Left to right: Green Mountain. DAR Regent, Karen Mayer, former Gov. Madeleine Kunin and State DAR Regent Liz Bicknell. 

Former Governor Kunin Speaks at DAR

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Thursday September 26, 2013

Former Vermont Governor Madeleine M. Kunin was the guest speaker at the September meeting of the Green Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Madeleine M. Kunin was the first woman to serve as governor of Vermont, and also served as the Deputy Secretary of Education and Ambassador to Switzerland under President Bill Clinton.  Currently, Kunin is a Marsh professor at the University of Vermont, and a commentator on Vermont Public Radio.   

Governor Kunin’s remarks were drawn from her latest book, The New Feminist Agenda, in which she argues that fostering social structures that enable women to succeed at home and at work is both good economics and good social policy.  She called on Vermont Daughters to participate in creating a brighter future for women and families with action, imagination and optimism. 

Chapter Regent, Karen Mayer of South Burlingtonnoted that, “DAR calls on its members to volunteer in their communities: perhaps you are a volunteer in a church that could organize a quality day-care program, or you could volunteer through a Veteran’s Organization helping women soldiers returning from combat to readjust to their family life or perhaps you could volunteer at a local hospice home in helping families cope with the overwhelming burden of care and keeping their jobs to pay the family bills. Community service is one way that we as an organization can help support these pressing Woman’s issues.” 

About the Vermont DAR: It is a service organization open to any woman descended from an individual who aided the American cause for freedom during the American Revolution.  Vermont Daughters support the DAR mission by promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing the future through educational opportunity for children.  Inquiries regarding membership are welcome.  Monthly meetings are held at Vermont National Country Club in South Burlington VT. Please contact Karen Mayer for information at myr1129@cs.com.