Recognizing Johnson City Country Club Centennial Anniversaryby Representative David P. Roe
Posted on 2013-02-01
in the house of representatives
Friday, February 1, 2013
Mr. ROE of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker, today I recognize the centennial
anniversary of the Johnson City County Club in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Since 1913, the club has been a driving force for social, recreational,
and cultural development in Johnson City. Having grown from the vision
of a few local leaders into an establishment that has touched many
thousands of lives, the club has carried its traditions into the modern
The Johnson City Country Club's centennial program began in June 2009 when a group of members envisioned the club to be more than simply a social and recreational entity. These members recognized that the club was sitting on a historic property that had influenced the growth of the city. As of November 15, 2011 the Johnson City Country Club was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in recognition of its rich history and contributions to society.
The club serves as a home to numerous non-profit organizations and has collected funds for both World Wars and other conflicts. Its facilities have helped Johnson City youth develop in golf, swimming, and tennis. As a result, the golfing program at East Tennessee State University is considered one of the top programs in the Nation.
Mr. Speaker, I commend the Johnson City Country Club for their significant impact on both Johnson City and Tennessee's First District. I wish them the very best in their centennial anniversary celebrations and hope to see continued growth in the club's role in the community.