Exploring New Paths Through the New Members and the New Horizons Course

Written by: Susan Thomas, National Chair, Membership Committee and Janet McFarland, National Vice Chair, Membership Committee
February 23, 2017
  • Where in the DAR World would you like to go today?
  • Are you a new member or a new-member-at-heart who would like to learn about the many aspects of DAR service projects, activities and committees?
  • Or are you interested in exploring ways to expand your horizons and gain confidence about serving in new paths of DAR leadership?

INquire about the Member Training Courses being offered through the DAR Membership committee!  We want you to be part of the “IN” Crowd and we are INviting you to INquire about and to be INspired by these two new courses!

The New Members Course will introduce you to the wide world of DAR committees, service opportunities, and educational adventures. Join with other new DAR members and start on an adventure of learning about all the ways DAR serves America. From American History essays and projects for community schools, to preserving America’s treasured artifacts and places to serving Veterans and Active Duty military men and women, there are many opportunities that will allow you to invest your time and talents to benefit your community in ways that are truly meaningful to you.

The New Horizons Course is for chapter and state officers and chairmen who would like to journey farther afield in DAR and explore unfamiliar territory that will enable you to confidently serve in positions of responsibility and honor. The course covers a wide range of DAR committees and projects with an emphasis on leadership skills and issues. But don’t take our word for it, here what some of your fellow Daughters are saying:

  • “I became a DAR member in Feb. 2014 and I was elected vice-regent on Monday.  I would have refused the nomination if it had not been for this course.” -Texas
  •  “WOW this course rocks and makes me feel more confident.” -Arizona
  • “It has been wonderful to learn things that I thought I knew, but actually did not, as well as to reinforce the DAR resources.  The answer is not “Because that’s just the way the DAR does it.” I now better understand 501 (C) (3) and Robert’s Rules issues – or at least know where to find information on them!” -Texas

The foundation of both courses is a series of self-directed online learning modules that can be accomplished in your own time, at your own pace, to fit your busy schedule. Participants will learn about the many different opportunities and ways that Daughters support the DAR core mission of service through Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism.

If you are interested in learning more about these courses, you will want to see the webinar “New Horizons: Next Steps in DAR Leadership” for an overview. Click on this link to watch it -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWxmFJ7vzo8&feature=youtu.be

Would you like to be part of the “IN” Crowd? Contact your State Membership chairman and ask her to put you in contact with your state’s course coordinators. Not sure who your state Membership chairman is? Contact Janet McFarland, National Vice Chairman – Member Training and she will get you connected. 

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