State Regent’s Message – October 2018

CA Daughters… Making a difference through our service to God, Home, and Country

My Dear California Daughters,

September Council meetings are behind us, but memories of good times linger. Comments in conversations, notes, email messages and Facebook all indicated that you enjoyed and appreciated the Friday and Saturday workshops and the activities of Friday evening. Three hundred friendship bracelets are already underway to three ships responsible for delivering Marines to their next deployment. All recipients of the Kitchen Shower items were amazed by your generosity! Saturday afternoon speakers at both council meetings, knowing firsthand the needs of our active and retired service men and women, spoke with such passion, confirming that through our service, California Daughters do make a difference!

Many of you celebrated Constitution Week in grand style with proclamations, bell ringing, presentations in classrooms, displays in libraries, and special luncheons – all to acknowledge the U.S. Constitution, America’s most important document which has stood for 231 years as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain our liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights. We can all be so proud that it was through the influence and encouragement of the Daughters of the American Revolution that this observance was officially enacted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 2, 1956.

October has us gathering together again… in spirit and in person. October 11, 2018, NSDAR celebrates its 128th birthday and is the official Day of Service. That day, do something within your community that demonstrates our Society is devoted to service. Following, go out with a DAR friend… have a cupcake with a little ice cream to celebrate! Record your hours afterwards, of course! Sunday, October 14th is the NSDAR Day of Prayer. Remember our Society, pray for the work we do, the difference we make in our chapters and communities. Many districts have their first-of-this-term meetings in October where you will celebrate, learn, plan, and have opportunities to just enjoy being together.

Hopefully, a number of you have already signed up for the Genealogy Workshop / Paper Party to be held at the Sacramento Family Search Library, Friday, October 26, 2018. Do invite prospective members. Get the paperwork done and the applications submitted. Take advantage of the facility and the available researchers. This event was planned to help chapters in their quest to “grow membership.” It was also planned to coincide with the Heritage Tea so that travel would involve just the one weekend.

October winds down when we are together again to celebrate our American Heritage. Chaplain Barbara McMahon and Heritage Tea co-chair Susan Brooking have a wonderful afternoon planned. The venue is beautiful, the tea fare lovingly prepared and served, the company of friends delightful. Recognizing the significance of the 100th anniversary of the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” when the armistice was signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany to end the war, the program will focus on one woman who made a very special difference that is still symbolic today. Please come!

With much affection and appreciation,

Adele Lancaster, State Regent


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