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Meeting Calendar for 2019-2020

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 program.

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

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 to 1906.

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.