As the duties of the State Chaplain pass to this officer, there are many changes you should be aware of. Review of new information and forms allows chapter and district chaplains an opportunity to prepare for the duties of their offices, and make their positions more meaningful. A chaplain is at the heart of the chapter, bringing members together with care and respect.
Please note that the correct Oath of Membership and Installation of Officers is to be found on the NSDAR Members’ website, Chaplain General forms.
Prayer Chains will now be the responsibility of the district chaplain, if the district desires to provide this service. Privacy is a serious issue. Please make sure you get permission from a member to put her on the district prayer chain. Medical information should not be discussed on the prayer chain. Most importantly, we must have the deepest respect for those Daughters in need of our prayers.
The State Chaplain will now be recognizing our amazing fifty year members during state conference. Please remember that in order to receive this special recognition, you must have been a member for fifty or more years with no break in membership.
Birthday greetings will still be sent to members who are 90 and above. Remember that you must send in the names of those celebrating a birthday by the 15th of the month preceding the event. The Chaplain General will be notified so that greetings can be sent from Washington, D.C.
Notify this officer of the death of a member to be included on the monthly Necrology Listing, and to be included in the Book of Loving Remembrance. Please send an obituary and a photograph of the member, or a personal remembrance – it makes the tribute much more meaningful.
Please note, there are new State Chaplain forms located on the CSSDAR Members’ website for your use.
Feel free to contact me at any time as we work together for God, Home and Country.