Toni Bolling Lutter
Gila Butte DAR kicked off its 2015-16 season by welcoming seven new members to the chapter. Gila Butte was founded in 2002 with 22 pioneering Daughters; today, the chapter is 112 strong with many prospective members in process. Members from around the Valley and the nation support DAR’s motto “God, Home and Country” and work toward the Society’s objectives which are Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism.
Membership in Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a commitment to service in company with 177,000 members worldwide. As she is accepted into DAR, each Daughter receives her permanent membership number and takes the membership oath, promising to uphold America’s Constitution and to respect its flag, God being her helper. In Gila Butte Chapter each new Daughter is assigned a DeAR for a Year to support her in her early DAR journey.
Gila Butte is one of 3,000 DAR chapters around the world. The chapter meets in Sun Lakes and welcomes new members. All women over 18 who can prove direct lineage to a patriot of the American Revolution are eligible for membership regardless of religion, race or national origin. Genealogical assistance is available. For membership information, call 602-430-6048 or go to the Gila Butte chapter website gilabutte.arizonadar.org.