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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
August 6, 2014
On Saturday July 19th I flew from Houston to Greenville, SC where I was warmly greeted by Chaplain General Ann Crider.  One of my patriots, Henry Machen/Machin, is buried in Greenville and I had hoped to see his grave for many years.  We picked up a distant cousin whom I’d not met previously, Ted Machen, and Ann drove us to the cemetery deep in the woods.  Thank goodness Ted was with us as the... Read More
July 31, 2014
Congress was so much fun!  Truly, an army of volunteers and staff worked countless hours to make it successful and their hard work paid off.  Thank you to all who worked, all who attended and to our marvelous headquarters staff! Since then, I have relished the opportunity to be with family the last few weeks. Our grandsons, Cade (6 years) and Jake (4 years) spent a couple of nights with us at the... Read More
July 28, 2014
In 2015, our beloved National Society will celebrate its Quasquicentennial…125 years of devoted and dedicated service to the Nation.  The year-long commemoration will be observed throughout 2015, with the grandest celebratory kick-off events planned for Continental Congress that year.  Make plans now to visit your National Headquarters buildings, June 24-28, 2015, and be a part of this historic... Read More
July 25, 2014
Each of our keynote speakers and award recipients at Congress gave such thoughtful and moving remarks and we were so honored to have them join us. Many of you have asked if there was a way to make the remarks available online so that you may hear them again and share them with friends. I am pleased that we were able to obtain permission from our speakers, and now the remarks from Opening Night... Read More

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