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The Women’s Exchange meeting June 28 — June 2012 DAR debs bow in Scottsdale

Carolyn Hawkins, Vice Regent; Susan Carpenter; Kathryn Carpenter, Debutante; Antoinette Lutter, Regent; Victoria Winsryg, Debutante, and Joyce Winsryg.

A worker at the Tucson Gospel Mission accepts items donated by the Sun Lakes Women’s Exchange Group.

Sherrian Beagle Great guest speakers, fresh salads and

exploring possibilities! Are you looking to connect with other women? Looking for new friends? Looking to learn new things? You’ve been looking for us! W.E. is for women who want to have fun, food, friendships and community involvement. W.E. is women connecting with women. This month the meeting will be Thursday,

June 28, and the topic is A Life in Balance Is a Body in Motion. Have you heard about the connection

between Tai Chi and Chocolate? There are both beauty and benefi ts in the ancient practice of Tai Chi exercise and also in healthy chocolate! Come learn and enjoy! Tai Chi is a series of movements: gentle, fl owing and self-healing. Kim Kubsch, a certifi ed instructor of Tai Chi, will speak on how Tai Chi can benefi t your life through learning slowness, continuity, relaxation and

balance. Her company, SafeMovements, specializes in helping to minimize falls and injuries, improving concentration and focus, and also improving fl exibility and bone strength for continued health. Tai Chi is practiced worldwide by those with arthritis, cancer, diabetes, stroke rehab, Parkinson’s, MS and aging in general. It’s all about keeping life in balance

and our bodies in motion. See you at the Women’s Exchange! WHEN: W.E. meeting is Thursday, June

28. 6:30 p.m. Greet and eat appetizer/salad potluck buffet. 7:00 p.m. W.E. meeting WHERE: Cottonwood Country Club,

25630 S. Brentwood Drive, Sun Lakes, Room A-8. COST: $10 per person or $5 with a salad

or appetizer dish to share. For information or reservations call or

email Sherrian Beagle at 480 895-1538, email: 

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National Day of Prayer was celebrated at SunBird. Dolly Dressers new

Viv Sloane At our April meeting we had all nine

members show up. Annette Kitto reported on distributions. A large distribution was made in April to tide the schools until we start up again after the summer. We will be doing a distribution for Halloween since we have so many ghost beanies and other items. Our next regular distributions will be made the end of September or fi rst of October. Four ladies attended our May meeting.

Elaine Nawocki from Cottonwood joined our little group. It is so nice to have a new member. We will not meet again until September. Underprivileged or homeless boys and

girls are very happy to receive the items we provide. We need some special items for boys: little cars, trucks, soldiers, action fi gures. Also some specialty Beanie Babies besides bears. We would like to thank all the people who have responded to our needs,

especially those that don’t live

in Sun Lakes. Without the donations we receive from “Loved Ones Lost” we would


Bob Neuman During the quasi-war with France,

President John Adams declared May 9, 1798, as “a day of

solemn humility,

fasting and prayer,” during which citizens of all faiths were asked to pray “that our country may be protected from all the dangers which threaten it”. On March 30, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation that designated the day of April 30, 1863, as a day of “national humility, fasting and prayer.” On April 17, 1952, President Harry S. Truman signed a bill proclaiming a National Day of Prayer. In 1982, a conservative evangelical

Dorthy Chavez holding two Disney dolls that she dressed.

not be able to continue with this program. Used dolls have become very expensive

— DOLLY cont. on page 70

Christian organization called the “National Prayer Committee” was formed to coordinate and implement a fi xed annual day of prayer. In his 1983 declaration, Ronald Reagan said, “From General Washington’s struggle at Valley Forge to the present, this nation has fervently sought and received divine guidance…” In 1988, the law was amended so that the National Day of Prayer would be held on the fi rst Thursday of May. Therefore, on May 3, 2012, 186 people

met in the SunBird ballroom to join with those throughout America to pray for our

leaders and our country. Fortifi ed by a continental breakfast, they eagerly listened to and partook in over two hours of earnest prayer, music and fellowship. The Women’s Connection from Sun

Lakes sponsored the event, aided by SunBird coordinators Ardy Brandt and Jan Libby with their willing committee. The crowd-pleasing program consisted

of excellent vocalist Kevin Fryrear and the beautiful voices of Jan Libby and Mary Poindexter accompanied by pianist Ann Neuman. Jeanette Cline of Sun Lakes was the pianist for the early portion of the program. All delivered stirring patriotic songs. During the program there were praise hymns for the audience to sing. The occupants of various tables

were selected to stand and together read scripture to honor God, entreat His intercession and state our confession. During the proceedings, individuals took their turn at the microphone to speak from their heart to beseech God to restore our country, guide our leaders to righteousness, restore our families, protect our military, and restore morality, responsibility, and law.

— PRAYER cont. on page 57

Carolyn Hawkins At the 110th State Conference of the

Arizona Society Daughters of the American Revolution (ASDAR), Kathryn Carpenter and Victoria Winsryg of Gila Butte Chapter made their debut before ASDAR State Regent Stephanie Troth. Both young women are Junior members of Gila Butte. DAR Juniors are women between the age of 18 and 35. They hold full membership in the Society. Carpenter is the daughter of Susan

Carpenter and granddaughter of Gila Butte’s Regent Carolyn Hawkins. She is completing her freshman year at ASU’s W.P. Carey

School of Business as a

business communications major. She is descended from Patriot Isaac Garrison of Pennsylvania.

Winsryg is the granddaughter of Joyce

Winsryg of Sun Lakes. She is completing her freshman year at University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is a linguistics major. Her Patriot is Ulrick Kneyer who served in the Pennsylvania Militia. “From Every Mountaintop Let Freedom

Ring!” was the State Conference theme. Each DAR member is directly descended from a Patriot whose service helped win American

and established freedom in our great nation. Service objectives are preservation of history and historic places, support for education, which ensures the nation’s future, and promotion of patriotism. Eligible women interested in serving are urged to

call 480-895-9217 information. 

Women’s Connection sponsored National Day of Prayer

for membership independence from England

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