Another Full Congress Day

Written by: Ann Dillon, President General
June 27, 2017

Yesterday was a great first day of Congress week! There were many productive meetings and a lot was accomplished.

If you are interested in learning more about our wonderful DAR Library and how to use its resources, I encourage you to attend the DAR Library orientation this morning in the O’Byrne Gallery at Headquarters. Darryn Lickliter, Genealogy and Library Director, will be giving an introduction to all things DAR Library.

One of the exciting changes to this year’s Congress is the introduction of the National Committee Video Presentations.  The National Chairs have worked hard to create an interactive and educational tool for you to learn more about their important work.  Designed to benefit the entire membership, not just Congress attendees, you may use these brief videos as chapter programs, or just to become an informed member.  There is still time for you to watch them prior to Friday’s Service to America Night so you have an opportunity to bring your questions to the National Chairs.

Due to scheduled meetings with members and staff, I was unable to stop by the State Regent’s Club Brunch and the National Chair Association Brunch before going to Headquarters.  These are both meaningful organizations that give members an opportunity to meet one another, get acquainted and work together.

This afternoon I will be participating in the dedication of the Oklahoma Enrichment Center in the DAR Museum. This is such a great interactive area for our young visitors and we appreciate the Oklahoma Daughters for their generous gift.

And generous gifts continued to be the theme of the day with the Gift Acceptance Ceremony this afternoon. I appreciate this wonderful opportunity to meet with these donors and to thank them for their many gifts to the National Society.

Later today I will be stopping by the Joint Meeting of the Congress Chairs and this evening I will stop by the National Vice Chairmen’s Association before attending the Illinois Supper and bringing greetings to the South Carolina Dessert Extravaganza. It is always a pleasure to see the many members at these events.

I hope those attending Congress have safe travels to Washington, D.C. I am looking forward to seeing everyone during tomorrow evening’s Opening Night Ceremony!  It is sure to be one of the most exciting nights of the week.

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