State Regent Sharon Withers and First District Director Sharon Harris spoke to members from around Kentucky in the sanctuary at the beginning of the meeting. Withers said she was happy to be staying in Trigg County for the weekend and mentioned how soothing it had felt to stare out at the lake the evening before. She said she had been quite busy since becoming state regent in July and had been working at the DAR’s mission of promoting patriotism, education and historical preservation. She said that all the members should feel free to seek her input and that there was nothing they couldn’t ask her or suggest to her.
“We want to know what you think,” she said. “We are here to serve you, not the other way around.”
Harris referred to DAR chapters as “beehives,” and said members should sit back, relax and think about whether their beehives are healthy or sickly.
“A beehive dies because the bees don’t reproduce,” she said.
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