Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

August 21, 2019
Have you ever wondered what happens when an item in the DAR Museum collection needs to be repaired? Important considerations for repairs include deciding what kinds of conservation treatments help preserve an object and which areas can, or should, be fixed. In general, these actions do not attempt to make something look like new, but seek to arrest...
August 19, 2019
Hello, come join me on a short journey of my life culminating in the present moment, as I have the honor and pleasure of serving the VanBuren Administration as Registrar General. I am Patsy (Pat) Miller McFall. Of course, I started out as Patsy Miller, born and raised in a small town in Oklahoma. I am the first member of my family to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. As...
August 16, 2019
As if being a member of the world’s premiere patriotic women’s service organization were not enough (!), brace yourself: DAR is teetering on the edge of a thrilling milestone and we want YOU to be a part of the celebration! Sometime during the coming weeks, our National Society will welcome our one millionth member since the founding of the National Society in 1890. It’s an amazing testament to...
August 15, 2019
Greetings Daughters! I am honored to be serving our National Society during the VanBuren Administration as your Treasurer General. If you had told me in 1993 when I became a member as a Junior that I would be serving our Society on the Executive Committee, I may have laughed at you. I joined our wonderful Society in 1991 because I received a phone call from my father -- a retired Navy Captain who...
August 14, 2019
The month of July found the Data Entry and Genealogy staff at National busier than ever processing and reviewing Applications and Supplementals as we work to achieve our Society’s membership goals. Their efforts paid off in a big way – with a whopping 1,270 Applications, along with 590 Supplementals, verified last month! Thank you to all of the prospective members, chapter registrars and...
August 12, 2019
DAR is about family to me—and not in the way one would generally think. I was the first in my family to become a member. My paternal grandmother knew she was eligible, but was busy with other activities and three children and chose not to join. My mother, Virginia Sebastian, knew she had the lineage but never pursued it. Little did I know that on a sunny day in 7 th grade algebra class when my...
August 9, 2019
They say there is something unforgettable about your first love. No wonder I feel so connected to the Iowa Daughters, who warmly welcomed me for my very first official visit to a State DAR Society function as your President General. I will likely never forget their gracious hospitality and many kindnesses – and best of all? They brought that same welcoming attitude to every guest, regardless of...
August 8, 2019
Greetings from the Chapter Achievement Award Committee ! I have the honor of serving as the National Chair for this prestigious committee under the VanBuren Administration, and we are excited about the first major changes made to the CAA in decades. In fact, the...
August 6, 2019
It’s an exciting time to be a member of the DAR, and, as you might suspect, I am thrilled to be your Corresponding Secretary General in the Rise and Shine for America administration under the leadership of President General Denise Doring VanBuren. Kansas Daughters know my history – especially my history of how I came to be in the DAR. I had driven to see my parents and my Mom, Doris, greeted me...
August 1, 2019
The Office of the Reporter General is delighted to announce DAR now has an online scholarship application process. Today, August 1, 2019, our new online submission process went live! We are grateful to the members of the Dillon Administration who laid the groundwork for this advancement, which brings our application process to a technology level now expected by students and educators. Students...

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