Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

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...
April 11, 2019
Following the Georgia Conference, I returned to Atlanta Thursday evening and caught an early flight to Baltimore, Maryland for their state conference, Maureen Tipton, State Regent. Arriving in time to briefly see the exhibit room, I enjoyed the display of their WW I Commemorative event. As much as I regretted being unable to greet the Maryland Daughters following the banquet, I appreciated an...
April 9, 2019
Today, the DAR launched a project to create a subject guide on documents related to Marian Anderson found within the NSDAR Archives. You can learn more about this educational initiative here . Marian Anderson’s April 9, 1939 historic concert on the steps of the...
April 8, 2019
Joining thousands of travelers on spring break to Orlando, Florida, I navigated through the crowds to meet my conference hostess and page at the baggage claim area. From there I was whisked to a hotel near Disney World for the Florida state conference, Dawn Lemongello, State Regent. It was definitely sandals weather and easy to understand why so many choose this state for retirement and vacations...
April 5, 2019
As these three years wind to a close, serving as your Treasurer General during the Dillon Administration has been an honor and a privilege. Visiting your state conferences and workshops was such fun. Thank you for allowing me to present my workshop “Keep Calm and Carry the One.” The duty to manage and protect property and/or money of our chapters and societies applies not only to the treasurer...
April 3, 2019
Plans to arrive early at the Virginia State Conference, Judith Surber State Regent, rapidly deteriorated as a spring blizzard caused cancelled and delayed flights for two days. Finally I drove from Northern Virginia after a late night flight created an overnight opportunity. Arriving in time for a morning workshop, the welcome of the Virginia Daughters made me soon forget the hassles of travel...
March 26, 2019
It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve as Registrar General in the Dillon Administration. I have enjoyed working with the chapter registrars as they endeavored to move forward in service to DAR by expanding their chapter membership numbers. Many thanks to all of you for your support and friendship. It is very much appreciated. It was very exciting in April of 2018 to welcome the new...
March 21, 2019
The DAR Museum’s new exhibit is open! “ A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology in American Quilts ” will be open in our main gallery through December 31, 2019. The exhibit explores how women in the 19 th century created quilts that reflected their makers’ involvement in the world around them. Today’s culture makes it...

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