Tag: DAR

DAR Spotlight: Member Patty O’Neill

Patty O'Neill, DAR member, Gila Butte Chapter. No, she is not in the witness protection program, LOL. This photo was taken at our annual fundraising garage sale. In all of the photos taken that weekend, our faces are half hidden behind our COVID masks! (Sorry, I don’t think you will be able to recognize her at the Safeway!)

Deborah Goodacre This month, I’d like to introduce you to a member of our Gila Butte Chapter, Patty O’Neill. Patty worked tirelessly for many days prior to the sale in her front yard, organizing and arranging mountains of donations from our community to raise funds for the many organizations we support. The garage sale netted…

Define for Me a Patriot

Deborah Goodacre As a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), one question I am frequently asked is, just what is a patriot? Good question, but first, let’s start at the beginning with our fight for independence. Once the founders of our country became more than fed up with the thumb of British…

A Very Personal War: Women’s Rights

Deborah Goodacre In the last two Splash articles, I wrote about topics I was anxious to share with you. Thank you for reading. This month, I selected a topic prominent to 2020: the saga of women obtaining the right to vote. It took the 100th year anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment for the…

Research and Reasons; Join the DAR

We are a dynamic group of women, the Gila Butte Chapter.

Deborah Goodacre While the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a national organization created to honor and preserve the legacy of our patriots who served and fought for the freedoms we enjoy today, just who are these ladies in each of the 41 chapters in Arizona? I’ll tell you; we are a diverse group…

A Time to Celebrate

Barbara Hugus and Toni Lutter with members of the SAR (Sons of Revolution)

Deborah Goodacre Yes, September is a month to celebrate; no, not the return of cooler weather—I think we have a ways to go before we see that—but a time to celebrate the United States Constitution. It was created on Sept. 17, 1787, and ratified June 21, 1788. It is the framework for the creation of…

DAR Serves at Home During Pandemic

Patty O'Neill

Toni Bolling Lutter For only the second time in the history of the Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) canceled Continental Congress, DAR’s annual convention in Washington, D.C. In 1945, during World War II, Congress was canceled because of war necessity. In fact, in this time of pandemic, DAR finds it must develop its…

DAR Commemorates 19th Amendment

Vicki Bobo (center) as Frances Willard Munds, Regent Marjorie Nelson (left), Vice Regent Nancy Cooney (right)

Toni Bolling Lutter At its January general meeting, Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) remembered the struggle for suffrage through the eyes of an Arizona woman who lived the endeavor. Vicki Bobo, acting as Frances Willard Munds, recounted Munds’ life as an activist and proponent of votes for women. Bobo is also Regent of…

DAR Seeks Scholarship Applicants

Toni Bolling Lutter Again this winter, scholarships have taken front and center as Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) prepares for annual awards. In keeping with its objective of securing our nation’s future through support for education, Gila Butte Chapter in Sun Lakes works locally, statewide, and nationally to select scholars in search of financial…

DAR “Adopts” Seat, Welcomes One-Millionth Member

Restored stage Constitution Hall

Toni Bolling Lutter Regent Marjorie Nelson, Gila Butte DAR, announced that the chapter has “adopted” a seat in Constitution Hall, the concert hall located in the historic Washington home of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). As part of its ongoing restoration, DAR offered members and friends the opportunity to sponsor a seat and be…