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R-8 Retiree Groups


Several retiree groups have organized around the region and would love for you to join them.  Due to Covid 19 most groups have either suspended meetings, meet outdoors with picnic, Zoom or other media facetime.  Contact your representative for specific information.  Hopefully, we will get back to normal someday.

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Alabama Retirees

Retirees, spouses, and friends meet the 1st Wednesday in February, April, June, August, October, and December at 11:15 AM, McAlister's Restaurant in Prattvile, AL.  Contact Bill Fadden 334-285-0962

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Cobb County, Georgia

Retirees, spouses and friends meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. at Come-N-Get-It, 1409 Church St. Ext. N.W., Marietta, GA 30060.  For information contact:

Sonny Cudabac. 770-427-4376

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Northeast Atlanta

Retirees, spouses, and friends meet for breakfast the last Tuesday of each month (except December) at the IHOP Restaurant, 4205 Stone Mountain Highway, Hwy 78, at 7:30 a.m.  The restaurant is located in the Killian Hills Village Shopping Center between Pet Smat, Home Depot and the Sports Authority just west of Killian Hill Road.  Contact Nancy Sorrells 770-469-5799.

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Cherokee National Forest

Retiree, spouse, and friends meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in Cleveland, TN.   Contact 
Jack N. Callahan,, 423-284-7885, 2621 Crestwood Drive NW Cleveland, TN 37312. Due to Covid19 we will meeting outside somewhere. Call for information.

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Jefferson National Forest

Retirees, spouses, and friends get together at noon on the second Wednesday of even numbered months at the Roanoker Resturant in Roanoke, VA.  We have been meeting for the last several years.  No dues are collected and only rarely are there programs or expressions of professional concerns.  for information, contact Tom Poulin, 540-966-1058.

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Francis Marion and Sumter National Forest

FM&S retirees meet for lunch each year the 2nd Tuesday of April and October.    Contacts:  Ed Hedgecock, (803-957-4649) or Glenda Wood (803-563-5498).


Ouachita National Forest

Retirees, spouses and friends meet for breakfast the third Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in the Cornerstone Shopping Center, Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Contact: Jim Wenner, 501-525-8284.




George Washington National Forest

Retirees, spouses and friends meet for breakfast at 9:00 a.m. on the first Wednesday of even numbered months at the Village Inn Restaurant on US 11, a short distance off I-81 at Exit 240.  Contact: Eddie Riddle,

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Highlands-Robbinsville-Franklin-Murphy North Carolina Area

Retiree, spouse, and friends meet at 11:30 a.m. for lunch on the last Wednesday of every month in Franklin.  Contact George Lynch for the location as it may be in a different place each month. 828-369-9722.

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The National Forest in Florida

Contact: Johnnie Croft 5156 Shaw Street, Sanderson, FL 32087, (386)-752-7325 or Joann Webb.


National Forests and Grasslands in Texas


Retirees, spouses and friends meet for lunch the 4th Friday of each month at 11:15 am at Golden Corral, 2401 S. First St., Lufkin, TX. Contacts: Carolyn Hughes 936-875-3328 (hm) or or Gay Ippolito 936-635-1998.


The Sam Houston National Forest meets quarterly, the second Thursday of January, April, July and October at 10AM for Brunch at the Black Walnut Cafe, 2971 Hawthorne Dr., in Conroe, TX. Contact Shelly Allen for Text or call - 936-537-8898 email:

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Mississippi Retirees

No current plans have been reported.  Contact: Glenda Baswell 662-582-0148


Louisiana Retirees

No groups have been identified as yet.

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Kentucky Retirees

No groups have been identified as yet. 

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