The Carlisle Progressive Club held it’s Nov. 8 meeting at the Carlisle Public Library. The club would like to thank the library system, workers, and our hostesses for providing a perfect meeting place all dressed for fall.

Charlene Lewis introduced guest speaker, Susan Borne’, associate director of philanthropy for the Arkansas Nature Conservancy. Susan used a slide presentation to give an arm chair tour of the conservancy and its work protecting caves, lakes and rivers, restoring Delta forests, and making preserves more accessible for visitors. Not only does the conservancy help provide opportunities for Arkansans to get outdoors, unwind, and enjoy nature, but also increases the ecotourism opportunities for our state. To learn more visit or

President Carolyn Flynn conducted the business meeting. Nancy Gregory gave the treasurers report and reviewed the budget. Sharolyn Sumner gave the October library book, and Cathy Williams and Margaret Zimmerman will donate for November. Plans were made for purchasing and assembling the fall Welcome Bags for the Wade Knox Center in Lonoke.

After the business meeting, club members visited and were treated by hostesses Teresa Mallet and Cathy Williams to desserts and a variety of drinks.

The Dec. 13 meeting, a Christmas coffee and brunch, will begin at 10 a.m. at the home of Lois Ann Bryant. This will be the club’s 14th annual ornament swap. Don’t forget to bring your ornament and donations for our “Sweats for Vets” project.