August 2013 Archives

August 29, 2013

Like many of you, I love to learn. I particularly love to learn more of my own family history which makes our American history so much more personal.  I enjoy meeting women from all across our country and our world and learning why they value their membership in DAR.

However, one of the steepest learning curves for me was adjusting to life in the country.  My family had lived in Houston... Read More

August 26, 2013

The very popular 3-year DAR pocket calendars are now in the mail and you should be receiving yours shortly! If you do not receive your calendar by early September, please call the Office of Development at 1-800-449-1776 and they will send you one directly. The pocket calendar is attractive as well as convenient in helping to keep track of those very busy schedules I know you all have.  The... Read More

August 23, 2013

Like many of you, I enjoy genealogy and am always delighted to establish another patriot or prove a new child of a patriot.  However, for the last few years I’ve encountered far more brick walls than successes.  If you, too, dabble in genealogy, you know exactly what I mean!

I was at our Headquarters recently for several days and popped into the Library to greet a National Chairman who... Read More

August 16, 2013

It was a pleasure to begin my official state visits with the Vermont Daughters in the Green Mountain State.

Greeted at the Burlington airport by State Regent, Liz Bicknell and others, we spent the evening in Burlington and drove the... Read More

August 13, 2013

Greetings to everyone who might be seeing the Today’s DAR Blog for the first time! If you have just discovered the blog recently as a result of our email blast, you join more than 50,000 viewers who have visited the blog since I began writing it June 30, 2013. I have been so pleased by the positive reception to this blog that I wanted to make... Read More

August 7, 2013

When meeting Daughters in my travels, I love to ask why they joined DAR.  For many, it was a family tradition and they enjoy sharing our organization with several generations of their family.  One of my favorite aspects, which draws many women to DAR, is that there is a variety of committees to meet the different interests of members. 

When my children were young, I was involved in the... Read More

August 2, 2013

The symbol of the Young Administration is an eagle and it seems as though they are following me around Headquarters lately. Each time I am at the building working I spot another eagle somewhere, either in our architecture, a museum piece or elsewhere.

I hope you enjoy this slideshow of these beautiful eagles located around DAR Headquarters.

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