December 2019 Meeting

The program for the December monthly meeting of the Little Rock-Centennial DAR Chapter was on the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower.

The guest speaker at this meeting was Mr. Elvon Lloyd. He is a member of the General Mayflower Society and the Arkansas Society of Mayflower Descendants. He has four ancestors that came over on the Mayflower. He is also a member of the New England Historical Genealogical Society.

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November 2019 Meeting

Little Rock-Centennial Chapter had a wonderful November monthly chapter meeting. Our guest speaker was Historian Josh Willams from Historic Washington State Park.  He gave a great presentation on everything the park has to offer.

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New member Linda Turner was installed and is pictured below with Chapter Regent Candy Roman, Membership Committee Chair Frances Weathersby, and Chaplin Betty Rogers Chaplin.

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We also recognized a new transfer member, Elaine Hinson, who is pictured below with Chapter Regent Candy Roman.

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October 2019 Meeting

Little Rock-Centennial Chapter had a great monthly meeting in October. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and our guest speaker was Dorcas VanGilst,  Executive Director of Dorcas House in Little Rock. Dorcas House has Domestic Violence Programs and Drug and Alcohol Recovery Programs, and is part of the Union Rescue Mission.

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Dorcas VanGilst

There were also three new members installed into our chapter. Welcome ladies!

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Left to right: Ellen Cook, Candy Roman (Regent), Marianne Estes, and Sandie Leding

May Meeting

Little Rock Centennial Chapter had a wonderful May Luncheon and awards presentation for our monthly meeting.  It was such an honor to have Arkansas State Regent Junelle Mongno as our guest speaker today. Awards were given to Micheal Dobbs, Chief of VA Voluntary Services, and PCI Company for their work on the Veterans Shoe Box Project. Awards were also given to our chapter members celebrating the number of years they have been a member of DAR. It was wonderful to also have members of the Gilbert Marshall DAR Chapter and Major Jacob Gray DAR Chapter attend today.

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April Meeting

We had a great meeting this month at Ferncliff in Little Rock.  The program was about the Ferncliff Nature School with guest speakers Rachel Parker, Director and Lead Teacher, and Jenny Higgins, Lead Teacher.
Their mission is to provide quality child centered education while strengthening the child’s connection with the natural world through daily immersion and discovery in nature. The program provides a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum with an emphasis on a child’s connection with nature. The program follows the forest kindergarten model and is “child lead” with teachers acting as facilitators for learning. They spend 75% of day immersed in the natural environment that surrounds the school, rain or shine.

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Left to right: Rachel Parker and Jenny Higgins