The Pine Bluff-John McAlmont Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met recently at the Pine Bluff Country Club.

The Pine Bluff-John McAlmont Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met recently at the Pine Bluff Country Club.


Chapter Regent, Sandra Poore, opened the meeting with the DAR Ritual assisted by Chaplain, KarLynn Roberts.


Susan Borné, director of philanthropy at the Nature Conservancy in Arkansas, presented "An Armchair Tour of Conservation."


Borné said that the mission of the Nature Conservancy is to conserve the land and waters on which all life depends, including the little critters in the Ozark Karst (underground caves) Program. It is a worldwide organization in 50 states and in more than 34 countries. There are more than 43 nature preserves in Arkansas encompassing more than 300,000 acres.


The work is done with prescribed fire, thinning and working with many partners. One project, Borné said, was setting a prescribed fire to assist in managing the gardens at Crystal Bridges. Borné said that Ranch North Woods will be open soon. It runs along the Maumelle River and borders Pinnacle Mountain State Park.


MarJo Dill introduced prospective members, Sabrina Self and Christine Blair. Valerie Brown, Emily Voss, and Lisa Whitmer were recommended for membership and were welcomed upon completion and approval of their applications for membership.


Delegates elected to the 108th state conference March 17-20 in Little Rock at the Doubletree Hotel were KarLynn Roberts, MarJo Dill, Sharon Wyatt, Dee Lois Lawrence, Norma Caldwell, Marjorie Zuber, Melissa Poe, Claire Holmes and Sue Smith.


Betty Coles announced the Bridge Party Project, which funds a $200 Southeast Arkansas College Scholarship. Poore reported that five members attend the Wounded Warrior week-end at the Pine Bluff Arsenal. She reported that 3,341 coupons had been sent to service men overseas in 2015.


Brennan Lowrey, son of member Jennifer Lowrey, has applied for a state DAR scholarship.