Chief John Ross Chapter, NSDAR Earns Tennessee Society Recognition

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution has awarded the Chief John Ross Chapter, NSDAR with the Second Place Recognition for the number of points earned by activities related to education, historic preservation and patriotism. The Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution has more than 6000 members in over 90 chapters across the state.

Among the spotlighted Chief John Ross Chapter, NSDAR achievements and activities were:

Second Place, Tennessee: Most Community Classroom Service Hours
Special Recognition, Linda Moss Mines, Outstanding Individual Community Classroom Service Hours
Second Place, Tennessee: Most New Junior Members [18-36]
Outstanding Recognition for Conservation Report – Marissa Corbitt, CPA, Conservation Chair
Special Recognition, Marissa Corbitt, Outstanding Conversation Service for the Master Plan for Brainerd Mission Native Plant Garden
First Place, Tennessee: Best American Indians Project, John Brown House
Outstanding Volunteer, Lineage Research: Jean Drew
Outstanding Volunteer Information Services: Jean Drew
First Place, Tennessee: Most Presentations for Native American Indian Heritage Month
First Place, Tennessee: National Defense Recognition and Publicity
First Place, Tennessee: African-American Genealogy Workshop, Co-Sponsored with LDS Genealogical Center and Erlanger Hospital
First Place, Tennessee: American History and American Heritage Programs Presented
Outstanding Recognition: Hours of Service to Community
First Place, Tennessee: Susan Whelchel, Literary Composition, Poetry
First Place, Tennessee: Outstanding Media Report

Jessica M. Dumitru serves as Chief John Ross Chapter regent, leading a board of experienced officers including: Vivian Bettis, first vice-regent; Linda Moss Mines, second vice-regent; Susan F. Whelchel, chaplain; Jennifer Sawyer Harvey, recording secretary; Delice Sanders, corresponding secretary; Jean Drew, treasurer; Sarah Cash Roach, registrar; Stephanie R. Young, historian; Judith Tyree Bean, librarian; Luanne Hobbs DeWitt, parliamentarian; Wanda Lynn Poteet Garrett and Teresa Webb Rime, executive committee.

The Chief John Ross Chapter was organized on December 23, 1923 with Mrs. Robert B. [Sarah Divine] Cooke as the organizing regent. The name, Chief John Ross Chapter, was chosen to honor Chattanooga’s founder and Cherokee Principal Chief, John Ross. Ross, who established Ross’s Landing in 1818 on the banks of the Tennessee River, became the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation in 1828, accompanied the majority of his nation’s members on the Trail of Tears to the Oklahoma Territory and served until his death in 1866. The Chief John Ross Chapter currently has 154 members and members provide thousands of service hours each year.

If interested in community service in the areas of education, historic preservation or patriotism, consider joining the Chief John Ross Chapter, NSDAR. Membership is open to all women, age 18 or older, proving lineal descent from a Revolutionary War solider or patriot. For information regarding Chief John Ross Chapter membership and assistance in preparing your application, contact localhistorycounts@gmail.com

 





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