Continental Congress in Washington D.C. (June 23-30), was a whirlwind of activity and fun. The week began with the National Board of Management on Monday conducted by President General Merry Ann T. Wright; and ended with the National Board of Management on Sunday conducted by new President General Lynn Forney Young. Both of these women are outstanding and great leaders of NSDAR.
It was my responsibility to report about the Utah Society at Conference. In the short 2 minute report, “We Are Small in Numbers, But Mighty in Spirit”, I mentioned the State Regent’s project of service to Veterans and Project Patriot activities with adopted soldiers and their families. The Yamaha piano donation to the Fisher House was the highlight of our state conference.
The Memorial Service on Sunday honored both Elvira White and Mary Urie Honorary State Regents from Utah. In attendance at that service were: Shirley Nelson, Janis McCoid, Cindy Toone, Ellen Powley, and Judy Barking. A wreath of flowers honoring these great women, and other National Officers of the society that had passed away last year, was placed at the Founder’s Statue in the garden on C Street. Installation of the incoming State Regents and President General’s Executive Board followed.
Watch for our Utah State Newsletter coming in July with more information of coming events, and pictures of Continental Congress.
Summer is a busy time of planning our DAR Chapter and State events for the next year. Please mark your calendar for our August State BOM and Workshop coming August 17, 2013. The Executive Board of Management needs to attend the BOM meeting 9:00-10:15am. State Chairmen and all members are invited to attend the Workshop and Luncheon which commences at 10:30am –Noon. Lunch charge will be $10.00 (Please let Brenda Reeder know if you are coming for lunch at firstname.lastname@example.org) The event will be held at the Salt Lake County Complex 2100 South State Street in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Workshop will bring information on the new State Regent’s focus next year entitled “Points of Light” and how we, as Utah Daughters, will fit into our new President General’s goal of achieving one million hours of volunteerism as we “Celebrate America.”
Utah daughters will shine beautifully in this area. We already have the volunteerism spirit and will need to report our activities throughout the next few years. Come and contribute with your ideas as we plan our meetings and committee work to accomplish the DAR mission of Education, Patriotism, and Historic Preservation.
In DAR Friendship,