November 2013 Archives

November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I love planning and cooking the meal and having friends and family with whom to share it.  Typically we spend the holidays at the ranch where we have a large kitchen and room for a crowd.  I enjoy baking bread, pies, turkey and all the trimmings.  This year our meal will be at our home in Houston with our family and a more limited menu.  As you know,... Read More

November 25, 2013

Although it is not yet Thanksgiving and we are quite a few weeks away from Christmas, our wonderful Property Beautification and Hospitality committee has begun decorating DAR Headquarters for Christmas and the Open House.

This year the DAR Christmas Open House is being held December 4 from 5:30-8 PM, I hope you will invite your... Read More

November 22, 2013

Today I am sharing with you a short video tour of my office. I love working in this beautiful space and I hope you will enjoy learning a little bit more about it. I think it is so interesting that many of the pieces in the office have a special connection to our previous Presidents General.

In preparation for this tour we researched the items in the office and in the process learned a... Read More

November 20, 2013

On the national level, we have several ways to monitor the health of a chapter and to offer assistance when needed, including a policy that a chapter regent may not serve more than six years in a row.  I’d like to share with you a success story because of that policy.

The Robert Raines Chapter of Navasota, Texas was organized in August 1913 at the home of the organizing regent, Annie... Read More

November 18, 2013
Courtney Peter
Publications Coordinator, DAR magazine

Producing American Spirit magazine takes an enormous amount of planning. For example, the magazine’s 2013 editorial calendar was compiled during the summer of 2012. The magazine team feels a fresh wave of anticipation each time a new issue delivers a batch of long-awaited articles to subscribers’ homes. For the just-released... Read More

November 15, 2013

As DAR members across the nation celebrated those who have protected our freedom, I hope you had the opportunity to attend special Veterans Day events to express gratitude to those who have served our country in uniform.

It was a privilege to participate in a Veterans Day event in Houston thanks to some of our dedicated DAR members in Texas.  After attending Continental Congress and... Read More

November 8, 2013

As we approach Veterans Day, I’m reminded of the many ways in which we can express our gratitude for their service to our country.  Daughters across the nation will participate in parades and special events to thank those who served to ensure our freedom.

I’d like to share with you a touching story of one World War II veteran who was honored years ago by a DAR member.  Last week Rudolph... Read More

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