September 2015 Newsletter
I can hardly believe that summer has flown past and it’s September. At this rate, Christmas can only be a week away!
Although the club has been on a “meeting break” since May, your club and its leaders have been quite busy and, although we are in the final stretch of my term as President, there is much still on the horizon.
Joanie and Bruce Bain hosted our “Summer CHAT” at their home – held with Magic Circle – and it was a wonderful event. Harris County Chair Paul Simpson updated us all on his plans to help ensure the election of Republicans in our county- something that we can all get behind. A huge thanks to Joanie and Bruce for opening their lovely home and their incredible hospitality.
You should know that Village Republican Women will be awarded the highest level of club achievement at the National Federation of Republican Women’s Biennial Convention in Arizona this month. You will be represented by Joanie Bain and me, and we look forward to showing the nation what we do here at Village RW.
The Texas Federation of Republican Women’s Biennial Convention will be held in November in Lubbock and Village will be well represented there, too. To the delegates who were chosen at the May meeting, you’ll be getting your registration forms soon. Awards Chair Beverly Roberts has completed the forms for the TFRW John Goodwin Tower Award of Excellence, and I’m proud to say that VRW will be receiving the highest level of recognition. Again. And it’s because of the work and dedication that you show our club.
This month our program will be the Candidate’s Forum for the City of Houston Mayoral Election. Our Programs VP, Joanie Bain, has done great work gathering commitments from all but one of the candidates. I want to thank the West Houston Chamber of Commerce for co-sponsoring the event. Be sure to attend – even if you don’t live in the city of Houston this election matters. The person who is elected will lead one of the largest cities in the nation and his actions will impact the entire region for decades to come. It is critical to know as much as you can about the men who would like to hold the reins of so much power and influence. Get informed, and then get involved. In all the municipal elections; they all matter.
Another exciting event this fall will be our “Salute to Veterans” luncheon on November 18th. We have great plans to show our veterans that Village Republican Women is proud to honor those that have served to protect our rights, our families and our country. Watch for details in the coming weeks.
Planning for our “Roaring 20’s Gala” fundraiser on November 20th is well underway and you will NOT want to miss this opportunity to be a part of this event, and maybe even find your way into our VIP Speakeasy. Watch for announcements and detail.
Finally, please put the evening of December 6th on your calendars. Kathaleen Wall and her husband, Holly Frost, are hosting our annual VRW Christmas party at their home and I’m sure it will be another wonderful event. My thanks to Kathaleen and Holly for opening their hearts and home to our club this year.