December 2019 Archives

December 31, 2019

And just like that, another year of DAR accomplishment has come to a successful conclusion. Just imagine the hundreds of thousands of ways that DAR members around the world helped to fulfill our service organization’s relevant mission during 2019 – it’s inspiring to pause and reflect on the support that we collectively provided to students, veterans, armed forces personnel, new citizens,... Read More

December 24, 2019

It is, indeed, the most wonderful time of year. With a grateful heart for all that you do for DAR, I wish you joy and peace as you gather with family and friends to celebrate the holiday season, warmed by memories and aglow with hope for a new year with limitless potential.  

As I reflect on the traditions of this festive time of year, I thought that I would share a few photos of... Read More

December 17, 2019

Wow! What an enjoyable and productive week of Executive meetings at our National Headquarters this week!

A primary highlight, of course, was our 18th annual DAR Christmas Open House, as we threw open wide the 17th Street doors and invited more than 1,000 visitors into the... Read More

December 13, 2019

The DAR Museum has hosted a symposium on the theme of our museum gallery exhibit. This year, more than 100 quilt history experts and enthusiasts descended on NSDAR headquarters for a symposium held in conjunction with our current exhibit.

In “A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology in American... Read More

December 10, 2019

Wherever you find DAR, you will find Daughters completing outstanding service projects on behalf of our mission to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. This year, thousands of Daughters commemorated the fifth annual National DAR Day of Service by volunteering in their local communities. Daughters prepared blessings bags for veterans, sent cards and care packages to active... Read More

December 6, 2019

While I fully recognize that pride is one of the seven deadly sins (!), I simply cannot help but nearly burst with it as we welcomed 1,271 new members into membership in Today’s DAR on December 5. Not only do these women represent the future of our Society, they are a testament to the dedication of our Genealogy Department and our hard-working, devoted chapter registrars, AND part of an... Read More

December 5, 2019

Decking the DAR halls takes months of advance planning, a dedicated Holiday Open House Vice Chair and many volunteer “elves.”  The Chair of the DAR Property Beautification and Hospitality Committee is responsible for the outdoor decorations, including illumination and landscaping.  Homestead Gardens of Davidsonville, Maryland, with whom negotiations began in the summer, is the company that... Read More

December 2, 2019

We are finally here! Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, when our focus will be the restoration of seats in DAR Constitution Hall, as we seek to have 1,000 of them adopted by the end of the year. I am exceptionally proud that thanks to a jumpstart by members of the Development Committee and many generous... Read More

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