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39th Biennial NFRW Convention  
 Calling all Delegates-At-Large !!! 
During Early Registration,  June 19, 2017, The TFRW will Register all Delegates-at-large. It is imperative that we get in our paper work on time and pay during the early Registration period so that we get the best price. 


Good News! We have openings for 4 more Alternate Member -At- Large Delegates if you would like to go to Philadelphia, PA for the NFRW Convention as an Alternate Delegate-at-large. It is a great opportunity to network with women from all across the country! We are given insight, educated and briefed on all the latest Republican Party information. If you are not a Regent this is an excellent time to join the NFRW Regent's program!! 

The TFRW Bylaws state in ARTICLE IX, CONVENTIONS, Section 1. National, E. - Delegates-at-large and alternate delegates-at-large shall be elected by the Board of Directors in such numbers as prescribed by the National Federation Bylaws. 
At our TFRW Board of Directors meeting on Saturday, June 3rd, we elected the following:

1.    N'gaio Wesenberg
2.    Marie Tillman
3.    Linda Kollmann
4.    Renae Martin
5.    Marsha Sexton
6.    Mary Stimek
7.    Millie Gump
8.    Phyllis Bracken
Alternate Delegates-At-Large:
1.    Katie Scott
2.    Judy Cooley
3.    Lyn Windsor
4.    Shaila Stewart

As you can see, we need 4 more alternate delegates-at-large.  If you would like to be elected to this position, please send your name to: Linda D. Buckles, The names submitted will be voted on by the TFRW Board of Directors.  The alternate delegates-at-large will fill delegate-at-large positions in the order they have been elected.   

Linda D. Buckles, as President of the TFRW, and Barbara Trautman, as Chairman of the NFRW Campaign Standing Committee, automatically serve as Delegates to the NFRW Convention.  Each TFRW Club elects one Delegate and one Alternate to represent their club at the NFRW Convention. (See the TFRW Bylaws:  ARTICLE IX, CONVENTIONS, Section 1. National, A.)


Letter from President Linda D. Buckles
Area Vice Presidents:
By this time you should have your Area Convention planned.  I have heard from several of you about the dates, your delegates and where you are having your Area Convention, but there are still several of you that I have not heard anything from. 
The TFRW Bylaws under ARTICLE IX, CONVENTIONS, Section 3. Area explains everything you should be doing.  A.  Each Area Convention shall be called at least (90) days prior to the State Biennial Convention for the purpose of electing an Area Vice President and to take up any other business the Convention delegates deem appropriate.  The time, date and location of the Area Convention must be submitted with this Call to the State President and to all Club Presidents within their Area.
Several people have asked where to send the name of the newly elected Area Vice President.  This is all in the TFRW Bylaws, but I will make it easier for you.  Please be sure all their information is correct, because it will be used in the Board of Directors Book:  Name, address, phone numbers and email. 
The incumbent Area Vice President (or presiding officer) shall submit to the State President (Linda D. Buckles), Second Vice President (Marie Tillman) and State Secretary (Katie Scott) the name, address, telephone numbers and email of the Area Vice President-elect no later than ten (10) days following the Area Convention.
Linda D. Buckles                                        
TFRW President                                      
2669 Suffolk Street                                    
Kingsport, TN  37660                                 

Alice Marie Tillman
TFRW 2nd Vice President
4801 Albright Road
Clarksville, TN 37043
Katie L. Scott
TFRW Recording Secretary
P.O. Box 96
Mason, TN  38049
Thanks to all the Area VP's that have already planned their Area Convention!
Linda D. Buckles, TFRW President

Our Heartfelt sympathy goes to Peggy Larkin for the loss of her husband of 31 years.  Prayers to Peggy and her family during this difficult time. 

Members please see the Obituary below for more Information. Thank you for respecting the family's need for privacy at this time. 
Obituary for Charles Newton Larkin M.D.
Dr. Charles Newton "Tucker" Larkin passed away June 9, 2017. Born in Memphis on September 18, 1946, he is preceded in death by his parents Gloria McCormick Larkin and Elton Larkin; his uncles, Dr. John C. Larkin and Gerald J. Larkin; and his brother-in-law, William "Billy" Ayres.
He graduated from Christian Brothers High School where he was a member of the CBHS Hall of Fame. He attended the University of Memphis (then Memphis State University) and went on to attend the University of Tennessee Medical School receiving a degree in Pediatric Medicine. He served in the United States Navy in North Carolina as a Lieutenant Colonel during his first years as a pediatrician.
Upon moving back to Memphis, he joined Pediatrics East and spent the next 34 years of his career there. Throughout his career as a pediatrician, he was extremely active in the Memphis medical community. He served as past president of the Memphis & Shelby County Medical Society, and was an active member of the Memphis Pediatric Society, the Tennessee Medical Association, the American Medical Association. He also served on the Board of the Select Health Science of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, and received such honors as being named one of "America's Top Pediatricians" as well as one of "Memphis' Top Doctors". At his retirement, he was asked what he would miss the most about working. His response, "All my children."
In his spare time, he enjoyed golf, traveling, sailing, scuba diving, fly fishing, and snow skiing. His hobbies found him traveling the world to further enjoy them. He was active in Ridgeway, Colonial, and TPC Country Clubs. He enjoyed reading and learning different languages. He also enjoyed being a Knights of the Vine member and traveling to California wine country. Charles was a communicant at St. Louis Catholic Church, where his family were founding members. Because of his devout faith, he was inducted into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem as a Knight Commander, and had the privilege to visit to the Holy Land with his beloved wife, Peggy.
He leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Peggy; a daughter Kelly Larkin Schade (Nick) and his only grandchild, his namesake, "Tucker"; brothers, Elton E. Larkin (Tina McFadden) of Memphis, Steve N. Larkin (Kathie Maddox) of Atlanta; sisters, Libba Nance (Dwain) of Memphis, Jeanne Ayres (the late William), and
Helen Larkin of Memphis. He also leaves behind a much-loved extended family, and many nieces and nephews from as far away as Turkey and Australia.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kurt Tauer and his staff for their extraordinary care at The West Clinic, and to the special personnel at Methodist Hospice. Special thanks to West Clinic infusion nurse, Rebecca Prate, a former patient of his, in making him comfortable and cared for during his visits.
The family will be receiving friends 5:00-7:00 PM on June 13, 2017 at Memorial Park Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at Saint Louis Catholic Church at 10:00 AM on June 14, 2017followed by a private entombment in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family requests any memorials be made to either St. Louis Catholic Church,
203 S. White Station Road, Memphis, TN 38117, the Memphis Medical Foundation, 1067 Cresthaven Road, Memphis. TN 38119; or the Herb Kosten Pancreatic Support Center, 6060 Poplar Ave, Suite 140, Memphis, TN 38119.

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The registration deadline for golfers and sponsors is coming up on June 15th. If you are interested in being apart of this event, please contact 
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Brentwood Library Spring/Summer Executive Committee and Board of Directors Meeting

A special "Thank You" to Gale Morton for her support in setting up the room before the meeting. 
Thank you Ladies for your support in taking down the tables and chairs after the meeting with a special thanks to Forest Boreing.
The desserts were a real treat thanks to Rebecca Burke. 

Thank you 
President Trump for signing into law the bill proposed by Congress to name the new Federal Courthouse in Nashville after 
the former 
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