communications and information center.
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,
Diane M. Schrift,
DAR of Michigan, State Regent
2015 - 2018
"Growing Our Legacy of
Spirit and Service."
"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 particular service."
1 Cor 12: 4
A LETTER FROM YOUR STATE REGENT
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
DAR of Michigan
Click >> NATIONAL AWARDS 2016
The State Regent's Project Pin for Schrift Administration
is now available on-line. Click here >> STORE
116th State Conference
Daughters of the American Revolution
Friday – Saturday – Sunday, September 16, 17 & 18,
Guest Room Reservation Rates:
129.00 – Single/Double
144.00 – Triple
159.00 - Quad
http://reserve.shantycreek.com/?g=263379 or 800-678-4111
5780 Shanty Creek Road
Bellaire, Michigan 49615
Information to follow in the June 2016 Newsletter
See tentative schedule on Registration Forms Page
State and Chapter Bylaws Committee
At the request of the DAR of Michigan State
Board, the State and Chapter Bylaws Committee
the following amendment (attached) to the Bylaws
of the Daughters of the American Revolution of
Michigan. It is requested that Chapter Regents
ensure that all credentialed members of their
chapter are made aware of the proposed
amendment, and are prepared to vote on it at
Conference. It is included in the DAR of
Michigan Newsletter, as well as sent out as
an e-blast to all chapter regents.
Golden Age Games
DAR of Michigan is supporting the
Golden Age Games to be held in Detroit.
These games are open to Veterans, ages 55
and older, who receive health care from the
VA. Click here for details. >>
Golden Age Games
We hope that you will make this a chapter
project and solicit volunteers from your
chapter to assist at these games.
If the games sponsors are contacted by a
chapter, they are willing to arrange
that the volunteers from that chapter
Please help in this wonderful endeavor
to support our Veterans.
Diane Schrift, State Regent
For further information, contact:
William R. Browning
Chief, Volunteer and Community Relations
Detroit VA Healthcare System
4646 John R, A1015
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Phone: (313) 576-3332
Fax: (313) 576-1863