Jim & Donna Bartholomew Memorial Exchange.
Why we honor Jim and Donna:
Jim Bartholomew was a charter member (#00111) of the TLC Brotherhood and was elected to the board of directors twice. He founded the TLC Brotherhood Exchange, using his own funds as capital, and raising quite a bit of profit for TCLB Assistance. Jim and Donna hosted our fourth TLCB official reunion, held in Manassas, Virginia, in 2002, and Jim arranged for great press coverage in local newspapers. In Southeast Asia, he served at Korat, Takhli, Nakhon Phanom, and U’Tapao, in 1969-70 and 1972-75 Part of that time he was NCOIC of Operations. Jim died unexpectedly in early 2003, a short time after he and his devoted wife, Donna, moved from Virginia to Arizona. This was a great loss to Donna, who also died there in May of 2008. Donna had many close friends in the TLCB and had been very active with other member’s wives in the so-called “Sisterhood.” Both are greatly missed by the TLCB. The TLC Brotherhood Exchange, or “BX,” is therefore named in their memory.
The Exchange had a very successful week at the annual meeting and reunion in Alexandria, Virginia. Some items are in short supply but we are quickly re-stocking.