AEDC Women

Tennessee Park Ranger Leigh Gardner, left, gave a presentation during the October meeting of the AEDC Woman’s Club. In the front row, from left, are club members Lois Bruner and Mary Frances Cardosi. The middle row includes Trudy Schulte, Betty Horton, Anne Wonder, Liz Jolliffe, Kate Canady, Virginia Sloan, Sande Hayes and Cathy Welch. In the back row are Kristeen Roessig, Nora Geraphty and Barbie More.

Members and guests of the AEDC Woman’s Club recently enjoyed a program by Tennessee Park Ranger Leigh Gardner with the Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park.

Member Barb McGuire said that Gardner talked about her time as a student at Middle Tennessee State University before training to become a park ranger.

Gardner also presented two old park ranger outfits to the members in attendance.

Table donations of $105 went to the Shepherd’s House of Tullahoma.

The next meeting, set for Nov. 7, will feature David Withers, a zoologist with the National Heritage Program for the Department of Environment and Conservation. 

Originally from North Carolina, Withers has been in the program since 1993. A large part of his research is based at the Sherwood Forest in South Cumberland State Park. His talk will focus on the conservation program.

Members will also vote on the best secret shopper during the upcoming meeting. Table donations will be going to Blue Monarch.

The women of the AEDC Woman’s Club welcome everyone to their meetings held at Arnold Lakeside Club.

No military connections are required to get involved and become a member.

For information, contact Anne Rinderer, membership chairman, at 248-872-7923.

The social hour of the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Lakeside Club with the business meeting and program at 10 a.m. Reservations must be made no later than noon on Oct. 31 by contacting Liz Jolliffe at or 931-393-2552 or Stephanie at or 931-434-5415.

Disclaimer: This is a private organization which is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and has no governmental status.

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