I attended my second DAR meeting this last weekend. It was much like the previous one, and I'm really getting the feel for how things work.
This meeting's speaker was Tom Poland, a writer who specializes in the south, and more specifically the area from Lincoln County, Georgia to Columbia, South Carolina. I have family from Lincoln County, so I'm going to look into his work to see if he might have written anything of interest to me. He gave out some tips and suggestions for writing, such as how to find topics: get in your car and drive the back roads; the highway is generic and boring.
Two more members were inducted during the meeting and apparently there are 11 applications that have been sent in for review, including my own. The registrar thinks I'll have my member number by May, which is longer than she originally thought. All this bad weather seems to have kept the DAR offices closed more than is normal. I won't be attending next month's meeting, which happens to fall on my birthday. Instead, I'll be at a living history weekend at Andersonville NHS.