Archive for January, 2014

January News and Committee Reports

January 19, 2014

January Meeting Reminder: DewhurstLieutenant Governor David Dewhurst will be our speaker at our January 22nd candidate forum luncheon. Come and meet your candidates for District Attorney: Sharen Wilson, George Mackey and Kathy Lowthorp. Also attending will be your candidates for 297th District Court: Lex Johnston, Jay Lapham, David Hagerman and Glynis McGinty. (The other candidates for Lieutenant Governor: Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples will be invited to attend our February luncheon.)

Social – 11:00am Program – 11:30am; Location – Fort Worth Club, 306 7th St., 12th Floor.To make a luncheon reservation ($25 with reservation, $27 without), RSVP by noon on Monday, January 20th 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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Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

The Fort Worth Republican Women would like to thank Cyndy McCoy for her service. We kick off 2014 with a new President, Bonnie Sudderth.  To view the President’s Message for January 2014, click HERE.

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Why am I a Republican?

New for 2014, our monthly newsletter will feature a guest post from a Republican woman who would like to spread her message as to why she is a Republican. We hope that in reading them, you will be renewed in your beliefs.  For those of you who may not understand why a person, especially a woman, would be a Republican, we hope that you will follow these posts with an open mind. We are confident that if you do, you will see that Republican issues are women’s issues.  Enjoy!

Displaying IMG_3205.jpegWhy I Am a Republican Woman
by Rachel Moreno

As a young adult recently out of college I have had opportunity to witness many other young adults with no anchor and no rudder. It has also allowed me the first-hand experience of being affected by harsh stereotypes. Upper middle-class. Private education. Female. Twenty-three. Caucasian. Separately, these words seem pretty harmless, but together they can create one nasty stereotype, especially when the word Republican is added. Instead of allowing these stereotypes to define me as a Republican, I strive to surprise people by showing them I am an informed young woman with well-grounded convictions that define me as a Republican.

I believe my parents did an exceptional job of raising me in an informed and knowledgeable environment. They never told me to just believe something because they were Republicans, but instead explained their beliefs and convictions and why they felt that way. They also encouraged me to become involved in politics from a very young age. I remember attending a GOP election-night party in November of 2000: as results from each state were revealed, I colored a map of America with either a red or blue pencil. My involvement and interest in politics stemmed from events such as these, so I am a Republican because of my family heritage.

As I matured and began forming my own opinions and convictions, I also grew in the area of my Christian faith. I quickly realized that the overarching Republican values align very closely with biblical truths. If the Bible truly is from God and it is truth, then it should be the foundation of what I choose to believe. If something doesn’t align with God’s Word, then I should not believe it. I am a Republican because of my Christian faith.

Since the Word is my foundation, I should also be concerned about the legacy I leave behind, just as King Solomon wrote about in the Proverbs. The 2012 Republican Platform states:

The [Constitution of the United States] shows us the path forward. Trust the people. Limit the government. Respect federalism. Guarantee opportunity, not outcomes. Adhere to the rule of law. Reaffirm that our rights come from God, are protected by the government, and that the only just government is one that truly governs with the consent of the governed.[1]

As as a party, the Republicans understand that life is not just about “me.” Life is about leaving a legacy and working for this legacy. Life is not about instant gratification. This is the main thing my generation leaves out of their version of the American Dream. I am a Republican because I believe in freedom and preserving that freedom for future Americans – both Republicans and Democrats.

 [1] McDonnell, Governor Bob, Senator John Hoeven, and Congressman Marsha Blackburn. “2012 Republican Platform: Preamble.” GOP. N.p., n.d. Web.

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Republican Women Serving the Needy

Salvation Army food donation 2What do the Fort Worth Republican Women do when their Christmas Luncheon is cancelled due to an ice storm and there is food made for more than a hundred people?  Just ask Kaye Moreno and Brooke Allen! These ladies took action and asked that the lunch and dessert be boxed and ready for pick up.  Why?  So that Brooke and her family could hop in the 4-wheel drive to pick up the food and deliver it to the Salvation Army night shelter.  What a great display of Republican values.

That’s not all!  Here, Fort Worth Republican Women’s immediate past president, Cyndy McCoy, is delivering the FWRW’s monetary donation and gifts to the Salvation Army in December. Cyndy McCoy at SA

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New Board Member Position

Do you have questions about FWRW? Do you want to become more involved, but don’t know who to contact? New in 2014, the FWRW now have a board member dedicated to Member Services. Sharon Dale is now the Fort Worth Republican Women’s Member Services Chair!sharon dale

If Sharon can’t answer your question, she can direct you to someone who can. If you want to volunteer, Sharon can put you in touch with a Fort Worth Republican Woman who could use your help.  Contact her at memberservices@fwrw.org.

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UTA college republicansThe UTA College Republicans are doing their part to Keep Texas Red!  To view their schedule of events, click HERE.  They have several candidate forums scheduled over the next month.

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2014 Lincoln Day Dinner

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Join the Tarrant County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner featuring guest Speaker, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.  Friday, February 8, 2014 at the Hurst Conference Center 1601 Campus Drive, Hurst 76054

5:00 PM – SILENT AUCTION OPENS

5:30 PM – V.I.P. RECEPTION

7 PM – DINNER & LIVE AUCTION

  •  $10,000 – 1 Table of 10, all go to V.I.P. Reception, 2 Lincoln Council Memberships
  • $5,000 – 1 Table of 8, all go to V.I.P. Reception, 1 Lincoln Council Membership
  • $2,500 – 1 Table of 8, 4 go to V.I.P. Reception, 1 Lincoln Council Membership
  • $1,000 – 1 Table of 8, 2 go to V.I.P. Reception
  • $1,000 – 1 year TCGOP Lincoln Council membership (includes 2 tickets to each TCGOP Lincoln Council event plus V.I.P. access, including Lincoln Day Dinner and V.I.P. Reception)
  • $100 – Individual Ticket to Dinner only
  • $250 – Individual ticket to V.I.P. Reception only
  • $75 – 1 Dinner Ticket – Precinct Chair only
  • $75 – 1 Dinner Ticket – Precinct Chair spouse only
  • $75 – 1 Dinner Ticket – Jr. Lincoln Council members only

To purchase tickets from the Tarrant County Republican Party website, click HERE.

or,

MAIL CHECKS TO:

TCGOP   
2405 GRAVEL DR.
FORT WORTH TX 76118
 
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 IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
  • The deadline to register to vote in the March 4th primary is February 3.
  • Primary election early voting is Tuesday, February 18 – Friday, February 28.
  • For more voting information, visit votetexas.gov
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January Program Announcement: Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and Candidate Forum

January 14, 2014

DewhurstLieutenant Governor David Dewhurst will be our speaker at our January 22nd candidate forum luncheon.  Come and meet your candidates for District Attorney: Sharen Wilson, George Mackey and Kathy Lowthorp.  Also attending will be your candidates for 297th District Court: Lex Johnston, Jay Lapham, David Hagerman and Glynis McGinty. (The other candidates for Lieutenant Governor: Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples will be invited to attend our February luncheon.)

Social – 11:00am Program – 11:30am; Location – Fort Worth Club, 306 7th St., 12th Floor.  

To make a luncheon reservation ($25 with reservation, $27 without), RSVP by noon on Monday, January 20th 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.)