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April 24, 2014
Joy Cardinal
National Chair, DAR Tours
Is a trip to Scotland on your ‘bucket list’?  Did your ancestors emigrate from Scotland?  Do you want to know more about Clans and Tartans?  Did you love the movie, “Braveheart”?  How about High Tea, Downton Abbey style?In October 2014 the Young Administration will highlight the Scottish nation and individuals that played a significant part in shaping the character of the United States of America... Read More
April 22, 2014
In late March, I left spring in Texas to travel to the 116th Maine State Conference, Sandra Swallow, State Regent, where I was warmly welcomed despite the cold weather.  Greeted at the Portland Airport by Vrege Murray, National Auditing Committee Chair, we enjoyed hot lobster soup before visiting the Saco Museum.  The Museum had recently opened an exhibit “... Read More
April 18, 2014
I am looking forward to sharing my spring travel experiences with you but this morning I am at our ranch after an absence of several weeks.  The pastures are lush and green and we have welcomed back the hummingbirds, cardinals and even a few finches.  The trees have put out new leaves and our Knock Out roses and Indian Hawthorns are blooming around the house.  A sparrow has built a nest on top of... Read More
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. ... 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... 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... Read More
March 31, 2014
As we enter Spring, our planning for Continental Congress kicks into high gear and I want to update you on all the wonderful events being planned.As you may remember from previous members’ announcements and blogs, we are making many updates to Congress this... Read More
March 28, 2014
April 9, 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial that renowned contralto Marian Anderson performed to an unprecedented audience of 75,000 people. While it saddens us that DAR played a role in this story because Ms. Anderson, an African American, was not allowed to perform that day in 1939 in DAR Constitution Hall due to her race, we must accept... Read More
March 24, 2014
Courtney Peter
Publications Coordinator, DAR magazine
Since 2011, the March/April issue of American Spirit has been devoted to Women’s History Month. This annual edition quickly has become a staff favorite. We’re thrilled any time our pages can bring to life a lesser known chapter of Revolutionary or early American history, and that excitement only increases at the chance to showcase the women... Read More
February 28, 2014
Denise Doring VanBuren,
Organizing Secretary General
I am grateful for the opportunity to introduce you to the Office of the Organizing Secretary General and, in particular, to our new office manager, Tania Tatum. Tania brings a wealth of experience from assignments elsewhere within our National Headquarters and leads our entire team in an unwavering commitment to find ever-better ways to serve you, our members.I will confess that it is a daunting... Read More

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