Getting the Word Out - November 2017

Getting The Word Out

We are entering the month of November, when we enjoy fall leaves, football and the holiday of Thanksgiving. We focus on all of those people and events that have been highlights the past year, and count the blessings they have bestowed upon us. As the Director of Community Outreach for End Slavery Tennessee for almost two years, I have a lot to be thankful for……

I am thankful for:

  • My friend and Brentwood Volunteer Group member, Jamie Corwin, and her willingness to speak on behalf of End Slavery during the “Lying and Deception – Communication Studies and Organizational Communication class at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro.    
  • Volunteer Cheryl Brehm, who not only presented to the Republican Committee of Robertson County, but also filled in, at the last minute, to speak to students of fellow volunteer, Ben Jobe’s speech class at Volunteer State Community College.
  •  Experienced speaker and Brentwood volunteer, Trish Gomez, also spoke to Ben Jobe’s students. Ben is on the faculty of Motlow State Community College and busy speaker, Lisa Forte, leant her skills in presenting to those students. Lisa also spoke to third year graduate students in the Women’s Health Studies course at Belmont University.
  • Mrs. Williamson County and volunteer speaker, Lyndsay Stafford, who volunteered to speak to a women’s self-defense class at the Village Chapel.
  • Tina McLane, Springhill Volunteer Group Leader, who spoke to both a Baptist and Lutheran church on two separate occasions in Springhill.    
  • Franklin Volunteer Group leader, Dana Hardy, and members Pat Thurmond, Cindy Whitt, and Allison Ude for arranging a meeting for us with Williamson County School Superintendent Mike Looney about getting human trafficking training into Williamson County schools. I am also thankful for Detective Jeff Rowe who attended the meeting and who, along with fellow officers of the Franklin Police Department, has been a staunch supporter of the mission of End Slavery Tennessee.  
  • Tireless office volunteer and NOW speaker, Amie Hassler, who did an outstanding job presenting to medical staff and students at Grand Rounds at Meharry Medical College. She did such a wonderful job, they have asked her to return next year.
  • New Clarksville Volunteer Group Leader, Ashley Oros, and fellow Clarksville volunteers Gerlyn Colon, Mesha Ingram, along with volunteers Tracy Cothran, Joyce Snyder, and Jenna Watson, for jumping in to represent End Slavery during the Life on Mission Conference at Living Hope Baptist church in Clarksville. 
  • All the faithful hardworking volunteer group leaders who inspire and enable others to engage in our mission. 
  • The hard work of volunteers Amie Hassler and Joann Dilbeck for their tireless devotion in helping me in the office.

During this season of thanksgiving, I am grateful for the gift I have been given in supporting the best volunteers that any organization could hope for.

Stay tuned……