Tag: DAR

A Time to Celebrate

Barbara Hugus and Toni Lutter with members of the SAR (Sons of Revolution)

Deborah Goodacre Yes, September is a month to celebrate; no, not the return of cooler weather—I think we have a ways to go before we see that—but a time to celebrate the United States Constitution. It was created on Sept. 17, 1787, and ratified June 21, 1788. It is the framework for the creation of…

DAR Serves at Home During Pandemic

Patty O'Neill

Toni Bolling Lutter For only the second time in the history of the Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) canceled Continental Congress, DAR’s annual convention in Washington, D.C. In 1945, during World War II, Congress was canceled because of war necessity. In fact, in this time of pandemic, DAR finds it must develop its…

DAR Commemorates 19th Amendment

Vicki Bobo (center) as Frances Willard Munds, Regent Marjorie Nelson (left), Vice Regent Nancy Cooney (right)

Toni Bolling Lutter At its January general meeting, Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) remembered the struggle for suffrage through the eyes of an Arizona woman who lived the endeavor. Vicki Bobo, acting as Frances Willard Munds, recounted Munds’ life as an activist and proponent of votes for women. Bobo is also Regent of…

DAR Seeks Scholarship Applicants

Toni Bolling Lutter Again this winter, scholarships have taken front and center as Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) prepares for annual awards. In keeping with its objective of securing our nation’s future through support for education, Gila Butte Chapter in Sun Lakes works locally, statewide, and nationally to select scholars in search of financial…

DAR “Adopts” Seat, Welcomes One-Millionth Member

Restored stage Constitution Hall

Toni Bolling Lutter Regent Marjorie Nelson, Gila Butte DAR, announced that the chapter has “adopted” a seat in Constitution Hall, the concert hall located in the historic Washington home of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). As part of its ongoing restoration, DAR offered members and friends the opportunity to sponsor a seat and be…

DAR funds Honor Flight, Awards Founders Medal

Toni Bolling Lutter At its November 2019, general meeting, Regent Marjorie Nelson of Gila Butte Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented Lisa Rossety of Honor Flight Arizona with a $1,000 check in memory of Craig Clark, husband of Daughter Bonnie Clark of Sun Lakes. Craig Clark was a U.S. Veteran who served in…

DAR attends Banner Fall Board

Suzanne Young (left) and Barbara Grimes (right) with state regent's banner

Toni Bolling Lutter November 1 to 3, Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) joins 41 other Arizona DAR chapters at the Fall Board of Management in Tucson, where the State Regent’s banner holds special meaning for the Sun Lakes chapter. The banner is the work of Sun Lakes’ Barbara Grimes, a noted quilter…

DAR serves during National Literacy Month

Lesley Baran, Chair, DAR School Committee

Toni Bolling Lutter In September, Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) observed National Literacy Month through collections for deserving organizations. Lesley Baran, Chair, DAR School Committee, collected supplies for The Crossnore School and Children’s Home, and Judy Putnam, Chair, Literacy Promotion Committee, collected books for clients of Matthew’s Crossing. The Crossnore School and…

DAR takes top awards in arts

Joan Johnson with winning painting

Toni Bolling Lutter Marjorie Nelson, Regent, Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), has announced that Joan Johnson took first place in DAR’s national American Heritage contest for her multi-media painting Aunt Helen. Johnson is a three-time national winner of the contest. Additionally, Laker Mary Knape took national second place for a pastel of…

DAR students take chapter and state honors

Toni Bolling Lutter Marjorie Nelson, DAR Regent, has announced that two of Gila Butte chapter winners in DAR’s American History Essay contest went on to win at the state level, as well. The state winners were honored at Arizona DAR State Conference, where they received a certificate and a medal. American History Committee is a…