October 14, 2015

Local DAR Presents Distinguished Arizona State Society Speaker

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Scottsdale-chartered Grand Canyon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held its second fall meeting October 3 at Chaparral Suites Resort, Scottsdale. Honored guest speaker was Peggy Hurd, past national DAR treasurer general and Arizona state honorary regent.

Chapter 2015 membership photo

The program, “Protocol, Insignia, Pins and Stuff,” addressed members’ questions about DAR policies and practices. The DAR insignia committee is the national society’s oldest committee and provided the society with its official emblem, patented on September 22, 1891. The emblem is a spinning wheel surrounded by thirteen stars and, according to Fannie S. Ketterman, in a 1913 article in the American onthly titled “Our Insignia,” is a “photograph of Colonial days,” symbolizing the industry, thrift and patriotism of colonial women. DAR members are eligible to earn pins and insignia based on their service to society committees, offices, projects and donations to DAR funds and scholarships.

DAR officers, from l.: Stephanie Troth, honorary Arizona state DAR regent and honorary Grand Canyon chapter regent; guest speaker, Peggy Hurd, past national DAR treasurer general and honorary Arizona state DAR regent; Terri Mott, Arizona State DAR vice regent and honorary Grand Canyon chapter regent.

DAR, founded in 1890, is a non-profit, non-political women’s service organization dedicated to patriotic endeavor, historic preservation and better education for children and is open to any woman 18 years or older who can trace her lineal descent to a Revolutionary War patriot. For more information about today’s DAR and Grand Canyon Chapter visit www.dar.org and http://grandcanyon.arizonadar.org.

Chapter members, from l.: Donna Lenherr Kinney; Blair Mack; and her mother, Roxanna Armstrong Himelrick.

The next meeting of Grand Canyon Chapter is November 7 and will feature a presentation by the DAR Museum Committee, including a trunk show with museum shop items available for purchase as holiday gifts. Guests are welcome. For reservations, contact regent Kathy Shields at 602.820.5427.