April 2017: Guest Speaker–David Lenoir, Shelby County Trustee

David Lenoir, Shelby County Trustee

We are pleased to welcome Mr. David Lenoir as our speaker for this month’s meeting. David was elected in 2010 to his current position after a lengthy career in the financial services industry.  As the Shelby County Trustee, he has used a visionary approach to improving the financial health of Shelby County and the lives of its residents.

Also known as the county’s banker, David takes the distinction to heart and has created several community initiatives to promote economic stability. He is leading the charge and tackling issues such as poverty, blight, financial literacy and access to mainstream banking.

Programs such as Project H.O.M.E. and Home for the Holidays are focused on helping delinquent taxpayers keep their homes while paying down back taxes. On My Own and Bank On Memphis are centered around teaching strong financial principles for both youth and adults with opportunities to build wealth for the unbanked and underbanked.

The foundation of his experience was built during a 20-year career in the financial services industry. David’s business acumen, combined with his passion for public service has created a higher level of transparency and technological efficiency in the Trustee’s Office. Collection of property taxes continues to increase annually, resulting in surpluses in revenue delivered to the county. 2015-2016 marks the highest percentage of collections to date with a rate of 96.5%.

For his efforts, David was named the statewide Trustee of the Year by the Tennessee County Trustee’s Association (TCTA) in 2016. Two years ago, he accepted the Pinnacle Achievement Award from the National Association of State Treasurers for the proactive financial literacy outreach by the Trustee’s Office. In 2012, his accomplishments were recognized when he was named Trustee of the Year for the West Tennessee region by the TCTA.

In 2011, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam asked David to serve with the Delta Leadership Institute to help address problems specific to the Delta Region with solutions that incorporate community and collaboration.

He is past president of TCTA and West Tennessee Trustee’s Association (WTTA).

David is a graduate of the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse School of Accountancy where he received his B.S. in accounting. He enjoys hunting and fishing with his two sons, is an avid reader, amateur apiarist (beekeeper) and gardener. David and his wife Shannon live on a small family farm in east Shelby County.

Won’t you please join us at Danver’s restaurant in Cordova (1380 North Germantown Parkway) on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. to welcome our speaker and meet with other neighborhood Republicans in Cordova. We look forward to welcoming you to our group!

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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

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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. 

TALKING POINTS:

  • 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

 GUEST SPEAKER

 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.  

TALKING POINTS:

  • Ambulance service contract change.
  • County Home Charter item in the ballot.
  • Marijuana.
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