Greetings, honored leaders and members,
We hope everything is going well with your local chapter! Our local leaders across the state requested that we schedule and conduct more spring and fall regional meetings in each of the three regions in Tennessee. TRTA is proud to announce that we will be expanding the number of our spring and fall regional meetings this year! Leaders will have more options to attend a regional meeting near them beginning with our March 2024 meetings.
The plan is for registration at each meeting to begin at 9:00. Then the meeting will be conducted from 10:00 until 1:00 with light refreshments served and cash door prizes drawn and given away at the conclusion.
Each regional will have a Legislative Committee report and discussion during the morning sessions. The Membership Committee will lead participants in an exciting local chapter activity during the afternoon session.
Our theme for the regional meetings is “TRTA 2024 – The Year of the Local Chapter!” Chapter attendees are asked to bring to the meeting copies of newspaper articles, meeting bulletins, chapter newsletters, and other association artifacts that show their chapter's presence and activities in their community.
Chapters may choose which regional meeting they desire to attend. Each local president will be mailed details about the date, time, location, and address of the meeting site for the regionals in their area with an RSVP form to be filled out and returned to Helen McMackin at TRTA. TRTA will pay mileage reimbursement for one vehicle per chapter to attend.
We hope to see your local chapter at one of the regional meetings – you are the heart and soul of the state association!
Dr. Duran Williams
TRTA Executive Director
Our spring meeting dates and locations are listed below.
WEST TN Spring Regionals
Jackson – Monday, March 11
Dyersburg – Wednesday, March 13
MIDDLE TN Spring Regionals
Nashville TEA – Monday, March 18
Cookeville – Tuesday, March 19
Lawrenceburg – Wednesday, March 20
EAST TN Spring Regionals
Knoxville – Monday, March 25
Chattanooga – Tuesday, March 26
Johnson City – Wednesday, March 27