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District of Columbia State Society - Organized November 30, 1901

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

D.C.’s Junior Daughters Future leaders of the DAR and the nation A Seasonal Newsletter

Issue 7- April 2014

Celebrate America! Keep logging your hours! D.C. Daughters logged 15,092 service hours around the world in 2013!

In this issue: Continental Congress.................................2 D.C.’s Outstanding Juniors........................3 New D.C. DAR Juniors Webpage.............4 Welcome to D.C.’s New Juniors................5 How we rack & stack!.................................6 D.C. Juniors Highlights..............................7 Sweethearts & Patriots Gala Recap..........8 Upcoming Events Calendar.......................9 Becoming a Daughter.................................10

You are cordially invited to the National JuniorLuncheon The Deets The NSDAR Junior Committee invites All DAR Members to attend the ❦ National Junior Luncheon ❦ Saturday, June 28, 2013 12:00 noon until 1:45 pm Grand Hyatt Hotel

Ticket Price $60 RSVP by May 3, mail your check to: Annie John 418 Bashford Lane, Apt #101 Alexandria, VA 22314-1124 msanniejohn@yahoo.com * Please make checks payable to the Treasurer General NSDAR * Present your name at the door prior to the luncheon. * Dress is your summer best A

The D.C. Daughters always have several tables

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of lovely ladies representing our state society. Last year, 60 DC Daughters attended! Read more about Continental Congress events pertaining to D.C.’s Juniors on page 2 of this newsletter! April 2014

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123rd Continental Congress June 25 - 29th DAR Constitution Hall & Grand Hyatt Hotel

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Calling all D.C. Juniors! Pick and choose the events that work for you... What is  Congress?

Since the founding of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in 1890, the organization has held Continental Congress, its annual national meeting, in Washington, D.C. National, state and chapter leaders as well as other members from across the world meet at the DAR National Headquarters for a week during the summer to report on the year’s work, honor outstanding award recipients, plan future initiatives and reconnect with friends.

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Below includes excerpts from the President General’s October 2013 blog reflecting exciting changes to this year’s Congress: This year we are implementing a few changes to make the Congress schedule more manageable, which is something many people asked for on the Congress survey. This includes organizing the schedule in a more strategic way so that members can attend the events and meetings that are important to them. [The] 123rd Continental Congress will feature a new luncheon celebrating the DAR’s mission of Historic Preservation. This truly special event will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Additionally, the National Defense committee is joining forces with the DAR Project Patriot and DAR Service for Veterans committees to form a joint Patriotism Luncheon. This exciting event will take place on Friday, June 27, 2014. One of the most significant alterations to the schedule, and one that I think many people will find exciting, is that the National Defense Night ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014. National Defense Night has always been a highlight of the convention and I’m pleased that this moving and memorable celebration of our American heroes will now be the grand finale of the week’s evening award ceremonies. So what will be on the evening of Friday, June 27, 2014, you ask? Well, we have some exciting and special plans for the Friday night of Congress…but you’ll need to stay tuned to find out more! We are still working out the details of this evening in honor of Celebrate America! As a reminder, the Grand Hyatt will become our new official convention hotel this year. Like our National Headquarters building, this large and beautiful hotel will serve as a perfect setting to many of the week’s activities.

Events of Interest to D.C.’s Juniors Full schedule details: http://members.dar.org/congress/ Weʼve curated the 14-page schedule to highlight events that are pertinent to you. Wednesday, 25 Jun 8-8:20a Jr Membership Forum; Grand Hyatt 11a-1p Page Mtg/Flag Rehearsal, Constitution Hall 2-3p Page Tour for 1st Timers, Constitution Hall 7-10p Opening Night, Constitution Hall

Thursday, 26 Jun 12-4p Pages Event, TBD 4-6p Junior Membership Forum; Memorial Continental Hall 7-10p Education Night (OJs honored) Constitution Hall

Friday, 27 Jun 12-2p Patriotism Luncheon, Grand Hyatt 7-10p Celebrate America Night, Grand Hyatt *NEW*

Saturday, 29 Jun TBD D.C. State Regents Report 12-1:45p Junior Membership Luncheon, Grand Hyatt 7-10p National Defense Night, Grand Hyatt 10p-12a Congress Reception, Grand Hyatt

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2014 Outstanding Junior Introducing this year’s D.C. Outstanding Junior for the District of Columbia Ariel Grace Batungbacal ❥ Margaret Whetten Chapter experience “truly remarkable” because of the other fellows. “They come from diverse backgrounds, making amazing impacts in unique fields, like climate science, computer science, justice and medicine, but all are driven to improve the world using their talents,” says the member of Margaret Whetten Chapter, Washington, D.C.

Above: D.C. DAR State Conference President General Lynn Forney-Young and D.C. State Regent Julia Rogers, 2012-2013 OJ Devon Seibert congratulate 2013-2014 D.C. State OJ Ariel Batungbacal.

D.C.‘s OJ, Ariel, was featured in DAR’s American Spirit Magazine. Vol 148, N. 1, Jan/Feb 2014, Page 5. Excerpts below. Aim High She’s barely into her 30s, but Ariel Batungbacal already has a globe-spanning résumé. Now a major in the U.S. Air Force, she has served more than five years in overseas assignments, supporting military intelligence operations in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, including three deployments supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. For her work in the Air Force, she received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and two Air Force Meritorious Service Medals, among others. She also worked for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. In 2012, Maj. Batungbacal was appointed to the 2012-2013 class of White House Fellows. One of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service, the White House Fellowship was created by President Lyndon B. Johnson to give a select number of young leaders the opportunity to contribute meaningfully at senior levels of the federal government. As a fellow, she got to meet President Obama, have lunch with cabinet secretaries and lead important initiatives. She calls the April 2014

Maj. Batungbacal’s fellowship finished in September, and she already has settled into her latest Air Force assignment—providing direction on missions around the world from her post in Florida. Growing up in Marietta, Ga., Maj. Batungbacal knew she wanted to work in international affairs, but she saw her future in the Peace Corps or the Foreign Service. It was during college—at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she studied government, politics and Chinese—that she looked into a military career path and “found a new, challenging way to serve” that she had never considered. “My personal experience in the military has been tremendous,” Maj. Batungbacal says. “I appreciate the opportunity to serve, learn and lead within this organization because its values align with my personal values: integrity, excellence and service. I also appreciate the opportunity and challenge to work in this world-class organization that is a global leader in innovation." Her résumé also includes thousands of hours of volunteer work—with organizations like the DAR, the Junior League, Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc., and most recently, the Doolittle Foundation, a nonprofit that encourages veterans to record their personal histories and links existing veterans groups to local schools so they can share those stories as lesson plans. She also was drawn to the foundation, named after the World War II General Jimmy Doolittle who led the Tokyo Raiders, because of the family stories she and her sister heard growing up. “All of our ancestors journeyed across oceans for a better life: from our Filipino greatgrandmother Carmen, who immigrated here in 1910, or my ancestor John Hazleton, who was a surgeon in the American Revolution eight generations ago,” she says. “My parents instilled a sense of pride and commitment to

honoring our family history to both understand where we came from, and to give us a sense of foundation to make an influence going forward. I feel a deep sense of gratitude and responsibility to those who have come before me, and those who are neighbors today.” Her rich family history also is what drew her to DAR. “I remember visiting my grandparents in Vermont every summer and hearing stories about our family history going back to the beginning of this country,” she says. “When I learned about the DAR, I knew it was an amazing way to honor our family’s history.” Maj. Batungbacal says that she stays busy, between the Air Force and her various volunteer commitments, but that’s her goal. “My mother always talked to us about taking care of our corner of the earth,” she says. “Ultimately, I want to earn each day.”

Congrats to all Chapter Outstanding Juniors!

Of D.C. DAR’s 245 Juniors, these ladies were honored for their service and dedication to DAR’s values.

Benjamin Harrison – Patrina Turnbow CJW-KM – Annie John Columbia - Elizabeth Leon Dolley Madison – Sonja Ulvedal Eleanor Wilson - Elizabeth Adams Emily Nelson - Katie Weider Judge Lynn - Mary Castleman Manor House – Sarah Ahlgren Margaret Whetten - Ariel Batungbacal Mary Desha - Karen Pearson Ruth Brewster - Lisa Tenges 3


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Announcing!

D.C. Juniors First Ever Members-Only Site www.dcdarjuniors.com After almost a year of work building and fine-tuning, we are incredibly excited and proud to announce the launch of the DC DAR Juniors first ever members' site! We are one of the first states to have a dedicated site just for the juniors, and we can't wait to share it with you. Our hope is that this members' portal will facilitate active Junior membership across chapters by creating a place for young DC DAR members to learn more about what we do and who we are, an easy way for DC DAR juniors to show our chapters what we have been up to, and an online home for our committee. Have you ever forgotten when or where the next Juniors event is happening? Have you ever searched for ways to explain to a new or prospective member what a junior is? Have you ever wondered about how we got started or about our history as a group? Check out our Upcoming Events page and our About Us pages. Our new website seeks to solve all those problems and much, much more!

Vice Chair, Website AD Hammershaimb Some key features not to be missed: our new online home is conveniently formatted for ease of use on all

mobile devices as well as on traditional computers, so you can keep up with us even when you are on the go! If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, there is an email form built into the site that allows you to email us directly from the site. We welcome your input, and want to make the website work for you, so please don't be shy about letting us know what you think! Did you know? Please note that because it is a members only site, it won't appear in search engines, so bookmark our easy-to-remember URL: www.dcdarjuniors.com Special thanks go to DC State Regent Mrs. Julia Rogers, our D.C. DAR Juniors Membership Committee Chair Ms. Annie John, and our DC VIS Chair Mrs. Christine Ruffo for their help and support in making this website a reality!

The D.C. DAR also revamped their website! The newly modernized site can be viewed at: www.dcdar.org

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Welcome to DC DAR’s New Juniors!

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We are elated to welcome D.C.’s newest Juniors (Dec ’13 and March ’14). Below are the ladies who have joined us. If you see them, be sure to congratulate them! Hillary

Fisk

Washington

DC

Eleanor Wilson

Leslie

Ogden

Arlington

VA

Manor House

Kelly

Stormer

Washington

DC

Capitol

Elizabeth

Peterson

Lamesa

TX

Margaret Whetten

Kathryn

Peterson

Washington

DC

Margaret Whetten

Patricia

Cole

Falls Church

VA

Ruth Brewster

Trillium

Sellers

Washington

DC

Capitol

Kathyrn

Spangler

Arlington

VA

Capitol

Emmalee

Kearney

Washington

DC

Constitution

Amanda

Osborne

Washington

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Eleanor Wilson

Kathryn

Smith

Concord

MA

Colonel John WashingtonKatherine Montgomery

Molly

Westrate

Washington

DC

Judge Lynn

Lucy

Grierson

Arlington

VA

Manor House

Elizabeth

Fores

Washington

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Margaret Whetten

Rebecca

Radich

Falls Church

VA

Margaret Whetten

Laura

Engquist

Washington

DC

Mary Desha

Jennifer

Harris

Washington

DC

Mary Desha

Allison

Woods

Silver Spring

MD

Mary Desha

Erin

Cromack

Greenfield

MA

Capitol

Katherine

Mayne

Alexandria

VA

Capitol

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Opportunities to be an active Junior

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Below are some tips both for individuals and chapters on how to both enable your Juniors to be active, and recognize their outstanding work Every chapter can be recognized for how much they participate with their Juniors & Junior Membership Committee. What can YOUR Chapter do to encourage Junior Members?

Leadership: Junior members who are chapter chairmen: Consider positions as Junior Membership, Junior American Citizenship, Children of the American Revolution, Women’s Issues

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Serve as chapter officers! Serve as your chapter regent: Juniors ARE eligible to be Chapter Regent! Serve as a state vice chairman of state committee: Does your Chapter have one, if not, encourage this Serve as a state chairman of state committee: Does your Chapter have one, if not, encourage this Junior members may be appointed to serve as state vice chairmen of national committees: There are several Juniors who are. Does your Chapter have one?

Chapter Activities and Support: Did your chapter vote for a Chapter Outstanding Junior at a business meeting? Recognize the women who work hard for your Chapter! Did your Chapter Outstanding Junior apply for the State Outstanding Junior Contest? Help her gather the documentation required that shows just how active she is! Did your chapter have a program on Junior Membership? Did your chapter have a special event for Juniors or Junior Membership, such as a Helen Pouch fundraiser? Did your chapter hold a Junior Shoppe at a Chapter event? Call Michelle Lockwood to set this up! Did your chapter purchase items in the Junior Shoppe? Look for the table with the Peacocks on it at state events! Did your chapter submit an article to the Juniors Newsletter? Email Ariel Batungbacal if you do. Did your chapter have a Junior serve as a delegate at State Conference or Continental Congress? Vote on one! Thanks to the Florida Juniors Gazette for this list

How active are D.C. Juniors? FIVE D.C. Chapter Regents are Juniors! 32 Chapter Chairmen!

5 State Vice Chairmen!

29 Chapter Officers! !

11 State Chairmen

4 National Vice Chairmen

D.C.’s Junior Membership State Committee is comprised of: 1x State Chairman and 6x Vice Chairmen 2013 Total Contributions to the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund: $1002 Not bad, eh? If you want ideas on how to get involved, email juniors.dcdar@gmail.com! You don’t have to be a pro to be active... 6

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D.C.’s Juniors Highlights A glance at Juniors at State Conference & in the Community!

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Chapter Regents with the President General and D.C. State Regent

Tracey Newberry volunteering in Zimbabwe Catherine Gatewood volunteering with Honor Flights

Thank you to all the Junior Pages at State Conference!

New Member Lucy Grierson

Juniors on the Runway... Bad photoshop, but still a gorgeous crew!

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D.C. DAR Juniors Committee

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Sweethearts and Patriots Gala Recap On February 8, 2014, young members of DCDAR and DCSSAR held the First Annual Sweethearts and Patriots Gala at the historic City Tavern Club in the heart of Georgetown. The event was officially hosted by the District of Columbia Society, Sons of the American Revolution (DCSSAR). Attendees enjoyed an open bar, desserts, dancing, socializing, and the opportunity to bid on incredible items at the silent auction. Highlights of the evening included The Moonlight Jazz Orchestra, a 17piece Jazz and Swing band composed of many former members of the Air Force Airmen of Note, Army Blues, Navy Commodores, Glenn Miller Orchestra and other professional musicians from the Washington, DC area. DJ Sean J, an eight-year army veteran with two tours overseas also provided music for the event. Soldiers dressed in colonial uniforms greeted guests and presented the colors for an extra-special show of patriotism. Of the proceeds raised from the gala, $5000 benefited Luke's Wings, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting wounded service members. Luke's Wings provides families with transportation so that they can be with their loved ones while undergoing treatment and rehabilitation. Additionally, $150 was donated to personal causes special to the Wounded Warriors who attended. A special thank you to Kate Henvey, Carina May, Leslie Ogden, and Julie Kinzer for their hard work on the host committee to plan and execute this annual event! Mark your calendars for next year’s event!

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Upcoming Events Events highlighted include Junior-hosted events, D.C. State meetings, and New Member workshops. Unless noted, all members and prospectives are welcome to the events listed.

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Mon, Apr 12-1:00pm Easter Basket-Making Celebrate America/DCDAR Project Patriot Event! Please join Tressa 14 for Walter Reed Army Mattingly and DCDAR Project Patriot along with the Capitol Hill Chapter to Medical Center create 40 Easter baskets for wounded warriors and their families at Walter Reed Army National Medical Center. If you would like to make a monetary/ gift card donation to this cause, please email Tressa.i.mattingly@gmail.com or by phone/text message at 540-230-3981. If you're interested in helping assemble the baskets, please join the Capitol Hill Chapter on Monday, April 14, from 12-1 p.m., at NPR, 1111 North Capitol Street, NE. If you can attend the Capitol Hill chapter's meeting, please RSVP. Thurs, Apr 7:00pm DAR-SAR Spring on Occidental Bar & Grill; see the Paperless Post invite for details! 17 the Occidental Patio Sat, Apr 26 9:30-noon D.C. DAR Monthly NSDAR Library - 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC: Members of the Membership Workshop D.C.DAR are present to answer questions and assist prospective members with their papers. **Members are encouraged to come out and help--even if you’re not as good with genealogy as others! May 15th Evening DAR-SAR Monument Georgetown Waterfront; see the Paperless Post invite for details! Boat Cruise June 23-29 All week Continental Congress Participate in the historic DAR Continental Congress at the Junior events, page, and dine! *See page 2 for details Sat., June 12-1:45pm National Junior Grand Hyatt Hotel; see page 2 for details on how to RSVP by 03 May to 28 Luncheon Annie John

D.C. Juniors & SAR Y!ng Members Thursday, April 17th at 7:00pm Pennsylvania Patio (Outside) 1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW

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❦ All members, prospectives & guests are welcome ❦ Events highlighted in red are Juniors-hosted events. For more information on Juniors-hosted events, check out the DCDAR Juniors Facebook page. Additionally, you can email us at DCDAR.Juniors@gmail.com. Typically, we will both post the event on Facebook, as well as send an evite. To page, please email dcdarpagecommittee@gmail.com April 2014

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Becoming a Daughter Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death, and of the Revolutionary War service of her Patriot ancestor. Before you begin your process, it is helpful to understand that an application for membership requires you to both provide proof of ancestral lineage to a Revolutionary Patriot, as well as a chapter you want to become a part of. We want you to stay connected: please join us at any of our chapter meetings or Junior / State events! For more info on the process, contact the DC DAR Membership Chair, Ms. Jane Chick-jane.chick@gmail.com . Step 1: We recommend simultaneous action during Step 1: If you are interested in the DAR, fill out a Member Interest Form on the National DAR website: https://

www.dar.org/natsociety/pmd/ prospective.cfm?

where you are in your research process.

http://www.dcdar.org/ StateChapters.htm.

linkage to the next generation.

Talk to your family to determine leads in family lineage. Leads include both names of relatives, as well as any documentation to help you identify historical facts. Helpful facts include dates, birth/death/wedding locations, and relatives’ names. If your family member is a Daughter, acquire a copy of her application and national member number.

Step 3: Attend the monthly Prospective Member Workshops to assist you with your lineage paperwork. Attend Juniors events: Our Membership Chairman will put you in contact with the Juniors.

Step 4: As you continue to solidify both which chapter you want to become a member, and your lineage paperwork: check in with your prospective chapter’s registrar. She will serve as your conduit to help finish your paperwork.

Once she determines your application has the necessary information, she will have the chapter officers sign off on your application. She will mail off your application, membership dues check to the NSDAR.

Step 2: Identify your Revolutionary Patriot Ancestor. Depending on which state you selected to join, the State Chairman of the Membership Committee will contact you to help you navigate the process. Keep in good contact with her, and be prepared to communicate

Attend various chapter meetings to meet Daughters. Things to consider when choosing a chapter: when chapters meet, meeting location, types of events scheduled, and ultimately, where you feel the most comfortable! Many chapters are quite diverse in DAR and professional experiences. This diversity supports the livelihood of the DAR and its future. A quick reference on chapter meeting schedules, look on the chapter page:

What is a Junior? A Junior Member is a DAR member age 18 through 35 years of age (until her 36th birthday). She holds full membership in the National Society, State Society, and her chapter, and when qualified, she may serve as an officer and chairman at all levels. Many DC Junior members join with their mothers, grandmothers, and aunts. Other Juniors will start the research for her family’s lineage online and at our national headquarters. DC Junior members are college students, career women, and stay-at-home moms. DCDAR chapters understand time and family constraints and are making many efforts to accommodate these young women. The DC State Society supports junior membership by encouraging active participation within all levels of the organization. To learn more about the DAR, below are helpful links: Visit DC State Society Juniors and Pages Stay connected with other Juniors here and Pages in DC by joining the group here. Visit the DC State Society, NSDAR Stay connected the DC State Society here: www.dcdar.org. Visit National Junior Membership DAR Page Contact DC DAR’s Juniors via email: Juniors.DCDAR@gmail.com. Stay up to date with the Juniors at the national level by joining the group here. Visit NSDAR Webpage Public site: www.dar.org Members Only: http://members.dar.org Visit DC DAR’s Juniors Online Newsletter http://issuu.com/dcdarjuniors 10

Step 6: Membership approval includes two phases: the first, verification by genealogists. NSDAR genealogists typically require about 8 weeks for verification. The second phase is final approval by the NSDAR Board. They meet quarterly throughout the year.

Continue attending your prospective chapter’s meetings and Junior events. Step 5: When your paperwork is complete, and you have the associated proofs (census, birth/death/wedding records, etc.), your prospective chapter’s registrar will sit down and fact check your application and proofs. Remember, each generation needs to have proof of

Step 7: You will receive a welcome letter in the mail once the Board has approved your membership.

D.C. State Juniors Leadership Chair Annie John Vice Chairs of Social/Outreach Carina May Kate Henvey Vice Chair of Outstanding Junior Rebecca Hough Vice Chair of Communications Ariel Batungbacal Vice Chair of Junior Sales Michelle Lockwood Vice Chair of Website AD Hammershaimb

Interested in Paging? DC DAR Page Chair Vice Page Chair

Devon Siebert Leigh Maltby

dcdarpagecommittee@gmail.com Public Relations Contact DC DAR’s Juniors via email: Juniors.DCDAR@gmail.com.

Facebook: DC DAR Juniors Facebook page: “DCDAR Juniors” DC DAR https://www.facebook.com/groups/DCDARJuniors State Regent’s Facebook page: “Dazzling Diamond Daughters” https://www.facebook.com/groups/195496670571984

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