Progressive Chapter ABWA announces new slate of officers at recent meeting


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

The room was decorated with red, white, and blue tablecloths. Red, white, and geraniums that were sprayed blue were placed on top of the tablecloths and were used for additional door prizes. Margie Murphy was in charge of the food group which consisted of Floretta Scott, Betsy Foster, Alice Erwin, Bette Taylor and Ann Douthit. The menu consisted of lasagna, hash brown potato casserole, green beans, tossed salad, congealed salad, apple dumplings, tea and rolls.

Linda Eifling, chapter president, conducted the business session of the meeting. Alice Erwin, scholarship chairman, read a thank you note from Jessica Ashcraft, a new scholarship recipient. Nancy Rosen, nominating committee chairman, presented the following slate of officers for 2012-2013: President, Linda Eifling; vice president, Betsy Foster; secretary, Linda Hurd; and treasurer, Georgia LaGrave.

Jan Adam, travel chairman, told about the chapter’s visit to Memphis. The first destination was Graceland, home of Elvis Presley. Some had never toured Elvis’ home before, and others saw things that they didn’t remember seeing on previous visits. The next stop was Germantown. After eating at the Longhorn Steak House, the group shopped at the Wolfchase Galleria. The group stopped at a Cracker Barrel on the way home for food and more shopping. Those making the fun trip were Adam, Murphy, Erwin, Rosen, Foster, Hurd, and Jean Upshaw.

Plans were made for a birthday party in July.

Door prizes were won by Eifling, Louise LaGrone, Scott, Erwin, Rosen, Adam, and Hurd. Eifling won the dollar pot and donated the money back to the chapter. Douthit volunteered to be the scrapbook chairman. Sydney Foster, granddaughter of member Betsy Foster, was a special guest at the meeting.