Tag: DAR

DAR Spotlight: Gila Butte Member Delphine Thomas

Deborah Goodacre This is the story of the Clark family, a family that reaches back to the Great Migration in which Puritan families fled England, seeking religious freedom. It is indeed rare to be able to research and prove one’s line of ancestry back to the Mayflower with detailed and accurate information; however, Delphine and…

DAR: Yearly Line-Up

Deborah Goodacre The Gila Butte Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is in full swing with our mid-September meeting featuring a Committee Fair. DAR performs community, national, and international services through numerous committees. Our members will have the opportunity to join in the work and fun. In October, we celebrate the American Heritage show and…

DAR Spotlight: Member Lesley Baran

Deborah Goodacre In recent articles I have written about the origins of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and about our country’s history. This month I would like to feature Lesley Baran of our Gila Butte chapter, who has been a member of the DAR for more than 30 years. However, Lesley’s husband Bill…

DAR April Spring Fling

Deborah Goodacre Not only is the weather changing, but it seems the whole dynamic of my neighborhood is changing. People are selling their homes and leaving for parts unknown or returning to their home states for the cooler summer months. For those of us still here, rest assured the members of Daughters of The American…

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…