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Recent Blog Posts

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 Constitution...
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 removing. Now...
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 DAR...
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...
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...
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 of...
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 attendees. This is a...
April 26, 2018
Following a week of meetings in Washington, DC and the Friday evening Horatio Alger Awards Banquet, I caught a very early flight for Kansas City and the Kansas State Conference in Topeka. I arrived just in time to join the Chapter Regents luncheon and spent a far too short time with the Kansas Daughters. The state regent, Kathryn West and her husband, Ollie, went above and beyond in making sure I...
April 24, 2018
On March 24, a group of curious women and men gathered in the Banquet Hall at DAR Headquarters for a Wikipedia Editing Workshop. Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia created and edited by volunteers around the world. DAR partnered with Wikimedia DC , the nonprofit regional Wikipedia chapter...
April 20, 2018
Arriving in Cincinnati early on Saturday morning, I was met by Elizabeth Chiang, my personal page and unexpectedly she was accompanied by my friend, Sharon Withers, past Registrar General. After grabbing a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop, we set off for the Kentucky State Conference in Lexington, KY. A beautiful spring snow storm made the ride extraordinary and Elizabeth’s chauffeur skills...

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