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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
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 put forth... 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 abstracts... Read More

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