The following article on the history of DAM was originally prepared by Verne Scott and produced from early directories, notes, minutes, and recollections of many. It has been edited and updated in places. The original unedited history can be found here.
Note that some of this information is no longer current as it was primarily compiled in the 70s. For example, today's mission statement has been updated to more closely reflect our goals and objectives.
Acknowledgements: The original history was organized by Verne Scott and produced from early directories, notes, minutes, and recollections of many. Special help was provided by Barbara Paulson, Mary Horton, Curt Miller, and Don Veress. Mike Collins and Gayle BonDurant provided additional information, particularly on club activities from 1989 to the present [at the time the original article was written, around 1996]. The current version has been updated and edited.
Additional Information on the History of DAM
DAM Newsletter Tidbit, April 1995:
As a fundraiser, DAM offered a way for members to have a tattoo of the team logo "permanently etched on your skin" for $79.95. The newsletter doesn’t say how many members took up DAM on the offer.