October 2013 Archives

October 9, 2013

Yesterday we headed back to the KDS campus for a second day of activities, including a Dedication Day ceremony.  The gymnasium was full with all of the students as well as 300 DAR members and others from the tight knit community.  The High School choir sang “God Bless America” and the JAC performed a patriotic medley including “It’s a Grand Old Flag.” It was an honor to address the assembly... Read More

October 9, 2013

On Monday morning we departed from our hotel in Knoxville and arrived at Kate Duncan Smith DAR School about 3 hours later. KDS was founded in 1924 by DAR and is located on Gunter Mountain in Grant, Alabama. KDS has more than 1,400 students in Kindergarten-12th grade. Special emphasis is placed on responsible citizenship, academic achievement,... Read More

October 7, 2013

Following the National Board of Management meeting on Saturday, 78 DAR members and I boarded two buses and hit the road for the DAR Schools Bus Tour. On Saturday we traveled to Abington, Virginia where we stopped for dinner at the Martha Washington Hotel, built in 1832.  Imagine our surprise to see a DAR marker on... Read More

October 7, 2013

The October Board provides a great opportunity to talk to the National Board of Management about a wide range of topics, including Continental Congress. I know you are just as eager as I am to make your plans for Continental Congress, so I wanted to let you in on some of the exciting ideas we are considering for next summer.

This year we are implementing a few changes to make the... Read More

October 5, 2013

There have been so many activities and developments over this past National Board of Management week – and as this is being posted I’m on the bus heading out on the week-long DAR Schools Tour – but I knew this one topic in particular would be very exciting for many of you so I had to tell you right away. I’m pleased to announce that a ruling was passed today by the National Board of Management... Read More

October 4, 2013

As you can imagine, things have been quite busy at DAR Headquarters this week with the October Executive Committee Meetings and leading up to the National Board of Management meeting among our many other Board events (not to mention working around some challenges posed by the government shutdown!) . Our meetings were very productive and I look forward to telling you more about some of the... Read More

October 2, 2013
It was a pleasure to deplane in Providence, RI for the short drive to the Massachusetts Fall Forum, in Mansfield, MA.  After leaving 94° temperatures in Houston, the cool New England air was a welcome relief. Greeted at the airport by Gail Terry, State Regent, and Holly Blair, State Vice Regent, it was a surprise to see a white stretch limo generously provided by Gail’s sister.  After... Read More
October 1, 2013

I am so excited to have the opportunity to join fellow members on the Give a Hoot DAR Schools Bus Tour, which will take place October 5-12. Once during each administration, we organize a week-long tour to visit the five of the DAR supported schools and it is always so special to meet with the students and educators at these schools. The theme of the... Read More

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