Cyclist to speak about cross country trip at AEDC Woman’s Club meeting

The new year for the AEDC Woman’s Club began Sept. 7, with guest speaker Jimmy Gentry sharing stories about his life and achievements. Pictured left to right are AEDCWC members Barb McGuire and Anne Wonder with Gentry. (Courtesy photo)

The new year for the AEDC Woman’s Club began Sept. 7, with guest speaker Jimmy Gentry sharing stories about his life and achievements. Pictured left to right are AEDCWC members Barb McGuire and Anne Wonder with Gentry. (Courtesy photo)

TULLAHOMA, TENN. -- The AEDC Woman’s Club is scheduled to host another meeting Oct. 5 at the Arnold Lakeside Center.

Have you ever wanted to ride a bicycle across America? Well, Julie Willmering, of Oklahoma and now Tennessee, rode from the Pacific Ocean near San Diego, California, to the Atlantic Ocean at St. Augustine, Florida.

While on her three thousand mile journey, Wilmering learned much about the people and cultures of the United States. Attendees will listen to her story and see pictures of this journey.

The social hour of the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m., with the business meeting and program beginning at 10 a.m.

Reservations must be made no later than noon Sept. 28 and are required to gain access to the ALC. Make reservations by calling (931) 393-2552 or (931) 636-4152.

Table donations at the October meeting will go to Shephard’s House of Tullahoma.

The Sept. 7 meeting started off a new year with Jimmy Gentry, of Williamson County, who talked about growing up during the depression, joining the Army at age 18, being in Germany during World War II, helping liberate a prison camp, and them coming home and teaching and coaching in Williamson County. Gentry coached football for 66 years.

Table donations collected at the meeting amounted to $100 and was given to the Motlow Ladies Philanthropic Society.

The AEDCWC meetings are open to the public and provides the opportunity to meet the AEDCWC members and become a member. You don’t need to have military connections or be involved with Arnold Air Force Base to visit and become a member.

For information about the AEDC Woman’s Club call the membership chairman at (931) 455-3569.

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.