Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

August 7, 2013
When meeting Daughters in my travels, I love to ask why they joined DAR. For many, it was a family tradition and they enjoy sharing our organization with several generations of their family. One of my favorite aspects, which draws many women to DAR, is that there is a variety of committees to meet the different interests of members. When my children were young, I was involved in the Children of...
August 2, 2013
The symbol of the Young Administration is an eagle and it seems as though they are following me around Headquarters lately. Each time I am at the building working I spot another eagle somewhere, either in our architecture, a museum piece or elsewhere. I hope you enjoy this slideshow of these beautiful eagles located around DAR Headquarters.
July 29, 2013
Our back yard has a massive live oak tree in the center. Although we love watching the birds and squirrels play on it, the shade of the tree kept grass from growing. A few years ago we turned the entire back yard into a garden with a path along the azaleas, impatiens, hydrangeas and caladiums. It was time to trim the Jasmine vines which grow on a fence adjacent to our driveway. I started very...
July 26, 2013
The 122 nd Continental Congress was a tremendous success with the largest attendance in recent years with registration in excess of 3,800. Opening night featured Leigh Keno of Antiques Roadshow who discussed the value of some of the objects in our DAR Museum. The entire audience chuckled when Merry Ann Wright mentioned being outbid by Leigh at an auction in New York when Leigh was only six years...
July 22, 2013
I hope you all are enjoying the Today’s DAR Blog so far. We have been making some tweaks and enhancement as we go to help make the user experience streamlined and enjoyable for everyone. I have been writing quite a bit and I feel as though I am starting to get into the swing of things! We hope to make this blog a place where we can share important Society news and updates but also the amazing...
July 17, 2013
Today I’d like to share with you my favorite place – our ranch. My husband’s family had lived on a ranch in central Texas for several generations, and although I was raised in one of the largest cities in the country, this city girl has learned to work cattle, build fence, drive tractors and adapt to the pleasures and challenges of country life. We spend most of our time at our home in Houston...
July 15, 2013
It was an honor to be a guest of the Sons of the American Revolution for their 123 rd Congress held in Kansas City, Missouri last week. Under the leadership of Steve Leishman, President General 2012-2013, the SAR has grown to over 30,000 members. Both the SAR and the DAR have a strong emphasis on youth and many members of both organizations have served as Senior leaders of the Children of the...
July 9, 2013
It was a very productive first week of the Young Administration as the new Executive Officers truly hit the ground running right after installation on June 30 th . Following a luncheon, the National Board of Management approved a motion to recommend to the 123 rd Continental Congress for ratification, “Celebrate America!” as the name of the...
July 5, 2013
What a delight it was to participate in the Fourth of July parade in our nation’s capital! The DAR members and guests walked down Constitution Avenue passing by the National Archives, Smithsonian Museum, Washington Monument and the White House, enthusiastically waving flags. The Washington Monument was a dramatic and patriotic backdrop to the viewing stand facing the south lawn of the White House...
June 30, 2013
Thank you for the distinct honor of being installed as your 43rd President General this afternoon. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in these next three years. The DAR is my extended family but I am particularly grateful to my husband, daughter, son and two wonderful grandsons for sharing me with you. My heartfelt appreciation goes to the Texas Daughters for their support,...

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