Category Archives: President

DSDI Fall Meeting October 2020

We had a super time together Saturday, Oct. 24 starting with member Shelley Cruz’ Virtual Newport, Rhode Island Show. How we wished we could have been together flying in to Newport, eating and drinking, shopping, sailing, hiking and meeting together! … Continue reading

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United We Stand

Hello DSDI Members. We are celebrating after a very short but productive trip to Philadelphia ringing our Liberty Bell for the 244th celebration. As you know, DSDI’s decision was difficult this Spring as we realized we could not allow our … Continue reading

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In This Together: Exploring the world with DSDI

Using masks make me nervous. With them I can’t see others’ faces and often can’t hear what they are saying. I see folks hiding behind their masks, ignoring others in what used to be our shared spaces. I miss reading … Continue reading

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At Monticello

Thomas Jefferson (aka Bill Barker) invites DSDI’s Lucy Duke Tonacci to Monticello on the first day of opening June 13 after the coronavirus closing. Masks and six-foot separation were required. Mr. Jefferson normally calls Lucy “Ms. Lee” in recognition of … Continue reading

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President-General message

My fellow descendants: I hope everyone is well and doing their best to stay healthy. A year ago, I don’t think any of us thought that we would be living through the COVID-19 pandemic. This has changed our daily lives … Continue reading

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DSDI July meeting will be virtual gathering because of COVID-19

As we protect ourselves and others, DSDI has decided to cancel this year’s Annual Congress in Philadelphia. Although we were scheduled to convene July 3-4, as we do every year, the City of Philadelphia has declared that all July 4celebrations … Continue reading

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From the President-General

Fellow Descendants, The fall meeting in Windsor and Litchfield, Conn., went very well. Everyone who attended the meeting had a great time. As always, Marianne and Ellen Brinker put together a fantastic program; these two ladies deserve our greatest thank-you. … Continue reading

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President-General’s Message

Everything is going well with the Society. I’m happy to say we welcomed in 13 new senior members since our last meeting, five of which were advancements from junior member. We also welcomed seven new junior members. It is always nice to bring in new members. It shows that the … Continue reading

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President-General Message

The spring meeting of the society was a huge success! I would like to thank our Vice President-General, Lucy Tonacci, for pulling together such a good meeting, and kudos for the program that was put together at Stratford Hall. There … Continue reading

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President-General’s Message

Dear Descendants, As we ended the year, the Society received a request for a donation to Christ Church in Philadelphia to restore Benjamin Franklin’s grave. This is the historic church where George Washington and some of your ancestors worshipped. The … Continue reading

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