May 2019 Archives

May 30, 2019

Having completed visits to all fifty states (plus many international destinations) and with a necklace full of charms from each of those states, I am reflecting on wonderful memories of travel and spending time with the amazing women who are members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I have seen the work you do and am humbled to serve as your President General.            

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May 28, 2019

Accepting a leadership role within DAR, at the chapter, state or national level, is both a privilege and an obligation. Your peers have placed their faith in you, and you are beholden to fulfill the responsibilities of your office to the best of your ability – knowing what generations of amazing Daughters have accomplished before you in the same position. Quite honestly, receiving the support... Read More

May 24, 2019

As a high school student, I dreamed of joining DAR. When I finally joined, as a Junior member, my grandmother dreamed that I would one day have the honor of serving as the chaplain at any level; for her, chaplain was the only position with great purpose. Fast forward many years, the opportunity to serve as Chaplain General under the leadership of Ann Turner Dillon came my way. What a dream it... Read More

May 22, 2019

DAR Genealogy was excited to hit the road again and travel to St. Charles, MO for the NGS Family History Conference. When we arrived the shuttle bus dropped us at the lower level of the St. Charles Convention Center.  After a few moments of confusion, we got our bearings and were on our way to setting up the booth.  The two tables seemed larger than average, but once all the material was laid... Read More

May 20, 2019

Following a wonderful visit with the Pennsylvania Daughters, I boarded a morning flight to North Carolina, Carole Weiss, State Regent. Due to an airline rescheduling, I was forced to fly to Greensboro instead of Raleigh where the conference was held. After a ninety minute drive, I arrived in time to join them for their Awards Luncheon. The Conference was beautifully planned and the hospitality... Read More

May 17, 2019

We are delighted to introduce you to a new resource on the Chaplain General’s page of the members’ section of the DAR website.  Along the right side of the page, is the “Quick Access to DAR Ceremonies” box. From here you have the... Read More

May 15, 2019

Anticipating my final two state visits, I boarded a plane in Denver headed for Pennsylvania’s state conference, Cyndy Sweeney, State Regent. It is always such a relief to be met in the baggage claim area by one of our young members dressed in white.Retrieving the luggage we began our trek to King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. It is adjacent to Valley Forge so we drove through this tranquil park... Read More

May 9, 2019

This time last year, the DAR Museum wrapped up the renovations to the old museum gallery that created our new Study Gallery and Main Gallery. This winter, we took the time to look after another of our galleries, the Yochim Gallery.

The lower level hall of Memorial Continental Hall was designated the Yochim Gallery in 1995. Named after past President General Marie Hirst Yochim, this... Read More

May 6, 2019

Time flies when you are having fun, and I have certainly enjoyed serving as Recording Secretary General during the Dillon Administration.  President General Ann Turner Dillon has been a gracious leader and an inspiration. By Moving Forward in Service to America, we have accomplished more than we imagined was possible in three short years.

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May 3, 2019

The early months of 2019 at DAR Constitution Hall have included a number of high-profile events, as well as some firsts for the now 90 year old venue. The February schedule included the hit true crime comedy podcast, My Favorite Murder, which was the first podcast to hold a live event at the Hall. The fact that it sold out in less than a half hour suggests it will not be the last... Read More

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