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February 25, 2014

“We want a society founded on service.”   Eugenia Washington set the tone for DAR right at the start.  And, she would probably be smiling now seeing just how far we have come!  But, I dare say, she would be challenging us to reach deep within ourselves as there is still much for us to do.

Looking back on the past six months, DAR members have overwhelmingly embraced the service initiative... Read More

February 24, 2014
Susan Tillman, National Chair
Genealogical Records Committee

Genealogy has always been a passion of mine so being asked to serve on a committee that has provided and will continue to provide women documentation they need for their DAR application is a pleasure and a privilege.

The DAR Genealogical Records Collection is a one-of-a-kind treasure trove of transcribed original documents and... Read More

February 20, 2014
Linda Sandlin, National Chair
Genealogy Preservation Committee

Would you like to support a very valuable DAR project without venturing out of your house? You wouldn’t need to get dressed up, and you would be able to help this effort in your leisure time – morning, noon or night. All you need is a computer and access to the internet. One such project is available through the DAR Genealogy... Read More

February 19, 2014

As we promote our organization to the public in promotional materials and other avenues, we are always searching for quality professional photos of our vibrant membership in action – showing what DAR members do.

In particular right now, we are in need of fresh new professional photos of our members, as we are in the process of redesigning the DAR Public Website.

There are two ways... Read More

February 14, 2014

Last week the Executive Officers participated in the February Executive Board Meeting and later in the week joined with State Regents and Vice Presidents General for activities and the February National Board of Management meeting on Saturday.

It was a great week filled with important business, productive meetings and of course a little fun!

On Tuesday, the Executive Officers and I... Read More

February 6, 2014

Several years ago I saw a wonderful presentation by a chapter regent in Texas, Mae Bruce.  Mae has marvelous organizing skills and put them to good use simplifying the files which a chapter regent needs to keep on hand. Even in an age when we strive to be paperless and new technological tools allow us to be more efficient than ever before, Mae’s system offers some great suggestions that... Read More

February 4, 2014

Last Spring, a C-SPAN producer contacted DAR to feature our Headquarters and collections in their upcoming programming. We were so pleased to welcome them to DAR Headquarters where they filmed two programs for C-SPAN’s American History TV series, American Artifacts.

The first program, which aired in August 2013, featured the DAR Museum exhibition, “Fashioning the New Woman: 1890-1925.”... Read More

January 29, 2014

As much of the country suffers from the cold, wet winter, I thought you might enjoy seeing how our beautiful Headquarters looks with a dusting of snow.  It was 14° when I drove to work and took these photos but our cleaning crew was already shoveling the sidewalks for the safety of pedestrians.

Being from Houston, I am more enthusiastic about the snow than many of those who have long... Read More

January 27, 2014

I am so thrilled to announce that 2013 was yet another record year for new member applications at DAR. During this past year DAR approved 13,906 applications, which is more than any other year in the Society’s 123 year history! For more information about the record number of new members in 2013, click here to view the press... Read More

January 17, 2014

Every time I look at the Celebrate America! ticker on the Members’ Website I am amazed and so proud of the dedication that DAR members have demonstrated through meaningful  community service. We encouraged you to provide 1 million hours of service in 2013, and you responded by giving 2,865,489 AND STILL COUNTING! Thank you so much for this outstanding... Read More

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