It’s time for Our May Meeting!

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, May 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 10:00If 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)

We have two speakers this month!

John M. Clement, Field Representative for Rep. Marsha Blackburn

John Clement is a retired Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot who served 21 years in the US Army with multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. John was a member of the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) from 2003-2017. During this time he served as a Maintenance Test Pilot in the 159th Aviation Brigade, 4th Battalion, Bravo Company Kingsmen, Blackhawk Helicopter Company. He also Commanded HHB I&S Company in the Division HQ.

After retiring from the Army, John worked directly with Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Jeff Truitt and Workforce Essentials to Bridge the Gap for transitioning service members, helping them to gain licenses and certifications in order to find meaningful employment. During the 2 years as the Fort Campbell Soldier Transition Program Manager, John assisted 193 Soldiers and spouses to gain employment in Middle Tennessee at an average of $23.84 per hour.

Since then, John has been blessed to become the Field Representative for Congressman Marsha Blackburn representing the 7th Congressional district of Tennessee. He is honored to be a part of TEAM BLACKBURN as the Congressman now runs for US Senate.

His awards include the Legion of Merit, The Meritorious Service Medal, The Air Medal (7 awards), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Campaign stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (4 Campaign stars), Senior Army Aviation Badge and numerous other awards.

John and his wife Mary and their two daughters, Zoe and Maggie are proud to call Montgomery County home and are forever grateful to the people of Tennessee for giving them a chance to serve.

Stan Settles, Candidate for SEC

Stan Settles is twenty years old and running for the State Executive Committee in Senate District 22 because he truly believes that he will help grow our Republican Party stronger and work to preserve it for years to come. For Stan, the Republican Party has always been a symbol for prosperity, safety, and freedom – in short The American Dream. Stan believes that it is worth protecting and would like to do his part to ensure that our party upholds our foundation and values for years to come.

Stan will work to do a better job of connecting with our youth early on, so that when they return to the ballot box, they return as Republicans for the rest of their lives.

Stan has worked very hard over the years championing the Republican Party and ensuring conservative leadership not only within District 22 but across the state of Tennessee. He has been a dedicated Republican and can remember carrying a GOP decal on his go-kart as he spent much of his childhood racing on dirt tracks throughout the Southeast.

The Tennessee GOP has been built on years of hard work, dedication, and passion for our beliefs. Today, our party serves as a model for the rest of the Nation. Tennessee has become one of the greatest Republican strongholds in the country and to maintain that, we must be willing to defend it. As a party, we must keep getting better, we must keep getting stronger, and we must keep building up our future leaders.

Stan is ready and willing to step up as a member of a younger generation to do his part for all of us.

 

 

 

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May 1st Primary Election!

Don’t forget to get out and vote on May 1st in the Republican Primary, if you haven’t already early voted!!

Also, GOP Headquarters on Madison Street will be open at 7:00 pm if you’d like to swing by as the results come in.

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

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.