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  • Arkansas State Society

    Daughters of the American Revolution

    Volume 29, Issue 1 August 2016

    “Let everything you say be good and helpful so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.”

    Ephesians 4:29

    State Regent’s Message

    Dear Arkansas Daughters,

    Thank you for the privilege of serving our organization as your State Regent. I will do my best to always repre- sent DAR and you in a positive and professional man- ner. Along the way, I think we can have some fun and master the goals we have set for this year. The 125th Continental Congress was a wonderful experience. Receiving the sash on Sunday morning from our outgoing State Regent Mary Deere was a spe- cial honor. It was my pleasure to place the Honorary State Regent sash on Mary and to receive the oath of office alongside our State Vice-Regent Junelle Mongno. Several members of my family were able to attend Con- gress for the first time, and I appreciate your thoughtful- ness towards them.

    Arkansas members attended luncheons celebrating Junior Membership, the 50 Year

    Club, Veterans, and the DAR Schools. We celebrated America with a final grand total of 14,383,078 hours of service to our country from Daughters all over the USA! This idea of national

    service will be continued as part of the Service to America campaign.

    We broke the Guinness Book of World Records by collecting 100,904 letters to send to veterans – the most ever collected in one month to send to military personnel. Our goal was 10,000 – we passed it by 90,000! It was thrilling to watch that counter keep edging up and up until we hit that record number!

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  • Arkansas was well represented by our Outstanding Junior, Kristie Pope Kennedy. We are so

    proud of her. We were honored to stand for our Regent Mary Deere as she presented her final state report to the Congress. During the Memorial Service on Sunday morning, Arkansas saluted our

    Honorary State Regent Louise Kellogg, who passed away in October of 2015. Known as our own “Special K,” Louise was state regent from 1994 -1996 and Vice President General from 1996 -1999.

    Our new NSDAR administration was installed and with that they bring lots of new ideas and

    plans for strengthening our organization. I hope you will find a project to support and enthusiastical- ly join in the activities at the local, state, and national levels. There is much for us to learn and share.

    The following national appointments were announced:

    -- Gretchen Magee, American Heritage, Literature and Drama, National Vice Chair

    -- Junelle Mongno, DAR Project Patriot, Division Vice Chair, South Central Division

    -- Mary Deere, DAR Scholarship, National Vice Chair, Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship

    -- Sue T. Thompson, Genealogical Records, National Chair

    It was my pleasure to attend the Wataseka and Osage District meetings in July. I got to visit

    with state Daughters and install their new officers. I look forward to visits with other chapters and districts in our state. Please contact me if you would like for me to come and visit your chapter.

    My project for 2016-2018 is the DAR Room. The room is located at the Old State House in Little Rock. It is a wonderful example of an 18th century period room. ASDAR has had a relationship

    with the Old State House since approximately 1908. We were approved for our space there in the

    early 1950s, and our commitment remains strong. I want to build the sustaining funds that support this important piece of history as a part of my “fanning the flames of history” theme.

    Thank you for your encouragement and support of DAR.

    In DAR Service, Jerrie Jones Townsend

  • State Regent’S CalendaR foR 2016—2017

    July 9 State Regent Reception Phillips Community College, Stuttgart July 13 BOM planning meeting - Searcy July 16 Wataseka District Meeting, Camden July 23 Osage District Meeting, Fayetteville August 5 Vital Records Control Facility August 18-21 Oklahoma Workshop, Oklahoma City August 26 Executive Board Meeting, Searcy August 27 State BOM Meeting, Searcy September 9-10 Akansa Chapter Meeting September 12 Independence Co. Chapter Meeting September 17 Quapaw District Meeting October 8 National BOM - Washington, DC October 14-15 Ark Genealogical Society - Benton November 12 Major Jacob Gray Chapter Meeting November 15 Pine Bluff/John McAlmont Chapter Mtg December 4 Open House at Old State House, LR December 10 Little Red River Chapter –Heber Spr

    February 4 National BOM - Washington, DC February 18 Robert Crittenden Chapter Meeting February 19 GW Tea, Diamond Chapter February 21 Arkadelphia Chapter Meeting February 22 GW Birthday Luncheon, Hot Springs February 25 Grand Prairie Chapter Meeting March 11 Chicot Trace Chapter Meeting March 15 Executive Board Meeting, Little Rock March 16-18 ASDAR State Conference Doubletree Hotel, Little Rock May 1 James Bright Chapter Meeting May 3 Col. David Love Chapter Meeting May 4 John Percifull Chapter Meeting June 12 Lovely Purchase Chapter Meeting June 26 National BOM -Washington, DC June 28-July 2 NSDAR Continental Congress July 2 National BOM - Washington, DC July 15 Wataseka District Meeting

  • Registrar’s Report by Jane Moore, ASDAR Registrar

    Please welcome the following new members from March 2016 through July 2016:

    Akansa Gilbert Marshall Little Rock-Centennial

    Johnna Galloway Parricia Matthews (REIN) Mary Elizabeth Coolick Jean

    Linda Washington Grand Prairie Carol Meadors (TI)

    Amy Barbett (REIN) Leslie Lincoln (REIN) Nicci Dawn Tiner

    Andrea Marie Miller Benefield Susan Cathleen Ellis Taylor Lovely Purchase

    Mona Alisa Miller Ferree Harrison Colony Cindy Marie King Blinci

    Arkadelphia Adrea Lee Babin Brown Barbara Ann Hossler Erwin

    Julie Marie Hennagin Janice Ellen Stanley Duffy Marion

    Beth Maxfield (TI) Sharon Key Godfrey Sylors Robin Francine McIlvoy Anschultz

    Barbara Miller (REIN) Phyllis Ann Godfrey Turney Jackie Ruth Vaughn Bales

    Marsha Treat (REIN) Hot Springss of Arkansas Jade Adele Anschultz Gustin

    Linnie Marie Eakin Watson Carol Smith (TI) Lindsay Rose Hess Hausman (JR)

    Captain Nathan Watkins Independence County Mary Elizabeth Watts Larson

    Cornelia Davidson Kraft Shawna LaDawn Reynolds Gay Maarsha Nadine Downs McIlvoy

    Charlevoix James Bright Jackie Spranza (TI)

    Mylinda Kay Erwin Nelson Ardaverne May Hays Black Janet Elain Wappel

    Dardanelle Rock Marilyn Bogle (REIN) Ozark Mountains

    Nancy Carolyn Harelson Berkemeyer Bonnie Ellen Rankin Hariel Anita Lucille Eagle Frevert

    Willa Margaret Harelson Duvall Berry Gayle Schell Jensen Julie Bronwan Jones

    Enoch Ashley John Cain Diana Lee Reed Morris

    Emily Graham Arno (Jr) Gwendolyn Joyce McJunkis Webb Anne Mazine Graham Olson

    Angela Vanzant Courtney Jonesboro Frances Winona Brown Williams

    Molly Twist (REIN) Freda Sue McNatt Couch Pine Bluff-John McAlmont

    Alice Kahylene Graham Vanzant Peggy Sue Couch Hester Sabrina Melinda Self Gwin

    Fort Smith Leighton Roth Taylor (JR) Provincia DeLa Sal

    Lisa Marie Angel Underwood Little Rock–Centennial Jessica Mashburn

    Frederick Van Patten Rita Elaine Hankins Cash Prudence Hall

    Dorothy Ann Wilkinson Mercer Angela Renae Raleigh Dennis Breanne McCall Daniels (JR)

    Codes: JR=Junior member, TI=Transfer In, REIN=Reinstatement

  • State Registrar’s report continued from page 4


    Strawberry River

    Teresa Janelle Varner Swan

    Tates Bluff

    Ruby Rhaun Beaver (JR)

    Deborah Marie Hefley Rago

    The admission of fifty-one new members, along with several new members by transfer and a

    number of reinstated members since February of this year, shows that Arkansas chapter regis-

    trars are hard at work. Many thanks to these ladies and to the officers and other members of their

    chapter who support them. Arkansas has thirty-eight members pending with five of these verified

    for the August board. The most interesting fact I noticed in the monthly reports is the reactivation

    of two members after more than fifty years of inactivity. Gilbert Marshall Chapter reinstated a

    member after fifty-four years. These are results from working the list of inactive members.

    The bes