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News from the 2017 Tennessee Federation Convention

 The 2017 Convention was held April 17-18, 2017 in Nashville hosted by the Donelson Chapter with help from the Murfreesbore Chapter. The location was the Nashville Airport Hotel.

There were no Resolutions or Bylaws changes presented at this Convention. The Speaker was Jessican Klement, Legislative Director at the NARFE National Office.

Special Awards to Chapters:
The Leo Potts Memorial PAC award was won by the Cumberland County Chapter
The Wieda White Tolley Memorial Alzheimer's award was won by the Cleveland Chapter

 

Officers elected to serve for the following year were:
President - Rhonda Mooney
1st Vice President - Ed Evans
2nd Vice President - A Wayne Baker
3rd Vice President - Billy (BJ) Godwin
Secretary - Merilyn Evans
Treasurer - Norris Alderson
Legislative Chair - Jim Glenn
Membership Chair - Yvonne Hamilton

Convention information available on the NARFE National Website: Some of which was provided at our 2017 Federation Convention. CLICK HERE and log in as a member.
  NARFE's President (Regional VP) Speech
  Legislative Update by Director Jessica Klement
  Legislative Update Slides
  Marketing Update Slides

CLICK HERE for pictures taken by Ed Evans, Host Chapter. (open link and click Preview)

CLICK HERE for pictures were taken by Kathy Nash, Knoxville Chapter.

News From The 2016 Tennessee Federation Convention

The 2016 Convention was held on April 25-26, 2016 in Pigeon Forge at the MainStay Suites. The host chapter was the Knoxville Chapter.

One Resolution was presented and passed, it made a changes to the Constitution and Bylaws to change the name of the District Officer to Congressional District Liaison and to make them to be appointed by the Federation President rather than the Legislative Chairman.

Special Awards to Chapters:
The Leo Potts Memorial PAC award was won by the Cumberland County Chapter
The Wieda White Tolley Memorial Alzheimer's award was won by the Cleveland Chapter

Special speaker for this Convention was National President, Richard Thessen via video link

Officers elected to serve for the following year were:
President - Larry Minniear
1st Vice President - Rhonda Mooney
2nd Vice President - Ed Evans
3rd Vice President - George Prewitt
Secretary - Merilyn Evans
Treasurer - Norris Alderson
Legislative Chair - Jim Glenn
Membership Chair - vacant

Here are some pictures furnished a member of the Knoxville Chapter, CLICK HERE

News From The 2015 Tennessee Federation Convention

The 2015 Tennessee Convention was held April 20-21, 2015 and hosted by the Clarksville, Dickson and Jackson chapters. The location will be the Riverview Inn, 50 College St. in Clarksville.

The was only 1 resolution submitted, resolution to approve a Revised Constitution and Bylaws document was approved.
There were several member and recruiting awards presented this year.

Special Awards to Chapters:
The Leo Potts Memorial PAC award was won by the Cumberland County Chapter
The Wieda White Tolley Memorial Alzheimer's award was won by the Cleveland Chapter

Special speaker for this Convention was National President, Richard Thessen.

Officers elected to serve for the following year were:
President - Larry Minniear
1st Vice President - Rhonda Mooney
2nd Vice President - Ed Evans
3rd Vice President - Colin Mike Gates
Secretary - Merilyn Evans
Treasurer - Michelle Griffin
Legislative Chair - Jim Glenn
Membership Chair - vacant

News From The 2014 Tennessee Federation Convention

The 2014 Tennessee Convention was held April 21-22, 2014 and was hosted by the Nashville Chapter The location was the Drury Plaza Hotel in Franklin.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: National President, Bill Shackleford, Co-Chair of the Future of NARFE Committee. He presented a slide presentation and spoke on what his committee and the Executive Board are asking the members to approve as our organization moves forward. Other speakers present were, Region X Vice President Bill Martin and Region X Alzheimer's Chairman Clara Weston. An legislative update was from Sara Weissmann, headquarters staff by video connection.

The following quest were present who are running for national officers at the upcoming National Convention: Ken Thomas-candidate for National President, Jerry Janci and Mary Pierson, both candidates for the new Region II Vice President.

There were no Resolutions or Bylaw changes brought before the convention this year.

The officers elected to serve for the following year are:
James L (Larry) Henderson - President
Larry Minniear - 1st Vice President
Rhonda Mooney - 2nd Vice President
Ed Evans - 3rd Vice President
Merilyn Evans - Secretary
Marie Anglin - Treasurer
Jim Glenn - Legislative Chairman
Vacant - Membership Chairman

Awards:
The Wieda White Tolley Alzheimer's Award went to the Dickson chapter
The Leo Potts NARFE-PAC Award went to Cumberland County chapter

Fundraisers for Alzheimer's Research totaled $1
709, from the silent auction and raffle.

108 Pictures of the Banquet and Convention by Coy Rahman.

News From The 2013 Tennessee Federation Convention

The 2013 Tennessee Convention was held April 15-16, 2013 and was hosted by the Chattanooga Chapter with support from the Cleveland Chapter. The location was the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: National President, Joseph Beaudoin. The text of his speech can be read by clicking Here. Other speakers present were, Region X Vice President Bill Martin and Region X Alzheimer's Chairman Clara Weston

There were no Resolutions or Bylaw changes brought before the convention this year.

The officers elected to serve for the following year are:
James L (Larry) Henderson - President
Larry Minniear - 1st Vice President
Tom Duncan - 2nd Vice President
Rhonda Mooney - 3rd Vice President
Merilyn Evans - Secretary
Marie Anglin - Treasurer
Jim Glenn - Legislative Chairman
Jean Cox - Membership Chairman

Awards:
The Wieda White Tolley Alzheimer's Award went to the Dickson chapter
The Leo Potts NARFE-PAC Award went to Cumberland County chapter

Fundraisers for Alzheimer's Research totaled $1549.25

Lots of pictures (total of 248) from this convention, thank the photographer, Coy Rahman by making a donation to Alzheimer's.

 News From The 2012 Tennessee Federation Convention

The 2012 Tennessee Federation Convention was jointly hosted by these 4 chapters: Germantown, Memphis, Memphis Postal and Millington. on April 16-17, 2012. It was a great success.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  The main speaker for the convention was NARFE Legislative Director Julie Tagen.  Ms. Tagen graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in government and politics and began her first stint on Capitol Hill in 1989 working on the House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.  From 1992 through 1995 she served as the staff director of the House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards and, in succeeding years, became a professional political fundraiser and adviser working for nonprofits and political campaigns.  Ms. Tagen was the top policy and political adviser to Rep. Alan Grayson, D-FL. and managed his Washington, DC and district offices immediately prior to joining NARFE as Assistant Legislative Director in early 2011.  She has served as the NARFE Legislative Director since November 7, 2011.

The results of the proposed Bylaws changes and Resolutions were:
The Bylaws change to Per Capita Dues was approved.
The Bylaws change to the statement about Parliamentarian was approved.
The Resolution on voting against incumbent members of Congress was rejected. 

Federation Officers elected to serve for the next year were:
President - John Wells
1st Vice President - James Larry Henderson
2nd Vice President - Larry Minniear
3rd Vice President - Thomas Duncan
Secretary - Camellia Duncan
Treasurer - Marie Anglin
Legislative Chairman - Jim Glenn
Membership Chairman - Rhonda Mooney
  

There are some pictures of the Convention posted on the Federation Facebook page. Click here to see them.
Or click here to find them at another location.

News From The 2011 Tennessee Federation Convention

Nashville's Invitation to Federation Convention 55 was held April 18-19, 2011

Here is a brief summary of this convention held at the Radisson Hotel in Nashville, hosted by the Donelson Area Chapter.

Special speakers were National Secretary, Elaine Hughes and Region X Vice President, Bill Martin

There were 2 proposed changes to the Bylaws brought before the convention. One had to do with clarifying the Per Capita Dues process and the other had to do with changing the requirements for the Parliamentarian. Neither Bylaws change passed.

The chapter winning the Leo Potts Award was the Cumberland County Chapter, The chapter winning the Wieda White Tolley Award was the Clarksville Chapter.

Officers elected to serve for the coming year included:
Larry Cunningham, President
John Wells, 1st Vice President
Larry Henderson, 2nd Vice President
Lynda LeMay, Secretary
Marie Anglin, Treasurer
Legislative Chairman, Jim Glenn
Membership Chairman, Rhonda Mooney  

News From The 2010 Tennessee Federation Convention

The 54th Annual Convention was hosted by the Sevierville Chapter in Sevierville TN on April 19-20, 2010

Among the news was National VP Joe Beaudoin addressed the delegates. 
There were no resolutions or bylaws changes submitted. Several awards were presented including the Leo Potts NARFE-PAC award won this year by the Franklin Co. Chapter and the Wieda White Tolley Alzheimer's Award won by the Cleveland Chapter.

 

Officers elected to serve the 2010-2011 term were:

Larry Cunningham - President
1st. VP - John Wells
2nd VP - Larry Henderson
3rd VP - Jerry McDuffie
Secretary - Lynda LeMay
Treasurer - Marie Anglin
Legislative Chairman - Jim Glenn
Membership Chairman - JC Whitney

More pictures -- click here

News from the 2009 Federation Convention

The 2009 Tennessee Federation Convention is now history. This is the highlights of what was done this year in Jackson. The host chapter was the Jackson Chapter with help by the Trenton Chapter.

Of the Resolutions submitted, only 2 were put forward out of the Resolution Committee.

One had to do with allowing the Federation President to conduct a vote of the elected Federation Board by means of email, fax or written correspondence. This was voted on and passed but according to the Parliamentarian additional wording and details will need to be written in the Bylaws in order to implement this measure. 

The other made changes to the per capita dues paid by chapters to the Federation, lowering from $4 to $3 for renewing members. This was approved by the delegates.

An election of officers was conducted.  This year, 3 offices had 2 candidates seeking the job. The results of the voting for those 3 posts was:

For President, Carey Frazier received the most votes.

For 3rd Vice President, James L (Larry) Henderson received the most votes.

For Secretary, Linda LaMay received the most votes.

The following candidates ran unopposed and were elected by acclamation: 1st Vice President Larry Cunningham, 2nd Vice President John Wells, Treasurer Marie Anglin, Legislative  Chairman Jim Glenn and Membership Chairman J.C. Whitney. 

This year the Leo Potts NARFE-PAC Award was again won by the Cumberland County Chapter. A new award this year called the Wieda White Tolley Alzheimer's Award was won by the Athens Chapter.


News from the 2008 Federation Convention
The convention for 2008 was held at Montgomery Bell State Park and hosted by the Nashville Chapter #227. 

There were no resolutions brought to the Convention and none acted upon. The convention elected the following officers to serve for the coming year.

President - Carey Frazier
1st Vice President - John Shannon
2nd Vice President - Larry Cunningham
3rd Vice President - John Wells
Secretary - Vivian Fivecoat
Treasurer - Marie Anglin
Membership Chair - J C Whitney
Legislative Chair - Doug Roberts, (after being elected determined he could not carry out his duties and resigned)

The NARFE-PAC Leo Potts award this year again was won by Cumberland County Chapter #1719


News from the 2007 Federation Convention
The first annual Leo Potts award went to the Cumberland County Chapter #1719. This award is given in honor of Leo Potts who worked very diligently for NARFE -PAC in years past. The chapter honored each year will be the one whose members contributed the most per capita towards the NARFE-PAC the preceding year.

The deceased members were honored at this years Federation Convention. The list includes those reported from April 2006 - April 2007 from the various chapters. While this list is believed to be inclusive of all members, we regret any that were mistakenly left off. To see the list of names click here.

There was only one resolution brought before the convention this year, that was to change the State Convention to a two year cycle rather than the current every year cycle. The measure was overwhelmingly voted down. The next convention will be held in 2008.

Officers elected for the year 2008. President John Hicks, 1st Vice President Carey Frazier, 2nd Vice President John Shannon, 3rd Vice President Larry Cunningham, Secretary (vacant), Treasurer Marie Anglin, Legislative Chairman John Wells, and Membership Chairman Allen Reeves. 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 


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