|Squad members fare well at convention |
| The Obion County Rescue Squad was well represented recently at the 52nd annual Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads Convention held at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hotel and Convention Center in Chattanooga, with 32 members attending. |
Jim Williamson, treasurer of the Obion County Rescue Squad, was elected president of the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads. He is the first member of the Obion County Rescue Squad to be elected to this office.
His wife, Amy, was elected president of the Women’s Auxiliary to the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads (WATARS). This is the first time in the history of the Obion County Rescue Squad that a husband and wife have been elected presidents of TARS and WATARS and is only the second time a husband and wife have been presidents of TARS and WATARS at the same time in the history of the organizations.
Robert Faulkner, a member of the Obion County Rescue Squad for 29 years, received one of only two lifetime memberships awarded at this year’s convention.
Woody Pugh, a member of the Obion County Rescue Squad for 18 years, received the Costo McGee award. This award is presented to a rescue squad member who does outstanding work in his church and in the community other than the rescue squad.
The Obion County Crewettes took first place in the WATARS scrapbook judging.
Four members of the Obion County Crewettes were elected state officers in WATARS. They include president Amy Williamson, vice president Judy Faulkner, region IV vice president Amanda Smith, all of Union City, and parliamentarian Vickie Sowell of Woodland Mills. Mrs. Sowell is also a lifetime member of WATARS.
Members of the Obion County Rescue Squad who recently attended the 52nd annual Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads Convention included Timbo Smith, Linda Foster, Amanda Smith, Don Bloxom, Amy Bloxom, Carla Jones, Robert Faulkner, Judy Faulkner, Vickie Sowell, Daniel Williamson, Sheri Preuett, Martha Bloxom, Donald Bloxom, Zack Williamson, Jim Foster, Teddy Willcutt, Michelle Willcutt, Robin Rogers, Jason Rogers, Deana Lee, Stan Lee, Bobby Russell, Stacy Hogan, Pat Hogan Jr., Bill Sowell, Jim Williamson, Freddie Preuett, Amy Williamson, Steve Jones, William Downey, Josh Willcutt and Melissa Willcutt.
Published in The Messenger 12.28.07