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Club News

  • 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.

  • Wann’s quilt top winner

    Susan Wann of Southwest Point Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently won first place in the American Heritage Fiber Arts - Quilting contest sponsored by the Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

    The quilt memorializes Wann’s family, the Winstons, form 1681 through 2012.

    Blocks of the quilt include pictures and information documenting the migration of her ancestors from Virginia to California. Each state is listed in the quilt border.

  • Rockwood Civitan introduces new officers

    Rockwood Civitan Club’s 2014-15 officers were inducted late last month.

    They include, from left, Treasurer Mark Clem, Secretary Bob Layton, President Teresa Kirkham and President Elect Loren Bone.

    Rockwood Civitan Club’s next meeting will be at noon Oct. 10 in Junior’s Restaurant.

    The worldwide mission of Civitan International is to build good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs, with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.

  • White Cane Days in Kingston: Lions Club to take monetary contributions

    Kingston Lions Club will take donations for its White Cane Days in the Kingston area on Oct. 15-18.

    Martin Skinner, longtime Kingston Lions Club member, explains that White Cane Days are the period in which Lions Clubs solicit funds from the public to support district programs that assist visually handicapped individuals.

    “Typically, these programs are East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank, Leader Dog for the Blind, Lions Volunteer Blind Industries [and] Tennessee School for the Blind,” Skinner said.

  • Kingston Lions’ Moonlight for Sight 5K, walk this weekend

    Kingston Lions Club will have its annual Moonlight for Sight 5K run on Oct. 4.

    The route begins at Fort Southwest Point, proceeds along the waterfront to Kingston City Park’s Gravel Pit and back.

    The event will begin at 9 p.m.

    Proceeds are used primarily to assist those with vision problems.

    There will also be a “challenge” walk in which walkers will be challenged to complete as many loops as possible around the course at the Fort in one hour.