Monday, November 20, 2017

November, 2017 Program Speaker

Secretary of State Tre Hargett was unable to attend our November meeting and sent Mark Goins as a replacement.  Mr Goins heads the State of Tennessee Division of Election as the Coodinator of Elections.

We were delighted to learn about the elections process in Tennessee.

Mark Goins, originally from La Follette, TN, a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University, with his J.D. from Regent University School of Law, and a student of comparative law at Oxford University in England, was appointed by Secretary of State Tre Hargett as the Coordinator of Elections on February 11, 2009.  
Mark served on the State Election Commission from March of 2005 to February of 2009.
In addition, during the years of 1996 to 2002, Mark held the office of District 34 Representative in the Tennessee House of Representatives.  During his tenure in the legislature, he served on the Elections Sub-Committee and was selected as the 2002 East TN Development District Legislator of the Year.  Mark recently served as Chairman of the Election Assistance Commission Standards Board and was selected by his peers to represent State Election Directors on the Critical Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council.
Mark is married to Rebecca, and they have two sons, Brody and Noah.

The Division of Elections is headed by the Coordinator of Elections, Mark Goins, who oversees the election process in the State of Tennessee. The Coordinator of Elections works directly with ninety-five (95) local county election commissions, candidates and the public on election related issues.  The county election commissions are appointed by the State Election Commission.  There are ninety-five (95) county election commission offices throughout the State. 
Division of Elections
Mark Goins, Coordinator of Elections
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Snodgrass Tower, 7th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

December 5 - Holiday Luncheon Speaker: Joan Betros on "Sharing the World of Sisterhood"

Joan Betros has over 35 years of experience in the media and entertainment field, which has covered every aspect of production. Her medium is Television, Radio, Network News, Live production, Documentaries, and Motion Picture.  Her main areas of expertise are producing and directing family television programming and large, live events.  She has a production/entertainment company (JDB Entertainment, LLC) in Nashville and is currently establishing satellite offices in the Middle East in music, arts, family television programming, and live events with global production.

Mrs. Betros is the Chairman and Founder of FUTURE (Families United Toward Universal Respect), a global, USA based, non-profit that facilitates and organizes international "Sharing the World of Sisterhood" conferences. These conferences promote and educate women on FUTURE's organizational model of volunteerism to create unity of family programs dedicated to the health, education, welfare, and humanitarian aid programs for women and their families nationally and internationally.  She is bringing a "Sharing the World of Sisterhood" conference to Dubai, along with  the East-West Connection - Voices 4 One, a music cultural exchange in October, 2018.

Other experiences in the Middle East include serving as the Director of Women and Children's Family Television programs under the direction of the Coalition Provisional Authority and creating pre-production of indigenous family television programming for the Iraq Media Network.   In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Mrs. Betros was commissioned by the Royal Family and the King Faisal Foundation to produce marketing documentaries.

Knowing how important volunteerism is to the fabric of our society, the Brentwood -Franklin Woman's Service Club is excited to  hear about Mrs. Betros' efforts of promotion in the Middle East and how our area can contribute to her vision of world sisterhood.  

The public is invited to attend:  December 5, 10:30am - 1:30pm.  Cost:  $50   Reservations can be emailed to

Saturday, November 4, 2017

New Members Orientation, Nov. 3

The membership committee members and 4 new members attended an orientation workshop at the Brentwood Library.  We viewed a GFWC video, checked out online resources at the GFWC web-site, GFWC of Tennessee website, and BFWSC website, in addition to discussing club and federation history and structure.

Those who could went to lunch at Amerigo's afterwards...Fun, Friends, and Fellowship!

Fall Donations Trip

Thanks to all who brought donations to our October 3 meeting for The Second Time Around Boutique in Wartburg, TN., operated for the benefit of the Unicorn Fund.  And, thanks to our members who drove the donations to Cookeville and met the Unicorn van.  The proceeds generated from re-sale through the boutique will be used to assist those in need in Morgan and Scott counties.