2018-2020 Chapter Officers
Regent Jan Klein Vice Regent Barbara Schulz
Parliamentarian, Lucy Akers Chapter Member Serving as State Chair,
Museum Outreach, Merrilyn Ridgeway
Honorary Chapter Regents
Mary Lee Mathias
The Casa Grande Valley DAR began when Marion Lerzo moved to Casa Grande in 1960. She inquired about the nearest chapter and it was suggested that she start a chapter with Saguaro Chapter members Nancy Wofford and Letatia Passmore, who lived in Casa Grande. The first organizational meeting was held May 13, 1980.
On May 13, 1981, a second organizational meeting was held in the Sky Lounge at Francisco Grande Resort Hotel. There were 13 organizing members. Three of those women were from the Diveley family. Vesta Diveley, Letatia Diveley Passmore, and Nancy Diveley Wofford as well as Michele Smith are current members. Lee Herman’s mother, Ruth Norris, was also one of our founders.
The Casa Grande Valley Chapter became the 13th chapter for Arizona on the 13th of May, 1981, with 13 members. We celebrated our 35th year with a Christmas party in 2016. We now have a strong 44 members.
Our chapter is known statewide for its dedication to Constitution Week. Our other traditional activities are Veterans Day, Arbor Day, and Memorial Day. We annually recognize youth in this county with awards for their scholarship, their patriotism, and their character. Our Registrar is a resource for those of who want to establish and strengthen their link to our Revolutionary War patriots. We can reach out to our state chapter officers and committee chairs who are helpful, caring women on whose talents we can draw to make our chapter better.
Become involved and join us. The future looks bright for our Casa Grande Valley chapter!
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State Regent's Theme: Let It Shine
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