Scottsdale DAR enjoys busy fall season of community events

 

 

Scottsdale-chartered Grand Canyon Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has engaged in multiple activities and projects throughout the fall to honor the nation’s heritage and to celebrate patriotic service to American veterans.

The chapter presented a program by the DAR Museum Outreach Committee at its Nov. 7 luncheon meeting at Chaparral Suites Scottsdale, featuring a museum store trunk show of colonial-themed items. Among selections to order was the first American cookbook.

The DAR Museum houses some of the best examples of pre-Industrial Revolution decorative and fine arts in the country. For more information, visit www.dar.org/museum/faqs.

Through the society’s DAR Service to Veterans Committee the chapter reaches out to active and retired military members. At the November meeting, lapel pins and certificates of appreciation were given to Vietnam War husbands of members Elizabeth Greer and Sally Goetsch.

Members and their children and grandchildren marched and traveled in a float in the Tempe Veterans Day parade, and on Nov. 10 the chapter’s Veterans Committee donated hygiene and toiletry bags for homeless veterans at the Veterans Community Resource and Referral Center.

To further raise public awareness of the chapter’s service to the community, free tickets for a future game were distributed to veterans at the Sunday, Sept. 13 Diamondbacks game.

Officers of the chapter attended the Arizona State DAR Fall Board of Management meeting in Tucson October 22-24. The Fall Board seeks to inform and inspire members throughout the state to better serve their chapters.

Capping the fall chapter projects, Special Grants Chairman Kandy Wagenbach met with Rand Hubble, McDowell Mountain Regional Park supervisor at the park’s Stoneman Trail historic marker to remove the existing monument and begin the process of restoration with a new marble base and bronze marker. The chapter received a grant from the National Society DAR for the restoration.

The original marker was placed October 1997 by the Arizona State DAR during the administration of Patti Godber, state regent, who also served as regent of the chapter. Restoration is scheduled to be completed before the end of 2015.

The next meeting of Grand Canyon Chapter DAR will be held Saturday, Dec. 5 at Chaparral Suites, Scottsdale and features a baked goods and holiday décor silent auction and live entertainment by A Capella Syndicate, an 18-member men’s chorus whose mission is “to promote community harmony through musical experiences, education and outreach.”

Guests are welcome. For reservations, contact Chapter Regent Kathy Shields at 602-820-5427.

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