The October Meeting and Luncheon of the Newcomers’ Club of Conway was held Thursday Oct. 8 at the Conway Country Club. The guest speaker was Pamela Mosley, one of the founders of Faulkner County Supporters of Sustainable Communities.
Mosley defined sustainability as the ability to meet our needs now without jeopardizing future generation’s ability to meet their needs. The group held its first forum on sustainability in 2007. The next forum will be held Saturday at the Simon Intermediate School. The theme of the forum will be “On The Road to 350”.
One of the highlights of the meeting was the celebration of founding member Ingrid Stallings 85 birthday. President Sharon Beekman presented Ingrid with pink roses and a birthday cake. The Newcomers’ Club was formed more than 30 years ago when Mary Jane Fortier invited eight women; all new to the Conway area, to her home. Out of this initial meeting the Newcomers’ Club was conceived. One of the unique things about the Newcomers’ Club is it isn’t just a one meeting a month club. Stallings came up with the idea of having activities during the month to keep the club active. Today there are more than 25 activities available for members. There are no age limitations in the club. It includes young mothers in their 20’s up to senior citizens.
The next meeting and luncheon will be our annual auction. It will be held on Thursday Nov. 12 at the Conway Country Club.
The Conway Newcomers’ Club is a social organization formed to help new residents of Conway adjust to the area and form new friendships. Anyone living in Conway less than three years and interested in learning more about the club may contact the coffee chair at 327-0482. The next coffee will be held Oct. 29 at 9:30 a.m.
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Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met at UCA on Oct. 1. President Karen Millsap conducted the business meeting. Items discussed included scholarships and grants available to member and nonmembers, assistance with the Soaring Wings Ranch half marathon, and future meeting locations and programs. Peggy Gregory presented green cleaning solutions for the home. Over 60 deodorants were collected for the Interfaith Clinic. Dr. Donna Musser was accepted as a new member.
Author Kevin Brockmeier presented the program. He read selections from his books, including the current bestseller “A Brief History of the Dead” and his Charlie May Simon children’s selection “Grooves”.
The Nov. 1 meeting will be located at the home of Ellie Stewart. Initiation will be held for new members.