500-plus attend state DAR conference in Cool Springs

500-plus attend state DAR conference in Cool Springs

Shown at the State Conference are, from left: Amy Hafner, Judy Jenkins, Carole Fields, Jane Ann Wheeler, Ginger Hoogesteger, Kathy Gwinn, Regent Anna Shaffer, and Shelly Jeffries.


Members of the Old Glory Chapter of the DAR attended the 112th annual State Conference sponsored by the Tennessee Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (TSDAR) held April 20 – 23, 2017, at the Cool Springs Marriott Conference Center in Franklin.

More than 500 DAR members and their guests from across the state attended the annual event.

In the size category of chapters with over 100 members, Old Glory received many awards and recognitions, including First Place awards for: the most new members by application, the largest net increase in membership, outstanding preservation of a historic site, the most awards presented to outstanding JROTC cadets, and the most outstanding use of Social Media.

Registrar Judy Jenkins received the “Outstanding Volunteer Genealogist” recognition award for the second year.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War.

The Old Glory Chapter was chartered in 1897, and is one of the oldest chapters in the state of Tennessee. To learn more about the Old Glory Chapter, visit www.tndar.org/~oldglory/.

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