Running from Late May through June, Daughters will find a motivational opportunity in their mailbox. If you did not receive yours, you can find all of the information here and make your donation online.
President General's Project
Excerpt from President General’s Letter to Daughters Spring, 2014:
I hope you enjoy the enclosed inspirational magnets, which are a token of my appreocation for your faithful commitment to our Society. I hope that they will encourage you as you continue your dedicated service to God, home and country.
You’ll notice that one of the magnets bears the following quote from Mary Virginia Ellet Cabell who served as the DAR’s first vice president back in 1890:
“What this Society needs most and first is a home.”
If Mrs. Cabell could see our beloved DAR home today, I know she would be very proud. Our National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. reflects the very heart of our organization. Passion. Strength. Endurance.
This magnificent complex of buildings is a lasting reminder of everything we have achieved together and will achieve in the years ahead.
However, the costs to keep our Headquarters running are very high. The electric bill alone last year was $170,000, an 18% increase over the previous year!
To reduce these enormous utility bills, we’ve been investigating solar energy. And after three years of feasibility studies, we recently received this fantastic news:
We were given the green light.
We can begin installing solar energy panels immediately!
That is such wonderful news…but now we need to raise the necessary funds!
Your gift to the President General’s Project would help provide needed funding for important projects like this!
What will this solar energy project do for the DAR? By installing a solar energy array on the roof of Constitution Hall (it won’t be visible from the ground), we will stabilize and reduce energy costs for the next 25-30 years!
This will mean tremendous cost savings for the DAR and will also be very good for the environment. A win-win!
Contributions to the President General’s Project also ensure that we continue the restoration and upkeep of our beautiful DAR home and keep other projects going strong such as the expansion of our Internet capabilities to benefit Daughters and increase our membership.
As you look through the beautiful array of magnets, you’ll notice a quote by women’s rights pioneer and DAR Daughter Susan B Anthony:
“Failure is impossible.”
I absolutely agree. When Daughters come together, there is nothing we can’t accomplish! God bless you for your outstanding support.
Lynn Forney Young