Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

June 20, 2018
We officially begin the 127th Continental Congress this evening at our Opening Night Ceremony. I am looking forward to hearing our keynote speaker , Lynn Novick, discuss her work creating so many amazing documentaries. I am also excited for you all to join in the grand celebration of the...
June 19, 2018
Yesterday was a great first day of Congress week! There were many productive meetings and a lot was accomplished. If you are interested in learning more about our wonderful DAR Library and how to use its resources, I encourage you to attend the DAR Library orientation this morning in the O’Byrne Gallery at Headquarters. DAR Library...
June 18, 2018
It is a delight to welcome members to Washington, D.C. this week for the 127th Continental Congress. I am so glad you are here, either in person, or staying on top of all the Congress happenings virtually. This morning I greeted many friends at the Vice Presidents General Club Breakfast before going to Headquarters and placing a wreath at the Daughter’s Tribute. It was wonderful to see many in...
June 17, 2018
Congress week is finally here! Last week the Executive Officers met for our week of meetings, which was productive and filled with final preparations for Congress. Today the DAR Library is open to members from 9 am – 5 pm, which will give those in town early a great opportunity to work on research. The Library gets more crowded during the week as people arrive and want to find that elusive...
June 15, 2018
We are just a few days away from the 127th Continental Congress and I’m sure many members are preparing to travel to Washington, D.C. Below are some reminders for your week at Continental Congress. Click the links to read more about these different topics. Download the Congress App to your smartphone or...
June 13, 2018
The new renovations for the DAR Museum Gallery have split it into two parts: the main gallery (featuring an annually rotating exhibit) and the study gallery. The study gallery is an exciting addition that allows us to expand what we offer to the public. The Idea You are probably familiar with museum exhibits: they are built around a...
June 11, 2018
Following a routine flight (my favorite) from Denver to Minneapolis, I was surprised to be met by a very organized state regent, Faye Leach, along with other Minnesota Daughters. We stopped for lunch before heading to the conference hotel and it was great to have the rare opportunity to actually spend a few uninterrupted hours just getting to know one another. The rededication ceremonies of...
June 7, 2018
In May I had the pleasure of taking my first trip to the United States Military Academy at West Point and it was an honor to be at that historic site in order to celebrate a historic woman. For those of you unable to join us at the Margaret Corbin Rededication Ceremony , I wanted to share some of the...
June 5, 2018
As the sun rose over the Minnesota skyline, I boarded a plane for Indianapolis, Indiana to join Lois Huntington and the Indiana Daughters for their conference. Finding Martha Barnhart on hand to welcome me was very special and she became the temporary “page” to get me ready to arrive at the hotel and enter the Saturday luncheon without missing a step. The luncheon speaker’s expertise on the...
May 31, 2018
Every day I get to work with Daughters who want to put the National Society in their estate plans. They do this because they love the organization and what it stands for. It is such a pleasure to speak with them, because each person is passionate, energized, and committed to the mission of DAR. I am consistently encouraged by how many ways Daughters articulate the importance of DAR’s future...

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