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Club News

  • Hooray for the Lions and free watermelon!

    Katlyn Parks and Alyssa Boswell enjoy free watermelon at this year’s Hooray for Harriman Festival.

    The Harriman Lion’s Club had an informational booth and gave away watermelon.

    That weekend, the club also gave the sweet fruity treat away at the Babahatchie Band’s Music and Melons summer concert.

  • Crumby recipient of second national DAR craft award

    For the second year in a row, Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution member Amanda Crumby has earned a national award in the miscellaneous crafts division of the American Heritage Committee contest.

    Crumby was awarded a national second-place honor for her entry of a turned wooden goblet during last month’s 2014 awards ceremony at Continental Congress in Washington, D.C.

    The goblet will be donated to the historic Roane County Courthouse for display in its museum.

  • Roane’s new Rotary leaders for 2014-15

    The Rotary Clubs of Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood recently installed their new officers for the 2014-15 Rotary year.

    Installed during a joint meeting last month in Roane Medical Center’s Roane Rotary Room were new Presidents Holly Tucker of Harriman, Terry Stevens Sr. of Kingston and Eddie Bilbrey of Rockwood.

    The officers were installed by Bobby Davis, a Kingston Rotary Club member and past district governor of Rotary District 6780.

  • Ham operators gear up for Field Day

    The Roane County Amateur Radio Club will participate in the American Radio Relay League’s Field Day this weekend.

    Exercises will take place from 2 p.m. June 28 until 2 p.m. June 29 at Fort Southwest Point pavilion, Kingston.

    The public is encouraged to attend and hear more about the Roane County Amateur Radio Club and amateur radio, commonly referred to as “ham” radio.

    The AARL, which is the association promoting amateur radio in the U.S., sets aside the fourth full weekend of June for Field Day.

  • Longtime Knights of Pythias members cited

    Rockwood’s Oak Leaf Lodge 49, Knights of Pythias, recently honored life members, including new 50-year life members Dean Woodall and Robert Brock, with a dinner event.

    Also honored were three life members with more than 60 years' membership: Luther True, 67-year member; J. Polk Cooley, 64-year member; and James Fickey, 61-year member.

    The Fraternal Order Knights of Pythais is celebrating its 150-year anniversary this year, and Oak Leaf Lodge is marking its 126th year.

  • Rockwood 2000 gives to Rotary

    Rockwood 2000 member Sandy McIntosh presents Eddie Bilbrey, Rockwood Rotary Club President, with a $500 donation at a recent Rotary Club meeting.

    The donation will be used toward the purchase of a heart defibrillator for Rockwood Middle School. The Rotary Club is raising funds for the project.

    “We are pleased to assist the Rotary Club with this donation and support their goal to provide a defibrillator for the Rockwood Middle School,” Rockwood 2000 President Mary Kau said.

  • Knights of Pythias marking 150th anniversary next month

    Rockwood’s Oak Leaf Lodge 49 Knights of Pythias will join the national Order of Knights of Pythias in celebrating the national organization’s 150th anniversary in February.

    Oak Leaf Lodge will have a commemoration dinner and program on Feb. 15 in the lodge hall. All members, guests and prospective candidates for membership are welcome to attend.

  • Music Club meets Nov. 21

    Harriman Music Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in Redeemer Lutheran Church at 1658 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Co-hostesses are Jerri Zurcher, Mary Hickey and Peggy Sheppard.  Nancy Newcomb will present the Hymn of the Month.

    The theme of the program is “Now Thank We All Our God.” Program Chairwoman Nancy Skidmore will present the program, including some of her piano students, a vocal solo by Skye Clemmons, and Midtown Elementary School Chorus, directed by Beth Trescher.

    Call 882-1472 for details.
     

  • Rockwood BPW to meet

    Rockwood Business and Professional Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in Victorian Square at 214 S. Chamberlain Ave.

    Tennessee Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder will be the guest speaker.

    Dinner is $10 each; reservations are required by Nov. 8 and may be made by calling Gladys at Victorian Square at 354-1133.
     

  • Rockwood BPW to mark Business Women’s Week

    Rockwood Business and Professional Women will begin its celebration of National Business Women’s Week during its Oct. 15 meeting in Victorian Square.

    The meeting, which includes dinner and a program, starts at 6:30 p.m.

    Sabrina Hooper, deputy director of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, will speak on issues important to working women. Particular interest will be on the issue of pay equity.

    National Business Women’s Week has been declared by the President of the United States annually since 1928.