Programs and Projects

From the Historian's Report
Martha Williamson Rimmer

Projects 2012-2013

At our annual meeting in April, the membership voted to accept the bylaw changes proposed by the revision committee chaired by Past President Sarah Hopkins that updated several bylaw sections and better defined the make-up of the board.

During the past year, our Patriotic Service Committee welcomed new citizens at six naturalization ceremonies in Little Rock, where each new citizen was presented with a flag pin. For the five ceremonies held at the Federal Courthouse, the society hosted a reception following the proceedings for the new citizens and their families.

The Historical Activities Committee is starting a new project to research the lives of our founding members

Programs 2011-2012

We have held two general membership luncheon meetings (on in November and one in April), two social gatherings, and four board meetings. In September, members and prospective members gathered at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock where Director Bill Worthen gave us a special tour of the restored buildings and grounds and updated us on recent projects. Delicious box lunches concluded the enjoyable event.

Our speaker at the November meeting was the Honorable Morris S. Arnold, Senior Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and author of several histories on the Colonial period in Arkansas. His talk introduced us to some early residents of the state whose descendants became prominent Arkansas families.

We concluded the year with a Flag Day Party in June for members and guests at the beautiful Little Rock home of Lindsey Huckabay. Along with wine and hors d'oeuvres, we enjoyed our Trash and Treasure
Silent Auction that raised funds to help with our projects, and artist and member Arden Boyce presented a brief program on oil paintings and their care.