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October 1, 2014
Several years ago my husband and I enjoyed a cruise along the inside passage and I have been eager to return for a visit.  My schedule had too many conflicts to attend their spring conference and the Alaska Society does not hold a fall meeting due to their vast size, so State Regent Cindi Gryder suggested a road trip to visit the chapters.   Six of us spent the week traveling together - Cindi,... Read More
September 29, 2014
As much as I enjoy making lists of things to do, I enjoy checking off the completed tasks even more.  One item which has been on that list for many years is to learn to quilt.  I absolutely love seeing the quilts in our fabulous DAR Museum and am amazed at the unique characteristics and fine workmanship of each quilt. A few years ago one of my mother’s... Read More
September 26, 2014
On Friday, September 12th, I flew from Houston to Fargo, North Dakota to begin my fall travel. Greeted at the airport by North Dakota State Regent Nancy Legerski and Past Vice President General Alice Ellingsberg, we drove the short distance to the conference hotel where we were greeted by South Dakota State Regent, Lavonne Anderson.  Nancy and Lavonne are to be commended for having the courage to... Read More
September 23, 2014
Daughters everywhere are continuing to serve their communities through countless activities and projects.   You can see this as you watch the ever increasing Celebrate America Tally grow steadily!  Hours are being logged; photos and stories are being sent to the DARCelebrateAmerica@gmail.com address.  Here are some recent examples of interesting... Read More
September 18, 2014
Last week I drove to Austin for the Texas DAR Fall Forum.  On Friday afternoon over 300 members and descendants of patriots traveled to the historic Texas State cemetery to rededicate the Patriot Monument to the soldiers of the American Revolution buried in Texas.  The generous Texas Daughters erected this monument near the end of my term as State Regent and listed 32 names of patriots whose... Read More
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

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