executive Office.  The Long-Range Planning Commission, authorized by Continental Congress in 1987, is a little known, yet important, administrative committee of the National... Read More
April 27, 2015
For several years, the National Society has welcomed The Horatio Alger Awards to Constitution Hall for their annual induction of new honorees. The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. was established in 1947 to encourage young people to achieve the American dream through perseverance and hard work.  The mission of the Horatio Alger Association is to provide scholarships for... Read More
April 23, 2015
I am thrilled to be today’s guest blogger and update everyone on the many exciting things happening in the NSDAR Archives. As an archivist at DAR Headquarters it is my responsibility to select materials for the archives, to preserve them, and make them available for current and future researchers. The way that this is carried out can vary from project to... Read More
April 22, 2015
I had the thrill of a lifetime in early April! Invited to England for a quick trip, I flew from Houston to London on March 30th and checked into the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel in Windsor Tuesday morning.   I took advantage of a little time to refresh before taking the train into London for an interview with BBC Radio, thanks to Molly Hawn.  Intrigued by our Celebrate America! initiative in which... Read More

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