State Regent’s Message: January 2017

BevOvalHappy New Year, California Daughters!

What a wonderful 125th Birthday Celebration we had at the Victorian Christmas Tea at CSSDAR Headquarters in Glendora, on December 10th. A record number of you gathered – nearly 350 – filling our beautiful home with love and laughter. This regent loved the opportunity to welcome each one of you, giving hugs and passing you on to Mr. and Mrs. Santa. The young Marine Corps volunteers gathering Toys for Tots happily accepted 467 toys that you graciously donated to make a happy holiday for young children.Special thanks to Kathy Witt, Tea Chair and her team; Carole Curran, Commemorative Events Chair; Victoria Broadhurst, Headquarters Fundraising Chair; Joan Bogaty, Headquarters Chair; Hostesses from Districts XIV and XV; and to our warm and wonderful Honorary State Regents Linda Calvin, Carol Jackson, Carol Belcher (all the way from Texas), and Karon Jarrard who joined Carole Curran and this regent in presenting Carole Curran’s delightful story of the California Society’s 125-year history.

tree  We carried away a booklet of this history and many of us purchased a 125th Anniversary commemorative ornament for our trees.

This is that busy Chapter Master Report time, when you’re all telling your chapter’s story for 2016.  I’m so anxious to view those special reports, that you send to the State Committee Chairs; it’s always fun to see pictures that you may want to send along!!  Pick up your award certificates at our upcoming state conference in March.

And now a reminder of our upcoming State Conference, March 16-19, 2017 at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel.  Watch for the Call to Conference and Reservation Information in early January and plan to join us for a very special Conference.  We will be welcoming President General Ann Dillon, as well as State Regents of Iowa and Wyoming, plus some amazing award honorees.

Love to all and see you in March!!

Bev Moncrieff
State Regent

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