May 2018 Archives

May 31, 2018

Every day I get to work with Daughters who want to put the National Society in their estate plans.  They do this because they love the organization and what it stands for.  It is such a pleasure to speak with them, because each person is passionate, energized, and committed to the mission of DAR. 

I am consistently encouraged by how many ways Daughters articulate the importance of DAR’s... Read More

May 29, 2018

Did you know that Spain contributed to the American Revolution? Have you ever panicked when a prospective member asked you for help with a Spanish patriot, and you had no idea where to start? Spanish Patriots of the American Revolution have many forms of service. Some possibilities include:

  • Paying a donativo, or donation, to the Revolutionary Cause
  • Donating cattle
  • ... Read More
May 25, 2018

I flew to Milwaukee and arrived in a rainy drizzle. However, the welcome of the Wisconsin Daughters and Judy Mason, State Regent was warm and sunny. I was impressed by the many accomplishments noted in their reports. Teamwork makes a difference. Judy’s theme is “Together Everyone Achieves Mission”. From what I could tell they are making her theme a reality. Their togetherness was evident and... Read More

May 23, 2018

From the very inception of the DAR in 1890, Daughters have sought to honor those who came before them with the placement of markers and memorials.  DAR members have placed thousands of markers at the gravesites of Revolutionary War soldiers, patriots, and their wives, daughters and Real Daughters.  Page 19 of The First Report of Daughters of the American Revolution, 1890 to 1897,... Read More

May 21, 2018

When I looked into travel arrangements from Ames, Iowa to Bloomington, Illinois, it appeared impossible to do within the short window of time available. Gloria Flathom, Illinois State Regent came to my rescue by arranging to have Mary Ostrom’s husband, Greg, fly to Iowa to bring me to her conference in record 2 hour time with no security delays at all! Mary is the Illinois Chair of... Read More

May 17, 2018

It's a great feeling when things start coming together. Lately, that feeling has been permeating throughout the museum offices as the work on the museum's study gallery and main gallery nears its completion.

Over the past few weeks, a lot of moving parts started coming together. Construction on the galleries has wrapped up. Gone are the days of drilling, jackhammering, and debris... Read More

May 14, 2018

It was a pleasant surprise to be met at the Iowa airport by Diana Kading, a friend who moved from Colorado a few years ago. We had a wonderful time over lunch catching up on our mutual lives. When I arrived at the hotel I was met by Nola Gottschalk, my roommate from our Vice President General days. What a warm welcome, again reinforcing my belief that the friendships we form as we serve the... Read More

May 11, 2018

Leaving Tennessee, my next stop was Kansas City, Missouri where I was met by long-time friend, Karen Bradley and her sister, Cheri Earnest. The weather was drizzly and overcast, but felt warm and welcome as Karen and I reminisced about our time serving on the National Board of Management together. Susan Bowman, State Regent had planned a wonderful Conference with several workshops as well as... Read More

May 10, 2018

Leaving Denver on a bright, sunny, spring morning, I was eager to begin the many state visits on my schedule. Arrival in Tennessee was evident as great country music drifted down the concourse of the Nashville airport. But, I had no idea what awaited me as I was met in the baggage claim area by Carolyn Trickey who escorted me to curbside where Paul White (husband of Barbara White) met me in a... Read More

May 8, 2018

Laden with suitcases suggesting a seventeen day trip, I arrived in Little Rock, Arkansas where I was met by Allison Holland and Glenda Fread. We drove through the rush hour traffic to arrive at the Double Tree Hotel in downtown near the Clinton Presidential Library and the Old State House where we were met by Conference Co-Chair Gretchen Magee. Jerrie Townsend, State Regent “Fanned the Flames... Read More

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