Tennessee Valley poultry Club Officers
Eddie (Cotton) Dunlap - PresidenT
After a several year hiatus, Eddie (Cotton) Dunlap reorganized and relaunched the Tennessee Valley Poultry Club, the home of the Dixie Classic. He was the major factor in the club managing to host both the ABA and the APA shortly after the club was reformed. Eddie has raised and shown poultry for many years. He is famous for his standard Black Langshans.
John Thomas - Vice President
I starting out showing poultry when I was 16 years old. I've shown Old English Game Bantams for many years and got the 2012 exhibitor of the year with my Fawn Silver Duckwings. I've been with the TVPC since 2011. Born and raised in the small town of Tellico Plains TN. I've been working on Black Ameraucana Large fowl for the past two years. I also own and raise Black Old English Game Bantam, Silver Pencil and White Rock Bantams, Dark Brahma Bantams and Black Copper Marans large fowl. I'm very honored to be voted as the VP of the TVPC. (John also served as Show secretary for the Dixie Classic hosted ABA in 2014).
patti brashears - Treasurer
Mrs. Brashears joined the TVPC in the fall of 2011 and has been treasurer since 2012. She grew up in Oak Ridge as a “city girl”, but knew in her heart she was supposed to be a “county girl”. So she found David, a great country boy, to marry and the rest is history. They live on a 7 acre farm in Roane County and manage the old family farm of 106 acres just down the road. They have raised and shown horses, sheep, cattle, pigs and chickens. Oh, yes and 3 children - David 42, Heather 40, and Sydnee 20. All their children were active in 4-H with the older two being National Horse Project winners. The older two have been busy providing 6 wonderful grandchildren and Sydnee is finishing her junior year at the Savannah College of Art & Design. While they have cut down the number of species they are now raising, they still raise beef cattle and chickens. Her favorite breeds are Orpingtons, Giant Cochins, and Brahmas. She loves her “chicken” family and greeting all the exhibitors at the show during check-in.
cynthia walker - Club secretary and web admin
Cynthia Walker was a member of the original TVPC in the late 80's and early 90's and has served as club Secretary since the reorganization in 2011. She was just elected to another term. She is also serving as the current Web and FaceBook Admin. She is IT Administrator in the Plant Sciences Department at the University of Tennessee. Her favorite breeds are standard Partridge Cochins, Americaunas and Silkies. She is married to David Walker of Karns, a retired Plant Sciences employee and they have a daughter, Celinda.
El Morse - show secretary
El Morse is a long time poultry breeder and is serving her second year as club Show Secretary.
meghan atchley - youth director
Meghan Atchley served as unnofficial assistant youth director last year and was recently elected to the position of
Youth Director. She and her son Lane raise Langshans, Pekin heavy ducks, bantam call ducks and silkies.
Alex Coffey - assistant youth director
Alex Coffey is serving his first term as Assistant Youth Director.