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Business Report honored its influential women in business 2021 at lunch on May 19 at the Crowne Plaza.

Were honored Sasha Thackaberry, Dianna Payton, Kenya Messer, Yvette Marsh, Stephanie Manson, Susanne Hall, Vanessa Graham, Yolanda Dixon and Paula Davis.

Annual report editor-in-chief Penny font hosted a question-and-answer session with the award winners. The event was sponsored by b1BANK, Kean Miller LLP, Mercedes-Benz von Baton Rouge, Pinnacle Exterior Construction and Franciscan University.

Audubon DAR learns about toys

Outgoing Chapter Regent Margaret Tyler directed a program on Children’s Toys in America from the 18th to the Early 20th Centuries on May 17 for the John James Audubon Daughters of the Chapter of the American Revolution at the East Baton Rouge Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library. Tyler also showed toys from her private collection.

Chaplain Nola Labat conducted a memorial service for recently deceased members Amy Allen, Betty Toepfer and Joyce MillardTo share memories and photos of everyone. The chapter received a donation in memory of the founding member Ruth Bart from her son John Beard on her birthday.

Chair for Literacy Caroline Tyler encouraged everyone to read the LSDAR Book Club selection, “Seven Bowls of Rice” by Maria Langlois D’Antoni, that tells the story of her father and mother, Whitney Langlois and former chapter member Flo Langloisand his experience as a prisoner of war and survivor of the Bataan death march.

Tyler gave the outgoing chapter handlers a gift. Newly appointed officers are regents Ginny Benoist, Vice Regent Maribeth AndereckChaplain Nola Labat, Chancellor Bridget May, Secretary Sue Badeaux, Treasurer and historian Malesic refuse and librarian Denise Lindsly. Meeting hostesses were Sue Ann Shore and Carole Gloger.

DAR membership is open to women aged 18 and over who can prove they are descended from an ancestor who helped achieve American independence. Documentation is required for every birth, marriage and death certificate. For more information, please contact May at [email protected]

The American Legion mail receives a replica of the Bible

Commander of the American Legion Boyd-Ewing Post 58 Gil Lerma and chaplain Bob Benedict accepted the donation of a Harlan Bible replica presented to the post by retired judges of America at the LSU Alumni Association meeting on May 3rd.

The Bible presentation is part of a project sponsored by a post member and a retired judge Darrell White, Founder and President of the Retired Justices of America. Retired Judge Luke Lavergne, also a member of Group and Post 58, gave the US Supreme Court an overview of the Harlan Bible and what it means. Judge John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911) was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1877 and served for 34 years. In 1906 he gave his personal Bible to the court and since then all serving judges have signed the Harlan Bible immediately after taking the oath of office.

The next Post 58 meeting will take place on Monday, September 13, at 11 a.m. in the LSU Alumni Association.

BRCC Rotaract hosts book giveaway

The Baton Rouge Community College Rotaract Club, in partnership with Phrom My Grandmother’s Trunk, hosted a children’s book gift giving event entitled “Inspiring Little Leaders, Today” on May 16 at the East Baton Rouge River Center branch library.

Teenagers were given copies of Little Leaders: Brave Women in Black History. The event promoted literacy among children and encouraged them to take pride in having books in their households.

Led by Girl Scout Site Leader Roena WilfordGS Troop 10318 (Daisies and Brownies) at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Baton Rouge listened to literacy advocate readings Jacqueline Jones, Member of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge-Capital City Pama Barber, BRCC Rotaract President Drake Wilson, BRCC Rotaract Vice President Tara Mitchell, BRCC Rotaract Advisor Bea Gyimah and America My Oyster Association intern Kate Stracner.

Ruckman receives a GFWC scholarship

Amy Ruckman received the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Louisiana District 6 Annual Scholarship.

Ruckman is a 2020 graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High School and will be studying at LSU in his sophomore year with a major in English. While at BRMHS, Ruckman was recognized as a National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Honors, National AP Capstone Diplomat, and Senior Class Secretary. At LSU, she is President of Fusion Literary Review.

The fellowship was presented to Ruckman by the District 6 president Gynne Klimavicz, District 6 Scholarship Chair Carol Evans and your scholarship sponsor Della Sinclair.


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