March 2017: Guest Speaker–Commissioner Terry Roland

The Cordova Breakfast Club welcomes Commissioner Terry Roland as our guest speaker on Thursday, March 16, 2017.  We will meet from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at Danver’s Restaurant in Cordova at 1380 North Germantown Parkway.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Speaker’s Background Information:

     Commissioner Terry Roland was first elected to the Shelby County Board of Commissioners in August of 2010 to serve the people of District 4 Position 3. In August 2014 Commissioner Roland was re-elected to serve the people of District 1, one of 13new single member districts which include Shelby Forrest, Millington, Arlington, Rosemark and the Kerrville area.  Following his reelection Commissioner Roland’s colleagues elected him Chairman Pro Tempore for 2014-2015 session.  In September, 2015, the Board of Commissioners elected him to serve as Chairman.  As Chairman his leadership skills fostered a more unified Commission and he was able to demonstrate his belief that if one district succeeds, the entire County succeeds.  

     Commissioner Roland grew up in Millington where he graduated from Millington Central High School before enrolling at the University of Memphis.  He was employed for 8 years as the area coordinator with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) which allowed him to travel to all military bases in the continental United States. 

      Mr. Roland learned his work ethic from his mother and father as he worked in his family businesses, Roland’s Amoco and Roland’s Pool Supply starting at a young age. Commissioner Roland has served as the Vice Chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party and is the Republican State Committeeman for Senate District 29. Terry also served on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Lottery, Professional Care Services and First Citizens Bank. As a past president of the Rural Action Group (RAG), Terry and the group of concerned citizens successfully fought annexation by Memphis. 

      He is a proud member of the National Rifle Association, the Millington Chamber of Commerce, First Baptist Church in Millington and a loyal member of the Highland Hundred. He is currently the President of Forest Drive Civic Club. 

In other club news, Jim and Jennifer Harrell were recognized recently at the annual Lincoln Day program as being the Cordova Breakfast Club Members of the Year.  Jim and Jennifer were not able to be present at the ceremony but were very moved to have been chosen as our club members of the year.  We certainly miss them and wish them all the best in their future endeavors!  Jim recently said that they have settled in to their new home but dearly miss their friends here in Cordova.


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December 2016: Social gathering at Danver’s

Here we are again at that wonderful time of the year … when we celebrate Christmas and the upcoming New Year. Additionally, Jim and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your support of the Cordova Breakfast Club.

The efforts you have made to promote the purpose of the Club have been quite effective.  Our community outreach is broadened.  Your interest has done its part to hopefully change direction through the election of 2016 and your selection of  leaders. Indeed we will continue to bring to CBC local, county and state leaders to inform us and keep us in touch!

To celebrate the SEASON, remember Pearl Harbor Day, and your success with the CBC, in place of our regularly-scheduled monthly meeting, please join us for a relaxed get-together at Danvers on Wednesday, December 7th at 8:00 a.m.  Kindly RSVP to this email or text to Jim at 901.233.6694 or me at 901.355.7531.

Congratulations again for your giving CBC its success.  We Look forward to seeing you there. *(Danvers, 1380 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova)


Jennifer Harrell

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November 2016: Lee Mills, Chairman SCRP


GUEST SPEAKER:  Lee Mills, Chairman Shelby County TN Republican Party

November 2016 at 07:30 thru 09:00 AM; DANVER’S RESTAURANT

Lee Mills  is a graduate of Auburn University and currently resides in Arlington with his wife Amber and their two sons, Grayson (9) and Tanner (6).

He is a pilot for FedEx and is currently a Captain on the Boeing 757/767. He is also a flight instructor at FedEx. 

He has been involved in politics since he was 10 years old. He began by working at the HQ in a local mayor’s race in his hometown of Decatur, Alabama.

He is a member of the Arlington Planning Commission, Chairman of the Arlington Parks and Recreation Committee, President of the Arlington Education Foundation, Emeritus Member of the Auburn University Aviation Advisory Board and currently serves on the State of Tennessee Nurses Board (appointed by Governor Haslam). 

Lee and his family attend Bellevue Baptist Church. 


  • State of the Republican Party.
  •  Moving forward from the election.

We are pleased to have Chairman Mills for our 17 November 2016 meeting of the SCRP Cordova Breakfast Club.  The meeting is one week from today Thursday 17 November.  THE CLUB WEBSITE is:  www.cordovabreakfastclub.orgGo there and take a look!!!!  Find us as well on FACEBOOK and FACEBOOK at CORDOVA VOICE!

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October 2016: Heidi Shafer

Heidi Shafer

Heidi Shafer

Commissioner Heidi Shafer


 20 October 2016 at 07:30 thru 09:00 AM; DANVER’S RESTAURANT

HEIDI SHAFER elected to the Tennessee Shelby County Commission in August of 2010.  She is a farm girl from Nebraska.  She is a graduate of Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska receiving a bachelor’s degree in education. Upon moving to Memphis to teach, she taught at Christ the King School. Following her marriage and the birth of her daughter, she became quite involved serving on many boards and committees at school, church, and the community.  


  • Ambulance service contract change.
  • County Home Charter item in the ballot.
  • Marijuana.
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September 2016: AG Amy Weirich

Amy Weirich



 15 September 2016 at 07:30 thru 09:00 AM; DANVER’S RESTAURANT

For the 15 September 2016 meeting we are delighted to have District Attorney General for Shelby County Tennessee … AMY P. WEIRICH … as our guest speaker.  Please join us and General Weirich for a very informative breakfast meeting.  

Amy Weirich became Shelby County District Attorney in January of 2011. She was appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam.  She was elected on 03 August 2012 and re-elected to a full eight-year term on 07 August 2014 and is the first woman to serve as District Attorney General in Shelby County. 

Gen. Weirich joined the DA’s Office in 1991 as a courtroom prosecutor, handling many high-profile criminal cases and serving in many leadership roles. She was chief prosecutor of the Gang and Narcotics Prosecution Unit and Division Leader for the Special Prosecution Unit in Criminal Court.  She not only has pushed for harsher punishment for violent offenders, but also has embraced innovative ways to prevent crime.  

Gen. Weirich earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin, and a law degree from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.

Gen. Weirich and her husband, Chuck, have four children and are members of St. Louis Catholic Church.


  • The increase in violent crime.
  • What can be done?
  • How can you help?

We are very pleased to have Attorney General Amy Weirich join us.  Take this opportunity to hear and speak with her.   

Remember, your input as to issues and people is important.  So, join us … let us know your interest and … “how” Cordova Breakfast Club can serve you.  At the meeting’s end there will be a Q&A opportunity   Check the WEBSITE !!!!

You can be informed.  Find us as well on:  FACEBOOK and FACEBOOK at CORDOVA VOICE







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