Tag: DAR

DAR honors vets in Wreaths across America

Honorary Regent Barbara Hugus (left) and Regent Lesley Baran

Toni Bolling Lutter December 2016 saw Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) participating with DAR chapters around the state, the nation and the world in honoring deceased veterans in the annual wreath-laying known as “Wreaths Across America.” DAR chapter members in the Phoenix area joined with other interested organizations at National Memorial Cemetery…

Regent hosts DAR committee’s planning session

Pictured left to right - Seated: Sharon Jackley and Jane Chiles; standing Marge Nelson, Mitzi Iverson and Regent Lesley Baran.

Toni Bolling Lutter Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held an all-committee meeting to hear the latest news from national and state Societies and to jump-start committee work for the upcoming year. Leading the meeting was Regent Lesley Baran who presented budgets and distributed information from State Committee Chairs. DAR does its principal…

DAR brings home awards

Pictured left to right are Regent Lesley Baran and Honorary Regent Barbara Hugus with a few awards.

Toni Bolling Lutter At the first meeting of the season, Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) distributed and displayed State awards received in Scottsdale and National awards received in Washington, D.C. The chapter received a Level One Chapter Achievement Award from the National Society; since its organization in 2002, the chapter has always…

DAR and SAR ring bells at The Renaissance

Pictured left to right are Regent Lesley Baran and Honorary Regent Barbara Hugus with a few awards.

Toni Bolling Lutter On September 19, Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Arizona Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) teamed up at Renaissance Retirement Community to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution with two bell ringings. The first program was held in Independent Living, and a second followed at the new…

DAR launches new administrations

Lesley Baran chaired DAR’s first meeting of the season.

Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) began its 2016-17 season with new national, state and chapter administrations. In June, Gila Butte sent delegates to Washington, D.C., to celebrate DAR’s 125th anniversary and to welcome the Dillon Administration whose slogan is “Moving Forward in Service to America.” In August, Arizona DAR held its summer…

Basha students capture $7,000 in DAR scholarships

Basha Principal David Loutzenheiser and Gila Butte Scholarship Chair Carolyn Hawkins with scholarship recipients.

Toni Bolling Lutter This year, seven local Chandler Unified School District senior women will proceed to Arizona schools of higher learning with the help of DAR scholarships. Each year, Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) offers a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving Basha High School senior woman. This year, six additional women won…

DAR raises $25K in scholarships

Mary Wolf (left) and Gillian Morse

Toni Bolling Lutter Under the leadership of Project Chair Mary Wolf, the Arizona Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) raised $25,000 during Gillian Morse’s two-year term as State Regent. Both are members of Gila Butte DAR; Wolf is the Organizing Regent and Morse is an Honorary Regent of the chapter. At the beginning of…

DAR’s Outstanding History Teacher wins state honors

Pictured (left to right) Carole Jones, Jane Anderson and Regent Barbara Hugus.

Toni Bolling Lutter Jane Anderson, NBCT, Gila Butte DAR’s Outstanding Teacher of American History, has also won the Arizona State title. Ms. Anderson teaches at Kyrene Akimel A-Al Middle School where she has taught for nearly 20 years. Her status as National Certified Board Teacher (NCBT) is the result of a rigorous assessment process by…

DAR installs new officers

Pictured (left to right) Nancy Andrews, Betty Wells, Bonnie Clark, Suellen Eyre, Marjorie Nelson, Lesley Baran, Pamela Petersen, Carole Jones, Mary Knape and Judy Putnam.

Toni Bolling Lutter Gila Butte DAR installed 2016-18 officers at Spring Fling in April 2016. Spring Fling is the annual celebration of the year’s accomplishments, as well as a gathering to welcome new members in a social setting. The new Gila Butte Board of Management is Lesley Baran, regent; Marjorie Nelson, vice regent; Pamela Petersen,…