Chattanooga DAR Regents Council Announces New Leadership Team

Saturday, August 10, 2019
From left, Susan Harris, Jan Elliott, Natalie Blackwell, Marie Wingate, Linda Moss Mines, and Linda Crawford
From left, Susan Harris, Jan Elliott, Natalie Blackwell, Marie Wingate, Linda Moss Mines, and Linda Crawford

The Tennessee Daughters of the American Revolution’s Chattanooga Regents Council announces the induction of a new leadership team. The CRC is responsible for coordinating joint service projects and awards from the five area DAR chapters: the Chickamauga Chapter, the Judge David Campbell Chapter, the Nancy Ward Chapter, the Chief John Ross Chapter and the Moccasin Bend Chapter.

Natalie Blackwell, immediate past regent of Nancy Ward Chapter, will serve as Regents' Council chair for July 2019 - June 2020.  She is married to an Army National Guard veteran and paramedic, and they have two children in middle school. Ms. Blackwell works in project management and devotes most of her volunteer time to her alma mater, Florida State University, serving on two alumni boards.

Susan Harris, regent of the Chickamauga Chapter and Council chaplain, joined the Chickamauga Chapter in 2014 and has served as the chapter’s corresponding secretary [2017] and second vice-regent [2018] in addition to chairing the DAR Service to Veterans, Commemorative Events and Special Events committees. She is married to Donald Hayes and they have one son, Jamie Hayes and the family has resided in Chattanooga for 21 years.  

Judge David Campbell Chapter Regent Marie Wingate will serve as Council secretary. Ms. Wingate, a former full-charge bookkeeper for 35 years, has served her chapter in a number of leadership positions but admits that her favorite DAR committee is American Heritage. She devotes her time to DAR activities, beloved grandchildren, family research and quilting, assuring that every new baby she knows has a personalized keepsake quilt.

Linda S. Crawford, a NSDAR member since 1976 and the newly-elected regent of the Nancy Ward Chapter, is the new treasurer for the Regents Council. Ms. Crawford is retired and an active member of the Master Chorale. Widowed, she has two children, a son who lives in South Carolina and a daughter who resided in Ringgold.

The Chattanooga Regents Council’s new Public Relations Coordinator is Linda Moss Mines, regent of the Chief John Ross Chapter. Ms. Mines, who retired as the chairman of the History Department at GPS, is the Chattanooga and Hamilton County historian, a member of the Tennessee Historical Commission and vice president for Education, Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center. s. Mines and her husband, Tony, a Vietnam veteran, are active in veterans’ service. 

Jan Elliott, regent of Moccasin Bend Chapter, is the daughter, wife, and mother of Air Force and Navy veterans. Ms. Elliott retired in 2018 from Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, SE regional manager, with 33 years of service. She and husband Burt, have been married 40 years and have a son, Brett, daughter, Megan, and grandchildren, Cannon and Sadie. Her interests are genealogy, traveling, and attending concerts.



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