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Meeting Calendar for 2018-2019

The First Families of Arizona meets on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May, except for the month of 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 2018-2019 are:

Tuesday, September 25, 2018--Local author Derek Horn discusses his latest book about the early cemeteries near downtown Phoenix that now comprise the Pioneer & Military Memorial Park.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018--Lisa Schnebly Heidinger presents the journal of her pioneer ancestor, Sedona Schnebly.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018--Carole DeCosmo introduces several pioneer women who helped shape the Arizona Territory from 1860 to 1912.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018--A special holiday program featuring Marshall Trimble, Arizona's official state historian.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019--Former Superintendent of Public Instruction Carolyn Warner discusses her recent autobiography, "Before I Forget".

Tuesday, February 26, 2019--Gerry and Marge McCue, longtime residents of the Fairview  neighborhood, look at the art and architecture of several historic homes in Phoenix.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019--Annual meeting and elections.  Donna Reiner, PhD, presents her latest book, "The History of Phoenix College".

Tuesday, April 30, 2019--Archaeologist Todd Bostwick speaks on "the Controversy of the Lead Crosses" (did the Romans first discover Tucson?).

Tuesday, May 28, 2019--Installation of the Executive Board.  Annual memorial program during which members present historic/interesting Arizona artifacts.

Copyright 2018, The First Families of Arizona.  Last revised 6 August 2018.