Archives for February 2016

November 3, 2016 Meeting, Audio

Posted February 24, 2016 at 12:34 PM
Emily Dupre

Our guest speaker for our Nov. 3, 2016 meeting was be Ms. Emily Dupre, Regional Director for MFS Investment Services. Ms. Dupre spoke on: "Staying Calm When Markets Go Wild."

Emily Dupre is a director and wholesaler for MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). She is responsible for mutual fund sales through investment advisors in Virginia and the Washington, D.C., area.

She has been in her current role since 2008. She joined MFS in 2004, and previous experience includes serving as an internal sales representative supporting field wholesalers.

Emily holds a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University.

October 6, 2016 Meeting, Audio

Posted February 24, 2016 at 12:34 PM

The guest speaker for our October 6, 2016 meeting was Mr. Christopher M. Winslow, Chesterfield County Supervisor for Clover Hill District. Mr. Winslow spoke on: "Chesterfield 2016: A Review and Current Highlights."

Christopher M. Winslow was elected to the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors from Clover Hill last November and began his term January 1, 2016. Mr. Winslow has been active in Chesterfield community affairs since 2007. He is former Adjutant of American Legion Post 186 and is past-President of the Midlothian Rotary Club. Mr. Winslow also served as a member of Chesterfield’s Committee on the Future, a citizen advisory board charged with study and recommendation regarding long-range issues facing the county.

Following the attacks on September 11, 2001, Mr. Winslow enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an Intelligence Specialist Petty Officer. An honorably discharged active duty veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he served at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, and created a “best practice” intelligence evaluation methodology to assess East Africa al-Qaeda insurgent viability within Somalia.

Mr. Winslow holds a Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Mary Washington College and a graduate certificate from the University of Richmond. He co-owns Winslow & McCurry, a Midlothian law firm that employs 9. In practice, Mr. Winslow assists clients in a range of civil matters in General District and Circuit courts, the Virginia Supreme Court, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western districts of Virginia. Mr. Winslow taught as an adjunct professor in the undergraduate Political Science department at the University of Mary Washington for three years.

Chris, along with his wife Kim and their 4-year old daughter, live in Ashbrook Landing. He is a member of the Chesterfield County Republican Committee.

Committee Appointments/Regional Assignments:

  • Budget & Audit Committee
  • ichmond Regional Planning District Commission
  • Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization
  • Crater Planning District Commission
  • Maymont Board of Directors

September 1, 2016 Meeting

Posted February 24, 2016 at 12:34 PM
Marie Kolendo

The Brandermill Region Men's Club is proud to announce that the guest speaker for our September 1, 2016 meeting will be Ms. Marie Kolendo, Executive Director of the Greater Richmond Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Ms. Kolendo will be addressing three important topics:

  • Staying healthy and it's impact on brain health
  • The signs of Alzheimer's or dementia
  • Caregiving

Marie Kolendo joined the Alzheimer’s Association as CEO in July 2015. Marie previously served on the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Board from July 2006 through December 2014, serving the Association in various capacities, including Board chair and treasurer, as well as positions with the Finance Committee, Program Committee, and Development Committee.

Prior to joining the Association, Marie spent 16 years at Genworth Financial in their Long Term Care business. She has an MBA from Averett University and a BS in Accounting from VCU.

June 2, 2016 Meeting, Audio

Posted February 24, 2016 at 12:34 PM
Jim Triesler

The Brandermill Region Men's Club's guest speaker for our June 2, 2016 meeting was be Mr. Jim Triesler, Education Director for the Virginia War Memorial and creator/advisor for a Clover Hill High School student run website called It Took A War.

Mr. Triesler came to the Virginia War Memorial from Clover Hill High School in Chesterfield, where he taught Social Studies for 20 years. While at Clover Hill, he also developed a new history elective called Historical Research and Technology. The class is project based, and his students won numerous awards and recognition from such organizations, such as the Virginia Historical Society, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia, the National World War II Museum, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. As part of the Research Class, Mr. Triesler and his students created a website called It Took A War that is designed to honor those who lived through and served during World War II. The site consists of letters and interviews that tell the personal side of World War II. In 2007, It Took A War was recognized by the History Channel with a Save Our History Award. Mr. Triesler has also won numerous other awards, including being named the Region 1 Virginia Teacher of the Year (2007) and the Person of the Year by the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (2012). He and his wife Elizabeth have one son, Jonathan, and they live in Chesterfield County.

The Brandermill Region Men's Club consists of approximately 150 members who have chosen to make their homes in the communities surrounding Brandermill and Woodlake in Midlothian VA. Meetings are held at The Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway, on the first Thursday of every month (July and August excluded), with coffee and donuts at 9:15am and guest speaker at 10:00am.

May 5, 2016 Meeting Audio

Posted February 8, 2016 at 1:42 PM
Photo of Former State Senator John C. Watkins

Our speaker for the May 5, 2016 meeting was Former State Senator John C. Watkins, who spoke on "Why Your Vote Counts."

The Former Senator Watkins served in the Virginia State Senate from 1998 until 2016, before that serving as a State Delegate from 1982 until 1998 and on the Chesterfield County Board of Zoning Appeals from 1976 until 1981. His business interests include Watkins Nurseries, Inc. since 1971, the CJW Medical Center Board of Trustees since 1993, and Chairman, Board of Directors of the Community Bankers Trust / Essex Bank since 2011. Former Senator Watkins is also involved with many civic organizations.

A veteran of the United States Army, he is a graduate of Midlothian High School and Virginia Tech, lives in Midlothian, is married, and has three sons and six grandchildren.

Fred Carter also spoke on our Charity Concert which takes place on May 22nd.

April 7, 2016 Meeting, Audio

Posted February 8, 2016 at 1:42 PM
Annie Tobey

The Brandermill Region Men's Club is proud to announce that the guest speaker for our April 7, 2016 meeting will be Annie Tobey, beer columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, who will speak on the exponential rise of Richmond as a beer destination (why and how), including current and future Richmond breweries.

Annie Tobey has been a professional writer for over two decades, with a focus on the beer industry for nearly ten years – once she recognized the rise of the industry and the joy of the research. Her beer articles have been published in a variety of regional and national publications, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch through her biweekly First Drafts beer column and, All About Beer and Beer Advocate. She is a member of the Pink Boots Society for women in the beer industry and the North American Guild of Beer Writers.

March 3, 2016 Meeting, Audio

Posted February 8, 2016 at 1:42 PM

Mary Beth McIntire, CEO of Comfort Zone Camp, a bereavement camp for children who have suffered loss of significant individuals in their loves. Mary Beth McIntire offers over 20 years of experience in the world of nonprofit management.

Before coming to Comfort Zone in December, 2013, Mary Beth served a number of nonprofits organizations, including the Library of Virginia Foundation, United Way of Greater Richmond and Aylett Country Day School. She also understands the importance of giving back to the community. She currently serves on the board of directors of Shirley Plantation Foundation and the Honors College Advisory Council at James Madison University. Previously, she served on the boards of The Cornerstone Community Development Center, Center for Nonprofit Excellence – Partnership Council, the Association for Fundraising Professionals, James River Writers, and Aylett County Day School.

Mary Beth holds a B.A. from James Madison University and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She and her husband, Rob have two daughters, Jordan and Caitlin.