Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Our October Program

We are delighted to have Col. John Krenson, Executive Director of Operation Stand Down Tennessee, as our Veterans' program speaker on October 3.

Col. Krenson completed tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and was a project officer at the Joint Forces Headquarters for the Tennessee Army National Guard in Nashville before joining Operation Stand Down within the last year.  He is a 2012 graduate of the prestigious US Army War College where he earned a master's degree in strategic studies and is a permanent deacon at Christ the King parish.

Operation Stand Down Tennessee is the only Veteran Service Center recognized by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.  Serving Veterans is their sole focus with 1) a Veterans Service Center, 2) a transitional Housing program, 3) Stand Down Events, and 4) a thrift store.

The GFWC Brentwood/Franklin Woman's Service Club is a proud supporter of Operation Stand Down.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Flag Presentation

Finding that the Williamson County Library, where we hold most of our monthly meetings, did not have its own American flag, the Brentwood-Franklin Woman’s Service Club set out to provide one.  On September 5 @ 10am a formal presentation was be made in the large meeting room, Williamson County Library, 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin. 

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn's office provided the flag and our club, through the networking contacts of our member Colleen Smith, provided the holder.

Collaboration with Williamson County Arts Council

The GFWC Brentwood/Franklin Woman's Club is pleased to have sponsored  an Arts Council Artist in Residence project at Page High School earlier this year.  Members of the club met Nan Zierden, president of the Arts Council, at Page in August to view the finished mural.

In attendance to view the mural were:  Nancy Deal, BFWSC president, Liz Martin, Pat Grove, Helen Holzen, BFWSC Arts Community Service Area chairman, Nan Zierden, Williamson County Arts Council president, and Gail Miles, BFWCS immediate past president: