Tag: DAR

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,…

D.A.R. presents U.S. flag to Perry High School

Toni Bolling Lutter Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented a U.S. flag to Perry High School as part of DAR’s ongoing dedication to patriotism. The school which opened in 2007 has been without a flag for its administration offices and they requested that DAR donate a flag. The Flag of the United…

DAR elects new regent

Regent Barbara Hugus (left) passes the gavel to Lesley Baran.

In March 2016, Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) elected new officers and thanked the outgoing Board of Management for its service during the past two years. Lesley Baran has succeeded Barbara Hugus as regent of the chapter. Gila Butte was founded in 2002 with 22 members and has met in Sun Lakes…

DAR plans State Conference

Pictured (left to right) Pattie Coleman, Jan Hood, Mary Wolf, Jude Mente and Carolyn Hawkins

Toni Bolling Lutter Gila Butte DAR’s State Conference Committee held its final planning meeting prior to the April 27-30 Arizona Conference. Each subcommittee reported readiness and the meeting concluded with a show-and-tell display of conference projects, including hand-made table favors and personalized registration packets. Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) volunteered to host…