The Republican Women of Williamson County (RWWC) hosted a festive Tennessee Tea & Treasures event on Sunday, Nov. 3, at the historic Pleasant Hill mansion in Brentwood.
More than 150 guests, including numerous Tennessee legislators and leaders, enjoyed the afternoon tea with a Southern twist in the 1854 mansion at the Governors Club. The RWWC fundraiser gave the guests the opportunity to experience a traditional Brititsh tea — complete with tea sandwiches, scones and desserts — and get an early start on holiday shopping from designers and artisans offering handmade jewelry, photography and food gifts, ornaments, flowers, olive oils, sweets and other gift ideas.
Special guests included U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn; state Senator Jack Johnson; U.S. senatorial candidates Bill Hagerty, the former Ambassador to Japan, and Dr. Manny Sethi; and Barbara Trautman, president of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women.
Founded in 1968, the RWWC is part of both the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women based in Alexandria, Virginia. Some of the main objectives of the organization at the local, state and national level are to empower women in the political process, educate the public about candidates and legislation, protect the electoral process and increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good governance.