Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

June 4, 2019
My first visit as President General was to Boston for the Sons of the American Revolution convention where I met Holly Blair, the Massachusetts State Regent. Holly and I joined forces this year to schedule a visit to Hillside School in Marlborough which became my last visit. It seems appropriate that this administration started and ended where the American Revolution began. I have asked Holly to...
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. Many of you asked for a...
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 of...
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 has...
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 out,...
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...
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...
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 with...
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 space was...
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. It has been interesting and rewarding to oversee the...

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