It’s April! Time for Spring, and a visit from County Mayor, Jim Durrett

Okay, so it’s been Sprinter out there (spring and winter) but hopefully by the time our meeting rolls around, it will really be spring.  Celebrate by joining with us on Saturday, April 21 to hear Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett speak.

Durrett, Jim HeadshotA graduate of Clarksville High School, Mayor Durrett also attended University of Tennessee as well as Austin Peay State University.   He spent many years as Director of the City of Clarksville’s Street Department, worked as the City Mayor’s Chief of Staff and was Vice President of Business Development for First Advantage Bank.

First elected to the position of County Mayor in 2014,  Mayor Durrett has reduced County Attorney fees, organized a Fort Campbell listening session (which was partially responsible for eliminating severe budget cuts during sequestration), worked on the Downtown Commons Development, as well as acquiring more Greenway property.  His leadership has brought quite a few new businesses (and jobs) to our county, including Hankook, Google, and LG Manufacturing.  He has been involved in many community organizations, including the Downtown Kiwanis, the Customs House Museum, Leadership Clarksville, and the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce.

He is married to Mary Ireland Durrett, and has three children and three grandchildren.

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, April 21 at the Looking Glass Restaurant at 329 Warfield Blvd. Dutch treat breakfast will be at 9:30 am, with the business meeting to start at 10:00If you plan to eat breakfast you must RSVP to Karel Lea Biggs via email (karelleabiggs@charter.net) or text (931-217-4018) by noon on Wednesday prior to the meeting. (Text is best)

 

 

 

 

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January Meeting!

Myra Simons 

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Myra Simons is currently the Grassroots Coordinator for the Mark Green for Congress campaign seeking to establish county leadership teams in all 19 counties of the 7th Congressional District of TN.   Additionally, she offers support to the campaign in terms of arranging speaking engagements for Senator Green and gathering volunteers for special events.

 Formerly, she served as the Director of Special Projects with TN Right to Life, the oldest and largest pro-life advocacy organization in the state.  During her tenure with TRL, she acted as Board President of the Yes on 1 campaign which was the effort to win passage of the pro-life TN Constitutional Amendment 1.  Having begun this effort in February 2013, she assisted in organizing the grassroots, establishing volunteer training, facilitated special fundraising events and built relationships statewide.  The campaign realized ultimate victory when TN Constitutional Amendment 1 passed in November 2014. 

 Afterwards and more recently, she served as the TN Grassroots Chairman for the Ted Cruz for President campaign again organizing county leadership teams in all 95 counties of the state. 

 She and her husband of 25 years have two children and attend Franklin Road Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, TN. 

Red River Republican Women Welcomes Sen. Mark Green

Our next meeting will be Saturday, October 28th, and our guest speaker will be our own Sen. Mark Green!

We meet at the Looking Glass Restaurant at 329 Warfield Blvd. Dutch treat breakfast will be at 9:30 am, with the business meeting to start at 10:00

Breakfast is buffet style, so please send Patty Holland an email at holland_patty@yahoo.com or call her at 850-699-5077 to let her know if you plan on eating ASAP.

 

 

 

 

Thank you!!!

Our Annual Wine Tasting and Membership Drive last night was a massive success!  So much to be thankful for!

A Big Thank You to all the gubernatorial candidates who came to speak!  Five of the six declared candidates were in attendance, and we thank you for that!

A Big Thank You to Joni Hargrove, associate member, who loaned us so many of her table linens and decorations and even brought the gorgeous cake.

A Big Thank You to all the members of Red River Republican Women who helped set up, tear down, work the door, sell tickets, bring food, and generally lent a hand.

A Big Thank You to our elected officials who attended!

A Big Thank You to all who came!  Thanks to you, we sold out, and had another fabulous event!

July Meeting! It’s gonna be Good!

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, July 15 at the Looking Glass Restaurant at 329 Warfield Blvd. Dutch treat breakfast will be at 9:30 am, with the business meeting to start at 10:00

Breakfast is buffet style, so please send Patty Holland an email at holland_patty@yahoo.com or call her at 850-699-5077 to let her know if you plan on eating ASAP.

 

Our Speaker:  Richard “Reason” Garrett

Executive Director, LEAP Organization

Clarksville City Councilman

Clarksville City Councilman, Richard Garrett (also known as Reason) is Founder & Executive Director of the LEAP Organization which provides Entrepreneur Development services. He is also a licensed Realtor with Keller Williams Realty.

His hobbies consist of boating, playing basketball in addition to building websites, writing, and publishing other authors’  book under his company, Liberated Publishing Inc.

He graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelors in Public Management and is married to Laquvia Garrett with 4 children.

 

Mr. Garrett will be speaking on his new entrepreneurial program that was recently launched.

 

July Meeting Notice!

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, July 15 at the Looking Glass Restaurant at 329 Warfield Blvd. Dutch treat breakfast will be at 9:30 am, with the business meeting to start at 10:00

Breakfast is buffet style, so please send Patty Holland an email at holland_patty@yahoo.com or call her at 850-699-5077 to let her know if you plan on eating ASAP.

Our Speaker: 

Richard “Reason” Garrett

Executive Director, LEAP Organization

Clarksville City Councilman

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Clarksville City Councilman, Richard Garrett (also known as Reason) is Founder & Executive Director of the LEAP Organization which provides Entrepreneur Development services. He is also a licensed Realtor with Keller Williams Realty.

His hobbies consist of boating, playing basketball in addition to building websites, writing, and publishing other authors’  book under his company, Liberated Publishing Inc.

He graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelors in Public Management and is married to Laquvia Garrett with 4 children.

 

Mr. Garrett will be speaking on his new entrepreneurial program that was recently launched.

 

May Meeting! Come See us on May 20th

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, May 20 at the Looking Glass Restaurant at 329 Warfield Blvd. Dutch treat breakfast will be at 9:30 am, with the business meeting to start at 10:00

Breakfast is buffet style, so please send Patty Holland an email at holland_patty@yahoo.com or call her at 850-699-5077 to let her know if you plan on eating ASAP.

The Looking Glass is a Republican-owned restaurant that normally charges for their meeting rooms.  However, we do not get charged.  As such, please consider eating breakfast and supporting this business as they support us.  Breakfast is $15.54 including tax and gratuity.  Specialty drinks (and they are amazing) are extra.

Our featured speaker for May is Scott Golden, Tennessee GOP Chairman. He has been active in Tennessee politics since the late 1990’s. He began as a West Tennessee Field Director for the Tennessee Republican Party. He was Field Director for Van Hilleary for Governor and has worked in the office of Congressman Marsha Blackburn, starting as a Field Representative and moving to District Director, then Deputy Chief of Staff. He then worked as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Stephen Fincher before being elected Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party. He has also been a member of the State Executive Committee since 2007, attended the 2008 & 2012 Republican National Conventions as a member of the Tennessee Delegation, and in 2010 was the Madison County Republican Party Man of the Year. He has a BS in Political Science from University of Lambuth and an MA in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island.

 

He is married to his wife of 13 years, Christie, with 3 children.

 

 

February Meeting Info – Speaker Dr. Manny Sethi!

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, February 18 at the Looking Glass Restaurant at 329 Warfield Blvd. Dutch treat breakfast will be at 9:30 am, with the business meeting to start at 10:00

Breakfast is buffet style, so please send Patty Holland an email at holland_patty@yahoo.com or call her at 850-699-5077 to let her know if you plan on eating ASAP.

The Looking Glass is a Republican-owned restaurant that normally charges for their meeting rooms.  However, we do not get charged.  As such, please consider eating breakfast and supporting this business as they support us.  Breakfast is $15.54 including tax and gratuity.  Specialty drinks (and they are amazing) are extra.

Manny Sethi is an Orthopaedic Trauma surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was raised in Hillsboro, Tennessee. His mother and father practiced medicine in Manchester, TN. for over 20 years. Dr. Manny is also the president and founder of Healthy Tennessee, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventative health education across the state. Manny was the Chairman of the 2016 GOP Statesmen Dinner. He is married to his high-school sweetheart Maya, and together they have two children and attend McKendree UMC Church in Nashville, TN.

In The American Dream in Tennessee: Stories of Faith, Struggle, and Survival, Dr. Manny shares his heartwarming story of growing up in a small town in rural Tennessee and of his family’s pursuit of the American Dream. The doctor also narrates eight powerful stories of his patients who came back from near-death experiences and were able to pursue those same dreams.

 

Whether it’s his own narrative or those of his patients, the stories Manny shares prove that in any life story the key ingredients of success and healing are faith, family, and the strength of the community.

 

If you would like a copy of Dr. Manny’s book, please email, call, or text Cathy Kolb at 931-801-6954, or cathykolb@reagan.com by WEDNESDAY.  Cost is $20 per book.

Our January Speaker – Robin Smith of Rivers Edge Alliance

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, January 21 at the Looking Glass Restaurant at 329 Warfield Blvd. Dutch treat breakfast will be at 9:30 am, with the business meeting to start at 10:00

Breakfast is buffet style, so please send Patty Holland an email at holland_patty@yahoo.com or call her at 850-699-5077 to let her know if you plan on eating ASAP.

The Looking Glass is a Republican-owned restaurant that normally charges for their meeting rooms.  However, we do not get charged.  As such, please consider eating breakfast and supporting this business as they support us.  Breakfast is $15.54 including tax and gratuity.  Specialty drinks (and they are amazing) are extra.

Our speaker will be Robin Smith, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, who founded and heads Rivers Edge Alliance, a consulting firm with emphasis on project management, communications, and strategic planning with companies, campaigns and causes.

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Robin is a weekly columnist for the Chattanooga Times-Free Press and the Patriot Post offering conservative analysis and commentary.

Smith has a unique background with experience as a nurse in the heart transplant program at the University of Alabama, Birmingham Hospital; almost two decades of sales and marketing in health care; history-making elected terms as the Tennessee Republican Party Chairman; and a small business owner.

Currently, Robin serves clients in the health care, non-profits and political sectors.

A wife of 30 years married to Scott Smith, a mother of two, Callie, 25 years old and Caleb, 23 years old, Robin has been a constant in the conservative Christian community in the Tennessee area through speaking, writing and volunteering.  Robin teaches Bible Study weekly at Abba’s House at Central Baptist Church in Hixson.

Robin Smith graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and is certified in Advanced Project Management from Stanford University, Palo Alto.

December Meeting and Christmas Party!

It’s time to celebrate the holidays with fun and fellowship!  Food, Fun, Prizes and more

  • Bring a guest to the Christmas Party!
  • The person who brings he most guests will win a beautiful holiday decoration from “Handmade for the Holidays” craft event!
  • President Trump’s Cabinet Contest – winner receives a fabulous patriotic gift!
  • Shani Simms (Owner of Seasons Market and President of the Young Republicans) is hosting a food drive this holiday season. Bring any non-perishable items to the party and we will box it up for her.
  • We are playing political trivia so brush up!!!

 

We always have a lot of fun at this party – and this year we have a lot to celebrate!  Don’t miss out and bring a friend!

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, December 17 at the Looking Glass Restaurant at 329 Warfield Blvd. Dutch treat breakfast will be at 9:30 am, with the business meeting to start at 10:00

Breakfast is buffet style, so please send Patty Holland an email at holland_patty@yahoo.com or call her at 850-699-5077 to let her know if you plan on eating ASAP.

 

The Looking Glass is a Republican-owned restaurant that normally charges for their meeting rooms.  However, we do not get charged.  As such, please consider eating breakfast and supporting this business as they support us.  Breakfast is $15.54 including tax and gratuity.  Specialty drinks (and they are amazing) are extra.