DAR plans State Conference

Pictured (left to right) Pattie Coleman, Jan Hood, Mary Wolf, Jude Mente and Carolyn Hawkins

Pictured (left to right) Pattie Coleman, Jan Hood, Mary Wolf, Jude Mente and Carolyn Hawkins

Toni Bolling Lutter

Gila Butte DAR’s State Conference Committee held its final planning meeting prior to the April 27-30 Arizona Conference. Each subcommittee reported readiness and the meeting concluded with a show-and-tell display of conference projects, including hand-made table favors and personalized registration packets.

Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) volunteered to host the 2016 Arizona State Conference, and will serve in a variety of capacities, from staffing the registration desk to arranging for musicians at the Gala Banquet. The banquet speaker will be the national Registrar General, who will update DAR and guest lineage organizations on new research techniques and advances in DNA as a genealogy tool.

State Regent Gillian Morse, a Gila Butte Honorary Regent, has led the State Society for the past two years, and many Gila Butte Daughters have served in her administration. Mary Wolf, as chair for the State Regent’s Project, has raised scholarship funds for Arizona graduating senior women who plan to attend Arizona colleges and universities; and the current projection is that more than 20 women will receive scholarships by the end of the Morse administration.

DAR is a volunteer women’s service organization, with more than 3,000 chapters worldwide. The Society’s objectives of historic preservation, education and patriotism guide every committee and activity. Each member traces her lineage to a patriot of the American Revolution, someone who supported the cause of the fledgling nation.

Eligible women with an interest in serving their community and their nation in DAR are invited to call 602-430-6048 or go to the Gila Butte chapter website gilabutte.arizonadar.org for information.