Chief John Ross Chapter Of DAR Installs New Members

Sunday, January 12, 2014
From left, Teresa Webb Rimer, chapter regent; Jackie White Garrison, chapter recording secretary; Jean Drew, chapter registrar; new members Lynne Burnham and Sarah Bradley; and Sarah Roach, chapter treasurer.
From left, Teresa Webb Rimer, chapter regent; Jackie White Garrison, chapter recording secretary; Jean Drew, chapter registrar; new members Lynne Burnham and Sarah Bradley; and Sarah Roach, chapter treasurer.

The Chief John Ross Chapter of the DAR held their monthly meeting at the Tea Cottage on Hickory Valley Road. 

Five new members, Tracy Lynn DeWitt, Marissa Corbitt, Lisa Jackson, Sarah Bradley and Lynne Burnham were installed  in a brief ceremony.  

This month's program was "Women and Aging Issues" presented by Cyndee Sims.  Ms. Sims is one of the area's top experts in aging issues, holding a Masters Degree in Sociology and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, said officials.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Council on Aging, chaired the National Institute of Senior Centers for two years, and was the state of Tennessee delegate to the National Institute of Senior Centers for six years, as well as serving as the executive director of a local senior center for 17 years. She is a graduate of Leadership Chattanooga, Tennessee Leadership, and a Chattanooga Woman of Distinction.

Ms. Sims is currently the vice president of Mission Services at Chattanooga Goodwill Industries, Inc., a member of Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute and serves on the Local Missions Committee of First Centenary United Methodist Church.


Cyndee Sims
Cyndee Sims

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