DAR Millionth Member to be Announced October 5

Written by: Denise Doring VanBuren, President General
October 1, 2019

We are almost there! It is an honor for me to announce that the National Society will reach a historic milestone this Saturday, October 5, when we officially surpass ONE MILLION MEMBERS who have joined our organization since its 1890 founding!  As you may know, the National Board of Management officially votes on the newest DAR members accepted into the Society on the fifth of each month, when these Daughters are assigned their National Number.  So, please be sure to be watching this Saturday for the exciting announcement about the lucky recipient of National Number 1000000!

In the past, when the Society approached a milestone National Number, it was sometimes assigned to a family member of an Executive Officer but not typically highlighted with much fanfare due to the new member’s right to privacy. However, with the significance of welcoming our one millionth member since our 1890 founding, we knew we needed to take the opportunity to SHINE. In order to seize the full public relations potential of this historic occasion, we have assigned this special National Number to someone who is willing to allow us to shine a spotlight on her as a representative of our vibrant women’s service organization – someone who is willing to represent the spirit of our National Society and our mission to the nation as the face of this exciting campaign.

But please keep in mind that this DAR Million Members Celebration highlights more than just one of us – it’s about celebrating ALL of our DAR members. Following the introduction of the millionth member, we will continue to highlight other DAR member profiles throughout the month of October. So continue to follow our DAR Headquarters Facebook page for these profiles and share them on your own social media network throughout the month. Use the celebration to help encourage other women to consider DAR membership and to teach the public more about the vibrancy of Today’s DAR. You can learn more and direct those who are interested to the DAR website at www.dar.org/million. Please also continue to share your personal membership testimonials at the DAR Million Members Celebration Facebook page to tell us why you are proud to be “Today’s DAR” and “One in a Million.”

The “newsworthy” appeal of welcoming our one millionth member also creates a great opportunity for you to garner local publicity regarding the members in your chapter and the important work that you do in your local community. We’ve created a template media release that you are encouraged to use to announce our Society’s milestone as a stepping stone to tell the stories of the members in your chapter. Learn more about how you can use this historic celebration to help your own chapter shine with these chapter publicity tips in this members’ announcement.

So, stay tuned for our big announcement on October 5, when we will reveal our Society’s millionth member! Keep the celebration going throughout the month, as we continue to celebrate all of our amazing ONE MILLION MEMBERS! And most of all, continue to share the DAR story to not only prospective members but the general public, as we Rise and Shine for America and for DAR!

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