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Recent Blog Posts

May 6, 2014
I departed the Connecticut State Conference very early on Saturday, April 5th to return to the DC area where I was met at the airport by Joe Khare, Secretary-Treasurer of the West Virginia SAR, and Page Johnna Nicewarner. Joe drove us to Martinsburg, West Virginia, a lovely community. Joe was a fighter pilot in Vietnam and let me say, not only did the time fly, so did Joe! We arrived in time for...
May 2, 2014
After three days in the office in early April, I flew from DC to Hartford, Connecticut where I was met at the airport by State Regent, April Staley and Curator General, Jennie Rehnberg. We drove a short distance to the charming and historic town of Windsor, one of the oldest towns in Connecticut, settled in 1633. April’s state theme is “Preserving Our Heritage, Communicating our Missions, Growing...
April 30, 2014
I've been enjoying telling members about the exciting plans for our brand new evening event during the 123rd Continental Congress and I would love your help spreading the word to Congress attendees as well! Celebrate America Night will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 7-10 pm on the Independence Level of the Grand Hyatt. Since this is such a new event, we have gotten some questions and I...
April 29, 2014
I am truly honored to announce that the Daughters of the American Revolution will be receiving a District of Columbia Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation for the restoration of the DAR Library lay light. Additionally, the award ceremony, presented by the DC Office of Planning, Historic Preservation Office and the DC Preservation League, will be hosted by DAR in Constitution Hall on May...
April 28, 2014
In my travels to state conferences this spring, I’ve been describing the many exciting things that are underway and being planned for work funded by this administration’s President General’s Project. Without your support we wouldn’t be able to make these much needed enhancements for our Society. To help you get a better understanding of...
April 24, 2014
Is a trip to Scotland on your ‘bucket list’? Did your ancestors emigrate from Scotland? Do you want to know more about Clans and Tartans? Did you love the movie, “ Braveheart ”? How about High Tea, Downton Abbey style? In October 2014 the Young Administration will highlight the Scottish nation and individuals that played a significant part in shaping the character of the United States of America...
April 22, 2014
In late March, I left spring in Texas to travel to the 116th Maine State Conference, Sandra Swallow, State Regent, where I was warmly welcomed despite the cold weather. Greeted at the Portland Airport by Vrege Murray, National Auditing Committee Chair, we enjoyed hot lobster soup before visiting the Saco Museum. The Museum had recently opened an exhibit “...
April 18, 2014
I am looking forward to sharing my spring travel experiences with you but this morning I am at our ranch after an absence of several weeks. The pastures are lush and green and we have welcomed back the hummingbirds, cardinals and even a few finches. The trees have put out new leaves and our Knock Out roses and Indian Hawthorns are blooming around the house. A sparrow has built a nest on top of...
April 8, 2014
Welcomed to the 116 th State Conference of the Georgia State Society by Mindy Kammeyer, Reporter General, we traveled to the lovely Evergreen Resort at Stone Mountain. Conference guests Jeannie Hornung, State Regent of Indiana, Susan Thomas, State Regent of Tennessee and I joined Virginia Lingelbach, Georgia State Regent, for dinner with the Board of Management and Honorary State Regents...
April 4, 2014
Following Opening Night at the Texas State Conference, I returned to Washington to attend the 113 th D.C. State Conference, Julia Miller Rogers, State Regent. Julia’s theme is “Honor the Past - Preserve Our Heritage - Build for the Future”. The original shape of the District of Columbia as envisioned by George Washington in 1791 was a diamond; and most of the original land is intact today. The...

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