The Tennessee State Society was happy to meet in person August 12, 2021, at the Doubletree Hotel in Murfreesboro. In addition to officers and state chairmen reports, chapter members brought personal items to support Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro. Items collected included more than 100 bottles of hand sanitizers, body wash, and soap; ladies' underwear and night clothes; 26 tubes of toothpaste and 12 packs of toothbrushes; 80 bottles of lotion and shampoo/conditioner; and other toiletries. Above, State Regent Lynda Logan, left, and State Chaplain Sheri Harding brought the donations to Greenhouse Ministries after the Summer Board concluded.
The National Society Children of the American Colonists met in Burlington, North Carolina. As part of the weekend events, National Officers and Adult Advisors were installed for the coming administration.
TSSDAC State Librariran Jennifer Rowan was installed as Corresponding Secretary General and Jan Byrum was installed as Tennessee Adult Advisor.
The National Society Daughters of the American Colonists was established in 1921 in St. Louis. Now, 100 years later, NSDAC has postponed an in-person celebration until April 2022 in Old Alexandria, Virginia.
NSDAC launched its Anniversary Tree logo in 2020. The logo will continue to be used by individual State Societies and Chapter as they celebrate milestone anniversaries. In 1921, along with the National Society, the Arkansas, Georgia, District of Columbia, Missouri, Connecticut, and New York State Societies were also organized.
Mary C. Armstrong, National President of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists for 2018-2021, served as the speaker for the group's Candlelight Supper. She spoke about her national project providing funds for signage for Poplar Forest, the summer home of Thomas Jefferson. At the State Assembly, the eight chapters in Tennessee received awards for their efforts in 2019. There are some 190 members in Tennessee.
Ashley Howell, executive director of the Tennessee State Museum was the luncheon speaker at the TSSDAC Summer Board Meeting. She provided an overview of the museum that opened in new space in 2018. In 1937, the Tennessee General Assembly created a state museum to consolidate World War I mementoes and other collections from the state, the Tennesse Historical Society, and other groups. Over the years, the museum has had several homes but never a home of its own until now.
The Tennessee State Society officially "sashed" Honorary State Regent Linda D. Dean as a National Honorary Vice President during the state's Summer Board Meeting August 8 in Murfreesboro. Linda was nominated for this honor at the 2019 General Assembly in April 2019. She served nine years on the national board, serving as National Recording Secretary, National Historian, and National Vice President Blue Ridge Section.