Toni Bolling Lutter
Representatives of Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) attended the 2016 Arizona State Conference of Children of the American Revolution in Casa Grande as C.A.R. reported on the year’s work, honored outstanding award recipients and reconnected with friends from around the state. Officers for 2016 were elected.
The Arizona C.A.R. project for 2015 was known as “Honoring our Heroes” and supported Military Assistance Mission (MAM). MAM is a Phoenix-based organization founded in 2012 to provide financial and morale support to current Arizona active duty military, their families and wounded warriors, regardless of overseas deployment status.
DAR created The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution in 1895 and C.A.R. was subsequently chartered by an act of Congress. Ever since, C.A.R. has provided patriotic education and leadership training to children from birth to age 21. Members gain invaluable leadership experience in conducting meetings, following parliamentary procedure and standard protocol, serving as delegates and speaking before groups at local, state and national conferences.
Gila Butte DAR meets in Sun Lakes and welcomes eligible women with an interest in educating and supporting young Americans in C.A.R., as well as in similar work with schools and youth organizations. Membership information is available at 602-430-6048 or on the Gila Butte chapter website gilabutte.arizonadar.org.