Daughters of 1812 elect officers

United States Daughters of 1812 officers include President Sheila Beatty (left) of Hot Springs Village, Vice President Kimberley Stout of Little Rock, Chaplain Pat McLemore of Mt. Ida, Secretary Teresa Clark of North Little Rock (not pictured), Treasurer Joan Davis of Hot Springs Village, Registrar Jayne Spears of Beebe and Historian Sharon Stanley Wyatt of Pine Bluff. (Special to The Commercial)
United States Daughters of 1812 officers include President Sheila Beatty (left) of Hot Springs Village, Vice President Kimberley Stout of Little Rock, Chaplain Pat McLemore of Mt. Ida, Secretary Teresa Clark of North Little Rock (not pictured), Treasurer Joan Davis of Hot Springs Village, Registrar Jayne Spears of Beebe and Historian Sharon Stanley Wyatt of Pine Bluff. (Special to The Commercial)

The Arkansas chapter of the United States Daughters of 1812 elected new state officers at the annual state council held at the Diamante Country Club in Hot Springs Village.

New officers are apresident Sheila Beatty of Hot Springs Village, vice president Kimberley Stout of Little Rock, chaplain Pat McLemore of Mt. Ida, secretary Teresa Clark of North Little Rock, treasurer Joan Davis of Hot Springs Village, registrar Jayne Spears of Beebe and historian Sharon Stanley Wyatt of Pine Bluff.

Officers were sworn in by parliamentarian and honorary state president Kay Tatum. They will serve in their positions for three years. The Arkansas chapter of the society was organized in 1906, according to a news release.

Concentrating on education, historical preservation and patriotism, Arkansas U.S.D. 1812 supports JROTC and ROTC throughout the state. It has set grave markers of Veterans of the War of 1812, donated thousands of dollars in donations and has volunteered thousands of hours for veterans. The group has presented dictionaries to 3rd grade students annually and awards annual scholarships to the College of the Ozarks.

Membership is available to women aged 18 and over who can offer satisfactory proof that they are lineal descendants of an ancestor who, during the period of 1784-1815, rendered civil, military or naval service to the country.

Membership inquires can be made to Registrar Jayne Spears at [email protected] or to President Sheila Beatty at [email protected].

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