President Olivia Bates Chandler
1st Vice Pres. – Bernie Crosby
Chaplain- Mary Margaret Buck
Secretary- Mary Korwin
Treasurer, Thirza Sloan
Registrar- Kathy Ward
Parliamentarian- Bettie Gustafson
1750 - 1799
Piomingo served Chickasaws during the 18th century. He was born about 1750 in a settlement in Mississippi. Piomingo was a pre-removal chief who provided strong leadership. He acted as a diplomat in order to protect Chickasaw sovereignty. Piomingo met with other southeastern tribes, governors of states and President George Washington to reach agreements that benefitted his people. One of his greatest achievements was the signing of the Treaty of Hopewell in 1786, which formalized the tribe’s alliance with the U.S. government.
The Piomingo Chapter of Millington was organized during the administration of Mrs. William O. Gordon on August 3, 1991 by Mrs. Henry Hudson as the first President. The Star Spangled Banner chapter disbanded and their members merged with Piomingo Chapter, in 2006.
The chapter is named for the Indian Chief Piomingo who assisted the Spanish explorers who first came to Memphis. The chapter has marked graves of War of 1812 Veterans, and a Real Daughter, presented JROTC medals, participated in the Millington Bi-Centennial Davy Crockett's Great River Adventure. We have sponsored a Wreath Laying at the Bust of Andrew Jackson at the Shelby County Courthouse in Memphis on his birthday March 15 for the last two years. Member Bettie Parker Gustafson served as TN State President 2006-2009 & Curator National 2009-2012.
Built in 1793, the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House was the home and place of business of Mary Pickersgill, maker of the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key’s famous poem that later became our national anthem. Mary and her daughter Caroline moved into the house in 1806, along with Mary’s mother, Rebecca Young, who began the flag-making business in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War.
In 1927, the house was sold to the city of Baltimore and the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House Association established a museum inside the historic home.
Kay Parish Hudson - Organizing President
Bess C. Twaddle
Bettie P. Gustafson
Virginia L. Lemmon
Ella R. Emery
Polly O. Terry
Terry D. Nelson
Mrs. Donald Cecil Trolinger - President National
Mrs. Dee Wallace Ward, Jr., Recording Secretary National
Mrs. Joan Hill Hanks, Tennessee State President
Mrs. James J. Mason, Tennessee Recording Secretary