Our chapter is very active in helping our community, military personnel and schools wherever we see a need. We have interesting speakers and learn new things every month. We also have a lot of fun!
The purpose of the American History Committee is to promote American history throughout the year by honoring significant historical people, places, dates, and events. It does this by sponsoring the American History Essay Contest and the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. For details on these two contests contact: QC DAR Contests
Six of our members along with their husbands attended The Silver Star Playhouse to see a parody on Les Miserables. We enjoyed a lot of laughs, good food, and each others company. It was nice to spend the evening out together having fun.
Desert Wells Chapter hosted the Arizona DAR Flag Day luncheon. Our speaker, Howard McDaniel, protrayed Francis Scott Key and told us the story of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. One of our members, Marcia, dressed up as an alligator and led us in singing, "The Battle of New Orleans," in honor of its anniversary. Husbands dressed as Revolutionary heros and we had a real live active duty hero of husband present! There were lots of laughs, wonderful decorations, and fabulous food. Wish you could have been there!
USAF Master Sargent Irving Malcolm (Ret), Teacher of JROTC-Higley Unified School District gave a presentation at one of our meetings entitled "Junior Reserve Office Training (JROTC) an asset to our National Defense." Junior Cadets were present. We give two JROTC medals to Higley High School cadets each year.
We purchased a commemorative brick at the Williams Memorial Garden commemorating Williams AFB which began in WWII. It is currently closed. Many of our members have a connection with this base. We placed flowers when we dedicated our brick. It was a very special day filled with memories of our fathers and uncles. There were tears in many of our eyes but it was also a good day to be together and remember our heros.