In December, Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented a craft sale at Renaissance Retirement Community in support of the Arizona DAR State Regent’s Project. All crafts were created by Arizona DAR members.
Every State Regent identifies a “project,” and every such project backs one of the three objectives of DAR: 1) historic preservation; 2) support for education which strengthens our nation’s future; and 3) patriotic endeavor. Marilou Fellman, Arizona State Regent 2018-2020, has outlined a project within each of those three categories:
Historic Preservation – an “Empire Flat” historic marker will be placed at the Colorado River near Parker, Arizona, commemorating an historic era before the Colorado was dammed, when the river was an important commercial waterway.
Education – funds to purchase musical instruments for “Rosie’s House,” an inner-city Phoenix music academy which provides free instruments and free lessons to underserved youth.
Patriotism – funds for “Honor Flight,” which transports Arizona veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials and to contemplate their experience.
State Regent Fellman will present a program at the January meeting when she pays her official visit to Gila Butte Chapter, requesting support for her project.
Gila Butte Chapter meets in Sun Lakes and welcomes membership inquiry. Eligible women are those over 18 who can prove direct-bloodline descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution. For information, call 480-802-6993 or access the chapter website gilabutte.arizonadar.org.