Stay Informed with the Daughters Newsletter

Written by: Elizabeth Partridge, DAR Magazine Publications Coordinator
January 30, 2018

Want to get the most out of your DAR membership? Wonder what the National Society is currently prioritizing or how other chapters serve their local communities? Then make an investment in your DAR future though a subscription to our Society’s periodicals.

While American Spirit complements the early American history featured in our DAR Museum and Library, its companion Daughters newsletter is a critical resource for members because it spotlights the work of the National Society and features the most exciting and timely of DAR activities across the nation.

The newsletter celebrates our organization’s heritage while offering the latest news from Executive Officers and National Committee Chairs. Each issue also contains information related to headquarters, incorporating frequent updates from the Office of Development, The DAR Library, the DAR Museum, and Genealogy, including a list of new ancestors as they are accepted by the NSDAR Board of Management.

Did you know that the Daughters newsletter is comprised of primarily local contributions? “With the Chapters” and “States Activities” are both popular features among our readers, and we encourage submissions. Has your chapter recently celebrated a milestone anniversary, presented an award to a deserving recipient or participated in an interesting service project? The Daughters newsletter is a great way to share this news. Your chapter’s submission may provide inspiration for another chapter across the country—or even overseas!

Prior to 2001, chapters paid a fee to be featured in the Daughters newsletter. Today, each chapter is allowed one free submission per year—and yes, we do track them. Articles should be less than 200 words and approved by the Chapter Regent prior to submission. Keep in mind that articles will be edited for space, clarity and style. Email your chapter’s article, along with a separate photo, to newsletter@dar.org. We love to receive them, and to read how your chapter is Moving Forward in Service to America.

The “States Activities” guidelines are similar to those for “With the Chapters” submissions: articles should be less than 200 words and may be accompanied by a photo. This is a great opportunity for states to celebrate their efforts in historic preservation, education and patriotism.

As the National Society reaches toward 250,000 members by 2033 to celebrate America’s 250th anniversary, the Daughters newsletter will be critical in illustrating the thousands of acts of service in which current members participate annually. Our publications are an effective way to enthuse and motivate members, and the Daughters newsletter enables readers to make connections by sharing projects, anniversaries, patriotic contributions, awards, ideas for committee initiatives, and so on. What better way to encourage a prospective member than by showing her the evidence of what DAR members accomplish at the chapter, state and national levels?

It’s never been easier to subscribe—just visit www.dar.org/subscribe or call our toll-free number 1 (866) 327–6242. Stay informed and connected today.

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