Local Daughters Of The American Revolution Attended State Conference

Monday, April 21, 2014
State Regent: Susan R. Thomas
State Regent: Susan R. Thomas

The state conference of the Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution met at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Franklin, Tenn.  In total there are 96 chapters located across the state with a total of 5,780 members.  There are five chapters in the Chattanooga area.

The local Judge David Campbell Chapter was represented by 11 members. Nine members of the chapter serve in various state offices or chairmanships.  Susan R. Thomas serves in the state’s highest position as state regent.  Chapter members presented a reception on Saturday evening honoring State Regent Thomas and to welcome her out-of-state guests.

Reports were presented by all the committees, for which the Judge David Campbell Chapter made contributions.  Chapter members reported over 1,700 hours of volunteer work in their communities.  They also submitted 17 chapters to the State Regent’s Book Project:  “Legacies of our Great Grandmothers:  Early Tennessee Women.”  When awards were presented to the chapters, the Judge David Campbell chapter received over 90 awards. 

Julie Karnauch, a senior a Ooltewah High School, was the recipient of the Tennessee Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award.  The award was presented at the state conference.  Miss Karnauch's sponsoring chapter, Moccasin Bend, will welcome her to their May meeting.  There, she will read her award winning essay. 

Any woman interested in finding out more about how to become involved in the local DAR organizations can email judgedavidcampbell@tndar.org or visit www.tndar.org/~davidcampbell/.

From left, Mary Westerman, Julie Karnauch and her mother, Lilya Karnauch.
From left, Mary Westerman, Julie Karnauch and her mother, Lilya Karnauch.

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