Republican Women

"....the heart  and  soul of the Republican Party."  ....Ronald Reagan


Republican Women

"....the heart  and  soul of the Republican Party."  ....Ronald Reagan


    Annual Christmas Luncheon


Toy Drive for the Children of

Tennessee Soldiers

Richland Country Club

One Club Drive (just off Granny White Pike)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

10:30 a.m. -  Registration and Coffee

11:30 a.m. -  Program/Lunch

Special Guests

$25 per person

RSVP by  Friday, December 8th

Make checks  payable to NRW and mail to: 

Treasurer, NRW

P.O. Box 58882

Nashville, TN 37205

If you are mailing your check, please email so that she can confirm your reservation with Richland.

To pay by credit card, visit our website:

Don’t Forget to Bring Your Toys!

     There are approximately 200 children whose families will need assistance this Christmas. Here is the “wish list” for 2017.


Super Heroes

Star Wars


Disney Princess Dolls

Power Rangers

Mickey and Minnie Mouse

Ninja Turtles



Doc McStuffins

Paw Patrol

Hot Wheels


Nerf guns


Cars and trucks

Talking and light-up toys for infants

Dress-up Play Clothes

Building Blocks and Puzzles for all ages

Educational toys

Sports Equipment

Books for all ages

Crafting Kits

Coloring Books and Coloring Supplies

Nail Polish and Hair Accessories

Camping Items

Headphones and Earbuds

If you do not like to shop, gift cards and checks are always welcome!

     Tennessee has the 7th largest National Guard in the nation with approximately 14, 270 members.  In October, 130 members returned home from oversea deployments.  Many are now seeking employment.  Recently, 60 service members were deployed overseas leaving almost 150 members at home during the holiday season.  More than 2,000 were activated to support those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  Over 1,000 service members have been alerted for deployment in 2018.

     In prior years, the TNNG has responded to numerous natural disasters ranging from floods, wildfires and hurricanes.  They have participated in the effort to secure the U.S. Southwest border, provided safety and security details at the Presidential and State level, and participated in the Governor’s Task Force on Marijuana Eradication (drug seizures, destruction of meth labs and arrests of violators).

This is the 12th year that NRW has supported the toy drive.  Let’s make this the most successful drive in our history!


     If you have questions or need additional details, contact the co-chairs of this event:  Charlotte Witzenburg, (615) 352-8271 or Myrna Elmer (615) 460-7553.


Maj Gen Terry M.  “Max” Haston

The Adjutant General

Tennessee National Guard

     Major General Terry M. "Max" Haston was appointed Tennessee's 75th Adjutant General on 1 January 2010.  He is responsible for the supervision of the Military Department of Tennessee that includes the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, and the Tennessee State Guard. 

     Before his appointment, Maj. Gen. Haston served as the Assistant Adjutant General, Army and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Training and Operations / J-3 for Joint Force Headquarters, Tennessee.

     Maj. Gen. Haston will be accompanied by several military members of the Tennessee National Guard.


Chrissy Haslam

First Lady of Tennessee

     Born in Houston, Texas, Crissy Haslam moved with her family to Memphis, Tennessee when she was eight years old. She attended St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis and continued on to Emory University for college. Crissy graduated from Emory in 1980 with a double major in Finance and Marketing in the College of Business.

Crissy married Bill Haslam and moved to Knoxville in 1981. While working as the assistant director of admissions for UT-Knoxville, she received a Master of Science degree in Education in the program of College Student Personnel.

     Since 2011, First Lady Crissy Haslam’s priorities have focused on encouraging parent engagement in education and reading proficiency for children.