October 19, 2018

Master Gardener receives NSDAR Conservation Medal

(Franklin, GA) — The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, presented Theresa “Tee” Frazier Davis with the NSDAR Conservation Medal on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

This National Award was signed by NSDAR’s President General, Ann Turner Dillon, for her outstanding work in the field of Conservation.

Tee Davis has worked as a volunteer with the Carroll County UGA Extension program since 2011. She has hundreds of volunteer hours coordinating workshops for the public, assisting in planning new master gardener training and works with various planning committees for the Carroll County Master Gardener Association.

According to Paula Burke, County Extension Coordinator and Joyce McArthur, Past President of the Carroll County Master Gardeners Association, Tee’s main area of interest is volunteering on programming that has focused on working with youth.

Tee Davis has been a key volunteer in the Junior Master Gardener program and in the annual Camp Dirty Knees.

The Junior Master Gardener program meets once a month after school for youth ages 9 to 12 years old that have an interest in gardening. Activities include projects on the environment, horticulture, insects, wildlife, and much more.

Teaching methods are a mixture of hand-on planting projects, presentations by local experts, games, snacks, and art and craft projects. She has also been a key volunteer in planning the annual Camp Dirty Knees, which is a three-day summer camp for 9 to 12 year-olds.

Tee Davis is a recipient of the Master Gardener Silver Star. The Silver Star is awarded to Master Gardeners who have attended five advance trainings. She attended a total of nine advanced trainings, showing her support of these programs while increasing her knowledge to share with others.

The NSDAR Conservation Award was presented to Tee Davis by Mary Lane, Chairman,

Conservation Committee for the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR. Ms. Davis is a member of several lineage societies, including the NSDAR, and volunteers at Tanner Medical Center.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to preserve the memory and spirit of those who contributed to securing American independence. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations with nearly 180,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide. These members passionately carry out the timeless mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. To learn more our work in the community, please email jamesstewartchapterdar@gmail.com or call Pamela  Lyle, Regent, James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, at (770) 856-3354

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Pamela Lyle, Regent,

James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR

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