The Pine Bluff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met March 19 at the Pine Bluff Country Club.
Program Chairwoman Helen Campbell introduced the speaker, Sandy Poore, who presented the program “Women’s Suffrage: The Changing Role of Women in America,” in honor of National Women’s History Month, according to a news release.
Poore described some of the early leaders in the suffrage movement, and the Suffrage Parade March 3, 1913, at Washington, D.C., according to the presentation.
“Due to the parade being held the day before Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration, there were no people to greet him when he arrived in Washington because they were all at the parade. Five thousand women attended the parade, and it gave a new wave to the movement,” according to the presentation.
Also at DAR, the Regent Carolyn DeVos opened the meeting with the DAR Ritual assisted by Chaplin Cary Swanson. Sabrina Self Gwin led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and the singing of the National Anthem. The salute to the Arkansas Flag was led by Lela Murray. The American Creed was led by Helen Campbell.
Chairwomen Betty Coles and Sue Smith introduced Brenda Herring, the winner of the Southeast Arkansas College Scholarship. Herring discussed her educational goals. She will pursue an associate of arts degree at SEARK before transferring to a four-year college to seek a degree in early childhood education with emphasis on special education.
Herring’s mother was among guests. Sophie and Sarah Gwin, 12-year-old twin daughters of member, Sabrina Self Gwin, were also guests.
Regent DeVos asked that all past regents be recognized. Those present were Betty Coles, Claire Holmes, Sue Smith, Sharon Wyatt, KarLynn Roberts, Helen Campbell and Sandy Poore.
DeeLois Lawrence, treasurer gave the treasury report. The benediction was given by Swanson. The meeting was adjourned by DeVos.