June 9, 2023, Senior State Board Meeting
June 16-17, 2023 Western Regional Meeting
September 11, 2023 Senior State Board Meeting
September 16, 2023 Summer Workshop, Spokane Valley
December 11, 2023 Senior State Board Meeting
March, 2024 Senior State Board Meeting
Feb 19, 2024 George Washington Memorial Celebration
March 9, 2024 Annual State Conference
April 19-21, 2024 National Convention
June 2024 Senior State Board Meeting
The Western Region consists of the states of California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. Each year a regional meeting is held for those in the region. The national board members will travel to the various regional meetings to share the national programs for the year. It is a great opportunity to meet other C.A.R. members. In 2023 the Rocky Mountain and Western Regions will meet jointly in Odgen, Utah, June 16-17.
Click here for the link to the 2023 Regional Meeting
Click here for a video clip from a previous regional meeting.
Regional meetings have been held in the following locations:
Following the Regional Meetings, the State President often holds a summer workshop for the C.A.R. members in the State, where they review and plan the programs for the year.
This year the summer workshop will be held in conjunction with the Washington State DAR Board of Management meeting in Spokane Valley Washington.
This was last held on Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm, at a private residence in Renton, Washington. This was an opportunity for members from throughout the state to get together informally.
Held annually since the erection of the statue over a hundred years ago, this celebration is sponsored by the Greater Seattle DAR Regents' Council. It brings representatives from many civic and patriotic organizations to honor the memory of George Washington.
This year the wreath-laying will not be preceded by in indoors meeting. The wreath-laying ceremony with many wreaths placed at the foot of the statue, will commence at 11:30 a.m. at the Statue, located on the University of Washington Campus. Free, underground parking is available off 15th Ave NE at NE 41st, just north of the statue.. Click here for Google directions to the statue.
The Washington State C.A.R. has had the privilege to participate in this significant event.
Those laying wreaths should notify the GSDARRC by February 10, 2024.
This newspaper phots from the late 1950's represents how the George Washington Memorial Celebration attracted a much larger crowd, together with media coverage.
Here a C.A.R. brother and sister are representing George and Martha Washington to lay the wreath on behalf of the C.A.R. She later served as State President and National Vice President for the Western Region. He later served as State First Vice President, Nation Vice President for the Western Region, and National Chaplain, then as a Senior Society President, Senior State President, and Senior National Recording Secretary.
The 2024 Annual State Conference is tentatively scheduled to be a joint meeting with the Oregon C.A.R. in Columbia City, Oregon (between Longview and Vancouver, Washington. More information will be posted later.
The 2023 Annual State Conference was held at the Black Diamond Bakery and Restaurant, 32805 Railroad Ave, Black Diamond, Washington, on Saturday, March 11, 2023.
Prior to the conference was a no-host Noon luncheon at the Black Diamond Bakery and Restaurant. The state conference meeting convened at 1:00 p.m. Following the conference (at about 2:30 p.m.) was a tour of the nearby Black Diamond Museum & Railroad Depot. (Black Diamond was named for the early coal mines in the area.)
In 2022 the conference was held via Zoom. The 2024 conference was be held in person for those who wish to vote. Zoom participation was be available for others.
Click here to REGISTER for the Conference for in-person attendance or Zoom participation. (Register.WaStateCAR.org) Only those registered will be notified of updates and receive a Zoom link in needed.
To be a patron and donate to help defray the costs of the conference, click the above registration link.
Click here for a MAP to the Conference.
Click here for a copy of the program from the 2022 state conference. The program for the 2023 conference is now available. The link for the program was emailed to all those who registered for the conference.
Hundreds of C.A.R. members from throughout the nation gather outside Washington, DC every April for the annual convention.
Check back for information on the 2023 Convention. There will be both in-person and remote participation options.
Reports are given from state presidents, national chairmen and national officers, and new national officers are elected for the next year. Patriotic tours and ceremonies are included. The formal banquet and dance is always a favorite, and there are activities your the younger members who prefer not to dance.
The highlight is the installation of the new state presidents and national officers on the grounds of Mt. Vernon, Virginia, near the tomb of George and Martha Washington.