October 18, 2012
Audubon members get tips from regent
Regent Margaret Tyler spoke on how members can help their chapter when the John James Audubon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met on Sept. 17 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library. She included information from all of the DAR committees with suggestions for member participation. Members asked questions and made plans for completing their committee obligations.
Treasurer Suzanne Clarke distributed new yearbooks. Registrar Betty Jo Snellgrove introduced new members Lucy Bailey, Janelle Hickey and Karen White. Snellgrove said 13 new members will be approved at the National Board of Management meeting in October: Bailey, Amanda Barry, Mary Turner Benoist, Natalie Buancore, Colleen George, Mary K. Landry, Dale Marino, Michelle Marino, Diane O’Connor, Erin O’Connor, Katherine O’Connor, White and Colleen Wilbert.
American Indian Chairwoman Yvonne Lewis Day displayed a God’s eye weaving and explained how it was constructed. In most cases, the wool was spun and dyed prior to construction.
Chapter member Lee Porche presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the chapter from the Nation of Patriots for participating in the Passing of the Flag event on July 7 sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Baton Rouge. Members distributed handmade American flag pins and small American flags. Donations were received for wounded veterans.
DAR membership is open to women 18 and older who can document lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flash photography LPS meeting topic
Guest speaker William Guillory discussed flash photography with Louisiana Photographic Society members on Sept. 20. He talked about pros and cons of on-camera, off-camera, bounce and umbrella flash techniques.
Tony Thibodeaux showed his long-range flash for wildlife photography. At the business meeting, President Elizabeth Mangham presented new projector options, librarian Helen Haw reported additions to the club’s collection, exhibits coordinator Kathy Reeves noted dates for the final show of this year and the first show for next year, field trip organizer Ken Wilson listed upcoming trips and Vice President Gene Bachman invited participation in regional photo contests. Competition coordinator Tommy Graner announced September contest winners: First places in Category B were Bachman for black and white and Patrick Beard for color; first place in Category A was Reeves.
Open-hearth cooking topic for society
Guest speaker Gayle Smith gave a presentation on open-hearth cooking on Sept. 15 to the Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society. Her talk focused on cooking techniques used in the kitchens of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, two presidents connected to Louisiana territorial acquisition and subsequent statehood.
Clifford Norman will speak at 10 a.m. Oct. 20 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. His topic will be how men who served under Gálvez, the fourth Spanish governor of Louisiana during the American Revolution, became recognized by the Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution as American Revolutionary War patriots so their descendants can qualify for membership in these organizations. For information, call Mary McKeough, (225) 924-8921.
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