Natchez Country Club, 115 Gardengate Drive, Franklin, TN 37069
MTC President's Message
I thank each of you for your service as we all remember our veterans this Veterans Day, November 11. And of course, the day prior we will celebrate the Marine Corps birthday, so I wish Happy Birthday to our Marine Corps brothers and sisters.
As we enter the holiday season this November with the challenges of 2020, we have much for which we can be thankful. We earned our 6th consecutive Five Star Award, and we were fortunate to restart our monthly meetings two months ago. I mentioned last month your strong scholarship contributions this year, and additionally, our Middle TN chapter was able to contribute to our local service and veteran charities at the same level as previous years.
We had a fun and engaging presentation at October’s meeting from BG (Retired) Eden Murrie, the CEO of Operation Stand Down Tennessee, and a member of our chapter. Her passion for our military and our veterans was evident as she updated us on OSDTN’s new facilities, new initiatives, and their continued focus on a broad spectrum of veteran empowerment. We have been fortunate during our monthly meetings for the quality and relevance of our presenters. If any of you feel you know of a potential presenter, please provide that information for consideration to our first vice president, Lt. Col. Karon Uzzell-Baggett.
Please don’t forget to mark your calendars for our EARLY November 17 meeting where we will hear about Wreaths Across America and Sea Cadets from Ms. Sheryl Tannahill, CDR (Ret.) USN and Chapter Member. Remember we conduct the November meetings a week early to avoid interfering with the Thanksgiving week.
And while we are acknowledging upcoming dates, for the military retirees amongst us please note that the FEDVIP open season for changes in your Vision and Dental plans begins 9 November and ends 14 December.
Also, don’t forget to bring your unwrapped small (no bicycles please!) new toy to our November meeting for Toys for Tots. Just bring it in with you and we will collect them outside the dining room.
As we look to the final months of 2020, I wish you all a renewing and joyful holiday season, with faith and hope for 2021.
MTC 2020 Toys For Tots
Collected on 17 November 2020, delivered 24 November 2020.
MTC Membership Updates
Please join us in welcoming the following new members, who joined the Chapter during the 2020 membership year:
Col. Keith Allbritten
Capt. Carol Coker
COL John Corfman
CDR Joel Fragale
Col. Tom Hanks
Maj. Jerry Hoffman
Col. Dale Kiser
LCDR Mike Putlock
LTC Kent Russ
Major Charlie Smith
And please join us in welcoming the following new members, who have joined the Chapter during the 2021 membership year: