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Meeting Calendar for 2017-2018

The First Families of Arizona meet 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 2017-2018 are:

Tuesday, September 26, 2017--Marshall Shore, Arizona's Hip Historian, will present the Gorraiz Photo Collection of Casa Grande.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017--Local author Derek Horn discusses the history and architecture of "Midtown Phoenix".

Tuesday, November 28, 2017--Authors Paul Scharbach, Rob Melikian and John Jacquemart provide narrative for their 2017 coffee-table book "Phoenix: Past & Present".

Tuesday, December 19, 2017--Special holiday program.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018--G. G. George takes a nostalgic look at the history of the Arizona State Fair and fairgrounds in central Phoenix.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018--Annual meeting and elections.  Nelda Crowell discusses the history of the Thunderbird School of Global Management from its founding in 1946 to the present.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018--Janice Ryan Bryson will relate the story of the influential Brophy family in early Arizona.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018--Publisher Winn Holden shares the story of an Arizona icon--the Arizona Highways magazine.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018--Installation of the Executive Board.  Annual memorial program during which members present historic/interesting Arizona artifacts.

Copyright 2017, The First Families of Arizona.  Last revised 23 December 2017.