Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

February 28, 2014
I am grateful for the opportunity to introduce you to the Office of the Organizing Secretary General and, in particular, to our new office manager, Tania Tatum. Tania brings a wealth of experience from assignments elsewhere within our National Headquarters and leads our entire team in an unwavering commitment to find ever-better ways to serve you, our members. I will confess that it is a daunting...
February 25, 2014
“We want a society founded on service.” Eugenia Washington set the tone for DAR right at the start. And, she would probably be smiling now seeing just how far we have come! But, I dare say, she would be challenging us to reach deep within ourselves as there is still much for us to do. Looking back on the past six months, DAR members have overwhelmingly embraced the service initiative put forth by...
February 24, 2014
Genealogy has always been a passion of mine so being asked to serve on a committee that has provided and will continue to provide women documentation they need for their DAR application is a pleasure and a privilege. The DAR Genealogical Records Collection is a one-of-a-kind treasure trove of transcribed original documents and...
February 20, 2014
Would you like to support a very valuable DAR project without venturing out of your house? You wouldn’t need to get dressed up, and you would be able to help this effort in your leisure time – morning, noon or night. All you need is a computer and access to the internet. One such project is available through the DAR Genealogy...
February 19, 2014
As we promote our organization to the public in promotional materials and other avenues, we are always searching for quality professional photos of our vibrant membership in action – showing what DAR members do. In particular right now, we are in need of fresh new professional photos of our members, as we are in the process of redesigning the DAR Public Website. There are two ways members can...
February 14, 2014
Last week the Executive Officers participated in the February Executive Board Meeting and later in the week joined with State Regents and Vice Presidents General for activities and the February National Board of Management meeting on Saturday. It was a great week filled with important business, productive meetings and of course a little fun! On Tuesday, the Executive Officers and I were honored...
February 6, 2014
Several years ago I saw a wonderful presentation by a chapter regent in Texas, Mae Bruce. Mae has marvelous organizing skills and put them to good use simplifying the files which a chapter regent needs to keep on hand. Even in an age when we strive to be paperless and new technological tools allow us to be more efficient than ever before, Mae’s system offers some great suggestions that regents,...
February 4, 2014
Last Spring, a C-SPAN producer contacted DAR to feature our Headquarters and collections in their upcoming programming. We were so pleased to welcome them to DAR Headquarters where they filmed two programs for C-SPAN’s American History TV series, American Artifacts. The first program, which aired in August 2013, featured the DAR Museum exhibition, “Fashioning the New Woman: 1890-1925.” During the...
January 29, 2014
As much of the country suffers from the cold, wet winter, I thought you might enjoy seeing how our beautiful Headquarters looks with a dusting of snow. It was 14° when I drove to work and took these photos but our cleaning crew was already shoveling the sidewalks for the safety of pedestrians. Being from Houston, I am more enthusiastic about the snow than many of those who have long walks from...
January 27, 2014
I am so thrilled to announce that 2013 was yet another record year for new member applications at DAR. During this past year DAR approved 13,906 applications, which is more than any other year in the Society’s 123 year history! For more information about the record number of new members in 2013, click here to view the press...

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