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Recent Blog Posts

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...
October 10, 2013
Wednesday morning we boarded the buses and started on our three hour drive to South Carolina to visit Tamassee DAR School . The school was founded in 1919 and gives deserving boys and girls a home, a school, and a chance in life. Tamassee is a private non-profit children's home and family service organization offering multi-faceted programs to serve...
October 9, 2013
Yesterday we headed back to the KDS campus for a second day of activities, including a Dedication Day ceremony. The gymnasium was full with all of the students as well as 300 DAR members and others from the tight knit community. The High School choir sang “God Bless America” and the JAC performed a patriotic medley including “It’s a Grand Old Flag.” It was an honor to address the assembly about...
October 9, 2013
On Monday morning we departed from our hotel in Knoxville and arrived at Kate Duncan Smith DAR School about 3 hours later. KDS was founded in 1924 by DAR and is located on Gunter Mountain in Grant, Alabama. KDS has more than 1,400 students in Kindergarten-12 th grade. Special emphasis is placed on responsible citizenship, academic achievement, horticultural...
October 7, 2013
Following the National Board of Management meeting on Saturday, 78 DAR members and I boarded two buses and hit the road for the DAR Schools Bus Tour . On Saturday we traveled to Abington, Virginia where we stopped for dinner at the Martha Washington Hotel, built in 1832. Imagine our surprise to see a DAR marker on...

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