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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
February 3, 2015
Junior Membership has come a long way since our beginning in 1937, when the primary goal was to establish a well-informed Junior Membership that remained active throughout all phases of their DAR affiliation. While this remains important, the way in which it is accomplished has evolved with the... Read More
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

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