Scottsdale DAR celebrates holiday season with festive luncheon

 

Scottsdale-chartered Grand Canyon Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution greeted the holiday season with song and festivity at its Dec. 5 luncheon meeting at Chaparral Suites Scottsdale.

Highlights of the meeting included an official visit from Arizona State DAR Regent, Gillian Morse, who spoke on the multi-faceted life of Francis Scott Key, 35-year-old lawyer, amateur poet and composer of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” a choral concert by A Capella Syndicat, the chapter’s annual holiday silent auction and visitors from the Hohokam Society Children of the American Revolution.

DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer organization dedicated to historic preservation, patriotic endeavor, and education for underserved youth. Membership is open to any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from a Revolutionary War patriot.

The next chapter meeting is Jan. 2 at The McCormick, 7401 N. Scottsdale Road. The program will be “Putting Veterans to Work Today,” presented by Matt Nisbet, EOD 1SG Retired, US Army, and owner of Desert Operations Tactical Training.

Guests are welcome. For reservations, contact chapter regent, Kathy Shields, at 602-820-5427.

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