The Belles of the American Royal, or BOTAR, are a women’s membership auxiliary of the American Royal. The organization was formed in 1949. BOTAR has grown from an initial class of 12 women to 1700 members. The primary fundraiser and membership induction event is the annual BOTAR Ball. Each year, BOTAR contributes all proceeds from the ball and other fundraising events directly to the American Royal Association, the American Royal Scholarship Fun, and the BOTAR Fund of the American Royal Charitable Foundation. They are one of the largest contributors to the American Royal annually, funding and providing volunteers to support numerous education programs and scholarships.
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