Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

November 8, 2013
As we approach Veterans Day, I’m reminded of the many ways in which we can express our gratitude for their service to our country. Daughters across the nation will participate in parades and special events to thank those who served to ensure our freedom. I’d like to share with you a touching story of one World War II veteran who was honored years ago by a DAR member. Last week Rudolph Tafel “...
October 31, 2013
It was a pleasure to wrap up my last official state visit for the fall in Rhode Island, founded by Roger Williams in 1636 as a place of refuge for those seeking religious freedom. It was even more interesting to me as I recently learned that one of my ancestors traveled to the colonies with Roger Williams and was one of the early settlers of Providence. The ocean figures prominently in this...
October 29, 2013
One of the many benefits that I have found from being a member of the DAR is the lifelong friendships that I have developed with other members. Many of those friendships often start at the chapter level and many times, the more fun a chapter has together, the more active they seem to be. When I was State Regent of Texas, I loved having the opportunity to travel around the state to meet all of our...
October 24, 2013
It was a pleasure to join the New Hampshire Daughters for their Fall Meeting October 18-19, Phyllis Gagnon, State Regent. With a theme of “Celebrating and Strengthening a Lasting Profile of Patriotism and Service,” the weekend began with State Officers, Honorary State Regents, State Regent of New Jersey, Connie Olde, and I at the State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. There we viewed a potential...
October 22, 2013
Have you ever stopped and asked yourself, “How did technology play a role in people’s lives of the past?” After all, in today’s fast-paced world, the word “technology” often refers to digital devices. Only recently have we come to rely on these digital devices. In the past, say 150 years ago, people thought anything relating to a new invention, like the manual typewriter, cast iron heating stove...
October 18, 2013
On a beautiful fall day in late September, I traveled from DC to Syracuse, NY to attend the 117 th New York State Conference, Martha Morris Crapser, State Regent. Met at the airport by Ann Davis and Judy Eves, it was a treat to enjoy the first glimpse of fall color in mid-New York. The first event was the Awards tea at which chapters were presented with certificates received at Congress. With a...
October 17, 2013
Celebrate America! I am pleased to be serving as the National Chair of this very exciting new committee! As DAR members, we understand that our heritage makes us who we are. Honoring that heritage through a commitment to community service is the challenge we face each and every day! The Celebrate America! Committee is tasked with: 1. Encouraging all DAR members to strive toward the shared goal of...
October 15, 2013
On Saturday morning we left Hotel Roanoke and headed to luncheon at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV where we were greeted by Barby Frankenberry, State Regent, and 16 West Virginia Daughters. The Greenbrier has been nestled in the Allegheny Mountains since 1778 and served as a military hospital during World War II. We toured the underground bunker which was built during the Cold War to...
October 15, 2013
On Thursday evening we traveled to the Linville Country Club near Crossnore for dinner in an incredibly beautiful setting overlooking Grandfather Mountain. Welcoming us to the area was Brett Loftis, CEO of Crossnore School, and other staff and Board members. Crossnore is well known for the Weaving Room in which elegant stoles, afghans, shawls and linens are created. Several of us had the...
October 11, 2013
Happy Founders Day to all DAR members! On this day 123 years ago, our Founders met and formed our wonderful organization. I am so proud of what we have accomplished and what we will continue to accomplish in the years to come. Yesterday started bright and early and we were surprised to see the older boys from Tamassee who woke up at 5:00 AM, dressed in their Sunday best, and drove to the Clemson...

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