June 2019 Archives

June 24, 2019

It is a delight to welcome members to Washington, D.C. this week for the 128th Continental Congress.  I am so glad you are here, either in person, or enjoying all of the Congress happenings virtually.

This morning I greeted many friends at the Vice Presidents General Club Breakfast before... Read More

June 23, 2019

Congress week is finally here! Last week the Executive Officers met for our final week of meetings, which was productive and bittersweet as we tied up loose ends and made final preparations for Congress.  

Early this morning several executive officers and members of the National Board, along with Long Range Planning Commission members joined together at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to... Read More

June 21, 2019

I am so pleased to announce a new program and grant funding opportunity that DAR was able to initiate this spring thanks to an incredible bequest to the Society from a DAR member passionate about an important cause.

Vivian’s Outreach to Women is a new program within the Women’s Issues Committee which is focused on providing support to homeless and indigent women veterans. Each year, DAR... Read More

June 20, 2019

After more than a year of research, conceptualization and design, we are excited to give a first look to our membership of the newly refreshed public-facing DAR logo today in anticipation of the official launch and celebration at DAR Continental Congress.

The refreshed design honors the character and style of the original public facing logo introduced in 2002, while... Read More

June 19, 2019

Recently, the Banquet Hall underwent a complete restoration to repair damage and make it more historically accurate to 1911 when it was first used for DAR luncheons and gatherings. The room is notable, not just for its dramatic architecture but for the fact that the decorative paneling, and the  plaster and the mahogany furniture are all original. Over the years, peeling paint and old water... Read More

June 14, 2019

We are just a few days away from the 128th Continental Congress and I’m sure many members are preparing to travel to Washington, D.C. Below are some reminders for your week at Continental Congress. Click the links to read more about these different topics.

June 13, 2019

In celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the NSDAR Archives is releasing a book as well as a special exhibit highlighting some of the DAR members who made an impact during this transformative era. The exhibit, Ordinary Equality: DAR Members and the Road to Women’s Suffrage, 1890-1920, will be on display in the Americana Room... Read More

June 10, 2019

The Office of the Registrar General is pleased to announce that the revised Genealogy Guidelines are now available on the Members’ Section of the DAR Website.  The revised Guidelines will now be in three separate documents:  Part One: Guide For Chapter Registrars;... Read More

June 7, 2019

As we are now at the end of these three years of the Dillon Administration it is encouraging to see all we accomplished. We were able to achieve even more than I imagined and it is because of our members’ incredible dedication to this Society.

We still have a few more weeks of work and an exciting Congress to look forward to, but today I wanted to take a brief moment to reflect on our... Read More

June 5, 2019

The NSDAR Department of Archives and History is excited to share with you the new online exhibition for Women of Resilience: DAR Service in World War I.

You can now view the online exhibit here: WomenOfResilience.dar.org.

Working on this exhibit was both exciting and inspirational, from discovering... Read More

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