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Annual Congress, Long Gallery, Independence Hall, July 4, 2021

Our Annual Congress at the Long Gallery, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, July 4, 2021.  

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Changes to By-laws

DSDI Members: Please review the proposed changes to our By-laws before we vote at the July meeting. The changes and associated documents can be found on the Members Only page.

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DSDI Annual Congress | Philadelphia 2021

Dear DSDI Members – Please visit the DSDI Members Only Area of the website for details and registration information for the 4th of July Philadelphia event. You can also access this information on the DSDI Facebook group. Thank you.

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DSDI 2020 Fall Meeting | Virtual Trip to Newport, RI

How lucky we were to explore Newport, Rhode Island, in October for our Virtual Fall Meeting 2020. We walked along the cliffs smelling the salty sea, shopped and ate at the harbor, had tea in one of those enormous “cottages” … 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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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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