Mission Membership – January 2013

Congratulations, California Daughters! We’ve added 1,032 new chapter members in California this year and 14 new California members-at-large, bringing our state membership total to 9,480. Our President General reports that 2012 became our Society’s second highest number ever of applications verified and approved. The Society had 13,218 new members this year. This officer thanks all of you registrars, volunteer genealogists, lineage researchers, chapter membership teams, and recruiting daughters who’ve helped us accomplish this great achievement. Our movement to use membership teams within our chapters is paying off. The responsibility of registrars is a very important one within our chapters. As of today, only one California chapter reports currently being without a registrar. If your chapter is in that position (or about to be), please contact the state registrar and let’s talk. There’s more than one way to resolve this.

Coming soon on February 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Pleasant Grove High School Community Room, 9531 Bond Road, Elk Grove 95624, is our third State Registrar’s Workshop. This workshop provides an opportunity for registrars, volunteer genies, lineage researchers, regents, and chapter membership teams to learn about California plans for membership teams, lineage research, volunteer genealogists, membership referrals, and registrar plans. Come and learn, exchange ideas with your fellow membership teams and registrars, and have a great time. Just confirm with this officer at moncrieff@gv.net or 530-274-9710, that you will be joining us. Please include your name, chapter and position. Just bring a “brown bag lunch” and we’ll provide water and cookies; there’s no charge for the day. We are anxious to have you there!

Membership Q & A’s:

Question: Our new registrar is a trained genealogist. Is it advisable for her to take the NSDAR Genealogical Education Program (GEP) courses? I hate to ask her to spend the money, when she has just spent so much on her genealogy training.

Answer: Yes, it is advisable for her to take the GEP courses. Their emphasis is on our DAR policies and processes for membership, specific requirements/hints for DAR applications, etc. Feedback from these courses has been very positive. Your registrar will avoid much frustration, having taken these classes, and will find greater enjoyment in her term as registrar.

Beverly Moncrieff
State Registrar

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