Watauga Picture Archives

 

Please enjoy our stories and picture highlights from past events!

  

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January 2014

 

Our guest speaker for our January Chapter meeting was a local historian whose topic was "Memphis Memorials."  His vast knowledge and wonderful video of statues and markers throughout Shelby County was enjoyed by all of our members!

 

Speaker from our January 2014 meeting

 

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December 2013

 

Watauga Chapter's Christmas Tea honored new and prospective members.  Everyone had a wonderful time!

Watauga Chapter Christmas Tea 2013

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October 2013

 

Our speaker for our October meeting gave an excellent talk entitled, "Never Have So Many Known So Little About So Much; America’s Unsung Kamikazes."

 

October 2013 meeting speaker

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August 2013

 

The first Watauga Chapter Board meeting of 2013!

First Watauga Chapter Board meeting in 2013

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March 2012

 

Our Watauga Awards and Recognition Luncheon honored Watauga Essay Winners, Watauga Good Citizens, and Our 50 and 50+ Year Members.  Below are our Good Citizen and Rhodes College Scholarship winners!

 

Watauga Chapter Cood Citizen Award winner for 2012

 

Rhodes Scholarship Winner for 2012

 

Our speaker gave a presentation on “Religious History in Memphis”.  The anecdotes were very amusing!

 

Watauga Chapter Awards Luncheon Speaker for 2012

 

Our entertainment was excellent!  The singing and piano playing were truly exceptional!

 

Watauga Chapter Awards Luncheon 2012 Entertainment

 

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February 2012

 

The Watuaga Chapter donated the book, Forgotten Patriots; The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War to the Tennessee Genealogy Center at the Memphis Public Library!

 

Book donation to the Memphis Public Library in February 2012

 

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Everyone enjoyed our speaker during our February Chapter meeting.  He spoke on the “History of the Wolf River and Greenway.”  It was quite interesting!

 

Speaker at the February 2012 Chapter Meeting

 

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September 2011

 

We were honored to have our Tennessee State DAR Regent come and speak to us at the Constitution Day Luncheon!

 

Constitution Day Luncheon September 2011

 

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Every Wednesday in September, Watauga Chapter volunteers helped serve the veterans at the VA Hospital.

VA Hospital visits on Wednesdays in September 2011

 

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August 2011

 

Several Watauga Chapter members participated in the Chickasaw District Meeting and Awesome August Workshop in Jackson!

 

Chickasaw District Meeting August 2011 

 

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March 2011

 

The Awards Luncheon was held on Saturday, the 26th.  We honored our Watauga Essay Winners, Watauga Good Citizens, and our 50 and 50+ Year members!

 

Awards Luncheon 2011 Small Group Awards Luncheon March 2011 Large Group

   

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December 2010

 

Everyone had a great time at our Christmas Tea!

 

  Christmas Tea 2010  Group photo of Christmas Tea 2010

 

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November 2010

 

The Massing of the Colors was held on the 7th.  It was a beautiful service!

 

Massing of the Colors November 2010

 

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The Veteran's Day Commemoration was held at the Doughboy Statue in Overton Park on the 11th. It was a beautiful Fall day!

 

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During our November Chapter meeting, our speaker gave an excellent presentation on Elmwood Cemetery!

 

Chapter meeting November 2010

 

Chapter meeting November 2010 with speaker

 

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April 2010

 

The 105th State Conference was held in Knoxville, Tennessee. Several Watauga members were able to attend!

 

105th State Conference 2010

 

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March 2010

 

The Awards Luncheon was held on Saturday, March 27th, and honored Watauga Essay Winners, Watauga Good Citizens, and our members with 50 or more years of DAR membership.

 

Awards Luncheon March 2010

 

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September 2009

 

The Constitution Day Luncheon was held by the Memphis/Shelby County Regents Council on September 26th, at the Holiday Inn - University of Memphis. Our guest speaker was Janice Holder, Chief Justice of the Tennessee State Supreme Court.  Everyone had a great time!

 

Constitution Day Luncheon 2009

 

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April 2009

 

The 104th State Conference was held from the 24th - 26th in Franklin, Tennessee.  Several Watauga members were able to attend.

 

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March 2009

 

Our Awards Luncheon was held on Saturday the 28th and honored Watauga Essay Winners, Watauga Good Citizens, and our 50 and 50+ year members.  Our speakers had a presentation on "Family Tree Leads Back to American's Beginnings".  Everyone had a great time!

 

March 2009 Awards Luncheon  March 2009 Awards Luncheon with Watauga essay winners

 

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January 2009

 

Our first Chapter meeting of the new year was held on the 26th.  Our speaker talked about "Conservation of DAR Values".  We also had reports on the DAR Magazine, American History Awards, Rhodes Scholarship, and DAR Good Citizens.

 

January 2009 Watauga Chapter meeting 

 

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December 2008

 

Our Christmas Coffee was held the morning of the 13th and honored new and prospective members.  A special thanks goes to the Executive Officers of Watauga Chapter for hosting.  Everyone had a great time!

 

Christmas Coffee honoring new and prospective members

Christmas Coffee carolers  Christmas Coffee honoring new and prospective members

 

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 November 2008

 

The Massing of the Colors was held on Sunday, November 9th.  This patriotic, non-denominational, interfaith ceremony brings together different flags and organizational colors to commemorate those patriots who have served our country or are currently serving at home and abroad.

 

Massing of the Colors picture with the ladies

 

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The Veterans Day Commemoration took place on November 11th at the Doughboy Statue in Overton Park. 

 

Veterans Day Memorial at the Doughboy Statue November 2008 Veterans Day Memorial at the Doughboy Statue November 2008

 

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  October 2008

 

The Watauga Chapter Founders Day Tea was held on Saturday, October 11th, at the Davies Plantation Manor, and was hosted by the Memphis/Shelby County Regents Council.  Everyone had a fun time!

 

Watauga Chapter Founders Day Tea

 

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  September 2008

 

The Chickasaw District Meeting was held on Saturday, September 13th, in Camden, Tennessee.  Many thanks go to Glover's Trace Chapter, DAR, who hosted it!  Below are our Watauga Chapter members who attended.

 

Chickasaw District Meeting September 2008

 

 

Our Constitution Day Luncheon was held on Saturday, September 20th.  Our excellent speaker was a Vietnam Veteran and former Top Gun Navy pilot. 

 

Constitution Day Luncheon 2008

 

Entertainment was provided by the Navy Band Mid-South Quintet, shown below.

 

Entertainment was provided by the Navy Band Mid-South Quintet.

 

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May 2008

 

The 103rd Tennessee State DAR State Conference was held May 1-4 here in Memphis.  Everyone had a great time!

 

Watauga members attending the TSDAR State Conference

 

During the State Conference, Watauga Chapter received several awards.  Congratulations to everyone! 
AMERICAN HERITAGE1st Place: Chickasaw District Chapter Report  The Best Overall Report of a Chapter for The State of Tennessee 
CONSTITUTION WEEK1st Place: Chickasaw District Number of Constitution Week Events  1st Place: Best District Level Constitution Week Report 2nd Place, State Level: Greatest Number of Constitution Week Events  2nd Place, State Level: Best Constitution Week Report   
DAR GOOD CITIZENS2nd Place (tie), State Level: New Schools Contacted 
DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANSDonations Fisher House1st Place, Chickasaw District, Donation per member for Chapters with 100-200 Members 
GENEALOGICAL RECORDS1st Place Tie: Chickasaw District, Best Overall Participation   
JUNIOR AMERICAN CITIZENSThe students who won these awards were chosen from many entries from two schools.Watauga Chapter, Chickasaw District1st Place: Stamp  2nd Place: 3rd Grade Poster  1st Place: Picture Essay  1st Place: Banner  1st Place: Poem  2nd Place: Short Story  2nd Place: Stamp  1st Place: 4th Grade Poster 2nd Place: 4th Grade Poster  
LINEAGE RESEARCHBest Lineage Research Committee Report, Chickasaw District  2nd Place Tie: Lineage Research Lookup Volunteers, Chickasaw District 
MEMBERSHIPACE Certificate of Award for Participation 
NATIONAL DEFENSE1st Place: Most Cash Distributed to NSDAR ROTC Award Program   
TSDAR PROGRAMSOutstanding Program Reports, State LevelChapter Submitting Program to NSDAR 
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIAOutstanding Chapter Newsletter for Chickasaw District 100+ Members  Outstanding Media Coverage Print for Chickasaw District 100+ Members  Outstanding Media Coverage Radio and TV for Chickasaw District 100+ Members  Most Outstanding TSDAR Public Relations Media Report 100+ Members, State Level 
DAR PROJECT PATRIOTHonorable Mention 
LITERACY PROMOTION3rd Place, State Level, Outstanding Chapter Service   
TENNESSEE HISTORYRecognition for Participation in TN History Poster and Essay Contest 
TSDAR YEARBOOK AWARD

 

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March 2008

 

The Awards Luncheon was held on Saturday, March 29th, and honored Watauga Essay Winners, Watauga Good Citizens, and our members with 50 or more years of DAR membership.  We all enjoyed our musical presentation, "Take Note"!

 

 Take Note provided the entertainment at the Awards luncheon

 

Below are pictures of our award winners.  Congratulations to everyone!

 

Awards luncheon March 2008 Award Winners

 

 

One of our Tennessee State Regent's projects is the Family Bible Project on Preserving Records.  Here are some of our Chapter members recording genealogy information from one of the family bibles.  Thanks to everyone who helped!

 

Family Bible project on preserving records

 

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February 2008

 

Watauga Chapter held a theatre party on Valentine’s Day at Theatre Memphis. The show was “Hot ‘N Cole” which featured over fifty of Cole Porter’s songs.  We all had a great time!

 

Hot N Cole attendees

 

 

Our February Watauga Chapter meeting was held on the 18th.  Our speaker gave an excellent presentation on "John Paul Jones, United States Navy".  We also had reports on American Heritage, American Indians, Americanism and the DAR Manual for Citizenship, and the Genealogical Report.

 

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 December 2007

 

 Our Christmas Tea was held on the 8th, and honored new and prospective members.  Pictures coming soon!

 

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November 2007

 

Watauga Chapter sponsored a free genealogy workshop for prospective DAR members on Saturday, November 3rd, at the Tennessee Genealogical Society.  A TSDAR volunteer genealogist was on hand to assist in the search for Revolutionary War ancestors.

 

Genealogy Workshop at the Tennessee Genealogical Society

 

 

The Massing of the Colors was held on November 4th at the Church of the Holy Communion.  The University of Memphis ROTC Color Guard did an outstanding job presenting the Colors.

 

Massing of the Colors 2007

 

 

The Tennessee Genealogical Society held a workshop on "Preserving your pictures without a Computer" on November 8th.  Topics included how-to instructions on taking care of the original photo, properly storing the picture, and applying preserving material to increase the life span of the photo.

 

 

The Veteran’s Day Remembrance was held at the Doughboy Statue in Overton Park on the 11th.  It was a beautiful fall day!  The music provided by the bugler and bagpiper was excellent!

 

Veteran's Day Remembrance 2007

 

Veteran's Day Remembrance at the Doughboy Statue

 

Veteran's Day Remembrance 2007

 

 

There was a DAR Symposium on "Revolutionary War Ancestors" at the Tennessee Genealogical Society on November 17th.

 

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September 2007

 

Watauga celebrated Constitution Week in a big way!  The committee members planned many exciting activities for school children to educate them about our wonderful U.S. Constitution.  Twenty Watauga members attended the Constitution Day luncheon at the Ridgeway Country Club on September 22nd.  At the luncheon, Watauga members contributed a large amount to Fisher House, a home away from home for families visiting their wounded soldiers at Ft. Campbell!

 

Constitution Day Luncheon 2007 Constitution Day Luncheon Watauga members with Flag 2007 Constitution Day luncheon 2007 Constitution Day luncheon 2007

 

 

Watauga members made about 450 calls during the month of September at the VA Hospital. We also made donations for gift cards for veterans who attended their health fair.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

 

Calling Veterans at the VA Hospital

 

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June 2007

 

The Flag Day Luncheon was held on June 9th by the Memphis/Shelby County Regent's Council.  Our speaker gave an excellent talk on law enforcement and the many roles of the FBI in Memphis!

 

Flag Day Luncheon 2007 Speaker

 

Congratulations to our new Memphis/Shelby County Regents!

 

Flag Day Luncheon 2007 New Officers

 

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May 2007

 

 The 102nd TSDAR State Conference was held May 3-6 in Chattanooga this year.  Several Watauga members were able to attend!

 

Tenneessee State Conference 2007 in Chattanooga

 

Our Watauga Chapter also received several awards during the State Conference!  Congratulations to all of our award winners!

 

Best Service Through Community Outreach Programs with Youth Involvement

Third Place

 

Outstanding Historical Preservation Project

 

AMERICAN HERITAGE

District Awards

2nd Place

 

AMERICANISM

District Awards

2nd Place

 

CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT

SILVER

 

CONSTITUTION WEEK

Best Report

2nd Place

 

DAR GOOD CITIZENS

Special Event Recognizing DAR Good Citizen Winners

2nd Place (tie)

 

DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS

District

2nd Place

 

GENEALOGICAL RECORDS

Descendant’s Index Project and Genealogical Records

2nd Place

 

JUNIOR AMERICAN CITIZENS

Art Contest

1st Place Grade 1

2nd Place Grade 4

 

ART CONTEST: BANNER

1st Place Grade 4

 

ART CONTEST: STAMP DESIGN

3rd Place (tie)

 

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP

District

3rd Place

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS/MOTION PICTURE RADIO AND TV

District, 100+Member Category

1st Place (tie)

 

BEST CHAPTER NEWSLETTER/FACT SHEET

Chickasaw District

3rd Place

 

SPECIAL PUBLIC RELATIONS AWARDS

Watauga presented two Print Media Awards out of the 15

Chickasaw District Certificates

 

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALISTS

 

COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS

2nd Place (tie)

 

DAR PROJECT PATRIOT

Honorable Mention

 

PROGRAM AND YEARBOOK

Yearbooks and Supplements

Certificates – No Errors

 

Certificates for Programs

Submitted for Consideration in National Catalog

“Role of U.S. Navy in National Defense"

 

 

Our last official Chapter meeting of the year was held on May 21st.  Activities included our Installation of Officers.  Below, our New Regent (far left) is congratulated by our Immediate Past Regent (center) and Past Regent (far right).  Our New Regent is holding her official gavel, which has been passed down to each new Watauga Chapter Regent since 1918.  Congratulations to all of our new officers!

 

Installation of new officers

 

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April 2007

 

 Our April Chapter meeting was held on the 23rd.  Our speaker gave a presentation on "Captain Samuel Earl, Revolutionary War Patriot and Statesman".  We also had a Memorial Service and Flag Chairman Report.

 

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March 2007

 

Our Awards Luncheon was held on the 24th and honored Watauga American History Essay winners, Watauga DAR Good Citizen, and our 50 Year plus members!  Congratulations to everyone!  We also had an excellent musical presentation provided by "The Steamboat Strummers"! 

 

Our Watauga DAR Good Citizen winner was from White Station High School.  She is shown with our Good Citizen Committee Chairman and her Mom below. 

 

March 2007 Essay Contest Winner 

 

This year to help celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, the students were asked to write on the topic "Jamestown Colony is Settled" for the American History Essay contest.  Shown below from left to right are Our American History Essay winner from Briarcrest Christian School, our Watauga American History Committee Chairman, and our winner from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School. 

 

March 2007 DAR Good Citizens

 

Receiving a rose and a certificate are our 60 year member, and our 77 year member of Watauga with our Regent.

 

March 2007 Membership  March 2007 Membership Award

 

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 February 2007

 

 Our excellent February speaker talked about "The Role of the Coast Guard in Homeland Security".

 

Our excellent February speaker talked about The Role of the Coast Guard in Homeland Security

 

Our speaker has graciously permitted us to post his presentation online for downloading.  If you would like to view his presentation, you may download the Adobe version.  If you need a copy of Adobe Reader software to view the file, click here.

 

Click here to download the Adobe version of the presentation.

 

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 January 2007

 

 For our first Chapter meeting of the year, our excellent speaker talked about the "Wolf River Conservancy".  Everyone enjoyed it!

 

Hostesses for the January 2007 Meeting  Our January 2007 Speaker with our Second Vice Regent

 

We are very proud of our Junior American Citizen Winners from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School!

 

Junior American Citizen Winners  Junior American Citizen Winners

 

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December 2006

 

The Christmas Tea was held on Saturday, December 9th, at Hawthorne Place in Mason, Tennessee,

and was hosted by the Executive Officers of Watauga Chapter in honor of New and Prospective Members.

 

Christmas Tea 2006 Christmas Tea 2006

 

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 November 2006

 

The DAR Historical Marking and Dedication of the Meriwether Lewis National Monument was held on Friday, November 10th in Lewis County, Tennessee, right off of the Natchez Trace.  The site includes a reconstruction of Grinder's Stand (where Lewis died), gravesite, and monument.  It was a beautiful fall day!  Below, our Watauga members with our Tennessee State Regent in front of the new monument.

 

Our Watauga Members with the Tennessee State Regent by the new Marker

 

The Tennessee National Guard color guard retires the colors at the end of the ceremony.

 

The Tennessee National Guard retires the colors at the end of the ceremony

 

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October 2006

 

During our October meeting, our guest speaker gave an interesting and informative talk on "Tracing Your Genealogy through Records and Land Grants".

 

The October 2006 meeting with our guest speaker

 

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September 2006

 

The Constitution Day Luncheon was held at the Chickasaw Country Club on Saturday, September 16th.  Our Tennessee State Regent was the guest speaker, and she gave an inspiring talk on the United States Constitution!  Watauga Chapter had a great turnout with the most members attending!  After the luncheon, our State Regent presented our Volunteer Information Specialist with a certificate from National Society DAR for "Outstanding Service - Web Site Development." 

 

Watauga Volunteer Information Specialist being presented certificate from Tennessee State Regent

 

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August 2006

 

The Chickasaw District Meeting was held at the Doubletree Hotel in Jackson, Tennessee, on Friday, August 11th.  Our Tennessee State Regent was the guest speaker.  Several Watauga Chapter members attended!

 

Picture of the Chickasaw District Meeting Watauga attendees with the State Regent

 

Getting ready for Constitution Day!  Our Constitution Week Chairman holds this year's poster.

 

Constitution Day Chairman holding the Constitution Day poster during the recent District Meeting

 

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July 2006

 

The 115th DAR Continental Congress was held June 28th - July 2nd in Washington, D.C.

 

On National Defense evening, Watauga Chapter was represented in the Tennessee State Regent's box.

 

Picture of Past and Present Tennessee State Regents with Watauga Chapter member, an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel

 

Our Watauga Chapter Regent and one of our Chapter members getting ready to attend the Continental Congress.

 

Picture of the Watauga Chapter Regent with Watauga Chapter member, an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel

 

The unfurling of the Flag during the Continental Congress was spectacular!

 

 

Picture of the unfurling of the American Flag during the Continental Congress

 

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 June 2006

 

Saturday, June 10th was our Flag Day Luncheon sponsored by the Memphis/Shelby County Regents Council.

Watauga Chapter had several members who attended!

 

Picture of Flag Day Luncheon Watauga Chapter members

 

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April 2006

 

101st Tennessee State DAR Conference

 

Watauga Chapter won several awards during the 101st TSDAR State Conference held in Kingsport, Tennessee, April 21-23!

 

American Heritage - First Place Chickasaw District

 

American Heritage - Honorable Mention - State Winner

 

Outstanding Historical Preservation Project Honorable Mention

 

Certificate for Programs - First Place for Guest Speaker - "Col Isaac Hayne - South Carolina Martyr of the Revolution" - (This will now go to the next level for judging.)

 

Certificate For Excellence - Chapter Achievement Award

 

State Regent Project - Markers - Reporting 100% by Watauga Chapter

 

Yearbook - Tri-color - Second Place

 

Best Chapter Newsletter - Third Place

 

Volunteer Genealogists

 

Genealogical Records - Second Place - 16 Pages

 

Literacy Challenge - Most Books Donated - First Place

 

Literacy Challenge - Most Hours Tutoring Adults - Second Place

 

Constitution Week - Greatest Number of Letters to the Editor

 

DAR Good Citizen Award - Special Events Recognizing Winners - tied Second Place

 

Public Relations - Print Media - Second Place

 

Special Public Relations Award - Presented Certificate to the Germantown News

 

2005-2006 Volunteer Information Specialist (VIS) Award - Outstanding Use of Technology

Website and Newsletter

Registrar

Yearbook and Membership

Sending of Information

 

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March 2006

 

Our March Awards Luncheon Honored our 75 and 50 Year Members!

 

Awards Luncheon April 2006 75 and 50 year members

 

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 February 2006

 

Our February speaker gave an excellent review of His Excellency, George Washington!

 

Memphis library with February Speaker

It was a beautiful day for our tree planting in front of the Memphis Library!

 

Memphis library tree planting large group photo Memphis library tree planting two

 

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January 2006

 

Our January meeting speaker gave an excellent talk on National Defense!

 

 

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December 2005

 

We all had a good time at our Christmas Tea in honor of our New and Prospective Members!

 

Christmas Tea picture

 

Christmas Tea picture

 

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