The Akansa Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, had a full agenda at its recent meeting, May 6, held in Good Samaritan chapel.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, national anthem and chapter ritual, guests were welcomed, including husbands of members and also Sons of the American Revolution.
Carolyn Jacobs, scholarship chairman, introduced the winner of the “K” scholarship in honor of the Korbus family. “The letter ‘K’ not only stands for Korbus, it also begins the word, knowledge,” said Betty Korbus. Callie Wright, senior and valedictorian of Mountain Pine received the award.
Wright holds a GPA of 4.1042 and, through the advanced degree program, has already compiled 22 college credits. She plans to enroll at Arkansas Tech with her goal to become a pharmacist. Her credentials are extensive and she has worked at Health Mart along with numerous volunteer projects she’s accomplished.
Vietnam service pins were presented and newly elected officers were also installed at the meeting.
A special program was presented by Jimmie Weber, retired teacher and businessman whose heritage dates back to early American settlers on the Mayflower. “My beginning this endeavor began when my wife, Paulett, began searching our genealogy,” said Weber. “We’ve been presenting our historical background for six to 10 years and have enjoyed sharing our American history.
“I honor my ancestor, William Humphrey, whose service dates back to the War of 1812,” said Weber. He made several costume changes and discussed weapons used in various eras. In addition he explained how, with the composition of several guns, common terms we use originated such as, “lock, stock and barrel” and “flash in the pan.”
His program, along with his display tables filled with armaments and Native American Indian bows and arrows, were enjoyed by attendees.
Next scheduled Daughters of the American Revolution meeting is in September.
For more information, go to http://arkansasdar.org/akansa.htm.