Club News

  • Book at Archives to aid in research familial lines of Tennessee women

    Frustrated genealogists who have been researching Tennessee ancestors and have hit the proverbial brick wall on a female line have a new resource in Roane County, thanks to a donation from Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.

    The DAR has donated a copy of “Legacies of Our Great-Grandmothers: Early Tennessee Women” to the Roane County Archives in the historic Roane County Courthouse.

  • Rotary honors Stewart for professional service

    Ralph Stewart, director of Roane County’s Solid Waste Recycling Center, is this year’s recipient of Kingston Rotary Club’s Vocational Service Award.

    Kingston Rotary Club annually presents a vocational award to someone in the community who has exemplified outstanding professional achievement and high ethical standards in their vocation.

    “This award reflects upon both Ralph’s personal performance, but also the quality of Roane County public works,” said Deborah Alexander-Davis, Kingston Rotary spokeswoman.

  • Rotary celebrates with Roane State singers

    A Roane State Community College ensemble including, front row from left, Haleigh Hallcox, Rebekah Guyton, Allison Vail, Amanda Holly; and back row, Paul Davis, Austin Patterson, Kyle Horton and Seth Stewart perform for Kingston Rotary Club’s annual Valentine’s Day party in Gloria Jean’s at Ladd Landing.

  • ‘The Breastplate’ author to speak at DAR event

    Author Shirley McCracken will be the guest speaker for a Southwest Point Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution free public event later this month.

    McCracken, author of “The Breastplate: A Civil War Adventure,” will discuss how a Civil War relic inspired her to write what is described as a Christian fiction tale of danger, intrigue and romance.

    The event begins at 2 p.m. Feb. 21 in Kingston Church of Christ’s fellowship building.

  • DAR gives blast from the past

    Fort Southwest Point Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution members, from left, Regent Susan Wann, Connie Williams and Barb Wasilko helped bring an atmosphere of the past to Kingston’s Fort Southwest Point during the annual Christmas candlelight tour last weekend.

    Members wore period costumes and treated guests to cookies baked with recipes from the 1700s.

    Colonial brown sugar, pine-tree shillings, hobnails, apple jacks, tea cakes and molasses cookies were among the confections offered in the fort’s visitors center.

  • Avery Trace DAR cites McMaster for her work

    Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored Marla “Jill” McMaster for her outstanding contributions both nationally and to the Roane County community.

    The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s American History Committee sponsors a Women in American History recognition award and encourages each to select a notable woman from its state or community to honor.

  • Williams new DAR genealogy consultant

    Connie Williams, a member of Kingston’s Southwest Point Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, recently completed requirements to become the chapter’s genealogy consultant.

    DAR genealogy consultants must complete three units of the organization’s Genealogical Education Program.

    The first unit, Introduction to Genealogy Research for DAR Applications, consists of lessons in evaluation of evidence, vital records, Census records, state and local records, federal records, family and parochial records, and DAR records.

  • Church honored for proper use of U.S. flag

    The Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored Southwest Baptist Church.

    DAR members presented a certificate from National Flag Chairman NSDAR Mary-Mac Barnett for the “proper use, correct display and patriotic presentation of the flag of the United States of America.”

    The certificate, presented to the church on Veterans Day, was also signed by the NSDAR President General Lynn Forney Young.

  • Rockwood Pythian Sisters take home honors

    Rockwood Volunteer 1 Pythian Sisters, an auxiliary of Rockwood Knights of Pythias, collected a number of awards during the organization’s recent Supreme Convention.

    Volunteer Temple 1 Most Excellent Chief Jewel Breeden a letter of recognition, and congratulatory comments and certificates were given to those who sponsored of new members in 2013.

    Accepting the honors are, in no particular order, Pat Brown, Jennifer Ezell, Jenni Kelly, Elizabeth McNelly, Kathy Human (who accepted Charlie Parker’s award on his behalf) and Kathy Cole.

  • New to Rockwood Rotary

    Rockwood Rotary Club President Eddie Bilbrey welcomes Cindy Miller, a teacher at the Rockwood High School, as the club’s newest member.

    Miller is married to Mike “Brillo” Miller, newly elected Rockwood mayor and longtime member of the Roane County Board of Education.