The special guest speaker for the November meeting of the Pine Bluff-John McAlmont Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution was State Regent JoAnn Cooper from Cabot.
She was introduced by Sharon Wyatt, Wataseka District director and chapter treasurer.
Cooper joined DAR in 1974 as a junior member and has been untiring in her efforts to promote the aims and objectives of DAR. She is an active member of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Cabot and her service to the communities in which she has lived are too numerous to list. She has worked in schools, Red Cross, hospitals, libraries, other hereditary organizations and currently serves an appointment on the State Library Board, having served two years as chairman.
Cooper is a graduate of Searcy Public Schools and the University of Central Arkansas. She has done graduate work at Arkansas State University. Her subject for the Pine Bluff-John McAlmont Chapter of DAR was 2012 Continental Congress, Arkansas DAR scholarships and genealogy.
Sandra Poore led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United State of America, Susan Brown led the American’s Creed, Teri Bethge led the National Anthem and Melissa Poe led the Salute to the Arkansas Flag.
Chaplain KarLynn Roberts installed Susan Brown as the chapter corresponding secretary.
Sue Johnson from the Col. David Love Chapter of DAR in Monticello is in charge of the State Regent’s Special Project and was a special guest at the meeting.
Michael Bohner, store manager of Sissy’s Log Cabin in Pine Bluff, provided special Christmas music for the event. Bohner spent 12 years as a professional opera singer before entering the jewelry business nearly 15 years ago. He worked several years on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Fla., and also as general manager of one of the largest independent jewelers in the eastern United States.
Virginia Haertlein did an excellent job decorating the Pine Bluff Country Club Ball Room for the event.
The meeting was adjourned after Roberts led the benediction.