Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mackenzie Kimbro guest speaker April meeting

Mackenzie Kimbro, a sixth generation cattle rancher in southeastern Arizona, will be accompanied by her mother, Kelly Glenn-Kimbro as guest speakers at the April 3 League meeting. They will share stories of their family's cattle ranch, mountain lion and deer hunts and their work with the Malpai  Borderlands Group. Mackenzie will bring her cookbook and speak about her culinary efforts and her career as a sports coach. Mrs. Glenn-Kimbro has been the spokesperson for the Ruger Gun Company since 1988.
The Historical League meeting is at 10:00 am followed by lunch and guest speaker at AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park, Tempe, Arizona.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Elegant Historymakers Gala at Biltmore

Beautiful place settings, stunning centerpieces, outstanding food presentations! The Arizona Biltmore was a perfect venue for Historymakers Gala XII, Turquoise and Tuxedos to honor 2017 Historymakers.
Co-Chair Pat Faur, Historymakers Ed Beauvais, Rose and Harry Papp, Wink Crigler,
Dr Warren Stewart Sr, Robert Spetzler, M.D. Senator Jon Kyl, Co-Chair Deb Hester

Unique and delicious Waldorf salad

Chocolate tuxedos dessert with fresh fruit - Yummmmm




Thursday, March 9, 2017

Boots and Bangles: Recognition Luncheon May 9




Chairman Mary Garbaciak is organizing the Recognition Luncheon and Annual Meeting. With a serious but enthusiastic team, she works on details which include guest speaker Jana Bommersbach. McCormick Ranch Golf Club Pavilion is a large facility so we have room for guests. The event is Open to the Public.
Save the Date for Tuesday, May 9!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Comments about Historymaker Gala XII

Calgarians Georgia and Tom Desmarais and Jim Boyd
with native Arizonan Liz Boyd
Comments from attendees at the Historymakers Gala XII,  "It is particularly interesting for us from Canada to hear the history and know names of people who have made this city and state, the amazing place it is.  The diversity of the inductees is fantastic and as one sits there listening to their stories it makes you thankful for these individuals who give their lives to make a difference and a better world for all of us."

Monday, March 6, 2017

Turqoise at Historymakers Gala XII

Historymakers Recognition Program Chair Pat Faur,
President Anne Lupica
Love this comment about the Historymakers Gala XII from League member Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, "It was devastatingly elegant last night… What a grand event.  I’ve never seen so much wonderful jewelry in one place."
Historymakers Gala chair Deb Hester and son, Jonathon

Tom and Cathy Shumard

Tom Shumard, Susie Brinegar

Georgia Desmarais, Jim and Liz Boyd, Tom Desmarais

Tom and Zona Lorig, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger


Ruth and Al McLeod

Ruth McLeod, Liz Boyd, Elaine Kapach


Blane and Kathleen Lochridge, Elaine Kapach, Alec McDonald

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Historymakers Gala XII

 Presenter Barbara Barrett, Honoree Ed Beauvais, Pat Faur
Fabulous evening filled with Tuxedos, Turquoise and talented honorees. Kudos to co-chairs Deb Hester and Pat Faur for all their hard work in creating this AMAZING event. So many people to give credit to especially President Anne Lupica, all the committee members, and Andrea Evans of Evans Communications. The Arizona Biltmore ballroom never looked so good, the speeches and videos were inspiring and the food was delicious. The professional pictures will come later but here's a few teasers.
Honoree Wink Crigler



Honoree Senator Jon Kyl

Honorees Rosellen and Harry Papp

Deb Hester, Honoree Robert Spetzler MD, presenter Jim Bruner, Pat Faur

Deb Hester, presenter Bill Shover, Dr Warren Stewart, Pat Faur

Monday, February 27, 2017

March 6 Guest Speaker Leonard Macisz

March 6, 2017 Guest Speaker for the Historical League meeting will be Leonard Macisz.

Leonard Macisz who originally came from the corporate world turned himself into a devoted natural and Historical preservationist.  Not only did he serve as president of the Arizona Historical Society from 2011-2015, but he became chairman of the board of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, and consultant to the City of Scottsdale with regard to the procurement of archaeological services.  He is an expert historian on the McDowell Mountains and frequently writes articles and provides presentations to the public, and students at Arizona State University.

Mr. Marcisz will paint a picture of two very women, Goldie Brown and Annie White, who lived as ranching wives in different eras in Arizona.  Their stories will delight, amuse and amaze those of us who might have that “stereotypical image" of what a western ranch wife was supposed to be.