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December 2013 Archives

December 30, 2013

As we leave 2013 and enter a new year, we find ourselves reflecting on our many accomplishments over the past 12 months and setting goals for the next year.

We made incredible achievements in DAR over the past year, including doubling our Celebrate America! goal and reaching 2 million hours of community service! And I am... Read More

December 25, 2013

As I was decorating our Christmas tree at the ranch this week, it was fun to reflect on our... Read More

December 20, 2013

As Christmas approaches, I’d love to share with you some of the photographs of the Christmas Open House held the first week of December.  This year we welcomed about 750 to our buildings and quite a few were returning visitors.  The Property Beautification and Hospitality Committee members decorate inside and out.  ... Read More

December 18, 2013

Recently, we received a blog comment from the Caroline Close Stuart Chapter in Lake St. Louis, Missouri, telling us about what they have done during their first year as a chapter. I was very interested in hearing more about how this chapter came together and began to establish themselves in their local community. We’ve discussed before how chapters have been revitalized but I think it is... Read More

December 9, 2013

I was overjoyed to learn on Saturday morning that we had reached our goal of 1 million hours of community service work as part of the Celebrate America! initiative! Congratulations on meeting this goal and thank you for contributing your spare time to help in your local communities. I am so impressed with our members’... Read More

December 6, 2013

As always we had another busy Executive Board Week at Headquarters. We covered a lot of important business and we also were able to participate in some wonderful events. I will tell you in more detail about some of the activities of the week later on, but I wanted to give you a quick overview and share some photos.

On Tuesday we were honored to host a USO concert featuring Gary Sinise... Read More

December 3, 2013

I am thrilled to see the progress members are making with their Celebrate America! service hours and to see the impact this service has on local communities.

Every time I check the ticker on the Members’ Website or e-Membership the number just... Read More

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