Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

April 28, 2014
In my travels to state conferences this spring, I’ve been describing the many exciting things that are underway and being planned for work funded by this administration’s President General’s Project. Without your support we wouldn’t be able to make these much needed enhancements for our Society. To help you get a better understanding of...
April 24, 2014
Is a trip to Scotland on your ‘bucket list’? Did your ancestors emigrate from Scotland? Do you want to know more about Clans and Tartans? Did you love the movie, “ Braveheart ”? How about High Tea, Downton Abbey style? In October 2014 the Young Administration will highlight the Scottish nation and individuals that played a significant part in shaping the character of the United States of America...
April 22, 2014
In late March, I left spring in Texas to travel to the 116th Maine State Conference, Sandra Swallow, State Regent, where I was warmly welcomed despite the cold weather. Greeted at the Portland Airport by Vrege Murray, National Auditing Committee Chair, we enjoyed hot lobster soup before visiting the Saco Museum. The Museum had recently opened an exhibit “...
April 18, 2014
I am looking forward to sharing my spring travel experiences with you but this morning I am at our ranch after an absence of several weeks. The pastures are lush and green and we have welcomed back the hummingbirds, cardinals and even a few finches. The trees have put out new leaves and our Knock Out roses and Indian Hawthorns are blooming around the house. A sparrow has built a nest on top of...
April 8, 2014
Welcomed to the 116 th State Conference of the Georgia State Society by Mindy Kammeyer, Reporter General, we traveled to the lovely Evergreen Resort at Stone Mountain. Conference guests Jeannie Hornung, State Regent of Indiana, Susan Thomas, State Regent of Tennessee and I joined Virginia Lingelbach, Georgia State Regent, for dinner with the Board of Management and Honorary State Regents...
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...

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