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

 





Wayne Shearer’s World War II Memoir, Part 21: The Thrill Of Finally Getting To Solo!

150th Anniversary Of The Swiss Colony Of Gruetli Is July 27

Wayne Shearer’s World War II Memoir, Part 20: Getting More Of A Feel For Flying And Seeing First Snow


(Editor’s Note: Dr. Wayne Shearer, 94, is a retired optometrist and retired colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve now living in Hixson. In his early 90s, he decided to sit down and write from ... (click for more)

A celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Swiss Colony of Gruetli will be held on Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m.04 p.m. The event will be held at the Stoker-Stampfli Farm Museum. Activities ... (click for more)

(Editor’s Note: Dr. Wayne Shearer, 94, is a retired optometrist and retired colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve now living in Hixson. In his early 90s, he decided to sit down and write from ... (click for more)


Memories

Wayne Shearer’s World War II Memoir, Part 21: The Thrill Of Finally Getting To Solo!

(Editor’s Note: Dr. Wayne Shearer, 94, is a retired optometrist and retired colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve now living in Hixson. In his early 90s, he decided to sit down and write from memory and a few records he still possesses his recollections of going through Army Air Corps pilot training at several bases in the United States during World War II. A lifelong writer, ... (click for more)

150th Anniversary Of The Swiss Colony Of Gruetli Is July 27

A celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Swiss Colony of Gruetli will be held on Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m.04 p.m. The event will be held at the Stoker-Stampfli Farm Museum. Activities will include music, food, tours of the farm, historical information, hay rides, a flea market and more. Admission is $5 for those 12 and older. The museum is at 328 Swiss Cemetery ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Chattanooga Police Officer Struck While Working Head-On Crash On Highway 153 At U.S. 27

A Chattanooga Police officer was struck while working a head-on collision on Highway 153 early Sunday morning. The incident happened around 2:15 a.m. near the intersection with U.S. 27. The officer was hit by a white Chevrolet pickup truck that drove through the active crash scene. Investigator Jefrey Buckner, 33, was taken to the hospital, but his condition was not immediately ... (click for more)

Man, 35, Shot While Walking Near Walnut Street Bridge Early Sunday Morning

A 35-year-old man was shot while walking near the Walnut Street Bridge early Sunday morning. At approximately 2:09 a.m.., Chattanooga Police responded to a local hospital on a report of a person who arrived with a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who was suffering from a non life-threatening gunshot wound. The CPD Violent Crimes Bureau ... (click for more)

Opinion

Are There Too Many Hamilton County Schools? - And Response

Two recent articles reveal a great deal about the present state of local public education. Mixing and matching information and reading between the lines reveals even more. First, there is that loooonnnngg list of Top Hamilton County Schools Salaries 2019. That nearly incredible list covers only salaries from $70,000 and up, and includes 290 different individuals -- approaching ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why We Must Read

One of the greatest scenes in all of moviedom is at that moment in the movie “Patton” where only George C. Scott could provide the harsh cackle. Starring in the role of the famed World War II general, Scott stands in the turret of his command vehicle and yells in the wind, “Rommel, you magnificent bastard … I read your book!” What too few of those who caused the 1970 film to ... (click for more)