Three Blogs

April 8, 2014
Welcomed to the 116th State Conference of the Georgia State Society by Mindy Kammeyer, Reporter General, we traveled to the lovely Evergreen Resort at Stone Mountain.  Conference guests Jeannie Hornung, State Regent of Indiana, Susan Thomas, State Regent of Tennessee and I joined Virginia Lingelbach, Georgia State Regent, for dinner with the Board of Management and Honorary State Regents.  Following dinner we attended the Cameo Club meeting where the highlight was a skit by the State Officers - an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz..Virginia’s State Theme is “Find your gift and use it in service to God, Home and Country” and the Georgia Daughters certainly are!  The Georgia Society owns...Read More
April 4, 2014
Following Opening Night at the Texas State Conference, I returned to Washington to attend the 113th D.C.  State Conference, Julia Miller Rogers, State Regent. Julia’s theme is “Honor the Past - Preserve Our Heritage - Build for the Future”.The original shape of the District of Columbia as envisioned by George Washington in 1791 was a diamond; and most of the original land is intact today.  The mile markers of the original boundary of the District of Columbia were put in place from 1791-1792 by Andrew Ellicott. Larger stones are laid at the north, south, east, and west corners of the original ten-mile square. The south corner stone was ceremoniously laid at Jones’ Point on April 15, 1791. ...Read More
April 2, 2014
It was a joy to start the spring State Conference visits with my own Texas State Conference, Pamela Wright, State Regent, in Dallas in early March. Prior to the opening ceremonies, workshops on a variety of topics were held, including conflict resolution by NSDAR’s own Development Director Sandra Pollack, Veteran’s Oral History Project Training, Using Census Records by Ancestry and Social Media.  Registrar General Sharon Withers presented a workshop on using DNA as a form of documentation.  The State Chairman’s Club luncheon featured a service project in which every attendee was invited to bring an extra pair of shoes for a local women’s shelter.  With over 80 Pages (a state record) as well...Read More

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