THe Honorable Lila Statom, General Sessions Court Judge, spoke at the Chief John Ross Chapter of the DAR meeting on Wednesday at the Tea Cottage on Hickory Road. Teresa Webb Rimer, chapter regent, presided.
In recognition of Constitution Week, Judge Statom spoke about the Constitution and how it directs and informs the legal process and judicial decisions.
Susan Thomas,TNDAR State regent, has initiated a project to collect biographical sketches and photos to compile as a book that will tell the individual stories of women who were in Tennessee prior to 1850.
Phyllis Carter, Cherokee District vice chairman for the project, was also present to explain how the work will be done and to encourage each member to contribute at least one article.
Other activities included collecting toiletries and personal items for patients at the V A Center at East Gate as well as a troop deployed in Africa until the end of the year. Collection of items will continue throughout the month.