Cadron Post Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, met Feb. 16 at the Conway home of Mary Mosley. Mary Coleman and Carolyn Moon served as co-hostesses.
Mike Cagle, District Forrester for the Arkansas Forestry Commission, presented a program on conservation. Cagle works in Greenbrier, serving District 7, which includes Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pulaski, Van Buren and White counties. The Forestry Commission works with agencies, organizations and residents to prevent and suppress wildfires, control forest insects and disease, grow and distribute trees and gather and disseminate information concerning the growth, use and renewal of forests.
Regent Carol Rolf called the meeting to order. She introduced Virginia Meadowcroft of Sherwood, who is a prospective member. Rolf led the opening ritual with the help of Mary Mosley, chaplain. Virginia Smith, chapter registrar, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Nancy Thompson led American’s Creed. Suzann Waggoner, vice regent, led the National Anthem. Rolf led the Preamble to the Constitution.
Waggoner read the President General’s Message, and Rolf gave the National Defense Report. Carolyn Frazier, secretary, read the minutes of the January meeting. Kristina Ward, treasurer, gave the treasurer’s report, which was accepted.
Donations were collected for the Veterans Fund and for Birthday Voices. Pat Christian brought a birthday gift, which was won by Shirley Barham.
Chaplain Mosley reported that a memorial service for Elizabeth Benton would be held at the April meeting.
Frazier, chairman of the Veterans Committee, said the chapter had participated in the National Salute to Veteran Patients Week by serving cake and punch on Feb. 14 to patients at the Conway Community-Based Outpatient VA Clinic. She, Rolf and Jo Kilduff, state registrar, served the cake and punch.
Rolf presented an Indian Minute in the absence of Nancy Rodwell, committee chairman, and a Women’s Issue Minute on behalf of Sharon Lessenberry, chairman.
The Regent reported Amy Taylor of Searcy is the chapter’s newest member; she is a granddaughter of member Fern Taylor. Rolf also reported Karaan Coyle has requested a transfer to a chapter in Humble, Texas.
Jo Kilduff presented information on marking the grave of the widow of an American Revolutionary War patriot who is buried in Magnolia. Members voted to proceed with the project.
Rolf discussed the State Conference, which is set for March 14-16 at the Doubletree Hotel in Little Rock. Chapter delegates now include Rolf, Shirley Barham, Mary Mosley, Nancy Thompson, Sharon Lessenberry and Virginia Smith. Kristina Ward will attend the Cameo Club luncheon with her mother, Jo Kilduff, but will not attend any business meetings. As a state officer, Kilduff will not be a chapter delegate.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with a benediction by Mosley.
The next meeting will be 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 20, at the Vilonia home of Carolyn Frazier.
For information on DAR, call 501-327-0482.
The Alpha Iota chapter of Kappa Kappa Iota will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 4, at the home of Terri Seiter, 3300 Nutter Chapel Rd., Conway. The theme of the program will be "Easter Decor." Assisting Mrs. Seiter as hostesses will be Karen Matthews and Linda Wall. Members should bring $1 for the raffle item and $1 for the Arkansas Epsilon State Scholarship.