Scholarship recipient, pecan sales discussed at DuBocage ABWA meeting

During the business meeting of the DuBocage American Business Women’s Association held recently at the Pine Bluff Country Club, the pledge of allegiance was led by Donna Kriner with the invocation led by Suzanne Archer.

Diane Wilson, chairman of the budget committee, reported the proposed budget for the coming year was printed in the bulletin. Christy Bush, president, passed out new rosters for everyone and announced that September will be the chapter’s birthday. The chapter members voted to exchange birthday gifts with all members bringing a gift worth $10 to exchange.

Bush also announced that the country club is going to start accessing an annual fee to cover the cost of the use of their property such as the tables, table cloths, napkins, and etc. Different methods of raising money to pay the fee were discussed as well as changing meeting places. It was decided to remain at the country club until the end of this year and then re-evaluate the problem.

Kay Faver reported there was an issue with regard to the recipient of the Elaine Road Memorial Scholarship to Southeast Arkansas College. The recipient voted on at the last meeting has decided to attend the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff instead of SEARK and is not eligible for the scholarship. The second runner-up from the ballot at the last meeting was voted to receive the scholarship, Virginia Benson. Benson is attending SEARK working on a degree in business management, a lifelong ambition, after spending 45 years in the work force.

In other business, Mary Baxter, ways and means chairman, reported on pecan sales. The chapter voted to sell pecans again and Baxter believes the price can be kept at $10 per pound for shelled halves.

Door prizes were won by Rhonda Gammel, Karen Cash and Bush. The birthday gifts were won by Cash, Judy Kittler, Kelly Ruggeri and Patsy Stone. Gammel won the dollar pot.

Cash led the Benediction.