May 2018 Archives

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

May 2, 2018

Continental Congress is fast approaching!  As you are planning your schedules and preparing your packing lists, don’t forget about Genealogy Research.

The DAR Library and the Office of the Registrar General have several different learning opportunities that you might want to plan into your schedule.  Tuesday morning the Library will be hosting a Library Orientation for Congress... Read More

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