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Meeting Calendar for 2016-2017

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 2016-2017 are:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016--Julia Macias Brooks & Royce Kardinal will speak on "Wickenburg--Horses, History and Hospitality".

Tuesday, October 25, 2016--(two programs) Don and Lorna Bennett present "The Bennett Family--Coming to Arizona", and Pearl Tang, M. D., discusses "Life and Accomplishments".

Tuesday, November 22, 2016--Tom Denny will relate "How Arizona Got Its Borders".

Tuesday, December 13, 2016--Special holiday program.  Singer-songwriter Ted Newman presents Cowboy and Country Christmas songs.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017--Join Arizona State historian Marshall Trimble for a look at "AmAZing Arizona--Land of Anomalies and Tamales".

Tuesday, February 28, 2017--Bill Cowan presents "An Historic Perspective of Central Arizona".

Tuesday, March 28, 2017--Annual meeting and elections.  Ruth Ann Marston will speak on "The Conspiracy to Establish Free Education in Arizona".

Tuesday, April 25, 2017--Julian Reveles will discuss the history of  "Downtown Phoenix".

Tuesday, May 30, 2017--Installation of the Executive Board.  Annual memorial program during which members present historic/interesting Arizona artifacts.

Copyright 2016, The First Families of Arizona.  Last revised 19 November 2016.