Stirling DAR learns about early battle flag

Joe Brine spoke about the oldest known American battle flag when the Alexander Stirling Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on April 17 at Mary Anne Stevens’ home in St. Francisville.

The flag was flown first during the French and Indian War by a troop of the Massachusetts Bay militia and then by the Bedford Minutemen to the Concord Bridge on April 19, 1775, the beginning of the American Revolution. He displayed a replica of the flag for the group.

Shirley Pourciau entertained with “A History of the World According to Student Bloopers” from Richard Lederer’s book “Anguished English.”

Hostesses were Patsy Hardouin, Ann Weller, Shirley Cupit, Arlene Folmar, Ann Shoemake and Stevens.

Republican Women hear councilman

Metro Councilman Buddy Amoroso spoke to Capital City Republican Women on April 18 at BREC’s Independence Park about proposed ordinances and his experience as councilman.

Matt Watson, aide to Metro Councilman Ryan Heck, spoke about Heck’s plans and how complaints are processed in Heck’s office.

CCRW welcomed new associate members Donald Leonard and Morteza Parandian. President Wanza Bell emphasized making diversity a priority.

Kayla Messiah, a Park Forest Middle School student, led the Pledge of Allegiance and was given a pocket Constitution for her participation.

Beta Sigma Phi learns about Kentucky Derby

Anne Smith and her son, Brandon, led a program about the Kentucky Derby for the Laureate Alpha Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi on April 16 at SandyLinder’s home. The program included a brief history of the race, and members participated in a mock horse race, ate derby pie and drank mint juleps.

President Phyllis Turner announced that Baton Rouge chapters are invited to the Mississippi State Convention Sept. 19-22. Service Committee chairwoman Marilyn Mayeux said a $120 donation was delivered to the YWCA Early Head Start Program to buy books. Vice President Verlyne LeBlanc introduced guests Stella Tuschoff and Janet Reine.

Delta Kappa Gamma celebrates birthday

The Alpha Lambda Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society of women teachers celebrated its 56th birthday with a “Corks and Canvas” program April 19 at the Poydras Center in New Roads.

Diane Christopher, owner of Picasseaux Art Studio in New Roads, brought art materials for each participant. She displayed the finished product, a red crab, and gave step-by-step instructions to paint it.

Then, members ate birthday cupcakes with candles.

Alpha Lambda was founded on Jan. 26, 1957, by teachers from Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana and West Baton Rouge parishes: Elisabeth Cole, Dionysia Dawson, Celeste Didier, Beulah Mounger, Pearle Harvey, Victoria Horner, Carrie Junot, Margaret Kean, Margaret Leake, Lorraine Lorio, Udell Lorio, Ellie Magruder, Eudolie Matthews, Mary Dael Olinde, Minnie Rogillio, Jane Ware and Mary Willis.

West Feliciana High School teacher Brandi Chism coordinated the program. Hostesses Anice McGill and Jo Ann Hebert brought raffle items, cupcakes, crackers and cheese.

Fran Major is Alpha Lambda president.

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