DESSAR President's Message
We are now in the first quarter of 2019 and our Chapters have a number of significant events planned in the coming months. Our website calendar of events keep you up to date with our plans, meeting agendas and minutes and documents our collective activities, both at the State and Chapter levels.
On February 23rd we will have our George Washington luncheon at the University and Whist Club in Wilmington, Delaware. Then on April 27th we will have our Annual State meeting at the Maple Dale Country Club Dover, Delaware.
We have just finished the dues collection for 2019 and we currently have about 300 active members and we expect to grow the membership by 20+ members during the 2019 year. I am pleased to say that we increased our membership again in 2018. We also have 11 Emeritus members who have 50 years of service, 25 Junior members and 28 members with Life memberships at the National level.
Our website went active last May 15th and its usage continues to grow each month. Our members notably access the member portion of the website, which allows them to see their own member information as well as others and to access the State and Chapter minutes. These minutes include current Officer and Committee reports as well as our future plans.
We expect to have an exceptional 2019 and we hope to see you at our Chapter and State events. This year the Delaware Society will have the privilege of hosting the 2019 Atlantic Middle States (AMS) Association Conference on August 9 – 11, 2019. The district meeting will be held at Christiana Hilton in Newark, Delaware. Please consider joining us for this event and a special tour of the historic Brandywine Battlefield. Feel free to contact any of our State and Chapter officers with your questions or comments.
In Patriotic Service,
Delaware SAR State President