Region 3 News

Region 3

Regional Director:

Winifred Tuschen

Region 3 Meeting News:

Jim and Betty Nicks will be hosting the Region 3 meeting in Franklin, TN, March 22-24, 2019. The Marriott Residence Inn has reserved a block of 12 rooms, (2009 Meridian Blvd, Franklin, TN37067-Phone 877-943-9379). Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights are available at a rate of $154. Ask for the "Flow Blue Club rate."  Breakfast is included.  Friday night dinner will be at Loveless Café (at right) in Nashville. This is a Nashville landmark. You never know who you might see (Vince Gill, Paul McCartney, etc.).  Martha Stewart has featured their "Biscuit Baker" on her show. Dinner cost is in the $10-$15 range and is set in a casual atmosphere. Saturday morning brunch will be at the Nicks home, followed by a regional meeting. Betty is a wonderful cook and brunch will be great. 

After Saturday brunch, a tour of two historic homes that had a significant part in the Battle of Franklin (one of the turning points of the Civil War-we lost) is planned.  If we can get a good docent these can be quite dramatic, especially at the Carter House.  Cost $23.00 for both. A Saturday dining location is yet to be determined but will be followed by dessert at the Nicks home. Table sales may be available. 

For those of you who want to arrive early, the Nashville Flea Market is that weekend as well--Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Nashville Fair Grounds--about 15 miles from the hotel. You may just find that elusive flow blue/mulberry piece here!

Hotel reservations need to be made by March 8 and RSVPs must be received by March 10. Club members from other regions are welcome! Contact Winifred Tuschen ( or Jim Nicks ( for information.