July 30, 2017
It was great to see so many of you at the Knoxville Congress held in July, 2017! We were pleased to welcome nearly 100 ladies who were present for the Ladies Auxiliary meeting. Many attended the Memorial Service honoring past members followed by the First Lady’s Tea. The Ladies Luncheon at the Cherokee Country Club was held in an awesome facility with to-die-for dessert and beautiful teapot table decorations which became gifts to one lucky lady at each table. The world’s fair city center shopping and restaurant locations, Tennessee welcome Bar-B-Q, optional tours to the Cumberland Gap/Museum of Appalachia, Sycamore Shoals/Amis Mill, and our visit to the Secret City of Oak Ridge & the American Museum of Science and Energy kept us all busy in addition to the luncheons and banquets.
A big thank you to Immediate Past President Karen Powell and her board members and helpers for their fund raising efforts which created a gift of $5,000 to the CAAH Fund and $1,000 designated for the NSSAR Youth Awards Programs from the National Ladies Auxiliary during this congress. Tickets for 50/50 funds were sold at the banquets and the many baskets and individual items were donated and offered for auction in the ladies hospitality room. State societies and many ladies offered unusual, fun, beautiful, collectible, edible and/or useful items to be sold to raise these funds for the SAR. It is such fun to attend the luncheon followed by the drawing of names and announcement of winners from the silent auctions in the hospitality room, experiencing together the excitement as the goodies are disbursed. If you have not attended in the past, be sure to do so at the very next opportunity.
We look forward to seeing friends, catching up on news and meeting new ladies at Congress each year as well as at the Leadership meetings in Louisville. If you have not joined us in the past, please plan to seek out the schedule for ladies events and join us for fun social events, brief meeting with speakers, service opportunities and establishing and maintaining the warm bonds of friendships.
Please join us as we gather together again for the Leadership Meeting in Louisville on the weekend of Sept 28-30, 2017.
President NLASAR 2017-2019