District I History & Photos
Spring Sprints and Fall Roundup

 
 
2006 Spring Sprint
 


District 1 Spring Sprint
Joe Horcher, DVP1
April 03, 2006 - 9:30 AM
Miss Scarlett's Restaurant
Grand Rivers, Ky.
I-24 exit 31


Kentucky Federation President Joseph N. Wahlen addressed the First District, Kentucky Federation,
Spring Sprint at Miss Scarlett’s in Gilbertsville, KY, on Monday, April 03, 2006.

Almost 40 members of First District chapters were present for the semi-annual event on one of the most beautiful of Kentucky Spring days.

Following the business meeting conducted by First District vice-president Joe Horcher and
Mary Jane Cothran (former First District vice-president) 
share a laugh with the attendees at our Spring Sprint.
 
 

DVP Joe Horcher presented awards and recognition to District members.
Honored here was the Best Dressed member in attendence.
In the foregound are Carol and Nick Nikaido sharing in on the laughter.


Doo Wop Pa Doo

The Jackson Oaks Kitchen Band provided the entertainment at this years Spring Sprint.

Following the conclusion of the meeting, the 2006 Convention Steering Committee 
met for a short planning session. 
Joe Horcher distributed pertinent information to chairs of the various committees.





 


 
 
2004 Spring Sprint
 


District 1 Spring Sprint
Joe Horcher, DVP1
April 18, 2004 - 9:30 AM
Miss Scarlett's Restaurant
Grand Rivers, Ky.
I-24 exit 31


Members of local NARFE Chapter 1373 who attended the First District, Kentucky Federation, Spring Sprint at Miss Scarlett’s in Gilbertsville, KY, on Monday, April 18, were Tom Crider, Secretary-Treasurer; Tom Diaz, President; Martha Byford, Member; and Helen Hunt, Vice-President. 
Photo by Laurel Diaz

Almost 50 members of First District chapters were present for the semi-annual event on 
one of the most beautiful of Kentucky Spring days.

Bill R. Austin, Region X Field Vice-President, presented up-to-date information on priority legislation and issues affecting NARFE members.  Other speakers included outgoing Kentucky NARFE President Clay Shannon and Lela Williams, Federation Public Relations Chair.

DVP Joe Horcher presented awards and recognition to District members.  Honored were the oldest and youngest female and male members in attendance, including Joe Rose and Francis Churchill (oldest) and Jim Ryan and Alicia Pontius (youngest) pictured above.
 Also recognized were five District recruiters and chapters who were sending delegates to the upcoming state convention in Lexington.  Chapters with the highest attendance at the Spring Sprint and chapters with the highest percentage of attendees were presented with checks.

Judge Andre Trawick presented a very interesting and humorous program
following the luncheon on his travels throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky entitled
“A Traveler’s View of Kentucky.”
Attending with Judge Trawick, a member of Henderson Chapter 1291,
was his wife Louise.









 


 
 
 
 
2007  Spring Sprint
 


Photo by Laurel Diaz, Chapter 1373

Earlene Burney

Laughter and tears were plentiful during Earlene Burney's poignant and educational program presented on Alzheimer's Disease. A fine and knowledgeable speaker, retired educator Earlene Burney of Clarksville,TN, was the featured speaker at the NARFE 2007 Kentucky Federation of Chapters Convention held at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Louisville in Kentucky on Thursday May 17, 2007 Banquet.

She also spoke at the District I Spring Sprint which was held at Miss Scarlet's  Restaurant (Exit 31 on I-24) near the Land Between the Lakes in far Western Kentucky.

Burney, of Clarksville, TN, became a caregiver when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. She used her background in education to research and teach herself about the best ways to confront the disease. She and her family struggled for twelve years through trial and error, using first the routine approaches, and later more innovative ideas geared specifically to her mother's personality, to maintain the highest quality of life for her mother.

“Along the way, I realized how dreadful the disease is and wanted to do so much more to help persons who are dealing with disease, whether it was the patient or family,” said Ms. Burney.

She became an advocate for the elderly, especially those with Alzheimer's Disease. She has spoken before various legislative committees at the Tennessee General Assembly. At the request of The Department of Justice and Democracy in Washington, D.C., she has spoken before congressional and senate committees about her experiences with the disease on numerous occasions. Ms. Burney has been a speaker for the Vanderbilt-Meharry Geriatric Education Foundation. She now spends her time traveling across Tennessee and surrounding states speaking at conferences and for support groups and schools teaching about a daughter's perspective on this disease.

NARFE Kentucky Federation Chapter President Joseph N. Wahlen addressed chapter members attending the NARFE District I
Spring Sprint held at Miss Scarlet's Restaurant in Gilbertsville in Western Kentucky on Monday, April 23, 2007

Pictured above, L to R, Martha Smith, Oldest Female (former Kentucky Federation President, former District Vice President), 
Chapter 1262, Hopkinsville; 
Joe Rose, Oldest Male, Chapter 1262, Hopkinsville; Kay Ryan, Youngest Female, Chapter 1287, Marshall County; 
and Ron Hubbard, Youngest Male, Chapter 853, Kentucky Lake

DVP Joe Horcher presents plaques to Lowell Orman, President Chapter 1587, Marshall County, for highest percentage of members present, 
and Tom Diaz, President Chapter 1373, Marion, for most members present.
Each chapter was also awarded a $25.00 check

Members of Marion Chapter 1373 attending the Spring Sprint 2007 were Tom and Evelyn Carter, Helen Hunt,
Martha Byford, and Tom Diaz.  Not pictured were Laurel Diaz and Tom and Mickey Crider

Photos by Laurel Diaz, 
Crittenden County Chapter 1373
 


 First District Vice-President Joe Horcher at the Crittenden County Chapter 1373 meeting
at Thom's Sweet Shoppe in Marion , Kentucky.