The First Families of Arizona meets on the last Tuesday of each
month from September to May, except for the months of November
and December, when it meets on the third Tuesday.
All meetings are held at First United Methodist Church, 5510
North Central Avenue in Phoenix. Meetings begin at 10 AM
with a short business meeting, followed by an educational
The catered luncheon (optional) is provided by Personal Touch Caterers. Cost of the lunch is $10 per person. To make your luncheon reservation, please contact Marianne Cole at theFirstFamiliesofArizona@gmail.com.
Scheduled presentations for 2019-2020 are:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019--Cowboy poet Badger Clark
celebrates Arizona in poetry and song.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019--Gail Fleming presents a
history of the trolley car system which served downtown Phoenix
from 1887 to 1948.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019--Ruth Ann Marson discusses
several heroes of Phoenix's early days.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019--A special holiday program
with Christmas songs by the Phoenix Boys Choir.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020--Sheepraising was once a major
industry in early Arizona. Barbara Jaquay asks, "Where
Have All the Sheep Gone?"
Tuesday, February 25, 2020--Steve Schumacher introduces a man for whom no likeness has yet been found--"C. J. Dyer, One Time Mayor of Phoenix".
Tuesday, March 31, 2020--Annual meeting and
elections. Frank M. Barrios salutes a Phoenix institution
in "The History of St. Vincent de Paul".
Tuesday, April 28, 2020--Donald Everett Larry presents a
trove of newly discovered photos of the Arizona Territory, 1903
Tuesday, May 26, 2020--Installation of the Executive
Board. Annual memorial program during which members
present historic/interesting Arizona artifacts.
© Copyright 2019, The First Families of Arizona. Last revised 17 August 2019.