Archive for January, 2015

January 25 News & Committee Reports: Luncheon Reminder!

January 25, 2015
Dub Gillum

Dub Gillum

JANUARY LUNCHEON REMINDER!  

A VIEW OF OUR BORDER
A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S PERSPECTIVE
Please join us this Wednesday for our January meeting to hear Senior Department of Public Safety Officer Dub Gillum. If you are a Texas resident who wonders what goes on at the Texas/Mexico border, please join us for an update on border operations.

Gillum is a Sr. Trooper with the Texas Highway Patrol stationed in Granbury for the past 24 years. He is the Safety Education and Public Information Officer for DPS as well as the Disaster and Emergency Management Coordinator for eight counties and Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant. Trooper Gillum spends a lot of his time educating the Public on topics like Driving Safety, Alcohol & Drugs, and Occupant Protection. Gillum is also a Police Instructor and holds a Master Police Officer Certification, with specialties in Officer Survival, Dangerous Drugs and Child Transportation Safety.

Wednesday, January 28. Social – 11:00am Program – 11:30am; Location – Fort Worth Club, 306 7th St., 12th Floor. Valet parking is available for a $5 charge.

To make a luncheon reservation ($28 with reservation, $30 without), RSVP by noon on Monday, January 26, 2015 to Patty Emerson at 817-478-8713 or events@fwrw.org. NEW FOR 2015 – MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS ONLINE at http://www.fwrw.org. All major credit cards are accepted.
 
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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TFRW SealTEXAS FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN – READY, SET … LEAD

TFRW is offering a great opportunity for strengthening leadership skills in your political organization.

Feb. 21, 2015 Workshop  at the Fort Worth Club

All Presentations facilitated by Beryl Dowd, Deputy Pres. Region VI & Jody Rushton, TFRW

President Political Club vs. Social Club

  • 9am-9:30am Registration
  • 9:30am-9:35am Introduction Beryl and Jodi
  • 9:35-9:55am Social Media Presentation by Michele Samuelson

Breakaways (pick one of each)

  • 10am-10:55am Treasurer Nuts & Bolts by Michele Purgason or Rules of Life for Presidents by Justice Bonnie Sudderth
  • 11am-11:55am Pac Rules Michele Purgason or Membership Kim Chambers

Lunch

  • 12pm-1pm Lunch & Motivational Presentation by Amy Clark & Jody Rushton

Afternoon

  • 1pm-2pm General Q&A by all presenters, facilitated by Beryl Dowd

Make checks payable to Judy Strzinek & RSVP by mailing your check & this form, postmarked no later than February 16th to: Judy Strzinek, 4814 Fairway Ct., NRH 76180

Contact info: jstrz@att.net 817-269-5727 Name:_________________________________________________________________ Address:_______________________________________________________________ Occupation:____________________________________________________________ Email Address:_______________________________Phone#:____________________

________Tickets @ $25 each

 
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January 28 Program Announcement – Border Security

January 19, 2015
A VIEW OF OUR BORDER
A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S PERSPECTIVE
Please join us for our January meeting to hear Senior Department of Public Safety Officer Dub Gillum. If you are a Texas resident who wonders what goes on at the Texas/Mexico border, please join us for an update on border operations.

Gillum is a Sr. Trooper with the Texas Highway Patrol stationed in Granbury for the past 24 years. He is the Safety Education and Public Information Officer for DPS as well as the Disaster and Emergency Management Coordinator for eight counties and Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant. Trooper Gillum spends a lot of his time educating the Public on topics like Driving Safety, Alcohol & Drugs, and Occupant Protection. Gillum is also a Police Instructor and holds a Master Police Officer Certification, with specialties in Officer Survival, Dangerous Drugs and Child Transportation Safety.

Wednesday, January 28. Social – 11:00am Program – 11:30am; Location – Fort Worth Club, 306 7th St., 12th Floor. Valet parking is available for a $5 charge.

To make a luncheon reservation ($28 with reservation, $30 without), RSVP by noon on Monday, January 26, 2015 to Patty Emerson at 817-478-8713 or events@fwrw.org. NEW FOR 2015 – MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS ONLINE at http://www.fwrw.org. All major credit cards are accepted.
 
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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UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Saturday, January 31: Tarrant County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, Omni Hotel, Fort Worth, featuring U.S. Senator Rand Paul, introduced by former U.S. Rep. Allen West. 5:30pm-VIP Reception; 7:00pm-Dinner. Contact Tarrant County GOP for more information.
  • Thursday, April 16: Texas Federation of Republican Women Legislative Day, Austin. Stay tuned for more information.

January 11 News & Committee Reports

January 11, 2015

President’s Message:

Justice Bonnie Sudderth, President of Fort Worth Republican Women

Justice Bonnie Sudderth, President of Fort Worth Republican Women

Happy New Year to all!

Fort Worth Republican Women started off with a bang this year, as so many of our members braved the cold precipitation on New Year’s Day to attend the inauguration of the first female District Attorney in Tarrant County history. Just after 2pm that day, Sheriff Dee Anderson administered the Oath of Office to Sharen Wilson in the rotunda of the 1895 Historical Courthouse to a packed audience.

Our own Debra Coffey and her husband Daryl performed an excellent job as emcees of the event, and at one point there was not a dry eye in the house as everyone joined in with the choir as they regaled us with our state’s official song – Texas, Our Texas!

Fort Worth Republican Women joined other groups in Tweeting live from the event, so those who were unable to attend could participate remotely as the ceremony proceeded. (New Year’s Resolution #1 – follow FWRepWomen on Twitter!)

One week later, Fort Worth Republican Women launched a new “first” – our Second Saturday Breakfasts!  On yet another cold January day, Fort Worth Republican Women welcomed a crowd – with many new faces – at Enchilada’s Ole for an informal networking and meeting opportunity over breakfast. Mayor Betsy Price kicked off the event with some brief remarks about our community, followed by a healthy Q&A session afterwards.

The food and fellowship was warm and enjoyable, and we enjoyed a diverse crowd – from toddlers to septuagenarians with a healthy infusion of men into our normally predominantly feminine crowd.  Photos have already been posted on Facebook, so check it out. (New Year’s Resolution #2 – like Fort Worth Republican Women on Facebook!)

Mayor Betsy Price shared with us some important developments in our community, but perhaps most important for our group is that she reiterated the importance of volunteer activities. She encouraged each of us to let her know if we would like to volunteer to serve on committees and commissions in our city government.  So, if you are interested in a particular aspect of our city – transportation, the arts, the parks, libraries or just the city in general – and would like to participate as a volunteer to help promote or shape policy in that area, send a note or email to Betsy and let her know of your interest.

Mayor Price is always looking for a few good (wo)men to serve, and this is an excellent way to make sure our city retains its unique character and its conservative approach to problem-solving. (New Year’s Resolution #3 – become more of a community activist in 2015 by volunteering to serve!)

If you didn’t make it to the breakfast this month, our next breakfast will be on Valentine’s Day –  February 14. In the meantime, don’t forget our regular Fourth Wednesday luncheon meeting at the Fort Worth Club. Check our website next week for information about our January speaker. (New Year’s Resolution #4 – go to our website for upcoming event information. Renew your 2015 membership and pay dues online while you’re there!)

Besides our new District Attorney, the new year also brings many other newly-elected and appointed Republican officials who either already have or will take their oaths of office in January. Please join me in wishing all of them much success in their new posts!

Happy New Year again – I look forward to working with all of you in the upcoming months to sustain the Republican momentum as we address the political challenges ahead. (New Year’s Resolution #5 – start making plans today to help Republicans retake the White House in November, 2016!)

Bonnie Sudderth

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PRESIDENT BONNIE SUDDERTH!

Judge Bonnie Sudderth is now Justice Bonnie Sudderth after having been appointed to the Second Court of Appeals. You can read the statement from Governor Perry’s office by clicking HERE.  Bonnie will be missed in the 352nd District Court, where she served for 18 years, but her talents will most certainly remain an asset to the State of Texas through the Second Court of Appeals.

 

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FORT WORTH REPUBLICAN WOMEN

WELCOME NEWLY-ELECTED AND APPOINTED REPUBLICANS

Greg Abbott succeeding Rick Perry as Governor of Texas

Dan Patrick succeeding David Dewhurst as Lieutenant Governor of Texas

Ken Paxton succeeding Greg Abbott as Attorney General of Texas

Glenn Hegar succeeding Susan Combs as Texas Comptroller

Sid Miller succeeding Todd Staples on the Texas Agriculture Commission

George P. Bush succeeding Jerry Patterson on the Texas Agriculture Commission

Ryan Sitton succeeding Barry Smitherman on the Texas Railroad Commission

Judge Bert Richardson succeeding Judge Tom Price on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Senator-Elect Konni Burton succeeding Senator Wendy Davis for State District 10

State Representative-Elect Tony Tinderholt succeeding Representative Diane Patrick for District 94

Judge Bonnie Sudderth succeeding Justice Bob McCoy on the Second Court of Appeals

Judge David Hagerman succeeding Judge Everett Young on the 297th District Court

Judge Tim Menikos succeeding Judge Jean Boyd on the 323rd District Court

Judge Mark Pittman succeeding Judge Bonnie Sudderth on the 352nd District Court

Judge David Cook succeeding Judge Sherry Hill on the County Criminal Court #1

Judge Carey Walker succeeding Judge Mike Mitchell on the County Criminal Court #2

Judge Bob McCoy succeeding Judge Billy Mills on the County Criminal Court #3

Judge Charles L. “Chuck” Vanover succeeding Judge Daryl Coffey on the County Criminal Court #8

Sharen Wilson succeeding Joe Shannon as Tarrant County District Attorney

“Second Saturday” Breakfast – This Saturday, January 10

January 5, 2015

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FORT WORTH REPUBLICAN WOMEN’SRed Star

NEW MONTHLY EVENT

“Second Saturday” at Enchiladas Olé

January 10, 2015, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Featuring MAYOR BETSY PRICE!

Do you know conservative women who can’t make it to the monthly Fort Worth Club luncheons? Maybe they have young children; maybe they prefer sweats to suits; maybe downtown just isn’t convenient for them. Maybe this is you, too!

FWRW is excited to offer another way to engage our mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends in building and expanding our membership and spreading the conservative message: “Second Saturday” will begin with the new year, on January 10, 2015, as an informal networking opportunity designed to reach out into the community in a casual late-breakfast/early-lunch setting.

Mary Perez, Republican entrepreneur and owner of award-winning Enchiladas Olé, has graciously offered the use of her party room on the second Saturday of every month and has designed a menu just for us! On January 10, FWRW will be there from 9:30 until 11:00 a.m. to welcome any and all, with or without children in tow, for some terrific food and fellowship. Enchiladas Olé is located just northeast of downtown, at 901 N. Sylvania Ave., 76111. Whet your appetite early by checking out the website, www.enchiladasole.com.

Most important, we are thrilled that for this inaugural meeting, Mayor Betsy Price will be on hand to speak briefly to us at 10:00 a.m. about community engagement and healthy communities. Please help us show Mayor Price that FWRW is all about community engagement, by coming on January 10—and by bringing a friend!

Order from the menu, or just have coffee. No reservations are required. We hope to see you there!

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A FRIENDLY REMINDER FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIP CHAIR –

DON’T FORGET – YOUR 2015 DUES ARE DUE!

As soon as possible, please renew your membership by paying dues online www.fwrw.org/membership/onlinepayment, in person at the upcoming 2nd Saturday or 4th Wednesday meetings, or by mail payment to FWRW, P.O. Box 101613, Fort Worth, TX   76185-1613.  Make the checks payable to FWRW (no corporate check accepted)  Thanks!!!  — FWRW VP (Membership) Debbie McDaniels (membership@fwrw.org).