October Meeting!

We’re super excited to spotlight a Republican Women-owned business this month with Joni Bryan and her Bella V skin care line which will be launching in November!  We get a sneak peak!  What’s really interesting is that her line is organically based and utilizes CBD oil.  We had Rep. Jay Reedy talk to us a few months ago about raising and harvesting hemp, a crop that is really taking Tennessee agriculture to new heights.  Now, we’ll hear from a businesswoman on how she’s using these products in her start-up business!

Joni Bryan received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Alabama in Biology and Chemistry. She has had a life-long love of skin care products and research into health and wellness using natural ingredients. When cannanbadiol became legal nationally with President Trump passing the 2018 Farm Bill, Joni developed formulas utilizing CBD oil into formulas she had already been using on her own skin. Bella V is a new 5 step skin care system that is launching online and at Urban Roots Market in November. It is one of the only 5 step systems on the market that uses all natural ingredients and CBD in each step. She also makes all the CBD products that are sold at Urban Roots including CBD tinctures, dog products, edibles and the new RENEW muscle and joint cream.

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, October 19 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.

If you plan to eat breakfast you must RSVP to Karel Lea Biggs via email (karelleabiggs@gmail.com) or text (931-217-4018) by noon on Wednesday prior to the meeting. (Text is best, just be sure to tell me who you are in case I don’t recognize the number)

February Meeting – With Dr. Manny Sethi

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, February 15th at the Wonderland Restaurant at 329 Warfield Blvd. Dutch treat breakfast will be at 9:45 am, with the business meeting to start at 10:00.

If you plan to eat breakfast you must RSVP to Cathy Kolb  by noon on TUESDAY prior to the meeting.  You can reach her at (931) 801-6954 or email at cathykolb@reagan.com  (Text is best, just be sure to tell her who you are in case she doesn’t recognize the number)

Our speaker for February!

Dr. Manny Sethi

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Over the past few years Dr. Manny has been one of our most popular guest speakers and now, we’re having him back as a candidate for the U.S. Senate!

Dr. Manny is not a politician.  He is a trauma surgeon and political ousider.  Manny is fiercely conservative and supports President Trump.  Above all, Dr. Manny is a man of deep Christian faith, who serves his community and Tennessee as a way of saying thanks to America.

Raised in rural Hillsboro, Dr. Manny earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School.  He returned home to Tennessee to make a difference for families in life-threatening emergencies.

Dr. Manny is running for the U.S. Senate to make a different kind of difference.  He’ll stand up to the establishment politicians and bring impactful, conservative change to Washington.

A few things to know:

Big Changes for the New Year!

 

  • The Wonderland Café is at the same physical location as The Looking Glass but under new management and ownership.
  • We’ve had a slight change to the time – it’s now 9:45.
  • You need to RSVP by TUESDAY if you want coffee/tea, fruit and pastries for $5. There will be a table set up in the room where you can pay for this instead of having to go to the cash register.
  • If you don’t want the above, you can order off the menu when you get there.

 

January 2020 meeting! Our speaker is Ambassador Bill Hagerty!

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, January 18th at the Wonderland Restaurant at 329 Warfield Blvd. Dutch treat breakfast will be at 9:45 am, with the business meeting to start at 10:00.

If you plan to eat breakfast you must RSVP to Cathy Kolb  by noon on TUESDAY prior to the meeting.  You can reach her at (931) 801-6954 or email at cathykolb@reagan.com  (Text is best, just be sure to tell her who you are in case she doesn’t recognize the number)

A few things to know:

Big Changes for the New Year!

  • The Wonderland Café is at the same physical location as The Looking Glass but under new management and ownership.
  • We’ve had a slight change to the time – it’s now 9:45.
  • You need to RSVP by TUESDAY if you want coffee/tea, fruit and pastries for $5
  • If you don’t want the above, you can order off the menu when you get there.
  • The Hash Brown Casserole is returning.

Our speaker will be Ambassador Bill Hagerty, who is running for senate.

Bill Hagerty was born in Gallatin, Tennessee and learned the value of hard work from his father, a veteran and a road builder, and his mother, a teacher.  As a boy, he raised pigs and cattle, baled hay, and shoveled asphalt.  He went to college and had a successful career in business.  He also served as the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

Bill and his wife Chrissy have four children.  They are members of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville, and they are raising their children with the same Christian, conservative values they grew up with.

Bill has earned President Trump’s seal of approval four times.  First as Trump’s Tennessee Victory Chair, then as senior leader of the Trump transition team.  Then, President Trump tapped him to serve as the United States Ambassador to Japan, one of our strongest allies.  Now Bill is proud to have Trump’s endorsement in his Senate campaign.

 

 

December Meeting and Holiday Fun

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, December 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.

If you plan to eat breakfast you must RSVP to Karel Lea Biggs via email (karelleabiggs@gmail.com) or text (931-217-4018) by noon on Wednesday prior to the meeting. (Text is best, just be sure to tell me who you are in case I don’t recognize the number)

It’s just our annual holiday bash where we simply get to chat, eat, have some fun and finish the year on a high social note!

We’re planning on a game or two, as well as honoring our late President Bush and his love of socks by having a holiday sock exchange.  Bring a fun pair of holiday themed socks if you wish to participate!

We are also holding our elections for new officers, so please attend to cast your vote.

And if you haven’t paid your dues for 2020 yet, please do so.  Even if you can’t make the meeting you can mail them in!

 

 

November Meeting Info!!

Our Speaker – Chris Gaubatz of Understanding the Threat

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Chris Gaubatz is Vice President of Understanding the Threat.com, an organization dedicated to providing operational threat-focused consultation, education and training for federal, state, and local leadership and agencies, and designing strategies at all levels of the community in order to defeat the jihadi threat.

As the son of a career Air Force OSI Special Agent, Chris Gaubatz grew up in England, Korea, California, and Utah, and today calls southwest Virginia home. Chris worked for several Fortune 500 companies conducting fraud investigations and asset protection, as well as insurance sales.

In 2007, Chris began researching the threat of jihadi organizations in the United States by posing as a Muslim convert and attending Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas conferences gaining access as an intern with the Hamas organization Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Virginia.

While working at the CAIR MD/VA office, Chris uncovered a fraud scheme being perpetrated by CAIR’s “immigration attorney” who was defrauding Muslims in the community and lying about handling their immigration proceedings. In fact, he was not even a licensed attorney.

When that office was shut down by CAIR in an effort to conceal this criminal activity, Chris was invited by Hamas/CAIR leaders to work at their headquarters office in Washington, D.C.

During his time there, Chris obtained over 12,000 pages of documents from Hamas/CAIR and over 300 hours of covert audio/video recordings. The entire story is featured in the book Muslim Mafia authored by investigative journalist Paul Sperry and Dave Gaubatz (Chris’ Father).

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, November 16 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.

If you plan to eat breakfast you must RSVP to Karel Lea Biggs via email (karelleabiggs@gmail.com) or text (931-217-4018) by noon on Wednesday prior to the meeting. (Text is best, just be sure to tell me who you are in case I don’t recognize the number)

 

A few thingso know:

In order to streamline the process, this is how breakfast works:

 

  • You will prepay for your breakfast. Just go to the cash register and pay for what you want, then just show your receipt.
  • This eliminates Joseph having to run around to get out all the tickets. It also means that if you have to eat and run, you’ve paid and can go when you want – no waiting around for your ticket.

 

Hopefully this will make it easier on everyone!

Our September Meeting – Everything You Need to Know About School Zoning and Planning for Growth!

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, September 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.

Clarksville Montgomery County School System has been in the news lately due to our growth issues.  A proposed middle school was cancelled by the County Commission and now we’re seeing overcrowding at schools throughout the district.  So just what goes into zoning for schools and deciding about building new ones?  Mr. Sumrell is the guy to help educate us on this vital issue.

Jim Sumrell grew up in northeastern Ohio.  His work experience includes 20 years of service in the United States Army where he served as an airborne infantryman (Paratrooper) retiring as the First Sergeant of the Sabalowski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, KY in 1994.  After leaving the Army Jim spent the next 10 years as a Logistics Manager for American Standard Inc. (at that time the corporate parent of the Trane Company).   Jim assumed his current role as the Chief Operations Officer of the Clarksville Montgomery County School System in August 2004.  In his current role he is responsible for managing the District’s – Student Transportation, Vehicle Maintenance, Facilities Management, Building Maintenance, Custodial, and Child Nutrition Departments.  Jim and his wife Vanessa live in Clarksville.  They have four children and six grandchildren.

And in case you’re curious, he’s the guy who decides on whether or not we have a snow day!

If you plan to eat breakfast you must RSVP to Karel Lea Biggs via email (karelleabiggs@gmail.com) or text (931-217-4018) by noon on Wednesday prior to the meeting. (Text is best, just be sure to tell me who you are in case I don’t recognize the number)

 

 

July Meeting featuring Dr. Ming Wang

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, July 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.

If you plan to eat breakfast you must RSVP to Karel Lea Biggs via email (karelleabiggs@gmail.com) or text (931-217-4018) by noon on Wednesday prior to the meeting. (Text is best, just be sure to tell me who you are in case I don’t recognize the number).  We need to give the restaurant an accurate count of who will be eating breakfast so please take a second to let us know if you are coming.

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Dr. Ming Wang is a Harvard and MIT graduate (MD, magna cum laude) and one of the few cataract and LASIK eye surgeons in the world today who holds a doctorate degree in laser physics.  He has performed over 55,000 procedures, including on over 4,000 doctors.  He is called, “The doctors’ doctor”.

Ming grew up in China and came to this country with only $50.  Today, he is a world-class eye surgeon and is the only surgeon in the state of Tennessee who performs 3D laser vision procedures.

H has founded two 501c(3) non-profit organizations, Wang Foundation for Christian Outreach to China, and Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, which to date has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries, with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge.

Dr. Wang was named the Kiwanis Nashvillian of the Year for his lifetime dedication to helping blind orphan children from around the world.

Dr. Wang has published 9 textbooks, holds several U.S. patents, and performed the world’s first laser ratification cornea implantation.

We look forward to welcoming Dr. Wang to our club so please bring a friend to hear his moving and fascinating story!

Disenfranchising the Republican Vote

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 15 when our own RRRW member, Saundra Waecker will be doing a talk on the professional left and their plan to disenfranchise the Republican vote.  In other words, can we use the lessons learned from their takeover of California to stop them?

Saundra moved to Tennessee, from California, a little over a year ago and witnessed first hand how the left and the Democratic Party pretty much put the GOP out of business.  This is an incredibly important topic that many people are unaware of so please make plans to attend – and bring a friend.

We will be at the Looking Glass, breakfast at 9:30 and the meeting to begin at 10:00.  More details as we get closer to the event.

May Meeting Notice!

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, May 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.

If you plan to eat breakfast you must RSVP to Karel Lea Biggs via email (karelleabiggs@gmail.com) or text (931-217-4018) by noon on Wednesday prior to the meeting. (Text is best, just be sure to tell me who you are in case I don’t recognize the number)

Our speaker for May – Rep. Jay Reedy

 Our own associate member, Rep. Jay Reedy will be our speaker for May, giving us a Legislative Update as well as talking about the growing hemp industry in Tennessee.  Jay has been a staunch supporter of RRRW and we’re always happy to have him come speak!

Jay is a farmer and small business owner and is married to another associate member, Vickie Reedy.  He is the Chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, as well as the Chair of the Joint Government Operations Commerce, Labor, Transportation and Agriculture Subcommittee.  A US Army Veteran, Jay received the US Army Achievement Medal (2 oak leaf cluster) and the US Army Accommodation Medal (1 oak leaf cluster).  He also has received the Conservative Excellence Award from the American Conservative Union and the Family Champion Award from the Family Action Council of Tennessee.

 

 

April Meeting Notice – Saturday, April 27

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, April 27 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.

If you plan to eat breakfast you must RSVP to Karel Lea Biggs via email (karelleabiggs@gmail.com) or text (931-217-4018) by noon on Wednesday prior to the meeting. (Text is best, just be sure to tell me who you are in case I don’t recognize the number)

Our speaker for April

David Fowler, President of FACT

David Fowler, president of FACT, grew up in Chattanooga. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.S. in Accounting, serving as president of the Student Government Association his senior year. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Law on the Chapin-Thomas Scholarship, receiving his J.D. degree in 1983. In law school, Mr.Fowler directed the Moot Court program and participated on the National Moot Court and Craven Constitutional Law teams. He also clerked for the late Harry J. Klusmeier in the Ohio Court of Appeals.

 

Following law school, Mr. Fowler practiced law in Cincinnati and Chattanooga and in 1994, he successfully ran for the Tennessee state Senate where he served for 12 years. For four years he also directed the Center for Law and Government at Bryan College, teaching classes in political philosophy and jurisprudence. After leaving office in 2006, Mr. Fowler worked with leaders from across the state to form the Family Action Council of Tennessee to protect the interests of families with respect to state policy and to educate the public about the importance of a family-friendly culture.

 

Mr. Fowler has served as a choir director in churches in Chattanooga and Cincinnati, Ohio. He is married with one adult child and lives in the Nashville area.