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South East Region

  frankTFrank Thornburg

Athens, Georgia

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Greetings from the Society of Air Force Nurses (SAFN), Southeast Region!

Welcome to the SE Region’s “public” web page. Currently, the SE region has 315 members who reside in: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
When you join SAFN, there are plenty of opportunities to renew old friendships and make new ones. The SAFN National Convention is held biennially in the odd years and the Regional Meetings are held in the opposite even years (We plan to meet in Savannah, GA in 2018!).
If you are not a SAFN member yet, please join! As a member you will receive:
• Welcome Letter
• Copy of the latest Rendezvous (SAFN newsletter)
• Instructions for accessing the Members Only portion of the website (where you can access the color version of the Rendezvous)
• A SAFN lapel pin
• SAFN Directory which lists contact information for our 1,460 members
If you do decide to join SAFN, dues are $25.00 annually, payable by January 31st of each year. Once a member, you will have access to the “members only” web page that contains more detailed information about our region.


Space Coast Chapter

(From Eileen Goretski). Our next meeting will be at Beef O’ Brady’s on Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017.  I am planning a Christmas Party at my house on Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017.  Wishing everyone a truly thankful fall and a blessed Christmas.


The Eastern North Carolina Chapter will host a lunch meeting on

November 4, 2017 at 11:30

Longhorn Steakhouse, Goldsboro


 South Carolina Chapter Meeting

Nov 18th, 20187 at 11:30

Lizard’s Thicket Restaurant

7938 Garners Ferry Rd. Columbia, S.C. 29209

Mark your calendar for our Regional Meeting in Savannah, Oct 28-31, 2018.  Savannah was the #1 choice of the attendees at our 2016 meeting in Blue Ridge, so your planning committee is hard at work.  Some of the highlights of the meeting will be a city bus tour; lunch at the historic Old Pink House; first night dinner catered by Paula Deen; tour and dinner at the Air Force Museum; and a dinner cruise on the Savannah River.  You won’t want to miss this one! Our hotel will be the Holiday Inn Express Savannah Historic District, 912-231-9000.

Savannah flier

The Tampa/St Pete Chapter hosted a luncheon on November 12th to celebrate Veterans Day and SAFN’s 30th anniversary.  On December 17th they participated in the Wreaths Across America wreath laying at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL and laid wreaths for our Air Force nurses, relatives and friends buried there.

   tampa cake       cake




Peggy M.


Please contact me with any events planned in your area and I will get them posted:

Pictures from the Southeast Regional Meeting

November 3-6, 2016 in Blue Ridge, GA 



Pictures from Eastern NC Chapter – SAFN – Spring/Summer 2016

SER Chapter Spring 2016

The chapter met in Goldsboro for lunch and fellowship on 3 May 2016.  Seated:  Marge Frazier. Colleen Carroll, Olga Markowitsch. Standing:  Bob Frazier, Deborah Jones, Minnie Beverly, Ann Burns, Melrose Lewis (Colleen’s niece), Frances Mitchell (Colleen’s niece). 

SE Chapter mtg

We celebrated Nurse/Tech Week with members of the 4th Medical Group at Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, on 11 May 2016. They hosted a cookout on base, giving everyone a chance to relax.   Representing SAFN is Ann Burns, Chapter Coordinator;   LtCol Gacquette Jennings, Chief Nurse/SGN, represented the Med Group.

SE 2 April 2016

SE 1 April 2016

        Georgia Chapter meeting in Macon on April 23, 2016

National Officers

Pat Chappell
Colorado Springs, CO

Kay Fryman
Vice President
Springfield, OH

Sally Glover
Springfield, VA

Terri Page
San Antonio, TX