Toni Bolling Lutter
DAR Regent Marjorie Nelson led the Gila Butte Chapter delegation attending the Arizona Summer Workshop of Arizona Society Children of the American Revolution (CAR) held in Sun Lakes August 11, 2018. The Summer Workshop was an opportunity for CAR and supporting organizations to learn about CAR’s 2018-2019 state and national projects, to plan for the future and to reconnect with friends.
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has a historic connection with CAR With DAR support, The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution was chartered by an act of Congress on April 5, 1895. Today, the goal of the DAR is to provide leadership, guidance and support to CAR members as they grow into responsible citizens. This goal is in keeping with General George Washington’s pronouncement as he beheld children waiting to greet him on his return to West Point: “A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. And what duty is more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?”
DAR is a national women’s service organization; Gila Butte Chapter meets in Sun Lakes and numbers 120 members. The chapter actively seeks eligible women interested in education, as well as those interested in historic preservation and patriotic endeavor. Each DAR member is at least 18 years old and can prove bloodline lineage to a “patriot” of the American Revolution. DAR defines “patriot” as one who provided service or direct assistance in achieving America’s independence. DAR is one of the most inclusive lineage societies in the world and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, race or religion.
Genealogical assistance is available. For membership information, call 480-802-6993 or access the chapter website, gilabutte.arizonadar.org.