Lisa Melland
State Regent

Connecticut Daughters



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Success is not final.

Failure is not fatal.

It is the courage to continue that counts.

DAR is a Dynamic and Dazzling Women’s Service Organization!

There are many different types of service—service to veterans; service to our local communities; service to uplift humanity and service to one another in the form of sharing; encouraging and supporting one another as we engage in our DAR mission-focused activities.

Nothing reaches more deeply into one’s soul than giving back in a way that utilizes one’s talents and passions. It is hard to express the sheer joy that a veteran experiences when they are wrapped in a Quilt of Valor, lovingly sewn by a DAR member over countless hours. That tremendous sense of joy through service is felt by the member who sewed the quilt.

A form of service is sending care packages to Landstuhl Regional Army Hospital in Germany filled with new socks, sweats, and t-shirts for the Chaplain’s closet there or refilling the empty shelves in a Connecticut town’s food pantry. Many CTDAR members are part of organized service opportunities to place wreaths on veterans’ graves during the holiday season or U.S. flags at gravesites during patriotic holidays.

What type of service resonates with you? Whatever your life situation, age, or abilities; DAR has a perfect place for you!

Lisa Christensen Melland
Connecticut DAR State Regent