The Newcomers’ Club of Conway met Oct. 11 for its general meeting and luncheon at the Hole in the Wall Café in Conway.
President Pam Rawls called the meeting to order. Mandy Thomas, secretary, read the minutes of the September meeting, which were approved as read. Treasurer Dianne McArthur gave the treasurer’s report, noting the club’s membership is 158; the report was filed as read.
Donna Bivins, ways and means chairman, reported that several members would serve as docents at the Conway Symphony Guild’s Designer House in Turnberry Place on Oct. 24.
Amanda Driver, education outreach coordinator for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, presented a program on Haunted Sites in Arkansas.
She discussed, and showed slides of the Hornibrook House in Little Rock, the Clayton House in Fort Smith, the Desha County Courthouse in Arkansas City, the Rush-Gates House in Forrest City and the Missouri-Pacific Depot in Gurdon.
All of these sites, except the Rush-Gates House, are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Driver said there are approximately 33 places in Conway that are on the National Register.
Those winning door prizes included Melinda Carroway, Vickie Repp, Peggy Gregory, Beth Kaufman, Mary Ann Freyaldenhoven, Mary Pat Cullum and Val Temple. Val Temple also won the pot of gold.
The next meeting will be Nov. 8 at the Country Inn and Suites. This will be a silent auction and holiday treat tasting party.
The Newcomers’ Club of Conway is a social organization formed to help those new to Conway learn more about the area and form new friendships. Anyone who has lived in Conway three years or less and interested in learning more about the club may contact the coffee chairs at 205-4025 or 505-8373.