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April 21-23, 2017 was the Annual Colorado State Conference. Representatives from all 45 chapters in the state came together for meetings, awards, reports, and an elegant evening of long ball gowns, dinner, and an entertaining speaker.
State Regent, Peggy Norton, with the help of many chapters, hosted the weekend festivities. There was exiting energy and pageantry as each chapter carried in their chapter flag, and Pages led officers through the center aisle to their places. Colors were posted, and the meeting began.
Each chapter regent gave a two-minute report about all they had accomplished over the past year. Awards were presented for chapter achievement and donations were made to worthy projects and scholarships. Workshops presented helped chapters find efficient ways to hold fundraisers, serve others in meaningful ways, and embed themselves in community activities and events.
President General Ann Turner Dillon flew in from Washington D.C. to join the Colorado daughters for the festivities. President General Dillon is the first Coloradoan to hold the highest office in DAR. She gave greetings and words of encouragement to all the daughters.
Attending a Colorado State Conference is a wonderful way to see how state DAR works, what goes on in various chapters, and get ideas on how to get involved. Many officers, members, and new members from each chapter participate in the weekend activities.
The evening fancy dress dinner is the highlight of the weekend. Officers form a receiving line and greet all the members and guests. There are many photos, a wonderful dinner, and an excellent speaker to top off the evening. State Conference is about listening, learning, and making friends from other chapters.