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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT This year, your TJCL board has been engineering some exciting things. We have a geographically diverse board this year; officers come from all parts of Tennessee. With this exciting occurrence, our board meetings have been held mostly via Skype. Though there is a greater distance between board members, the #JCLove is still present. One notable exception to the skype model was the annual TJCL Fall planning meeting. This year, Fall planning was held at the University of Memphis, the location of this year’s convention. Your officers reviewed service projects, spirit themes, constitutional amendments, and plans to make this year’s convention the best one yet. Though there is still much to plan (and therefore more skype calls!), I am confident that every TJCLer will have loads of fun at the 2020 TJCL Convention. In what was possibly the most interesting phenomenon during my time in office, I had the opportunity to meet with someone that had found two TJCL Scrapbooks from 1973 and 1977 in an abandoned house. My jaw dropped when I saw the amount of work that went into creating these scrapbooks. As a lover of history, these books truly reminded me of why I love the TJCL. While the details are still being worked out, I hope to have these books on display for all of TJCL to see at Convention.  Thank you, TJCL, for your support of the executive board. I look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at the convention! Please email me with any questions, comments, or rare scrapbook findings. Grayson Cobb 2019-2020 TJCL President 4