Arkansas Ambassador Report - January 2020

Arkansas Ambassador NSDOAF Report

January 6, 2020

Arkansas is promoting NSDOAF in many ways. Foremost is word of mouth. Several of the Arkansas members belong to SEVERAL heritage groups and they are always promoting NSDOAF. We find that the personal approach is very successful if inviting new members. In addition, brochures have been emailed to members to produce and hand out at various heritage meetings they attend.

Permission has been granted to have a display table at the following state meetings with brochures available: Arkansas DAR, Arkansas Society 1812, New England Women local Colony meetings, DAC, Arkansas Society, Colonial Dames 17th Century, Arkansas Chapter xxxiv, The Colonial Dames of America, Arkansas Chapter, DFPA, NSSDP, DCH.

This Ambassador has placed brochures at the Garland County Library-and has plans to place brochures at the following state, county, and city Libraries: Butler Center, The Melting Pot, Hot Springs Village ( a 17,000 member retirement community), Washington County, Little Rock Public Library, Arkansas Historical Commission, and various other locations. Brochures will be handed out to Arkansas members to distribute to local libraries and county and state fair offices.

Some Arkansas members have discussed a field trip to Moss Mountain, a venue owned by P. Allen Smith, a PBS Super Star regarding local farming practices. Moss Mountain is located in Perry County, 20 miles SW of Little Rock, the Arkansas capitol featuring husbandry, farming, floral and agricultural techniques from 1800 to the present.

An Arkansas Newsletter is in the works and it is hoped that it can be placed on the NSDOAF website in 45 days or less. The newsletter will feature Arkansas products, venues, agencies, publications and media regarding national, state, regional, and local farming issues.

Linda Kay White

501-262-3347(home & fax)/501-622-0485(text & cell)