Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

May 30, 2014
After a few days in the office, I flew from Washington on May 1 st to the Raleigh-Durham, NC area for the 114 th North Carolina Conference, Peggy Carney Troxell, State Regent. With a theme of “From the Mountains to the Sea; Celebrating our Rich North Carolina History” each event featured the unique geography and history of the area including the mountains, Piedmont and the coastal region of the...
May 22, 2014
I left the New Jersey State Conference early on April 26 th to fly to Pittsburgh where I was greeted by State Regent Bobbi McMullen’s husband, Joe, and daughter, Cathie Rutledge. Bobbi’s theme is “Our Heritage, Our Members, Our Future” and the theme of the 117 th state conference was “Honoring our Heritage.” Bobbie is an excellent genealogist and has compiled a book on the Pennsylvania’s Real...
May 19, 2014
I am thrilled to announce that the DAR Public Website has undergone an extensive redesign to enhance the look and functionality of our website. The new site is now live and can be found at www.dar.org . This is the first redesign of the DAR Public Website in ten years, so it was certainly time for the site to get a new look and to bring the site and its...
May 13, 2014
The last couple of years have been ones of incredible growth for Manor House. It started as a passion project for Peggy Grieve, the woman we all now regard as our "DAR Mom." She saw the potential in this small but historic chapter and made some strategic and brilliant decisions that set us on a great course for growth. She asked the existing members if they would be open to changing the time and...
May 9, 2014
As we approach Mother’s Day, I am reminded of the quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln, “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” I was fortunate to have loving parents that did their very best to instill values, ethics and love in all three of their children. Although we lost Mom six years ago, her lessons remain fixed in our memories and I try to pass them along to my children...
May 8, 2014
Following a relaxing week at the ranch, I spent one day in the office and then flew from DC to Philadelphia the morning of April 24 th for the 122nd New Jersey State Conference, Connie Olde, State Regent. Greeted at the airport by Connie, Vice President General Debbie Refior and Junior Membership National Chair Cecile Wimberley, we drove about an hour to the historic town of Princeton, NJ, home...
May 6, 2014
I departed the Connecticut State Conference very early on Saturday, April 5th to return to the DC area where I was met at the airport by Joe Khare, Secretary-Treasurer of the West Virginia SAR, and Page Johnna Nicewarner. Joe drove us to Martinsburg, West Virginia, a lovely community. Joe was a fighter pilot in Vietnam and let me say, not only did the time fly, so did Joe! We arrived in time for...
May 2, 2014
After three days in the office in early April, I flew from DC to Hartford, Connecticut where I was met at the airport by State Regent, April Staley and Curator General, Jennie Rehnberg. We drove a short distance to the charming and historic town of Windsor, one of the oldest towns in Connecticut, settled in 1633. April’s state theme is “Preserving Our Heritage, Communicating our Missions, Growing...
April 30, 2014
I've been enjoying telling members about the exciting plans for our brand new evening event during the 123rd Continental Congress and I would love your help spreading the word to Congress attendees as well! Celebrate America Night will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 7-10 pm on the Independence Level of the Grand Hyatt. Since this is such a new event, we have gotten some questions and I...
April 29, 2014
I am truly honored to announce that the Daughters of the American Revolution will be receiving a District of Columbia Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation for the restoration of the DAR Library lay light. Additionally, the award ceremony, presented by the DC Office of Planning, Historic Preservation Office and the DC Preservation League, will be hosted by DAR in Constitution Hall on May...

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