Mar 26, 2013 16:34 Club News for March 19, 2013 Club News for March 19, 2013 Photo provided by MARGARET TYLER -- John James Audubon DAR meeting -- Pausing at the Feb. 18 meeting of the John James Audubon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are, from left, past Regents Frankie Platte, Norma Gerace, Desha Martin, Liz Walker and Shirley Newsham and current Regent Margaret Tyler. Advocate story March 26, 2013 Comments State archivist speaks to Audubon DAR State Archivist Florent Hardy Jr. spoke about the people of Louisiana to the John James Audubon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution on Feb. 18 at Drusilla Seafood Restaurant. Hardy coordinated the production of the book “Louisiana Celebrates 200 Years of History: Louisiana Statehood Bicentennial 1812-2012.” Segments of Louisiana history are arranged chronologically and divided into two parts — history, and cultural and natural resources. Chapter Regent Margaret Tyler welcomed past regents, members and guests. Registrar Betty Jo Snellgrove introduced new and prospective members. Attendees sampled Martha Washington’s mother’s gingerbread recipe. The recipe is from the booklet “Mount Vernon Hospitality.” DAR membership is open to women age 18 or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descentfrom an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. For information, email email@example.com Presidents’ Day topic for Beta Sigma Phi Virginia Huffman led a program on the origin of Presidents’ Day for Laureate Alpha Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi on Feb. 19 at President Phyllis Turner’s home. Turner and Vice President Verlyn LeBlanc conducted a Welcome Ritual for new member Maxine Muller. Service Committee Chairwoman Marilyn Mayeux reported that a box of Valentine candy, balloons and a gift card were delivered to Laura Getz to help with the cost of a trip to Houston for medical treatment. City Council Representative Ruth Mannen said the Picnic in the Park fundraiser will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13, at BREC’s Independence Park to benefit the Beta Sigma Phi Disaster Fund. The “Club News” column runs every Tuesday and Wednesday, and Friday as needed, in The Advocate. Items and photographs should be submitted to “Club News,” Advocate People section, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Events should be submitted in a timely fashion. Photos may not include more than 10 people and will be used on a once-a-month per organization basis. Photos will be returned if stamped, self-addressed envelopes are provided. By submitting photos to The Advocate, you agree that they can be published in any of The Advocate’s print or digital publications.