Archive for October, 2013

October News & Committee Reports

October 18, 2013

October Meeting Reminder:

BartonDavid Barton will be our featured speaker at the October 23 luncheon.  David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage.  He was named one of the 25 “most influential evangelicals in America” by Time magazine in 2005. He also served as vice chairman of the Texas Republican Party from 1997 to 2006.  David and his wife Cheryl have three grown children, Damaris, Timothy, and Stephen, and they reside in Aledo, TX.

Social – 11:00am Program – 11:30am; Location – Fort Worth Club, 306 7th St., 12th Floor.  Please note that we will be in the Trinity room.

To make a luncheon reservation ($25 with reservation, $27 without), RSVP by noon on Monday, October 21st to Helen Bavousett at 817-516-0704 or byronandhelen@live.com.  If you are not having lunch, no reservation is necessary. Those who RSVP but do not attend will be billed for their reservation cost. (Please do not RSVP using the Comment/Reply section below.)

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Cyndy McCoy, President of Fort Worth Republican Women

Cyndy McCoy, President of Fort Worth Republican Women

October President’s Message

To read our President’s Message for October, click HERE.

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Fort Worth Republican Women would like to thank Judge Mike Thomas, Criminal District Court 4, for sponsoring this month’s board meeting.  We appreciate your support!

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Picture1The National Federation of Republican Women held their 37th Biennial Convention in Louisville, Kentucky in September.  At the convention, the NFRW awarded the Fort Worth Republican Women a Diamond Club Achievement Award. These awards are presented to clubs that demonstrate excellence in membership development, campaign activities, community relations, programs and club functions. Congratulations to all members of the Fort Worth Republican Women!  Keep up the great work to Keep Texas Red!

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NOVEMBER ELECTION INFORMATION

On November 5, 2013, Texas will have 9 constitutional amendments on the ballot.  Here is the exact ballot language:

Proposition 1

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action.”

“La enmienda constitucional que autoriza a la legislatura para proporcionar una exención de impuestos ad valorem de todo o parte del valor de mercado de la vivienda residencial del cónyuge superviviente de un miembro de las fuerzas armadas de Estados Unidos que haya muerto en servicio”.

Proposition 2

“The constitutional amendment eliminating an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is operational.”

“La enmienda constitucional que elimina el requisito obsoleto de una Junta Estatal de Educación Médica y un Fondo Estatal de Educación Médica, ninguno de los cuales está en funcionamiento”.

Proposition 3

“The constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision of this state to extend the number of days that aircraft parts that are exempt from ad valorem taxation due to their location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for purposes of qualifying for the tax exemption.”

“La enmienda constitucional para autorizar a una subdivisión política de este estado a extender la cantidad de días que las partes de aviones que están exentas de impuestos ad valorem debido a su ubicación en este estado por un período temporal podrán ubicarse en este estado para el propósito de calificar para la exención de impuestos”.

Proposition 4

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization.”

“La enmienda constitucional que autoriza a la legislatura a establecer una exención de impuestos ad valorem de una parte del valor de mercado de la vivienda residencial de un veterano parcialmente discapacitado o del cónyuge superviviente de un veterano parcialmente discapacitado si la vivienda residencial hubiese sido donada al veterano discapacitado por una organización de beneficencia”.

Proposition 5

“The constitutional amendment to authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan.”

“La enmienda constitucional para autorizar préstamos de hipoteca inversa con el objeto de comprar propiedades para vivienda, y para enmendar las divulgaciones del prestamista y otros requisitos relacionados con un préstamo de hipoteca inversa”.

Proposition 6

“The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan to ensure the availability of adequate water resources.”

“La enmienda constitucional que establece la creación del Fondo Estatal de Implementación del Agua para Texas y del Fondo Estatal de Ingresos de Implementación del Agua para Texas (SWIRF – por sus siglas en inglés) para asistir en el financiamiento de proyectos prioritarios en el plan estatal de agua para asegurar la disponibilidad de recursos de agua adecuados”.

Proposition 7

“The constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less.”

“La enmienda constitucional que autoriza a las municipalidades autónomas a establecer en sus estatutos el procedimiento para cubrir una vacante en su organismo gubernamental cuyo término no completado sea de 12 meses o menor.”

Proposition 8

“The constitutional amendment repealing Section 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County.”

“La enmienda constitucional que deroga la sección 7 del artículo IX de la Constitución de Texas, que se relaciona con la creación de un distrito de hospital en el Condado de Hidalgo”.

Proposition 9

“The constitutional amendment relating to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.”

“La enmienda constitucional relacionada con la ampliación de los tipos de sanciones que podrán imponerse a un juez o magistrado después de un procedimiento formal instaurado porla Comisión Estatal de Conducta Judicial”.

To view the information directly from our Secretary of State, click HERE.

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LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CANDIDATE FORUMS

There will be two area Lieutenant Governor Candidate Forums during the week of October 21, 2013.

The Northeast Tarrant County RepublicanClub will host at The Grand Hall at North Richland Hills Centre
6000 Hawk Avenue, North Richland Hills 76180
Monday, October 21st
Doors open at 6pm
VIP Dessert Reception with the Candidates at 6:30pm for $35 each or $50 per couple
Forum begins at 7pm and is free to all
To purchase ticket for the VIP reception, go to http://netcrcvip-eorg.eventbrite.com/
A limited number of candidate tables are available for $35 and can be reserved at the above link or by clicking HERE.
 
The Reagan Legacy Republican Women will host at the Walnut Creek County Club
1151 County Club Drive, Mansfield 76063
Tuesday, October 22nd
11am Social and Lunch
11:30 Forum
$20 includes lunch
RSVP to Carol Tilley (817) 466-9316 or ctilley33@yahoo.com
 
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Lets Keep Texas Red
 

With all of this pink shoe and blue talk, it is more important that ever to become an active part of keeping Texas red.  To learn more about the Let’s Keep Texas Red organization, click HERE or contact Brooke Allen at ballen@browndean.com

Brooke will get you started by helping you display your Texas pride and ordering your Let’s Keep Texas Red t-shirts, which are now available in women’s v-neck fitted sizes!

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Image of BooksDO YOU KNOW A DESERVING YOUNG COLLEGE REPUBLICAN WOMAN WHO COULD USE $250?

By the end of this year, Fort Worth Republican Women plans to give a $250 scholarship to some deserving young Republican woman currently enrolled in college and in good academic standing. If you know any young woman currently attending college who has been involved in Republican events, please encourage her to apply. Involvement can be as simple as voting in a Republican primary, encouraging friends to vote Republican or attending a Republican event.

The student may be either an undergraduate or graduate student and should simply submit the following information:

Name, address, phone number, email address and the name of college she is attending.  She should also include a brief statement about her involvement in any Republican activities. 

Applications (or any questions about the application process) should be emailed to:  fwrw5thvp@fwrw.org.

Please encourage all young Republican college women you know to apply!

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  • Early voting begins on Monday, October 21st!
  • Last day to apply for a ballot by mail is Friday, October 25th.  Application must be received by this date (not postmarked).
  • Last day of early voting is Friday, November 1st.  Last day to receive mailed-in ballot is election day, November 5th at 7pm (unless oversees deadline applies).
  • Follow us on Twitter!  Click HERE to get started!  Every time you re-tweet, you help Keep Texas Red!
 
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October Program Announcement – David Barton, Founder and President of WallBuilders

October 9, 2013

BartonDavid Barton will be our featured speaker at the October 23 luncheon.  David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage.  He was named one of the 25 “most influential evangelicals in America” by Time magazine in 2005. He also served as vice chairman of the Texas Republican Party from 1997 to 2006.  David and his wife Cheryl have three grown children, Damaris, Timothy, and Stephen, and they reside in Aledo, TX.

Social – 11:00am Program – 11:30am; Location – Fort Worth Club, 306 7th St., 12th Floor.  Please note that we will be in the Trinity room.
 
To make a luncheon reservation ($25 with reservation, $27 without), RSVP by noon on Monday, October 21st to Helen Bavousett at 817-516-0704 or byronandhelen@live.com.  If you are not having lunch, no reservation is necessary. Those who RSVP but do not attend will be billed for their reservation cost. (Please do not RSVP using the Comment/Reply section below.)