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50th Anniversary Celebration for TN Chapter 32

by Brenda Walsh

On March 19th, 2010 nearly 100 current and former members of Chapter 32, along with representatives from Region 6 and the IRWA Executive Committee, gathered at the stately Opryland Hotel in Nashville to celebrate the Chapter’s 50th Anniversary.

Guest speaker, Norman Hall, SR/WA, provided a witty but poignant historical retrospective on the Chapter and the ROW profession, highlighting the Chapter’s consistent emphasis on education and professional growth.

International President-Elect Ken Davis presented Chapter president, Kim Austin, the first-ever 50th Anniversary plaque bearing the new IRWA logo.

Guests enjoyed good music, great food, and the gift of fellowship. In keeping with our theme for the evening, we took a trip down memory lane, reminiscing the Chapter’s history through an impressive display of pictures, old newsletters, journal articles and awards, fittingly entitled “Thanks for the Memories.”

The celebration was followed the next day by the Region 6 Spring Forum that was a great success with over 40 members in attendance. The highlights of the meeting were too much to talk about but it was a great meeting with the regions health mentioned in "Great Shape"

 

50th Anniversary Pictures