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DAR Distinguished Citizen Ceremony

Hello Friends,
As the Utah State Regent, I was  joined by the Wasatch Range Chapter Regent Kelly Bullock and the DAR National Defense Committee State Chair Debbie Hoyt  to present the DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal to Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and its symbolic color is purple. Utah Daughters, joined by members of  Children of the American Revolution, gathered to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be a voice for its victims.  Attorney General Reyes has been one of those voices for victims with his years of courageous and honorable service in protecting and rescuing hundreds of women and children from human trafficking  both in Utah and worldwide.  The ceremony was held in the Utah State Capitol’s Gold Room.
Attorney General Reyes graciously accepted this recognition and shared about his own experiences with his “Legacy of Love.”
Sharing “Our Legacy of Love” through service and friendship,
Kathryn Asay
Utah State Regent

Celebrating a Century with the Berlin Candy Bomber

Daughters,

I’m so pleased to share that our State Society and the Wasatch Range Chapter hosted a fantastic 100th Birthday Party for Colonel Gail Halvorsen, the WWII Berlin Candy Bomber, on Saturday, October 10th, 2020.

A drive-by parade was held complete with decorated classic cars and a police escort. Bagpipers, military personnel, DAR members, CAR members, his family, and the community honored and celebrated this great man.

Colonel Halvorsen was presented Quilt of Valor by Wasatch Range Chapter Regent Kelly Schaeffer-Bullock. The quilt is a “tangible reminder that there are hundreds of millions of women and men throughout this land and throughout the world, who are forever in your debt,” Mrs. Schaeffer-Bullock said.

We are so honored to have been able to celebrate one of Utah’s very own heroes!

In DAR service and friendship,

Kathryn Asay Jenson

Constitution Week with the Governor

Ladies,

Several USSDAR Executive Board Members, Constitution Week Committee State Co-Chairs and Honorary State Regents were honored to ring the joyous “Constitution Bells” with Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert at the Utah State Capitol.

In DAR Service and Friendship,

Kathryn Jenson Asay,

Utah State Regent, 2020-2022

Our Legacy of Love

Dear Daughters,

Our ancestors shared their “Legacy of Love” so we could live in this great country.  We share “Our Legacy of Love” in our actions when we show kindness and understanding to others. Let us find joy in each other’s dedicated DAR service; and in always sharing our legacy of love in our thoughts, words, and deeds.

The symbol of this Regent’s motto is a beautiful rhinestone pin with seven hearts. The center circular stone represents each of us individually. The seven hearts surrounding the center represent: the love for our Ancestors; our Families; our Friends and Communities; our God; our love of Historic Preservation; Education; and Patriotism.

I hope you all embrace “Our Legacy of Love” during this regent’s administration.

In DAR service and friendship,

Kathryn Jenson Asay,

Utah State Regent, 2020-2022

June 2013

Dear Daughters,

          A lot has happened this spring in my activities amongst the daughters.  Most of my time and effort was spent working on the USSDAR State Conference held at the Radisson Hotel, April 25-27, 2013.  The theme was “Honor Our American Heroes.”  I was thrilled at the reports of our chapter chairmen who had adopted active servicemen and women and worked with veterans during the year. The displays were outstanding.  Highlighting the event was General Robert Oaks who spoke at our banquet Friday evening.

We had a record attendance of Utah daughters who greeted our honored guest, President General, Merry Ann T. Wright.  The Utah daughters were able to showcase their achievements with reports, displays, and presentations.

          Highlights included Mrs. Wright’s lay light presentation and question and answer session.  Utah members contributed 100% to the project.  Mrs. Wright was thrilled to have her picture taken with the chapter regents for our magazine ad in the fall.  We also had 100% of chapter achievement reporting.  We are a small state in membership, but mighty in spirit and accomplishment.
Utah Chapter Regents

Thank you daughters for supporting my state regent’s project.  Together we were able to raise the $2,000.00 needed to buy the piano for the Fisher House.  The retail was $4,000.00, but my brother, Geoffrey White, was able to get a substantial discount for us.  The piano now sits in the dining room of the Fisher House.  Be sure to go and see it.  You will notice the plaque that says “donated by the Daughters of the American Revolution”.
At the conference funds were raised to help our Juniors and Children of the American Revolution activities.  Banners were displayed that will be used for parades and other public functions.  As a result of her great service as Personal Page to Mrs. Wright, Lisa Hoyt was invited to be a Personal Page to the President General at Continental Congress June 24-30, 2013.  Congratulations Lisa!
 

        Special thanks to my Executive Officers for your help with the State Conference.  Brenda Reeder did a great job as Conference Chairman.

Utah State Executive Board

After the conference, I was invited to attend the Wyoming State Conference.  Wyoming Regent, Mary Agnes McAleenan had been a guest to our Utah State Conference.  I was pleased to represent Utah at the conference and meet fine DAR daughters of the state on our northeastern border. 
            
In a few weeks I will be off to Continental Congress in Washington D.C.  Utah will be receiving awards at the event, and I will report to you my experiences in July’s blog.  It will be unusual to attend two Board of Management meetings the same week:  one with Mrs. Wright, and another with Mrs. Young (our new President General elect).  It will be a fun and exciting time to say “goodbye” to one administration and “hello” to another.  Utah will have ten daughters attending.  Have a wonderful summer.
In circles of friendship, service, and commitment,
                                  Shirley Nelson                                          
           

Elvira Robbins White, Honorary State Regent

Our wonderful mother, Elvira Robbins White, Honorary State Regent NSDAR, passed peacefully in her sleep this morning, Monday, October 15, 2012, with her family around her.  The funeral will be Monday, October 22, 2012, at Noon.  Viewings will be held Sunday evening at Wilford Stake Center, 6-8 p.m. and Monday morning 10-11:30 a.m. prior to the service at 3080 South 1765 East, Salt Lake City, Utah.  Mother served as Utah State Regent from 1983-1986.  She was a member of DAR for 40 years.  She passed away on the very morning her chapter, Princess Timpanogos, had their monthly meeting at about an hour before it started.  Mother’s life exemplified the DAR Motto:  “God, Home, Country”.

–Shirley Nelson, Utah State Regent and Judy Mayfield, Organizing Secretary