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State Senator Bo Watson, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, July 16, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

Gregg Gentry, chief administrative officer, Erlanger Hospital, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, July 17, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.

The JFK Club luncheon, Tuesday, July 17 at the Feed Table, 201 W. Main St., will be an extended meeting, running from noon-1:30 p.m. to accommodate two groups of candidates. The first group of speakers will include David Sharpe, County Commission District 6; Brent Morris, Tennessee House District 27; Tammy Magourik, Tennessee House District 29; and Joda Thongnopnua, Tennessee House District 30. The second group of speakers will be Craig Fitzugh and Karl Dean, Democratic candidates for governor. The price of the meal will be $15, including tax and tip. Anyone planning to attend should notify Jane Elmore at 51jelmore@gmail.com.

RBHS Principal Elaine Harper, at Red Bank/Signal Mountain Chamber Council Meeting, Tuesday, July 17, 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. at Red Bank High School, 640 Morrison Springs Road. Cost is $12.

Jeff DeLoach, Chattanooga Time Free Press, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, July 18, noon-1 p.m. at Metro Tab Church, 2101 West Shepherd Road (airport exit going opposite direction from the airport).

Blake Freeman, HCDE Future Ready Institutes, at Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting, Wednesday, July 18, 9:15-10:30 a.m. at Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove, 4586 Forsythia Way. No cost.

Hixson area principals, at Hixson Chamber Council Meeting, Wednesday, July 18, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Dr. Cost is $10.

George Nelson, The Lineman School, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, July 19, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Mark McKnight, Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, July 20, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

State House District 30 Forum, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, July 23, noon at The International Towing and Recovery Museum, 3315 Broad St. Lunch buffet is $13. RSVP to rsvppachy@gmail.com whether eating or not.

Master Gardener James Gumnick, on "Bonsai Past and Present," at The Green Thumb Garden Club, Monday, July 23 at at Greenbrier Cove Morning Pointe Assisted Living Center of Collegedale, 9650 Leyland Dr. in Ooltewah.  Mr. Gumnick has 40 years of experience working on Bonsai trees. He is a member of the Tennessee Valley Bonsai Society, of which he spent several years as president.

CEC/AGC/CRMA Tour of Branch Technology at new location, Monday, July 23, noon-1 p.m. Pre-registration is requested of all participants via the AGC website, and separate registration is also needed for CEC members who wish to receive PDH credit. For all registration and more info start here.

Mary Beth Hudson, Wacker, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, July 26, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Dawn Hjelseth, Green Spaces, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, July 27, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Signal Centers.

Henry Lodge, Lodge Manufacturing, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Aug. 2, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Benny Middleton, DC BLOX, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Aug. 3, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Mike Ducker, FedEx, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Aug. 9, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.

Platt Boyd, Branch Technologies, at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Aug. 16, noon at the Convention Center. One Carter Plaza.


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