July 2016 Archives

July 29, 2016

Born and reared in Indiana, I graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis with a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in accounting and played string bass in the University Symphony. Accounting was a natural choice. My mother attended Butler as an accounting major before World War II. After the War, her mother, my Grandma McCalment, at age 53 went to business school and became a... Read More

July 27, 2016

Visitors to the DAR Museum enjoy peeking into the period rooms in Memorial Continental Hall, each one a snapshot of another time and place. Now our visitors can access information about the period rooms on several levels with the installation of new interpretive panels and booklets.

The first thing you notice is a large, illustrated panel that gives basic information about the room and... Read More

July 25, 2016

I had just returned to Nashville from Japan, where my husband was serving as an Air Force Officer, when my sister joined DAR.  She asked me if I would like to join the DAR and I said, “Sure!!”  (Now all you Genies are going to say "Oh... Read More

July 21, 2016

What am I doing sitting in the chair of the Corresponding Secretary General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution?  For someone who never imagined she would be a Chapter Regent, it is pretty amazing to have been elected, thirty years after joining, as the State Regent of Georgia and three years later, to a National Executive Officer position.  Having worked with the DAR... Read More

July 19, 2016

What an honor it is to be part of the Dillon Administration leadership team, and to be Moving Forward in Service to America with you!

Joining the DAR has been a blessing for me beyond measure.  I found the DAR after I lost my mother to breast cancer at a young age.  Her grandmother had been a member, and I decided to renew the family connection.   My husband Thad and I moved... Read More

July 14, 2016

Psalm 100: 5
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Members often ask what path pointed me to DAR. The answer is simple – family!  My maternal grandmother wanted me to find friends when I moved to the big city.  At the age of 67, she joined the Peter Early Chapter in Blakely,... Read More

July 12, 2016

How exciting to join with you in moving forward in service to America! It is a thrill for me to support Mrs. Dillon as an Executive Officer of our National Society.

The primary responsibility of the First Vice President General is to revise the DAR Handbook and National Bylaws as rulings and policies are updated. Following each meeting of the National Board of Management, any... Read More

July 7, 2016

I hope the new leadership of the Dillon Administration Executive Officers, National Board of Management and National Committee Chairs will help bring new energy and new ideas as we continue the important work that DAR members have carried out for the past 125 years.

During the first National Board of Management Meeting of the Dillon Administration on June 19, the... Read More

July 6, 2016

After an exciting and busy 125th Continental Congress, your newly installed executive officers took little time off before beginning our Executive Committee meetings at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 20, the very next day after the Installation Ceremony. We jumped right into informal discussions and formal reports and had lots of great dialog on plans for the future. We toured the DAR Headquarters... Read More

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