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Tennessee Inventors Association (TIA) Meeting Newsletters

The Tennessee Inventors Association sends a monthly newsletter to members and visitors. The newsletters contain notes on the previous meeting and information on other items of interest. Some newsletters include pdf copies of the handouts. To view these handouts, Adobe Acrobat or other pdf file reader/viewer program must me installed on your computer.

2014 Meetings

Month Meeting Description

March 2014 Richard Steinle

Our March 2014 speaker was Richard Steinle, a local inventor. Richard presented his idea about shooting short videos about inventors and their inventions and/or ideas. The short videos could be combined to make a 30 minute segment that will hopefully be broadcast on local television.


February 2014 Dr. Paul Brady

Our February 2014 speaker was Dr. Paul Brady, an orthopedic surgeon who invented the "dog bone," a surgical device that is implanted in a weak shoulder to give the joint more strength.


January 2014 John Cleaves, inventor

Our January 2014 speaker was John Cleaves, a retired engineer. He spoke about his patent pending invention Table Top Conveyor.

2013 Meetings

Month Meeting Description

December 2013 Holiday get-together

December is our member get together month for the TIA. The TIA met at Perkins Pancake House, 9507 Kingston Pike (Windsor Square Shopping Center), for a late breakfast/early lunch. No official business was conducted, but everyone got a chance to become better acquainted.


November 2013 Elections

The agenda for the November 23 TIA meeting included the TIA annual elections. Our featured speaker was Dr. H. Lee Martin.


October 2013 JR Charles and Kickstarter

The featured speaker for October was JR Charles. His presentation discussed Kickstarter as a funding tool. Also, the upcoming TIA elections were discussed. The TIA Elections will be held during the November meeting. We have many term limited officers and now is the time for members to step up and contribute to keeping the TIA the great organization that it is. The Ballot is published below. Nominations will be accepted at the October meeting.


September 2013 Dr. Lonnie Love and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility

The agenda for the September meeting included a presentation by local inventor Mariano Ruiz and a presentation by Dr. Love and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL.


August 2013 SCORE

The agenda for the August meeting included a presentation by Vern Lindsay of SCORE.


July 2013 Eric Dobson of Angel Capital Group

The agenda for the July meeting included a presentation by Eric Dobson, Chapter President of the Angel Capital Group.


June 2013 Inventor Presentations

The June meeting includes presentations by inventors:

1.  Al Hill - boat drive system
2.  Terry Brewster
3.  Jason Shadrick - breast pump concept (possible)


May 2013 Zane Hagy and marketing

The agenda for the May meeting included a presentation by Zane Hagy of z11 communications.


April 2013 Dr. Gene Overholt

The speaker for April 27 was Dr. Gene Overholt, co-founder and president of Gastrointestinal Associates in Knoxville.