May 2014

Dear Daughters,

Your State Regent was invited to the Arizona State Conference April-30-May 3 in Phoenix, Arizona.   Danna Koelling (Az State Regent) hosted guest State Regents from Massachusetts, Nevada, and Utah. Ann Dillon, First Vice President General was the honored guest at this event. This officer finds that Daughters from around the country are united in DAR work and live the DAR motto:  “God, Home, and Country.”

Utah’s State Winner of the Good Citizen Essay Contest has been chosen as the National Winner.  Bonnie Bennett, East High School, will be awarded a $5,000.00 scholarship to the college of her choice (Harvard) by NSDAR President Lynne Forney Young in Washington D.C. The event will be held at the Education Award’s Night, June 26, 2014.  We are proud of our National Winner, sponsored by Princess Timpanogos Chapter.  The picture shows chapter and state support to fund Bonnie’s airfare to Washington DC: Harriet Rasmussen, PT Chapter Regent, Bonnie Bennett, Shirley Nelson Utah State Regent, and Judy Barking Vice Regent, State Regent Elect. (photo by Belinda Barking)

May was busy with Installations of new Chapter officers in Uintah, Princess Timpanogos, and Wasatch Range. One of the joys of this officer has been to visit Utah Daughters and to discover their good works.

Jacque’s Jacobs, director of Jacque’s Preschool in Taylorsville, Utah, received an “Americanism Award” from the Princess Timpanogos Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on May 22, 2014. DAR supports endeavors in the following three areas: education, patriotism, and historical preservation. This award recognized the preschool’s outstanding teaching of patriotism to the students and the staff’s continual recognition of veterans in the community.

Pictured l-r:  Shirley Nelson, Utah State Regent, Jacque Jacobs, Heather Armstrong, Sr. Leader C.A.R., Judy Mayfield, Princess Timpanogos Chapter Regent. 

Jacque’s Preschool Staff

This officer spoke at the Naturalization Court, Friday June 6, 2014 in the new Federal Court House, 500 South and West Temple. The event was held for the first time in its new facilities. Judge David Sam presided with the help of State Americanism Chairman, Carol Howard.  Following the proceedings, Carol and your State Regent were personally invited to view Judge Sam’s new office and the main court room for the building. All daughters should make it a priority to attend Naturalization Court and to better still, participate by leading a Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States or giving a short Patriotic Speech of Welcome to the new citizens.  Contact Carol Howard if you are interested.

Carol Howard, Judge Sam, Shirley Nelson
“Here comes the judge!”

Before attending Continental Congress, Golden Spike has invited this officer to speak at their Flag Day festivities in Ogden, Utah. Then, it is off to Washington D.C. to attend a NBOM and to report on the wonderful work of Utah daughters this past year.

June 29, 2014, State Regent Elect, Judy Barking and Vice Regent Elect, Brenda Reeder, will be installed officially at ceremonies in Washington D.C.  The State Regent’s Sash will pass onto a new administration. Congratulations Judy and Brenda.

“Thanks for the Memories.”

Your State Regent,
Shirley Nelson

2014 Spring Conference

Dear Daughters,

This officer wishes to thank you for your support and friendship extended her during these past two years as your State Regent. It has been a pleasure to serve with you.

The Spring Conference, “Points of Light” celebrated our great society of Utah Daughters and their many accomplishments.  First Vice President General, Ann Dillon was our honored guest.  She was joined by guest State Regents:  Danna Koelling AZ; Rebecca Eisenman NV, and Janelle Braithwait, WA. Here are some pictures taken by Historian Lisa Hoyt highlighting this annual event:

Thank you for a wonderful conference!

Your State Regent, Shirley Nelson