Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

May 3, 2019
The early months of 2019 at DAR Constitution Hall have included a number of high-profile events, as well as some firsts for the now 90 year old venue. The February schedule included the hit true crime comedy podcast, My Favorite Murder , which was the first podcast to hold a live event at the Hall. The fact that it sold out in less than a half hour suggests it will not be the last podcast...
May 1, 2019
Following a busy week of Executive Committee meetings, Ginger Trader, Historian General, and I met our “Uber Driver,” Don Trader. What should have been a two and a half hour drive with no traffic became a four and a half hour drive on a Friday afternoon. Now I understand what members mean when they talk about it taking so long to get “to the shore.” I thought Denver traffic was bad! - President...
April 29, 2019
Looking ahead to the last Continental Congress of the Dillon Administration, my heart is full of pride and emotion as I pause to reflect on the activities and accomplishments of the last three years. With the help and support of Daughters in chapters across this nation and around the world, we continued to Move Forward in Service to America and not only achieved our Administration goals but...
April 25, 2019
Following a week of work at the office I programmed Martinsburg, West Virginia into Google Maps and left the city in plenty of time for a relaxing drive through the historic countryside. I appreciated John Denver’s “Country Roads Take me Home” as I navigated the freeways through the mountains. While not the rugged peaks of Colorado, it was still nice to see vistas of scenery reminding me of home...
April 22, 2019
Thanks to a generous gift from Colorado Daughters, the DAR Library has embarked on an effort to identify and digitize genealogically relevant reports produced by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and 40s to be added to the Library’s digital resources. The WPA was a New Deal agency employing millions of people to carry out public works...
April 19, 2019
Rarely having the opportunity to drive or ride to a state conference, made the trip from Princeton to Bethesda, Maryland for the District of Columbia meeting a relaxing, pleasant trip. Jacqueline Leahy, a DC Daughter drove and we had no shortage of conversation. Several of State Regent Marcia Guzauskas’s guests commented on the many young professional women who are District Daughters. It was a...
April 18, 2019
On March 23, we welcomed over 400 guests to Memorial Continental Hall to celebrate important women in America’s history! Guests of all ages explored museum collections and participated in games and crafts related to the selected women. Budding scientists followed in the footsteps of botanist Ynes Mexia, a Mexican-American woman born in Washington, DC. Her work with plants prompted our visitors to...
April 17, 2019
An early morning flight from Denver took me directly to Newark, New Jersey, Karen Stroever, State Regent, where I was met by Lori Bailey of Tamassee and Bruce Stroever. After a brief drive to Princeton it was a distinct pleasure to anticipate two nights in the same hotel. The New Jersey Daughters were celebrating the 19 th Amendment to the Constitution and provided many in the processional with...
April 15, 2019
It seems like only yesterday that I was installed as Organizing Secretary General (OSG). These three years have passed so quickly. During that time, I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work with the outstanding, capable staff of the OSG office at DAR headquarters. We claim that we are one of the busiest offices--if not the busiest—in the building. Responsibilities of the office include...
April 12, 2019
Following the Virginia Conference, I spent three days in the office catching up on work with the staff. I left Reagan Airport early Thursday morning for Atlanta, Georgia followed by a short drive to Stone Mountain where Melodye Brown, State Regent, had planned the Georgia State Conference. The Azaleas were budding, the weather was warm and the Georgia Daughters were welcoming and delightful to be...

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