Scottsdale-chartered Grand Canyon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution have had a very busy fall, comprising of awards, history lessons and new members.
One chapter member, Virginia Curry, won a national first place award for craft and metalwork in the American Heritage Contest, a contest that preserves American heritage in the fields of art and sculpture, crafts, drama and literature, fiber arts and music.
In September, the Grand Canyon Chapter celebrated Constitution Week in September with the city of Scottsdale, according to a press release. A Constitution Week Proclamation, proclaimed by Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, was read by Vice Mayor Kathy Littlefield.
Recent meetings have included a history, development and trials of the first amendment, the release stated. In addition to “Clothing Design for Revolutionary Women,” and “Phoenix Mid-Century Modern Design and Architecture.”
Many members of the DAR attended the Arizona State Fall Board of Management in October, led by Arizona State Regent Terri Mott, also of the Grand Canyon Chapter.
The society welcomed Ann Dillon, President General, as a special guest, and welcomed a variety of speakers and workshops, including a program from Nancy Mitchell and Leann Cardwell of the Arizona Humane Society.
The chapter recently welcomed two new members: Nicki Wiswell and Iris Colbert, the release stated.
DAR is open to any woman 18 years or older who can trace her lineal descent to a Revolutionary War patriot. To learn more about the work of the DAR, visit www.DAR.org.
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