Toni Bolling Lutter
Gila Butte DAR installed 2016-18 officers at Spring Fling in April 2016. Spring Fling is the annual celebration of the year’s accomplishments, as well as a gathering to welcome new members in a social setting.
The new Gila Butte Board of Management is Lesley Baran, regent; Marjorie Nelson, vice regent; Pamela Petersen, chaplain; Suellen Eyre, recording secretary; Carole Jones, corresponding secretary; Bonnie Clark, treasurer; Mary Knape, registrar; Betty Wells, historian; and Judy Putnam, librarian. Nancy Andrews was appointed parliamentarian.
Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was organized in 2002, with a membership of 22. The 2016 membership goal is 125. This is the Gila Butte’s eighth Board of Management and it has grown along with the chapter to address the needs of a larger, more complex organization.
Gila Butte DAR meets in Sun Lakes and welcomes eligible women to work for “God, Home and Country.” More than 40 national and chapter committees direct the work of the Society in preserving history, supporting education and promoting patriotism. Within this wide spectrum, there is room in DAR for every interest.
Eligible women are over 18 and can prove bloodline descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, without regard for religion, race or national origin. Research assistance is available. For membership information call 602-430-6048 or go to the Gila Butte chapter website at gilabutte.arizonadar.org.