DAR Holds State Meeting In Franklin

Sunday, May 19, 2013
Nancy Ward regent Jo Hill, Pauline Moore, Pam McConnell, Nancy Henderson, Diane Cosby and Lori Cooke
Nancy Ward regent Jo Hill, Pauline Moore, Pam McConnell, Nancy Henderson, Diane Cosby and Lori Cooke

For the majority of the year DAR chapters work in their home areas but once a year they all come together to compare notes and learn new material to help them in their projects. The five chapters in Chattanooga sent representatives to Franklin, Tn. for the annual state meeting.  

The genealogy session was a standing room only affair. Students who had been given awards from their own DAR chapters over the year were recognized by the whole organization.  

Susan Thomas, of the Judge David Campbell chapter, will be the new state regent after the National Conference convenes in Washington D.C. in July.

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