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May 16, 2016
I flew to Nashville on Thursday, April 21 for the 111th Tennessee State Conference, Susan Rogers Thomas, State Regent.  Susan’s theme is “Legacies of Our Ancestors Inspiring Our Tomorrows” and her emblem is an image of the three white stars on a field of blue found in the Tennessee flag.  The Tennessee Society is thriving with over 6,000 members in 95 chapters.  Boasting strong leadership, they...
May 12, 2016
Departing the Illinois Conference early on Saturday morning, April 16, I had a wonderful opportunity to view the farmland of Illinois as I drove 3 hours to St. Louis for the 117th State Conference, Morgan Meyr Lake, State Regent.  After dropping off the rental car, Dr. Joseph Bradley, son of Honorary State Regent and Past Vice President General Karen Bradley, delivered me to the St. Charles...
May 11, 2016
On April 14, 2016, I flew to St. Louis and drove a rental car 170 miles to Bloomington for the 120th Illinois State Conference, Sharon Crumbaker Frizzell, State Regent. The Illinois Society has 7600 members in 106 chapters and a large number attended the conference.  Sharon’s theme is “Be Yourself, Be Together, Be DAR” and not surprisingly, her emblem is the bee.  With a motto of “Communicate,...
May 10, 2016
During a visit to New Hampshire in August 2014 for the Cathedral of the Pines, we visited the American Independence Museum in Exeter. The museum consists of two buildings, the Folsom Tavern, where George Washington ate in 1789 and the Ladd-Gilman House, built in 1721 by prosperous Exeter merchants.   The home later became the state headquarters of the...
May 6, 2016
On March 17, I flew to Little Rock for the 108th Arkansas State Conference, Mary H. Deere, State Regent. Known for its natural beauty and abundance of natural wildlife, the area was incorporated into the U.S. as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.  It became Arkansas territory in 1819 and a state in 1836. Mary’s theme is “Celebrate America, Be an Angel, Help a Vet” and her emblem is an angel...
May 4, 2016
In February we announced that DAR is joining in support and partnering with the Museum of the American Revolution, a ground-breaking new museum set to open in 2017. The Museum of the American Revolution’s mission is to bring to life the events, people and ideals of the founding of the United States and to inspire a deep appreciation of the importance of...
May 2, 2016
I arrived in Chicago on Saturday night, March 12, to join in the celebration of our first chapter’s 125th anniversary.  And what a celebration it was!  The Chicago Chapter’s 125th Anniversary Celebration and Afternoon Tea was held on Sunday afternoon at the Drake Hotel, site of many of the chapter’s special events.  I enjoyed a fabulous view from my room of Magnificent Mile and Lake Shore Drive...
April 29, 2016
I flew from the Texas State Conference in Houston to the Louisiana State Capital, Baton Rouge for the 107th State Conference, Sue Lewis Simpson, State Regent. Sue’s theme is “Sowing Seeds of Service – Focusing on the Future” and her emblem is the state flower, the iris. The Louisiana Society has almost 3,000 members in 46 chapters.  Conference pre-registration was high but torrential rains...
April 26, 2016
I’m so excited to share that our DAR National Headquarters Facebook page has recently gone above 50,000 “Likes”! Members as well as non-members are part of that 50,000 and the more people who “Like” the page means the more people we can engage with and share stories about the DAR. Thank you to all of you who have “Liked” our page and shared its content with your friends! The DAR Headquarters...
April 22, 2016
As a follow up to last week’s exciting blog from Registrar General, Sharon Withers, about expanding the NSDAR DNA Group on Family Tree DNA’s website, I’m pleased to share even more DNA news! Earlier this year, NSDAR admitted the first DAR member to use...

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