October 14, 2019
I hope you and your family had a good year and a wonderful Summer. Your State Society (DESSAR) and Chapters have been busy hosting and participating in many Patriotic events, Youth Programs, Awards and other activities.
One highlight was the DESSAR hosting the 2019 Atlantic Middle States Association (AMS) Conference. Compatriots from the North Atlantic District (NY and NJ) and the Mid-Atlantic District (PA, MD, VA, DC and DE) attended. This included the President General and other National officers. DESSAR Compatriot Davis L. Wright, Esq. was endorsed as candidate for our next President General and DESSAR Compatriot Troy L. Foxwell was put forth as candidate for 2020-2021 AMS Vice President General.
As we look forward to the coming year, your membership and support is the key to your Society and Chapter(s) reaching out and touching our communities by:
- ensuring that our past is not forgotten, by honoring those who served/assisted colonies during the Revolutionary War,
- ensuring that core values are promoted by protecting our Constitution and perpetuating American ideals and traditions by inspiring our communities at large and
- ensuring that young minds are shaped by educating and inspiring our youth about the Constitution and about those who developed our American ideals and traditions as well as their sacrifice.
Given the importance of your support, we would like all of you to renew your membership in our Society for the 2020 year. We have attached a renewal invoice which covers the National, Delaware and Chapter dues. We also encourage you to become dual members in our other Delaware Chapters and, if led, make contributions to support the chapters and our programs.
If you have any changes in your address, phone number or email, please note that on the invoice and we will update our records as well as advise the National Society of the changes. During the year you can also notify the webmaster at Webmaster@DESSAR.org of changes, and we will update your personal profile.
The dues payment cycle commences on September 15th and ends on December 31st. When we receive your payment, we will update your personal profile on the website. Each year we have had a significant number of members pay their dues after the end of the calendar year. As we did last year, we are starting the renewal process early in order to avoid late payment issues.
If we do not receive your payment by December 31st, you will be placed in an inactive status. Once you are placed in an inactive status, you will need to go through the reinstatement process in order to become active again. The process is detailed on our website for your information.
The DESSAR membership looks forward to another great year and your participation in our many important activities. In Patriotic Service,
Harry B. Roberts, III
President, Delaware Society, SAR