Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

September 14, 2016
As the leaves begin to turn and plans are being made for the term ahead, the Development Committee is honored to have the opportunity to serve the Dillon Administration, the National Society, State Societies and Chapters. As National Chair of the Development Committee, I am looking forward to...
September 12, 2016
September is Hispanic Heritage month and in honor of this, we would like to take the opportunity to highlight the Spanish citizens who aided the cause of American Independence during the Revolutionary War. Spanish participation in the American Revolutionary War, although not well known, was widespread and important. Even before a formal declaration of war against England, Spain was secretly...
September 9, 2016
“We the People of the United States , in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America...
September 7, 2016
It’s exciting to share the inaugural edition of new blog installments that will regularly focus on the American Spirit magazine . This entry goes “behind-the-scenes” of a feature from the latest issue! In addition to editing our Society’s publications since 2004, I was, coincidentally, involved in a story that is...
September 2, 2016
I hope you have enjoyed getting to know more about your Executive Officers with their recent blog posts. Members are often curious about how someone becomes an Executive Officer. For many years it was also a mystery to me, but in general, as a member becomes more involved in the work of the National Society, she begins to be asked to take on more responsibilities and new leadership roles. After...
August 29, 2016
A new administration has begun and we are “Moving Forward in Service”! The Dillon Administration is committed to service and established a new National Committee - Service to America, which is a continuation of the Celebrate America! committee. Our Society will continue to move forward in meaningful community service that will impact those communities in which we live and work. With this goal in...
August 25, 2016
For those of us who prepare, submit or review member applications and supplementals, the GRS is an indispensable tool that we use on a regular basis. For those of you who may not be as familiar with the Genealogical Research System or GRS for short, it is a portal to a number of different DAR digitized databases created and maintained by DAR. Three of these databases are the Ancestor Database,...
August 23, 2016
I would like to tell you a story, partially recorded in silk and wool threads stitched long ago. In 2007 the DAR Museum purchased a rare Iowa sampler – rare because samplers made west of the Mississippi seldom appear on the market. The accompanying packet of information from Amy Finkel, Philadelphia antique dealer, has taken me down different paths of...
August 19, 2016
Today is National Aviation Day, a national observation that celebrates the development of aviation! Established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, on the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday, this day encourages us to celebrate the achievements made by both men and women in the field of aviation. For our inaugural Tales from the Archives blog, we would like to honor one particular aviatrix...
August 18, 2016
I’m often asked how or why I became a parliamentarian. My elevator speech/answer is that after I was elected and installed as state regent ten years ago I realized I didn’t really know as much as I needed to know about running a meeting using proper parliamentary procedure. I also reply that I like to color between the lines – meaning that I want to know the rules. I joined parliamentary...

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