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!

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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.

 

 

Radio Talk Show Host and Conservative Commentator Steve Gill to Speak

We are fortunate to have Steve Gill as our speaker in November!  Mr. Gill is the CEO and founder of Gill Media, Inc., and may be best known as a conservative talk radio host and television political analyst.  An attorney, he is also an adjunct professor at Belmont University. He has served in business and in government so his perspective is particularly unique.  He is also a strong friend of teachers and those in education and is a loyal supporter of Professional Educators of Tennessee.

This promises to be a fun and informative meeting so don’t miss it!

The meeting will be on Saturday, November 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

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.

 

 

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to Speak

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, October 15, at the Looking Glass Restaurant on Warfield Blvd, in Clarksville.  We have our breakfast at 9:30 with the business meeting to start at 10:00.  This month we are honored to have former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as our speaker.  Please, if you plan on attending, RSVP quickly to Patty Holland at holland_patty@yahoo.com, or call her at 850-699-5077

Mr. Gonzales has just written a memoir of his experiences in the Bush White House and will be signing them at the meeting.   (You can buy them at the meeting but we recommend purchasing them before hand if possible).

From Amazon….

True Faith and Allegiance is the highly-anticipated personal history from Alberto R. Gonzales, former Attorney General of the United States and former Counsel to the President—the only lawyer and only Hispanic to hold both these positions—an ultimate insider in the most tumultuous events in recent history. Born to a poor but proud working-class family in Humble, Texas, Gonzales was raised along with his seven siblings in a modest 2-bedroom home.  His loving and devout parents taught him the conservative values of hard work and accountability that motivated Gonzales to the highest echelons of power.  He was a confidante to President George W. Bush during the crucible of the 9/11 attacks, and he played a vital role in the administration’s immediate response to protect America and the far-reaching steps to prevent further harm.”

 

Editor’s Note:  I have had the privilege of hearing AG Gonzales speak in the past and he is motivating and inspiring.  If you only attend one meeting this year (and we hope you don’t come to just one!) this is it. 

 

 

August Meeting!

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, August 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 10:00Breakfast 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.  We need to let the restaurant know how much food to prepare and that is very difficult if you do not RSVP.  Please help support this Republican-owned business by purchasing breakfast especially since they are giving us a DEAL on the room. Remember, friends and family are always welcome!

Our Speaker this Month – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

Jim Durrett is the Mayor of Montgomery County and was elected in August 2014.

Jim was born and raised in Montgomery County where he lives today with his wife Mary, a small business owner. Jim and Mary have three children, Jimmy, Thomas, and Paulina. They are the proud grandparents of Thomas, Reese and Walker Durrett. Jim grew up in a family of public servants, his father, Bobby Durrett, served on the Clarksville City Council for 26 years and his mother, Robin Durrett, worked the polls at every election he can remember. Jim and Mary are members of Cross Point Church.

Mayor Durrett went to work for the City of Clarksville at a young age, shoveling asphalt during the summers while attending Clarksville High School. After graduation, he attended the University of Tennessee and Austin Peay State University before returning to work full-time for the City of Clarksville. He served the citizens of Clarksville-Montgomery County for 20 years as Director of Streets, and ended a 31 year career in local government as Chief of Staff for the City of Clarksville. He most recently served as Vice President of Business Development for a local bank.

Jim has a long history of community involvement having served as Past President of the Downtown Kiwanis, Past President of Leadership Clarksville, Past Chairman Board of Trustees of the Customs House Museum, Past President of Tennessee Public Works Association (was named Public Works Person of the Year for State of Tennessee), and Past Chair of Military Affairs Committee, Clarksville Chamber of Commerce.