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Club News

  • OES honors charter member

    Members of Kingston Chapter 405 Order of the Eastern Star recently presented Mary Lou Bradford, seated at right, with a white Bible in honor of her many years of service to the chapter.

    She is the chapter’s only living charter member, and the presentation was made on her 100th birthday, Oct. 24.

    Fellow members honoring Bradford are, front row, Roxie Walker; and back row from left, Gene Walker, Polly Burnette, Ann Branam, Imogene Hodge and Jerry Brackett.

  • Lions collecting for White Cane Days Nov. 6-12

    Kingston Lions Club has designated Nov. 6-12 as White Cane Days in Kingston.

    White Cane Days is an effort to collect funds to support many eye-related projects of the District of Lionism.  These projects include the Lions East Tennessee Eye Center, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Lions Volunteer Industries for the Blind and similar endeavors.

    Lions Club members will be at Harriman Kroger from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 and from 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 11.

    A roadblock is planned for Nov. 12 in downtown Kingston.

  • Catching up with the new UT baseball coach

    Dave Serrano, left, new head baseball coach at the University of Tennessee, visits with Harriman Rotary Club members Frank Knies, center, and Bob Creswell during the coach’s recent club presentation. 

    Serrano discussed his desire to lead the team to such a level of success that UT would be the place to play college baseball.  It would have such a winning record both on and off the field that recruiting would be easy.

  • Community, BPW to mark special week

    Rockwood Business and Professional Women and Business and Professional Women’s Foundation will observe annual National Business Women’s Week on Oct. 17-21.

    The special designation offers communities, companies and organizations an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of working women’s lives in their communities.

    Rockwood BPW will host a special dinner during the week honoring past presidents of the organization.

  • Lions to benefit from 5k run, walk

    Kingston Lions Club’s annual Moonlight for Sight 5k run and walk along the Kingston riverfront is planned for the evening of Oct. 1.

    The event at Fort Southwest Point is the organization’s second fundraiser of the year.

    Walkers will start at 8:30 p.m., with runners following at 9.

    A certified race timer will be on hand, and prizes will be awarded in all age categories,

    Participants will receive a T-shirt. Refreshments and door prizes will follow the event.

  • Music club kicks off 102nd season

    Harriman Music Club will begin its 102nd season on Sept. 8 with a covered-dish picnic at 6 p.m. at the home of George and Margie Wadlington.

    A Roane County High School instrumental ensemble, under the direction of Zack Williamson, will provide special entertainment.

    In case of rain, the event will be at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Midtown.

    Call 376-1954 or 354-9561 for more information.
     

  • Kingston Rotary Club marks special anniversary this month

    Kingston Rotary Club celebrated 57 years of service to the community earlier this month.

    At the meeting, charter member George Warlick shared stories of the early days.

    A number of longtime members also chimed in with their memories of the organization through the years.

    Newer members talked about why they joined Rotary, making the commemoration a sharing of the past, present and vision for the future between generations in the true spirit of Rotary.

  • Harriman Music Club plans busy year

    Harriman Music Club's program planning committee includes, front row from left, President Jo Belle Masters, Director Debbie Underwood, Telephone Co-Chairwoman Mary Hickey; and back row, President-Elect Laura Walker, Telephone Co-Chairwoman Diane Stowers and Director Margie Wadlington.

    The committee is in the midst of planning a number of programs for the 2011-12 season.

    This 102nd season for the organization will begin with a covered-dish picnic at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Wadlington home.

  • Kudos to Dunn Center

    Kingston Rotary Club recently presented its vocational service award for those who have demonstrated high ethical standards and values in their dealings with the community and the clients they serve.

  • Roane County’s Brazilian connection

    Kingston Rotary Club recently hosted two young speakers, Maggie Stevens and Matheus Ferreira, with ties to Brazil.