Newcomers Club Newsletter

Our Newsletter just came out and I know everyone in the club has read it, but I think those of you who would like to join, would like a small taste of what goes on in our meetings.

We usually, every month, have a luncheon at some restaurant in the area and once in awhile we have a night meeting and this last week was our July Evening Meal and according to our president, Laura, it was a great success.

She says, "What a night! Our evening meal met every criteria to sit down with friends, observe the colorful decorations, eat good food, and listen to a wonderful speaker, Jack Bell, who is the Chief of staff in the mayor’s office and it’s chief cheerleader for the city of Conway.

He spoke about Conway being the fastest growing city in America and shared facts about the many projects and changes that are happening. The new airport, new malls, new buildings on every college campus, parking lots that are full and the city is vibrating with activities and good neighbors."

This is a great club for newcomers to meet and greet. Give us a call and we’ll sign you up and set you on a wonderful journey of good times and wonderful people.

You want to get your feet wet, come join the Board, we meet once a month and then go to lunch. We could use a couple of people for the Welcoming Coffees and one who would like to do the publicity. These are fun jobs and do not take up a lot of time. So come aboard and call Laura Kirk-Clark at 428-9066 and she will be glad to help you.

Colonial Dames of America

Chapter 34 Arkansas Colonial Dames of America recently met in Little Rock. The ladies had a business meeting. Charter member Mary Nell White gave a program titled "The Importance of Colonial Taverns." CDA meets at least semi-annually in various cities across Arkansas since Chapter 34’s membership extends to all four corners of Arkansas.

CDA has various historical, educational and patriotic projects. CDA is an international organization with chapters in Paris, France, London, England, and Rome, Italy. CDA sponsors an Annual Book Award for young readers. CDA owns the Mount Vernon Hotel, Museum and Gardens located at 421 E. 61st St., New York, N.Y. The Mt Vernon Hotel also houses the CDA headquarters.

Colonial Dames of America was founded in 1890 in New York City. This chapter is referred to as the Parent Chapter. Currently there are almost 40 chapters around the United States and three additional countries.

Women 18 years and older who are legitimately descended from an ancestor of worthy life within the period beginning with the settlement of Jamestown, Va., May 13, 1607, and extending to, but not including the Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775, served one or more of the 13 original Colonies by holding office, holding a commission in the armed forces or other public service and are interested in knowing more about Colonial Dames of America may contact Mary Reid Warner at 501-922-0714.