Toni Bolling Lutter
Marjorie Nelson, Regent of Gila Butte Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), has announced that the chapter receives high marks for chapter support of the DAR Magazine, American Spirit. The magazine is an award-winning, bi-monthly publication reaching more than 250,000 readers. Nelson is also the Arizona State Chair for DAR Magazine Committee.
American Spirit focuses on early American history, historic preservation, genealogy, patriotism, civics education, women’s history and biography, as well as historic travel and tourism. The magazine’s primary timeframe encompasses the Colonial period, the 200-plus years between the Jamestown colony and the 1820s. Additional focus is on the American experience as it relates to women, with articles that link past and present.
In the past decade, the publication has received dozens of awards from industry specialists, and holds APEX Awards for Publication Excellence, MARCOM awards for excellence in marketing and communication and Custom Publishing Council awards.
Every edition of the magazine is accompanied by Daughters, the DAR’s national newsletter containing minutes of the National Board of Management, reports of national committees and news from chapters worldwide. Chapter support for the publication consists of subscribing to American Spirit, publishing articles in the newsletter and financial support for the annual Arizona DAR photo spread.
DAR is a national, volunteer women’s service organization with more than 185,000 current members around the world. Each Daughter is over 18 and has proved lineal bloodline connection to a patriot of the American Revolution. Genealogical assistance is available, and the chapter welcomes inquiry. For membership information, call 480-802-6993 or go to the chapter website, gilabutte.arizonadar.org.