Tag: DAR

DAR begins new season

DAR Membership Chair Betty Wells

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…

DAR plans Constitution Week

Pictured left to right are Marge Nelson, Peg Schultz, Mitzi Iverson and Regent Barbara Hugus

Toni Bolling Lutter Each September, Gila Butte DAR fields a wide variety of Constitution Week celebrations. This year, eight schools will receive materials such as posters and Constitution facsimiles, bookmarks and copies of the Preamble to the Constitution. The chapter has requested governmental proclamations at all levels, and will provide a Constitution display at Robson…

DAR goes to Washington

Pictured left to right are Jude Mente, Mitzi Iverson, Lesley Baran, State Regent Gillian Morse, Carole Jones and Jan Hood

Toni Bolling Lutter Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) celebrated the Society’s 125th birthday in Washington, D.C. The Sun Lakes delegation included Gillian Morse, Arizona State Regent/Honorary Gila Butte Regent, as Daughters from around the world convened meetings “Celebrating 125 Years of Service to America.” Events featured presentations by U.S. Air Force Band,…

DAR celebrates Quasquicentennial

DAR members with Gillian Morse, Arizona State Regent (fifth from left front row) at the 125th anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C.

On June 21-28 Arizona State Regent Gillian Morse led the Arizona delegation as Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) celebrated its 125th anniversary in Washington, D.C. Morse is also an Honorary Regent of Gila Butte Chapter which meets in Sun Lakes. Since DAR’s founding in 1890, the organization has held Continental Congress, its annual national…

DAR awards Bronze Medal

Gavin Wheeler, Basha High School and Carolyn Hawkins, DAR.

Toni Bolling Lutter Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has awarded Basha High School’s Gavin Wheeler the DAR Bronze ROTC Medal. The medal may be awarded to one JROTC junior or senior per school. The selection of the student is made by a professor of military science and the principal or head of…

DAR celebrates America and Arizona at State Conference

Gila Butte Daughters with State Regent Gillian Morse and President General Lynn Young (seated center).

Toni Bolling Lutter On May 6-9 Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) attended the Arizona DAR State Conference held in Scottsdale. State Regent Gillian Morse, a member of Gila Butte Chapter, welcomed DAR President General Lynn Forney Young. The State Conference is the Society’s annual business meeting, with 41 state chapters in attendance,…

DAR plans Heritage Tea

Pictured left to right are Pamela Petersen, Barbara Hugus, Nancy Andrews, Carolyn Hawkins and Judith Mente

Toni Bolling Lutter Regent Barbara Hugus has announced that Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will hold a Heritage Tea in April, featuring vintage show-and-tell. It is planned as a fun send-off to summer. The event will be held at Oakwood Country Club and is open to women of the community. Attendees are…

DAR partners with Vietnam 50th Commemoration

Pictured left to right are Mary Knape, Lesley Baran, Jan Kloster, State Regent Gillian Morse, Nancy Andrews and Marjorie Nelson

Toni Bolling Lutter Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has applied for partnership with The United States of America Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration, established by Congress to “…thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW) or listed as missing in action (MIA),…

DAR genealogy workshop: A call to service

DAR Genealogy Library, Washington, D.C.

T oni Bolling Lutter Gila Butte DAR has announced a genealogy workshop scheduled for Sun Lakes in December. The workshop is entitled “How to Become a Member of DAR – The Genealogy and Application Process.” The workshop will be presented by trained DAR Genealogy Consultants. Membership in DAR is a commitment to service. Eligible women…