DAR launches new administrations

Lesley Baran chaired DAR’s first meeting of the season.

Lesley Baran chaired DAR’s first meeting of the season.

Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) began its 2016-17 season with new national, state and chapter administrations. In June, Gila Butte sent delegates to Washington, D.C., to celebrate DAR’s 125th anniversary and to welcome the Dillon Administration whose slogan is “Moving Forward in Service to America.”

In August, Arizona DAR held its summer workshop in Scottsdale, where State Regent Terri Mott introduced her State Regent’s Projects. First is the funding of a Humane Society pilot program called “Veterinarians for Veterans” intended to help Arizona veterans keep their service animals in good health. The second program is “Pets for Vets,” dedicated to providing a second chance for shelter pets by pairing them with a vet companion.

Gila Butte DAR’s first meeting of the season was chaired by Chapter Regent Lesley Baran, who presented all the national, state and chapter news to Daughters from Sun Lakes and surrounding areas. The program “Pins and Protocol” was a light-hearted view of DAR insignia, both a history and a briefing on the appropriate wearing of “all those pins.”

Gila Butte is a dynamic chapter, one of the fastest-growing in Arizona. The Chapter meets in Sun Lakes and encourages all eligible women to join in serving “God, Home and Country.” Membership is open to women over 18 who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, without regard for religion, race or national origin. Interested women may call 480-802-6993 for information or go to the chapter website gilabutte.arizonadar.org.