Signal Mountain Genealogical Society Inducts Officers for 2015

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Left to Right - Steve Robinson, Betty Fassnacht, Linda Kring, Marilyn Long, John Wynne, Jim Douthat
Left to Right - Steve Robinson, Betty Fassnacht, Linda Kring, Marilyn Long, John Wynne, Jim Douthat

The Signal Mountain Genealogical Society held its annual Christmas luncheon on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Bachman Community Center in Walden, Tennessee.  

Following the meal the following officers for 2015 were inducted:  President, Steve Robinson; Vice President, Betty Fassnacht; Secretary, Linda Kring; Treasurer, Marilyn Long; Historian, John Wynne; and Chaplain, Jim Douthat.   



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