The Chapter meets quarterly at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo with members coming from more than 50 miles away in several directions.
The Chapter is comprised of patriotic ladies from all walks of life: retired school teachers, nurses, farm wives, business women and active teachers.
The new officers are Pat Pelfrey, president; Sharon Schier, first vice president; Hazel Edmons, second vice president; Nancy Hicks, treasurer; Mary Ragan, recording secretary; Reva Patton, corresponding secretary; Elizabeth Robnett, librarian; Joan Hanks, auditor; Sue Robnett, curator; Sarah Roach, registrar; Linda Mines, historian; and Laura Crawley, chaplain
This chapter is home to the firstrecipient of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 History Award, Elizabeth Robnett, who at age 93 is a fountain of knowledge and author of two Bledsoe County history books, with a third in progress.
The chapter is also proud of member Joan Hanks who was featured on Middle Tennessee State University’s “The Homeland Series,” a compilation of all of the Tennessee state songs, which included Hanks’ “Tennessee Bicentennial Rap.” The song is online at http://popmusic.mtsu.edu/Homeland/index.html. Look for state songs, then find No. 75-TN Bicentennial Rap 1776-1996.
The Volunteer-Wauhatchie Chapter will celebrate 25 years in April as the result of two chapters merging in 1987; one began as early as 1925 and the other in 1954.
For more information, please visit www.volunteer-wauhatchie1812.weebly.com
The United Daughters of 1812 was founded in 1892 as a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving and increasing knowledge of the history of the American people.
The organization works to preserve documents and relics, mark historic spots, record family histories and traditions, celebrate patriotic anniversaries, teach and emphasize the heroic deeds of the civil, military and naval life of those who molded the government between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812.
They organization urges Congress to compile and publish authentic records of men in civil, military, and naval service from 1784 to 1815 and maintain a museum and library of memorabilia at national headquarters In Washington, D.C.