Luncheon congratulates and thanks De Anza DAR

RANCHO SANTA FE — On April 15, Joanne Dudek, co-chairwoman of Daughters of the American Revolution De Anza Chapter’s American History Essay Contest committee, hosted a thank-you, wrap-up luncheon at her Fairbanks Ranch home to celebrate the committee’s success.
Her co-chairwomen were Debbie Giese and Kathleen Loftman of Rancho Santa Fe. De Anza Chapter received first-place among chapters of its size at the California State Society DAR March State Conference for its American History Essay Contest, awards ceremony and Colonial Tea.
The 2011-2012 committee co-chairwomen will be Joanne Dudek, Martha Gresham of Cardiff-by-the-Sea and RSF’s Loftman. Nineteen women have signed up to work on the upcoming contest. In honor of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, the next topic will be “Young America Takes a Stand: The War of 1812.” For further information, contact Joanne Dudek at or visit


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