Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

October 4, 2013
As you can imagine, things have been quite busy at DAR Headquarters this week with the October Executive Committee Meetings and leading up to the National Board of Management meeting among our many other Board events (not to mention working around some challenges posed by the government shutdown!) . Our meetings were very productive and I look forward to telling you more about some of the...
October 2, 2013
It was a pleasure to deplane in Providence, RI for the short drive to the Massachusetts Fall Forum, in Mansfield, MA. After leaving 94° temperatures in Houston, the cool New England air was a welcome relief. Greeted at the airport by Gail Terry, State Regent, and Holly Blair, State Vice Regent, it was a surprise to see a white stretch limo generously provided by Gail’s sister. After settling into...
October 1, 2013
I am so excited to have the opportunity to join fellow members on the Give a Hoot DAR Schools Bus Tour, which will take place October 5-12. Once during each administration, we organize a week-long tour to visit the five of the DAR supported schools and it is always so special to meet with the students and educators at these schools. The theme of the...
September 27, 2013
As I’m sure many of you genealogy enthusiasts already know, two of the most prominent genealogical organizations, the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) , hold annual national conferences, which are great gatherings and learning opportunities for genealogists of all...
September 25, 2013
I am very excited that we now have the opportunity to feature guest bloggers on the Today’s DAR blog. This will be a great way to get another person’s perspective and have them tell their story. Periodically, I shall invite Executive Officers, National Chairs, Department Heads and other staff members to write a guest blog post that pertains to their role in the National Society. I think it is...
September 23, 2013
As we prepare to celebrate the 125th anniversary of DAR, Daughters across the world are uniting in service to their communities, states, and country to Celebrate America! It is our goal to encourage Daughters to celebrate America by giving a collective one million hours of service annually to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. While one million hours per year may seem like...
September 17, 2013
Today begins Constitution Week which is a wonderful time to connect with those in our community and remind them about this important document which shaped our nation. The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights of every American. I hope each of you will renew your commitment to...
September 11, 2013
As we pause on September 11 th to remember the horrific attacks on our country in 2001, may we remember with gratitude the thousands of first responders and volunteers who risked their very lives to save others. The bravery of those who ran into the burning buildings as thousands ran out is almost incomprehensible. My first thought on hearing the news that Tuesday morning was for my brother who...
September 9, 2013
When I visited the South Carolina Fall Forum, one of the most interesting exhibits was on the scrapbook of one of the earliest state regents, Grace Loagan Marshall, which an antique dealer bought at a warehouse sale in 2010. Through the SCDAR, the scrapbook was returned to the grandson who in turn donated the scrapbook to the SCDAR. It eventually found its way into the hands of Penny Renwick who...
September 5, 2013
It was such fun to return to South Carolina to attend the SCDAR Fall Forum, Dot Lind, State Regent. Having been a guest at the South Carolina State Conference in 2009, it was delightful to greet old friends and make new ones. Lucky for me I had the same thoughtful Page, Elizabeth Burns, that I had five years ago and she even remembered the type of coffee I prefer! Warmly welcomed at the Columbia...

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