In celebration of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, the Memphis and Shelby County Regents’ Council of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a luncheon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis. This was the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America. The speaker, Larry K. Scroggs, juvenile court magistrate for Shelby County and former Tennessee state legislator, was the speaker. Scroggs served in the Navy from 1964 to 1967. He talked about the Continental Congress of 1787 and its struggles to produce the valuable document.
The Memphis and Shelby County Regents’ Council of the Daughters of the American Revolution represent eight chapters. The chapters are Chickasaw Bluff, Regent Olivia Bates Chandler; Chief Piomingo, Regent Debbie Parker; Chucalissa, Regent Kathy H. Ward; Commodore Perry, Regent Evelyn Yvonne Steadman; Hermitage, Regent Patsy S. Weatherington; River City, Regent Marjorie Miller Green; Wautauga,Regent Lisa Lou Sombart Street; and Zachariah Davies, Regent Ann Ulmer Andrews.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With nearly 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. DAR members are committed to volunteer service having served more than 12.5 million hours in communities throughout the world during the past three years. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit DAR.org or connect with DAR on social media at facebook.com/TodaysDAR, twitter.com/TodaysDAR and youtube.com/TodaysDAR.