Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

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 preparations...
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’m...
July 16, 2019
It seemed remarkably fitting that my first official visit as President General was to attend the 129 th 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 enjoyable to...
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...
July 2, 2019
It’s official! Delegates to the 128 th 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 the ability to;...
June 30, 2019
There are no words that could adequately express my gratitude for your support of, and confidence in, the team you elected to National Office at Continental Congress. Yet I hope that you will accept these eight letters that still fall far short of expressing our deepest appreciation: THANK YOU. We are so excited about our future! I personally will also be forever grateful to Mrs. Dillon and all...
June 30, 2019
National Defense Night was such a moving ceremony. Our honorees were truly spectacular and it was so meaningful to hear their thoughtful remarks. National Defense Night is always one of my favorite evenings. I feel privileged to stand in our beautiful auditorium singing the National Anthem on the night we dedicate to honoring our nation’s military. Following the Memorial Service this morning, we...
June 29, 2019
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at last evening’s Service to America Night! It was fun to walk around and explore all that was going on and visit with so many of you. Each of the committees had festively decorated tables and great information to share with the members. Last night was a celebratory kick off to the Suffrage Centennial! Dr. Carol Berkin gave great remarks and it was so...
June 28, 2019
Last evening’s Educational Awards Night was inspiring. Recognizing these students and educators who are so passionate about history is always motivating. I am in awe of these young people and their amazing work. The essay winners each read a portion of their essays and it was clear why they were chosen as our national winners! Congratulations to the 2019 Outstanding Junior, Melissa Wetzel! The...
June 27, 2019
Opening Night was such a captivating evening. Dean Malissa’s performance as George Washington was amazing. He has spent years researching our first president and continues to learn more every day. It was an honor to recognize and thank him for his commitment to preserving this very important piece of our history. Stop by the House table in Constitution Hall to sign a "Get Well" card for Mr...

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