The Tennessee Society Children of the American Revolution held its State Summer Packet meeting July 26th and 27th 2019 in Lebanon, TN. State officers and Chairman presented their programs based on the Foundations of Freedom National Program Packet. Members participated in workshops Friday night, packet presentations Saturday morning and a tour of Fiddlers Grove Historic Village in Lebanon Saturday afternoon where they met living historian, Mr. Sam Houston and the local schoolmarm. Tennessee’s DAR State Regent Cecile Wimberley attended the Packet meeting with her children of the Rocky Mount Society.
The RISSCAR completed the first pillar of their “Digitalizing History” State Project with the go-live of the state website, www.risscar.org designed by State President, Reed Tremblay. The site is intended to promote membership in the state society with fun and engaging photos and information and inspirational quotes form George Washington in support of the National Project. It also serves to “digitalize history” with profiles of members’ Patriots. For the project, each child created a profile of his or her family’s Patriot to be shared via the site. This exercise helped members better understand their own connection to the American Revolution. The State President also used the website to promote supporting organizations such as local Colonial-era museums, DAR, SAR and SR websites. Some supporting organizations have agreed to link back to the State CAR website to increase search engine rankings for the site.
Pictures show members with: Indiana State Representative Shelia Klinker; Nick Schekel, West Lafayette Library Director; and Scott Tracey, Asst. West Lafayette Director