DAR Members Traveled To Murfreesboro For Training

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Natalie Blackwell, Diane Cosby, Pauline Moore, Pam McConnell, Nancy Henderson and Lori Cook
Natalie Blackwell, Diane Cosby, Pauline Moore, Pam McConnell, Nancy Henderson and Lori Cook

Each year, Tennessee DAR members gather at three locations across the state, west in Jackson, Cumberland in Murfreesboro and east in Knoxville. The division gives members a chance to attend without too much traveling.  It is a time of learning about new programs and projects for the upcoming year. 

Members from the Nancy Ward Chapter made the trip to Murfreesboro. Several members had jobs to do. Pam McConnell, chapter registrar, presented workshops on researching material and scanning and preserving documents.   

Natalie Blackwell was busy running the Junior Shop.  The Junior shop gives participants a place to purchase DAR material. It is a time to share information with other chapters and bring home new and innovative ideas.

Natalie Blackwell Junior Sales Chairman
Natalie Blackwell Junior Sales Chairman


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