Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

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...
April 2, 2014
It was a joy to start the spring State Conference visits with my own Texas State Conference, Pamela Wright, State Regent, in Dallas in early March. Prior to the opening ceremonies, workshops on a variety of topics were held, including conflict resolution by NSDAR’s own Development Director Sandra Pollack, Veteran’s Oral History Project Training, Using Census Records by Ancestry and Social Media...
March 31, 2014
As we enter Spring, our planning for Continental Congress kicks into high gear and I want to update you on all the wonderful events being planned. As you may remember from previous members’ announcements and blogs , we are making many updates to Congress...
March 28, 2014
April 9, 2014 marks the 75 th anniversary of the historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial that renowned contralto Marian Anderson performed to an unprecedented audience of 75,000 people. While it saddens us that DAR played a role in this story because Ms. Anderson, an African American, was not allowed to perform that day in 1939 in DAR Constitution Hall due to her race, we must...
March 24, 2014
Since 2011, the March/April issue of American Spirit has been devoted to Women’s History Month. This annual edition quickly has become a staff favorite. We’re thrilled any time our pages can bring to life a lesser known chapter of Revolutionary or early American history, and that excitement only increases at the chance to showcase the...
February 28, 2014
I am grateful for the opportunity to introduce you to the Office of the Organizing Secretary General and, in particular, to our new office manager, Tania Tatum. Tania brings a wealth of experience from assignments elsewhere within our National Headquarters and leads our entire team in an unwavering commitment to find ever-better ways to serve you, our members. I will confess that it is a daunting...
February 25, 2014
“We want a society founded on service.” Eugenia Washington set the tone for DAR right at the start. And, she would probably be smiling now seeing just how far we have come! But, I dare say, she would be challenging us to reach deep within ourselves as there is still much for us to do. Looking back on the past six months, DAR members have overwhelmingly embraced the service initiative put forth by...
February 24, 2014
Genealogy has always been a passion of mine so being asked to serve on a committee that has provided and will continue to provide women documentation they need for their DAR application is a pleasure and a privilege. The DAR Genealogical Records Collection is a one-of-a-kind treasure trove of transcribed original documents and...
February 20, 2014
Would you like to support a very valuable DAR project without venturing out of your house? You wouldn’t need to get dressed up, and you would be able to help this effort in your leisure time – morning, noon or night. All you need is a computer and access to the internet. One such project is available through the DAR Genealogy...
February 19, 2014
As we promote our organization to the public in promotional materials and other avenues, we are always searching for quality professional photos of our vibrant membership in action – showing what DAR members do. In particular right now, we are in need of fresh new professional photos of our members, as we are in the process of redesigning the DAR Public Website. There are two ways members can...

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