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Diane M. Schrift,
DAR of Michigan, State Regent
2015 - 2018




State Theme

"Growing Our Legacy of
Spirit and Service."

Bible Verse

"There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served. There are different abilities to perform service, but the same God gives ability to everyone for their particu
lar service."  - - 1 Cor 12: 4



Dear Daughters,

We are all now home from the 126th Continental Congress.  It was absolutely stellar. Michigan Daughters please take a bow in honor of all of your accomplishments. 

Our Michigan Daughters and Chapters took numerous National Awards and received lots of recognition. Your certificates are in the process of being distributed. All awards will be posted on the State Website when we receive a final printout from NSDAR. 

The Guardian Trust Campaign totals were announced as a surprise during a parade of “Pillars”. Vesta DeRiso our State Champion/Chairman decorated our pillar and along with our Outstanding Page Scholarship recipient Elizabeth Hertel, paraded it across the stage of Constitution Hall.  The amount announced was over $138,000. This was more than was printed on our pillar and much more than the goal Michigan Daughters set ($115,000) at our 115th State Conference. Congratulations Michigan Daughters!  You are amazingly generous. 

The total goal set for the Guardian Trust was $25,000,000 and to date $10,000,000 has been raised.  We’ll see how this plays out in the future. 

In the meantime, there are a few acknowledgements to be made.  NSDAR has been very sensitive to privacy issues. Your State Regent has not received notification that any individual or chapter has made a donation to this campaign.  For that reason all thank you letters and recognition pins were sent from the National Society for donations made to them directly.  

Your Regent has been made aware that individuals from100% of our chapters made donations and members at large also contributed.  The Louisa St. Clair Chapter has publicly announced a donation of $50,000 to the Guardian Trust.

The Stoney Creek Chapter has gone public with the sale of ornaments to raise funds for the Guardian Trust.  These are two of our larger chapters.  We thank them heartily for their largess, for setting a good example and for understanding  noblesse oblige. 

Without a doubt every Michigan Chapter did their best. We are great and succeeded because we worked together for the greater good. Thank you all.

Lastly, thanks to all of our Daughters who stayed through the Memorial Service on Sunday Morning.  Our Hon. State Regent and Past Vice President General Betty Eastin was memorialized during the service. This is so important to our Legacy of Spirit and Service. 

We honor and remember those who have served us faithfully. Michigan made an impressive showing and demonstrated their respect for Betty’s service. 

Michigan Daughters honor Service and Spirit.  I am so proud to count myself as one of you.

Diane M. Schrift
State Regent
DAR of Michigan


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Keeping Up With DAR


DAR of Michigan uses several methods to keep you informed of DAR activities. The "DAR of Michigan Newsletter" is a prime example. Another method is the use of mass e-mail messages called e-Blast; however, you must register for this service. To register for general DAR of Michigan announcements and/or Newsletter alerts, click below:


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If you are a chapter regent, a state chairman, or state officer; we have your e-mail address on file and keep separate mailing lists for each of the three groups. Even so, this does not guarantee that your e-mail address is on the above referenced general announcement (e-Blast) list or newsletter alert list. So please use the link above. 

If you have not received e-mail notices from the State within the past couple of months, you should re-register and/or check to see if your internet provider is not forwarding mail from because it considers it to be spam.  Mass mailings are often blocked as spam. It's a case of "big brother thinks he knows best."

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This NEW incredible edition is the largest ever. It has over 600 pages and features the history and genealogy of DAR of Michigan from 2000 to 2012.  If you became a member during the last 12 years, had a supplemental Revolutionary Patriot approved, were a State Officer, Chapter Officer, Chairman or Vice Chairman of a National, State or Chapter Committee, this is your story. 

Because this is a limited edition, there are not going to be enough copies for every Michigan Daughter.  Don’t be left out. Order today.





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For your protection and the protection of other members, the State Directory, the State Proceedings, and all State Newsletters are now in a password protected locker. Look for the yellow button in the menu above. Once you enter the password and continue to use the same computer, you probably won't have to use the password again for a year. On the other hand, if you clean out cookies, disable cookies, or use another computer, then entering the password will be required. So please remember the password.

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