Chapter E, PEO

Chapter E, PEO will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, in the home of  Sarah Guinn, 3715 Marleigh Drive. Co-hostesses will be Faye Hunnicutt, Kay Dean and Rosemary Hubbard. The program will be a report on the International Convention and a review of the International Constitution.

Alpha Iota Chapter of Kappa Kappa Iota

The Alpha Iota Chapter of Kappa Kappa Iota met Monday night, Oct. 5 at Ruth Doyle Intermediate School. Linda Wall, vice president, conducted the meeting in the absence of the president. At this month’s Make a Difference Day Project, the group collected $130 for Conway Cradle Care to purchase needed items. Members decided to support Bethlehem House by bringing food, paper products, and personal items for them each month. Two new members were initiated in a formal candlelight ceremony by Mrs. Wall, Clara Rose Simon, and Susan Hickey. Those initiated were Amber Horn and Tricia Moix. The serving table was covered with an orange cloth and overlaid with a white lace cloth. Members were served sandwiches, pretzels, pineapple dump cake, pumpkin nut cake, and sodas by the hostesses Mary Jones, Hazel Seay, and Kathi Sweere. The presented Tina Antley with a beautiful decorative picture frame as a door prize. The next meeting of the Chapter will be Monday Nov. 2 at the home of Sue Gates with Mary Langston, and Judy Reno assisting Mrs. Gates. Deanna Rice will be the speaker. Members should bring items for Bethlehem House.

Town and Country Garden Club

Town and Country Garden Club started off out fall schedule with the installation of new officers, presented and installed by Jane Lagasse. The following are the new officers for the coming year: President, Rebekah Chambers, Vice President Lynita Langley-Ware, Secretary, Jean Hieronymus and Treasurer, Ree Walker. Plans are underway for the "open house" at the Faulkner County Museum and "Log House" for Nov. 14-15. This is an annual event sponsored by the Town and Country Club and The Conway Garden Club. The theme this year will be country western. There will be crafts for sale from both clubs, as well as on site artisans on Saturday and musical groups on Sunday. Members of our club met at the library on Oct. 1 to decorate the library for the fall season. This is an on going project that we do as one of our community projects. Nine members of our club met at the home of Jean Hieronymus for the October meeting with Peggy Thompson and Barbara Schenk as co-hostesses. The program was presented by Larry VanVekoven, who gave a very informative talk on the care and growing of Irises. Following the program a short business meeting was held and various reports were read by acting committees. Meeting was adjourned, followed by refreshments and judging of the arrangement made by Barbara Schenk.

DAR

Cadron Post Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the home of Pat Christensen, 4525 Bayhill Drive. Co-hostesses for the initial 2009-2010 meeting and potluck were Cheryl Lyons and Nancy Thompson.

Regent Fran LaFace conducted the opening ritual with Willa Voyles acting as chaplain in place of Mary Mosley.

Pat Christensen led the Pledge of Allegiance. Cheryl Lyons led the American’s Creed. Sharon Lessenberry led the singing of the National Anthem.

Jo Kilduff, vice regent, read the President General’s Message. Ruth Smith read the National Defense Report. Secretary Carol Rolf read the minutes of the May meeting, which were approved as read. Sharon Lessenberry, who reported she is now a life member of DAR, gave the treasurer’s report in the absence of Nancy Thompson. 

Officers’ reports were given: Pat Christensen, acting as registrar in the absence of Virginia Smith, presented four women for membership approval — Carol Ann Palasack of Mayflower, Candice Parrish Clay of Conway as a junior member,  Melissa Espey of Conway and Linda Tyler of Conway. All were approved.

Shirley Barham, historian, asked members to bring clippings of members’ activities outside DAR.

Committee reports were given: Pat Christensen presented an Indian Minute as well as a Women’s Issues Minute.

Mary Coleman reported on Constitution Week. She said proclamations by Gov. Mike Beebe and Mayor Tab Townsell were on display at the University of Central Arkansas’ Torreyson Library.

Under unfinished business: The regent asked that all members pay their dues of $50 by the end of the meeting. Jo Kilduff reported that she had not received reimbursement for yearbooks and two books of genealogical records that were presented to the Arkansas Archives at the Faulkner County Library. Sharon Lessenberry moved that the chapter reimburse Jo with $20 for the books of genealogical records. Willa Voyles seconded the motion, which was passed.

Under new business: The regent announced Velma Gould had agreed to complete the treasurer’s term of office, effective Oct. 1, 2009, per a vote by the executive board. Treasurer Nancy Thompson is moving to Florida. Fran asked that anyone interested in chairing the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, now left vacant by Velma’s new position, let her know. The regent distributed information she gathered at the branch management meeting. Jo Kilduff distributed the chapter’s new yearbooks.

Collections were taken for the Veterans’ Fund and for the Birthday raffle.

Announcements were made: Shirley Barham reminded members about Conway ArtsFest, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Oct. 10. She said Conway Creative Writers were to be involved, reading their writings Friday evening at Something’s Brewing. Fran reported that Suzanne Waggoner would be singing gospel music Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Faulkner County Fair. She asked members to attend, if possible. The meeting was adjourned and members enjoyed the potluck meal.