On November 20, 2010, our group placed a historic marker on the Temperance Building. We are honored to have our plaque on such a historic building.
We were honored to have State Senator Ken Yager sign our petition proclaiming November as "Native American Month."
Our Commemorative Events Chairman Gertie Day served refreshments for a Columbus Day Open House at the historic Old Roane County Courthouse.
Chapter Registrar Janice Black was ready to teach new member Audra Morton how to operate our booth at the Kingston Country Fair in October. This has proven to be a good outreach avenue for our group.
Roane County's veterans are fortunate to have an outpatient clinic in Rockwood and our group is pleased to do our share to welcome them to the community. We look forward to assisting them in the future to better help our veterans. On July 30 we made our first delivery of requested supplies.
Our chapter was represented at the 119th Continental Congress in Washington, DC by members Gertie Day, Jenny Vinson, Regent Jane McPherson, Rosemary Alexander and Janice Black.
Once again, our group participated in Kingston's Independence Day parade and once again won First Place.
Members Gertie Day, Shirley Smith, Sydney Beard and Regent Jane McPherson enjoyed the festivities at the Flag Day ceremony at David Webb Park in Harriman.
Visiting the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park was a memorable experience for our group.
Members Marcia Pickel, Rosemary Alexander, Gertie Day, Shirley Smith and Regent Jane McPherson attended the Brainerd Mission Cemetery Flag Raising in Chattanooga on June 9.
For Memorial Day our group met underneath our Chapter sign on the lawn of the historic Old Roane County Courthouse for a Memorial Day service led by Vice-Regent Brenda Hall McDonald.
When it came to our attention that the Kingston Library could use a new Flag of the United States, we were happy to present them with a new one.
On April 21, 2010, our group presented a Flag of the United States of America to Midway Middle School Principal Nadine Jackson. left to right: Nancy Martin, Chaplain; Mary Page, Member of Flag of US Committee;, Jane McPherson, Regent; Principal Nandine Jackson; Sydney Beard, Chairman of Flag of US Committee; Marcia Pickel, Honorary Chapter Regent. We also presented a Flag of the United States of America to School Principal Lance Duff at Roane County High School. It always brings us great pleasure to show our patriotism by donating flags to schools.
On April 20, 2010, our group had the rare opportunity to present our pull-tabs to Ronald McDonald himself. This donation brought out total to 17,164 pull tabs so we have exceeded our goal of 15,000 tabs. These tabs will help Ronald McDonald House continue providing assistance to families in need.
To recognize Arbor Day our group met on the lawn of the historic old Roane County Courthouse to dedicate a newly-planted dogwood tree in memory of our deceased sister, Nancy Wimmer. We were pleased that some of Nancy's family were able to attend the ceremony. While Nancy wasn't with our group a long time, she was a very special person and will be missed by all who knew her.
Our Commemorative Events Chairman Janice Black was joined by our Regent Jane McPherson and member Rosemary Alexander in presenting an award to Scott Mason, Principal of Midway High. He was given a certificate of appreciation on February 23 for his great work with the Constitution Trivia game during Constitution Week.
In participation of the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week our group prepared valentines for the veterans at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center thanking hospitalized veterans. These "Valentines for Veterans" were signed by members during the Veterans Minute & DAR Service to Veterans Committee Report at the Avery Trace February Meeting. The packet of Valentines was delivered to the James H. Quillen VA Home. They had their Valentines just in time for THE Day.
Some of our members gathered at the Historic Roane County Courthouse to observe the American Heart Association “Go Red For Women”.
Our chapter started an annual program of mini flag lessons to 678 first graders in nine Roane County and Spring City schools. The school lessons began February 3 and continued throughout the month of February. Thanks to Flag Chairman Sydney Beard.