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Club News

  • Exchange student visits Kingston Rotary

    Henriette “Jette” Wenzl, center, a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Germany, is welcomed to a recent Kingston Rotary Club meeting by Rotary International District 6780 Outbound Youth Exchange Chairman Bill Nichols and Kingston Rotary Club President Suzanne Horsfall.

    Wenzl, a student at Webb School of Knoxville, spoke to the club about her home country, her family and her initial impressions about the East Tennessee area.

  • Union Lodge open house planned Saturday

    Union Masonic Lodge 32 will have an open house beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 14 in the lodge hall at 550 W. Spring St., Kingston.

    “Visit Union Masonic Lodge during our open house and learn about Freemasonry,” member Louis Devillon said. “If you've never seen the inside of a Masonic lodge room, this is your opportunity.”

    The open house will continue until 3 p.m.   

    “We look forward to seeing you,” Devillon said.

  • Crumby’s pen takes national DAR honors

    Amanda B. Crumby of Roane County’s Avery Trace DAR Chapter was recently awarded third place nationally for a pen she crafted that was entered in the Daughters of the American Revolution’s American Heritage  craft contest.

    She received a certificate citing her achievement, making the pen from wood from an original beam of the historic Roane County Courthouse, from the DAR American Heritage Committee the area of crafts-miscellaneous.

  • Rockwood’s Willard grand chancellor of Tennessee Knights of Pythias lodge

    Gerald Willard of Knights of Pythias Oak Leaf Lodge 49, Rockwood, was elected grand chancellor of the Tennessee Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias for 2013.

    Willard and Bobby Crowe, also of the Rockwood lodge, are among the officers serving on the state level for the year.

    Crowe, a past supreme chancellor for the Knights of Pythias, is the grand secretary.

    The two took office during the Tennessee Grand Lodge’s 141st annual convention in Gatlinburg.

  • ‘Service Above Self’ more than motto for Tanaka

    When Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka of Japan visits Oak Ridge next week, Rotarians in the city’s three clubs will recognize him as a great role model.

    Tanaka has demonstrated the Rotary motto “Service above Self” many times. He declared “Peace through Service” as his theme and is planning international peace forums in Berlin, Germany, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Hiroshima, Japan.

  • DAR honors Largen for conservation

    Presenting Gerald Largen with his National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Conservation Award and Medal are Avery Trace DAR chapter members, from left, Honorary Regent Jane McPherson, Rosemary Alexander, Gertie Day, Nancy Herhold, Avery Trace Regent Brenda McDonald, Dixie Mason, Honorary Regent Joyce Tidwell, Darleen Trent, Annabelle Harvey and Janice Black.

  • Hensley marks 30 years membership in the DAR

    June Graves Hensley was recently honored by Kingston’s Southwest Point Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution for 30 years of DAR membership.

    Her Revolutionary War ancestor, Martin Miller, also fought in the War of 1812.

    Hensley became a member of the DAR on Dec. 9, 1982, when she joined the Simon Harris Chapter in Knoxville.

    In 1998, she and Mary Bell co-founded the Southwest Point Chapter in Kingston.

    She has served as chapter treasurer, and this year, has made 44 blankets for veterans and children.

  • School $$ from Rural Mixers

    The Rural Mixers Family and Community Education Club of Kingston made more than $1,000 for the Betty McGlasson Scholarship Fund to Roane State College at the sales table during the Christmas Ideas Fair last month.

    Club members are, front row from left, Dot Russell, Virginia Pomfret, Ada Thompson; and back row, Lennie Stansbury, Mattie Mathis, Iona Wyatt, Judy Lawson and Madge Jackson.

    Not pictured are Imogene Owens and Imogene Deatherage.

  • Lunch With the League next week

    Robert Kennedy III, a Tetra Tech registered professional engineer, will be the speaker at Oak Ridge League of Women Voters’ fall kickoff of Lunch with the League.

    The inaugural event will be from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 4 in the social hall of Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Kennedy’s presentation, "A New Reflection on Mirrors and Smoke," will cover a new concept using giant photovoltaic mirrors in space.

  • Making Music Club plans for 2012-13

    Harriman Music Club officers and directors planning the programs for the organization’s 103rd season are, clockwise from left, Publicity Chairwoman Margie Wadlington, Director Debbie Underwood, Assistant Publicity Chairwoman Julianne Bailey, President Laura Walker, Director Jo Belle Masters, Telephone Chairwoman Mary Hickey and Secretary Peggy Sheppard.

    The season kicks off at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Wadlington home.

    A Roane County High School instrumental ensemble will provide entertainment.