Reflecting on Opening Night and Beginning Business Sessions

Written by: Ann Dillon, President General
June 27, 2019

Opening Night was such a captivating evening. Dean Malissa’s performance as George Washington was amazing. He has spent years researching our first president and continues to learn more every day. It was an honor to recognize and thank him for his commitment to preserving this very important piece of our history.

Stop by the House table in Constitution Hall to sign a "Get Well" card for Mr. Trebek!

This morning we will begin the business sessions of the 128th Continental Congress, where we will hear the reports of the Executive Officers. The Executives will again be using PowerPoint Presentations with their reports to help demonstrate the work of their offices.

Be sure to stop by the Congress Shops in the Texas Lone Star Lounge and the Junior Shoppe in the Constitution Hall Lobby and at the Grand Hyatt. Additionally don’t miss the opportunity to enter the raffle to win a diamond insignia at the President General’s Project Tables. 

This evening we will celebrate smart and accomplished young people during Education Awards Night. We will hear the American History Essay winners read portions of their essays and present the DAR Good Citizen Awards. We will also recognize the American History Scholarship winner and the Outstanding Teacher of American History. The All-American DAR Chorus will entertain us with a musical performance. Concluding the ceremony will be the exciting presentation of the finalists for the Outstanding Junior Member contest. Good luck to each of the accomplished women!

If you won’t be with us this evening, you can watch the live video stream online!

Read the Thursday edition of the Congress Herald here!

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