Tag: DAR

DAR goes to Washington for Continental Congress

Toni Bolling Lutter Gila Butte Daughters celebrated with a trip to Washington, DC, to attend Daughters of the American Revolution’s (DAR) 127th Continental Congress, beginning June 20, 2018. Marjorie Nelson, Gila Butte Regent, and Lesley Baran, Honorary Gila Butte Regent and State DAR Organizing Secretary, represented Sun Lakes’ Gila Butte DAR Chapter. Since its founding…

DAR takes top honors at state convention

  Toni Bolling Lutter Gila Butte Chapter delegates to the State Conference of Arizona Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) helped to elect one of their own to the State Executive Board. They were also on hand as the chapter won awards for service. The State Conference is Arizona DAR’s annual business meeting and is…

DAR celebrates Washington’s birthday, African – American History and Women

  Toni Bolling Lutter In keeping with its mission of historic preservation, Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) salutes historic events at every meeting through its Commemorative Events Committee. In acknowledgement of its work, the chapter holds the 2017 Arizona DAR certificate “Excellent Service for Commemorative Events.” This season, Gila Butte has commemorated…

DAR Juniors caucus in Sun Lakes

  Toni Bolling Lutter In April, local Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Juniors will meet to welcome a Gila Butte prospective who plans to make her debut at the Arizona DAR State Conference. Twice every year, Gila Butte Chapter convenes on a Saturday, giving Juniors an opportunity to touch base with their chapter and…

DAR offers membership workshop

Toni Bolling Lutter Mitzi Iverson, Membership Chair, has announced that Gila Butte DAR will offer a free workshop for women interested in locating a Revolutionary War ancestor and joining National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The workshop will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Sun Lakes. Trained…

DAR aids vets and pets

  Toni Bolling Lutter In keeping with national, state and chapter objectives, Gila Butte Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), has devoted itself to two committees: Conservation and Service for Veterans. Chapter projects complement the current State Regent’s projects by supporting innovative programs targeting companion animals and the vets who love them.…

Preserving history in DAR

Toni Bolling Lutter When Gila Butte DAR commemorated its 15th anniversary in September, the celebration was one of five historic events commemorated that day. Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is committed to three objectives: historic preservation, education and patriotism. Historic preservation permeates DAR committees and projects. Currently, there is a two-year commemoration of World…

DAR rushes the season for Vets and Armed Forces

Left to right: Deborah Goodacre, Regent Lesley Baran, Marge Nelson, Nancy Cooney, Nancy Andrews, Sharon Jackley, Judy Putnam

Toni Bolling Lutter In preparation for the holidays, Gila Butte DAR is sponsoring two programs to remember and honor our U.S. Military. Wreaths Across America. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, wreath-laying ceremonies are held throughout the nation in national cemeteries where U.S. veterans are buried. Gila Butte Chapter participates in these annual…

DAR commemorates Constitution Week

Carolyn Hawkins with Chandler High School principals

Toni Bolling Lutter Gila Butte Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), commemorated Constitution Week with support to schools with public exhibits and with two bellringing programs in senior communities. Constitution Week is an annual event celebrated nationally during the week of September 17-23. By law, each educational institution that receives federal funds…

DAR begins planning for 250!

Lesley Baran, Gila Butte DAR Regent

Toni Bolling Lutter Lesley Baran, Chapter Regent of Gila Butte DAR, is pleased to announce that Lynn Forney Young, Honorary President General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), has been appointed to a prestigious national commission created to plan celebrations and commemorations surrounding the 250th anniversary of the United States in…