Toni Bolling Lutter
In October, Gila Butte Chapter attended the State DAR Fall Board of Management in Scottsdale. It was the first fall Board of the new state administration headed by Gillian Morse of Sun Lakes. Morse was elected State Regent of Arizona State Society DAR in May.
Morse is a member of Gila Butte Chapter which meets in Sun Lakes, and joining her on the State Board is Antoinette Bolling Lutter of Gila Butte, who serves as State Corresponding Secretary. Other Gila Butte Daughters serving State DAR are Jane Chiles, Barbara Bayley, Julia Forrest, Nancy Andrews, Judith Mente, Betty Wells, Mary Wolf and Janice Hood.
Morse will serve a two-year term, during which time her administration will raise funds to support several scholarships for Arizona’s graduating senior women planning to attend Arizona universities, colleges and community colleges. The Morse administration’s motto is “Celebrate Arizona by living in the moment!” The new State Regent’s symbol is a red, white and blue dragonfly representing maturity and depth of character.
DAR is a national women’s service organization whose members can prove direct blood lineage to a Patriot of the American Revolution. Education which strengthens our nation is a principal DAR goal. At fall Board, scholarship information and applications were distributed to Arizona’s 41 DAR chapters. Daughters also were updated on the latest national contests and themes, as well as new genealogy guidelines.
Eligible women over 18 with an interest in education are invited to contact Gila Butte regarding membership by calling 602-430-6048 for information or by going to the website gilabutte.arizonadar.org.