July 2019 Archives

July 30, 2019

It is such an honor to serve on the VanBuren Administration as the Recording Secretary General. I look forward to working with these amazing women as we guide our Society to Rise and Shine for America!

DAR has been such a blessing in my life. After living my whole life in Ohio, my husband’s company and our family relocated to North Carolina, where we didn’t know a soul or have... Read More

July 26, 2019

“Give and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together.” – Luke 6:38

When it became obvious that my maternal grandmother was having trouble getting to Governor Thomas Ford Chapter meetings, I decided that it was time to get my papers in order and join the DAR.  The time was right as I had graduated from the University of Illinois, was married to my husband,... Read More

July 24, 2019

The Louisiana Gallery is unlike any of the other DAR Museum period rooms because it interprets a theme rather than a specific room at a particular point in time. For centuries, Louisiana’s diverse cultures made the Pelican State unlike any other. Likewise, Louisiana women of varied backgrounds contributed much to the state and nation. These influences, both general and specific, are the focus... Read More

July 23, 2019

Serving as Chaplain General during the Dillon Administration as we “Moved Forward in Service to America” was a dream come true!  Now as we “Rise and Shine for America” during the VanBuren Administration, I am thrilled to serve as the very first First Vice President General from Texas.   What an exciting time to be a member as we complete the restoration of Constitution Hall and continue... Read More

July 19, 2019

Our National Society progresses through the volunteer leadership provided by 12 women, who sacrifice time away from home, careers and families in order to serve as Executive Officers for a term of three years. I am immensely proud of – and grateful to! – the 11 women who have joined me on this three-year journey for giving so much of themselves for the betterment of NSDAR.

Therefore, I’... Read More

July 16, 2019

It seemed remarkably fitting that my first official visit as President General was to attend the 129th Annual Congress of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. After all, their founding in many respects spawned our own formation (when they chose not to admit women to their ranks), and their conference felt like a family reunion as a result. It was especially... Read More

July 8, 2019

I am delighted to report that we had a productive first week here at your National Headquarters, including the first meeting of the new National Board of Management on June 30, when we welcomed 32 new state regents to our highest governance body.  Among them was New York State Regent Wilhelmena Kelly, who became the first woman of color to join our National Board, when she accepted her oath of... Read More

July 2, 2019

It’s official! Delegates to the 128th Continental Congress approved the establishment of an internal DAR Insignia Operation, with its proceeds allocated to supporting the purpose-driven work of our National Society. It was a bold and visionary vote in favor of a sound business decision to further our mission.  

With this approval, voters have now afforded the National Society... Read More

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