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 meeting, in Washington, D.C. National, state and chapter leaders as well as other members from across the world meet at the DAR National Headquarters for a week during the summer to report on the year’s work, to honor outstanding award recipients, to plan future initiatives and to reconnect with friends.
Those in attendance include more than 3,000 Daughters representing the membership of 175,000 who hail from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and over a dozen chapters in foreign countries. Since its founding, the DAR has promoted historic preservation, education and patriotism, and those objectives are reflected in all of the events of DAR Continental Congress.
Gila Butte DAR Chapter meets in Sun Lakes and welcomes membership inquiry. For information, interested women may call 602-430-6048 or go to the Gila Butte chapter website at gilabutte.arizonadar.org.