Archive for March, 2014

REMINDER: Call to Action! Super Saturday Block Walk THIS Saturday, March 29th

March 27, 2014

Who:            All those who want to Keep Texas Red

What:          Super Saturday Block Walk

When:          Saturday, March 29, 2014; 9am and 2pm (Come to one or both!)

Where:        Tarrant County GOP Headquarters, 2405 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, 76118 For a map, please click HERE.

Why:           Join Republicans from all across the state in this effort to show Battleground Texas that we are ready to fight for conservative values.  Let’s have a show of force that we have the will and manpower to Keep Texas Red.  Representative Craig Goldman and Republican Nominee for HD94 Tony Tinderholt will be there to help kick things off.

How:         Sign-up here to register and receive your free t-shirt: http://www.texasgop.org/tarrant-ss/
For more information, contact Ann-Marie Craig at 817-372-7761 or amcraig@texasgop.org

REMEMBER:  There is no other Texas to move to!

 

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March News and Committee Reports

March 22, 2014

Meeting Reminder:  Run-Off Candidate Forum

Carey Walker

Carey Walker

On Wednesday, March 26th FWRW will have another great program!  Bring your friends and come meet your candidates who will be on the May 27th Primary Run-Off ballot:

Atticus Gill

Atticus Gill

County Criminal Court #2 – Atticus Gill and Carey Walker
County Criminal Court #3 – Justice Bob McCoy and Alexander Kim
Attorney General of Texas – Dan Branch  and Senator Ken Paxton
Bonus: Ann-Marie Craig a field representative from the Republican Party of Texas who is going to speak on grassroots efforts, which will be critical in keeping Texas RED.

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, March 24th 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, President of Fort Worth Republican Women

Judge Bonnie Sudderth, President of Fort Worth Republican Women

 
 
To read the President’s Message for March, click HERE.  It is an excellent message! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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WHY AM I A REPUBLICAN?

This month we feature yet another dynamic republican woman to share why she is a republican.  We hope that in following this series of contributions throughout the year, 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.  Thank you, Brooke Allen, for your contribution to this  series and to Keep Texas Red! 

brooke allenI’ve been a Republican for as long as I remember and assumed I was influenced early by my parents, Joe Ulrickson, a small business owner, and Jan Brefczynski, a retired computer programmer and Treasurer of the Fort Worth Republican Women. In college, I clerked in Washington, D.C. for the Honorable Kay Granger, retired Congressman Sonny Callahan and retired Congressman Bob Riley (and former governor of Alabama). It was through my work in D.C. (during the Clinton Administration and Monica Lewinsky scandal) when I really learned the difference between Red and Blue! These differences became more apparent as I entered the work force and saw the amount of money I sent to Uncle Sam each month. I continue to be reminded even now as a small business owner myself.

I am first and foremost a fiscal conservative. I absolutely hate seeing the waste in Washington and closer to home. I work hard for the money I earn and for the money I send to Uncle Sam. Uncle Sam should work equally as hard when determining where my money goes and to whom. This brings another up another core belief – personal responsibility. Everyone, not only our elected officials, should be accountable for their own choices and actions. While I believe our government has a role in assisting those in need, the role should be to provide a hand-up, not a hand-out and certainly not an “income” or a way of life. Unfortunately, I see too many government “programs” which require little or no accountability from the person receiving the benefit or fail to consider all the other “programs” the person is benefiting from. One of my favorite programs was “The Federal Safety Net” where these issues were exposed. (www.federalsafetynet.com) Because Republicans are geared towards personal responsibility and accountability, I continue to support our party.

It is also important to me that Republicans believe in rewarding hard work and entrepreneurship, because I believe is the basis of a free market and society. Within the free society, Republicans believe government should be limited. In addition, I am very happy with the more recent movements of the Party to keep certain decisions and control locally because we all know our local needs much better than Washington!

For these reasons and so many more, I am a Republican and I hope through my work and the work of FWRW, we can Keep Texas Red!

Brooke Ulrickson Allen

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 MEMBERSHIP FOR 2014

Membership in FWRW is easy.  Simply print the section below and return the completed form with payment to Brook Allen as instructed below.

2014 FORT WORTH REPUBLICAN WOMEN MEMBERSHIP FORM

*Name:_______________________________ Spouse________________

Birthday:  Month ____ Day____

My information is the same as submitted in 2013____

*Occupation: __________________________

Employer______________________

*Address:_________________________________________________

*City/State:_____________________________*Zip_______________

*Note:  Texas election law requires this information to be submitted with application.

Phone: Home____________Office_____________Cell_____________

E-Mail___________________________________

Voter Precinct No.___________

_____Caring for America Donation (Voluntary)               Amount $__________

*Note:  TFRW requires this information be recorded with donation.

_____ I am including the additional fee of $20.00 in order to receive my Newsletter via U.S. mail. (Fee covers printing and mailing.) FWRW members may access the FWRW Newsletter online for free, either directly or through our free email subscription.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

____ Active Member – Full Voting Membership                                 $25.00   $________

An Active membership includes memberships in Texas Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women including receipt of Newsletters from both organizations.  An Active   member will actively participate in FWRW events, political and legislative activities, including serving on committees.

____ Sustaining Active Member -FullVoting Membership             $50.00   $________

Sustaining Active member provides financial support to FWRW but is unable to actively participate in club events and activities.

____ Female Associate Member                                                    $10.00    $________

For women whose primary TFRW/FWRW membership is in another club, may join  FWRW as an Associate  Member, and will receive FWRW Newsletters, may attend all events, but are ineligible to serve as officers or to vote.

____ Male Associate Member                                                          $10.00   $________

MEN ONLY. Men may join FWRW as Associate Members, and will receive FWRW Newsletters, are welcome to attend FWRW meetings and events, but are ineligible to serve as officers or to vote.

Note:  Make checks payable to FWRW.

Send payments to: Brooke Allen, Membership VP, 306 West 7th Street, No. 200, Ft Worth TX 76102    
Phone: ( 817) 874.0043 or Email: ballen@browndean.com
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BENEFACTORS & FUNDRAISING FRIENDS

FWRW have a brand new fundraising program for 2014.  In the past, you may have received multiple requests for support during a single year. Combined with all of the other Republican clubs in Tarrant County, you may not have been able to open your mailbox without getting a request from someone for money!

This year we’re doing things differently. We have formed a group (Benefactors & Fundraising Friends), which we
affectionately refer to as our BFFs. For an annual donation of $100, you can become one of our BFFs, and, if you do, we promise that we will not ask you for any additional donations or underwriting for the remainder of 2014.

As a BFF, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Prominent Recognition as our BFF and Website Hyperlink on our Official Website
  • Prominent Recognition as our BFF and Website Hyperlink in our online Newsletter
  • Prominent Recognition as our BFF and Website Hyperlink in our Annual Yearbook*
  • Prominent Recognition as our BFF at all monthly Meetings
  • Prominent Recognition as our BFF at all of our Special Events
  • Personal Thank-You Post as a FWRW BFF on our Facebook Page
  • Personal Thank-You Tweet as a FWRW BFF on our Twitter Feed
  • Plus, all of the bragging rights of being one of FWRW’s official BFFs—priceless!
Please become our BFF today by sending us your $100 check, payable to Fort Worth Republican Women, to:
P.O. Box 101613, Fort Worth, Texas 76185-1613 (Don’t forget to include your Website Hyperlink information!)

With your help, we can continue our grassroots efforts to Keep Tarrant County and Texas Red. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Jan Brefczynski
Treasurer, Fort Worth Republican Women

*PS: Hurry and write your check today – due to our publication deadline, checks must be received no later than Tuesday, April 1 for your name to be included in our Yearbook. (Yearbooks will be distributed to members on April 23.)

FWRW Fundraising Committee: Julie Johncox, 4th VP, Finance
Jan Brefczynski, Treasurer Brooke Allen, 1st VP, Membership

Political Advertising Paid for By Fort Worth Republican Women, Sydney Leonard, PAC Treasurer, P.O. Box 101613, Fort Worth, Texas 76185-1613.
Contributions are not federal tax deductible as charitable contributions. Corporate Contributions Are Not Permitted.

Our BFFs

Justice Lee Gabriel

Second Court of Appeals

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Brooke Allen

Partner, Brown, Dean, Wiseman, Proctor, Hart & Howell

http://www.brookeallen.co/about-brooke-allen.html

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Justice Bob McCoy

Second Court of Appeals

http://electbobmccoy.com/

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Helen Bavousett

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Byron J. Bavousett

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Justice Sue Walker

Second Court of Appeals

http://www.2ndcoa.courts.state.tx.us/court/justice_swalker.asp

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Atticus Gill

GillforJudge.com  Facebook: Atticus Gill for Judge

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Judge Jennifer Rymell

County Court at Law No. 2

http://www.jenniferrymell.com/

Thanks for your support & friendship!

We Heart Our BFFs

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NOTICE OF REVISION OF FWRW BYLAWS

At our May 28th Business Meeting, the Fort Worth Republican Women will vote on proposed revisions to our Bylaws.  To view the substance of the revisions, please click HERE.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL REPUBLICANS ELECTED IN THE MARCH PRIMARY!

We appreciate your efforts!  For a complete listing of results, please click HERE.

The Primary Election resulted in the following run-off races:

  • Lieutenant Governor – David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick
  • Attorney General – Dan Branch and Ken Paxton
  • Agriculture Commissioner – Tommy Merritt and Sid Miller
  • Railroad Commissioner – Wayne Christian and Ryan Sitton
  • State Board of Education – Pat Hardy and Eric Mahroum
  • State Senator – Mark Shelton and Konni Burton
  • County Criminal Court No. 2 – Atticus Gill and Carey Walker
  • County Criminal Court No. 3 – Bob McCoy and Alexander Kim
  • Justice of the Peace No. 3 – Russ Casey and Lenny Lopez

Mark your calendars for early voting in the run-off election from May 19 through 23, 2014.  Run-off Election day is May 27, 2014!

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Save the Date

 New Members Barbecue
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm
 
Home of Bob & Cyndy McCoy
233 Verna Trail N., Fort Worth 76108
 
New Members, Members, Associate Members, Prospective Members, Spouses, and Guests are welcome!  Look for more information in the April newsletter.
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*Solicitations made by federal candidates and officeholders are limited by federal law. The federal candidates and officeholders are soliciting only donations of up to $2500 from individuals and up to $5000 from multi-candidate political committees. They are not soliciting donations in any amount from corporations, labor organizations, national banks, federal contractors or foreign nationals.

If you would like to place an ad in our newsletter, please contact Cynthia Favila-Terry at c.favila.terry@gmail.com or (810) 444-3206

March Program Announcement: Run-Off Candidate Forum

March 14, 2014
Atticus Gill

Atticus Gill

On Wednesday, March 26th FWRW will have another great program!  Bring your friends and come meet your candidates who will be on the May 27th Primary Run-Off ballot:

Carey Walker

Carey Walker

County Criminal Court #2 – Atticus Gill and Carey Walker
County Criminal Court #3 – Justice Bob McCoy and Alexander Kim
 Attorney General of Texas – Dan Branch  (Senator Ken Paxton has been invited, but has not yet confirmed)
Bonus: Ann-Marie Craig a field representative from the Republican Party of Texas who is going to speak on grassroots efforts, which will be critical in keeping Texas RED.

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, March 24th 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.)