2010-10-07 / News

Newport County AARP chapter to meet

The Newport County AARP chapter will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 18, at 1:30 p.m. at Fenner Avenue Hall in Newport. New members should come at 1:15 and bring their national AARP membership card.

The speaker for October is Florence Archambault, who will present a program on Maud Howe Elliott, Newport’s grande dame and author of “This Was My Newport.” Mrs. Elliott, a daughter of Julia Ward Howe, was also a participant in the suffragette movement.

Archambault is a freelance writer specializing in Newport history and has written many articles about Mrs. Elliott

Members are reminded to bring non-perishable goods for the AARP pantry project.

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