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March 24, 2017
Join the President General and the Dillon Administration as we travel to France in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War I with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles! The 2017 France Tour, October 7-14, 2017, will include visiting the World War I Somme American Military Cemetery which honors the ultimate sacrifice of 1,844 American military men who lost their lives...
March 22, 2017
I left Denver early on the second of March for visits to Alaska, Vancouver and Hawaii.  The view out my window as we made our approach into the Juneau airport made me appreciate the skill of Alaska Airline pilots.  Steep mountains appeared on both sides of the airplane and the weather was patchy cloud cover and snow.  The sun peaked out just long enough for me to capture a black and white version...
March 17, 2017
We are finalizing plans and counting down the days until the 126th Continental Congress! This year’s Congress, June 28 – July 2, will be filled with important business meetings and social functions. We will also highlight the important work of our National Committees, chapters and members at Service to America Night! If you have not yet made plans to attend the 126th Congress, I hope you will do...
March 15, 2017
At the end of last year we asked our members to help support a restoration project in the beautiful Connecticut Board Room of Memorial Continental Hall and we are so grateful for the tremendous response we received. More than 1,000 Daughters from all over contributed to this project.  As a...
March 10, 2017
The DAR Museum recently launched a new educational program for Junior Girl Scouts called “Playing the Past: The 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade”!  Just in time for Women’s History Month, the program celebrates the participants of the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade and the earlier suffragists who...
March 6, 2017
The DAR Library collection contains over 225,000 books, 10,000 research files, thousands of manuscript items, and special collections of African American, Native American, and women’s history, genealogy and culture. Nearly 40,000 family histories and genealogies comprise a major portion of the book collection, many of which are unique or available in only a few libraries in the country. The...
March 1, 2017
March is Women’s History Month. It began in 1981 when Congress authorized the President to proclaim the week of March 7, 1982 as Women’s History Week. The first Women’s History Month was celebrated in 1987. As we commemorate women’s contributions to society and gear up to participate in celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the passing of the 19th amendment giving...
February 24, 2017
Saturday after the February National Board meeting, I flew with Alice Ridgway, Connecticut State Regent, to Hartford to celebrate their 125th Birthday.  It was a gala to be remembered and a great demonstration of how to delegate plans for a state conference while the state regent is out of town.  The Connecticut Daughters demonstrated that teamwork succeeds!  Alice has written a blog about my...
February 23, 2017
Where in the DAR World would you like to go today? Are you a new member or a new-member-at-heart who would like to learn about the many aspects of DAR service projects, activities and committees? Or are you interested in exploring ways to expand your horizons and gain confidence about serving in new paths of DAR leadership? INquire about the...
February 21, 2017
As DAR continues “Moving Forward in Service to America,” it is a pleasure to share some exciting news with you.   After much discussion, the Executive Committee has decided that members can now include their DAR chapter work in their Service to America volunteer hours.  Many members shared with this chairman and others their service stories and DAR work from this past year via...

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