The Progressive Chapter of the American Business Women's Association met recently at the Pine Bluff National Bank White Hall branch for its monthly meeting and luncheon.

The Progressive Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association met recently at the Pine Bluff National Bank White Hall branch for its monthly meeting and luncheon.

Clarence Davis, a candidate for mayor of Pine Bluff, was the guest speaker. He feels that by showing genuineness, he has the ability to discover the great potential in Pine Bluff. Under his leadership, his administration will be available with a true open door policy. He will focus on crime prevention and create an atmosphere which will make it difficult for criminals to want to reside in Pine Bluff. He will work closely with the City Council and Economic Development Commission to bring new businesses into our city thus creating more jobs and opportunities.

Bridgett Williams Pinkins and Roger Doyne, Organic Gold Healthy Coffee representatives, also made a presentation. The ganderma herb found in their coffees, teas and hot chocolate makes them different than other coffees, teas and hot chocolates. They claim that there have been some great improvements in health as a result of using their products.

Linda Eifling, chapter president, conducted the business meeting. The spring enrollment event was discussed. Names of prospective members were to be turned in to Margie Murphy, who will mail out invitations. There will be a White Elephant sale at the spring enrollment to raise money for the scholarship fund. Nominations for Woman of the Year, as well as, Business Associate were discussed. Secret Sisters were revealed and new ones were selected.

Georgia LaGrave was the chairman of the food committee. She served hamburger steak. Other members of the food committee were Louise LaGrone, Jan Adam, Laura Hopson and Maria Love. The room was decorated with ceramic eagles on brown tableclothes.

The door prize was won by Eifling and the money pot was won by Margie Murphy. Special guests at the meeting were Davis, Steve Montgomery, Pinkins and Doyne.

February is the birthday month of Skippy Ussery.