Gila Butte DAR was in attendance when Arizona State Daughters of the American Revolution convened Fall Board of Management in Tucson to celebrate DAR’s national quasquicentennial. State Regent Gillian Morse, a Gila Butte member, blew out the 125 candles and cut the first slice of birthday cake.
Fall Board is the State Society’s opportunity to celebrate the previous year’s achievements and to learn the latest national and statewide news. Gila Butte was proud to once again earn a Level One Chapter Achievement Award. Since its founding, the chapter has always achieved a Level One and the accomplishment was doubly gratifying in this 125th year.
Currently, 10 Gila Butte Daughters serve the State Society in various capacities, supported by many other willing members. Gila Butte Chapter has met in Sun Lakes since its founding in 2002 with membership gains every year.
The current membership goal is 125 members by the 125th Continental Congress in June 2016. As of submission, there are 113 members and 16 prospectives in the pipeline.
Gila Butte welcomes inquiry from eligible women. Any woman over 18 who can prove lineal bloodline descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible. Gila Butte has many fine genealogists who are happy to share their expertise. Women who want to serve their nation in DAR are invited to call 602-430-6048 or go to the Gila Butte chapter website at gilabutte.arizona.org for more information.