Posts Tagged ‘FWRW’

Two Big Events This Week:

September 20, 2015

Awards Luncheon Announcement - WordPress

NOTE NEW MEETING TIME – Our luncheon will begin at noon, with social time starting at 11:30am.  (Previously 11:30 luncheon & 11:00 social time.)

To make a luncheon reservation ($28 w/reservation, $30 without), RSVP ONLINE with a credit card (all major credit cards are accepted) by clicking HERE , or you may contact Patty Emerson  at events@fwrw.org or 817-478-8713 to make your reservation and pay at the door (cash & checks only).  RSVP by noon MONDAY, September 21, 2015. Valet parking will be available for $5. 
 
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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THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS

HONORS THE WOMEN JUDGES OF TARRANT COUNTY

Tuesday, September 22   3:00-4:30pm

Foyer, Second Court of Appeals

Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center

401 W. Belknap Street, 9th Floor

Open to the Public

(Most of the women judges of Tarrant County are members of Fort Worth Republican Women – please come and honor them. And while you are there, thank them for being a member of Fort Worth Republican Womenthe largest association of Republican women in Tarrant County.)

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This Saturday! 2nd Saturday Breakfast with Ron Wright, Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector

July 6, 2015

Are you wondering what the new procedure is to renew your vehicle registration and inspection sticker?  Have no worries!  We have you covered.

THIS SATURDAY:  After being off in June, the Second Saturday Breakfast is back with a great program featuring guest speaker Ron Wright, Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector!  Ron Wright will talk about the new Texas Department of Motor Vehicle Two-Step One Sticker program as well as the SB1 bill in the state legislature that will affect Tarrant County homeowners.

Enchiladas Ole

 Enchiladas Ole

  901 N. Sylvania

  Fort Worth, 76111

Saturday, July 11

9:30am to 11:00am

$6.00 Breakfast Taco Bar!

Best deal in town!

Casual Attire – Relaxed Atmosphere – No RSVP

Spouses, children, friends, neighbors and significant others are welcome!

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Reminder: Tomorrow’s Luncheon and Legislative Update by Representative Craig Goldman

June 23, 2015
Representative Craig Goldman

Representative Craig Goldman

June 24th Program Reminder:  Representative Craig Goldman, a Fort Worth native, is our guest speaker for tomorrow’s luncheon.  Representative Goldman currently serves on the Special Purpose Districts Committee and the Land and Resource Management Committee.  He will provide us with a legislative update.  Bring a friend for a chance at a free lunch at our July meeting!

You may still attend even if you did not make your reservation.  Cost is $30 without a reservation.  You can pay by cash or check at the door or pay before the luncheon ONLINE at http://www.fwrw.org  All major credit cards are accepted! Valet parking is available for $5.

 
If you are not having lunch, no reservation is necessary. Those who did 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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June 24th Program Announcement – Fort Worth Native, Representative Craig Goldman

June 16, 2015
Representative Craig Goldman

Representative Craig Goldman

June 24th Program Announcement:  Representative Craig Goldman, a Fort Worth native, is our guest speaker for the June 24th meeting.  Representative Goldman currently serves on the Special Purpose Districts Committee and the Land and Resource Management Committee.  He will provide us with a legislative update.

 

To make a luncheon reservation ($28 w/reservation, $30 without), RSVP ONLINE at http://www.fwrw.org or you may contact Patty Emerson to make your reservation at events@fwrw.org or 817-478-8713.  RSVP by noon MONDAY, June 22, 2015. All major credit cards are accepted! Or you may Valet parking is available for $5. 
 
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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Free Lunch Advertisement for June Meeting

 

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Image of BooksSCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:

If you are a college student who has been actively involved in supporting Republican activities and are interested in applying for a $250 scholarship, please write us a letter indicating what your student status is, the Republican events or activities you’ve attended, and how your beliefs would make you the appropriate recipient of this scholarship.  Send your letter to scholarship@fwrw.org

 

Member Notes:

  • From our Campaign Chair, Helen Bavousette: We need 2016 election volunteers!  Please contact Helen at campaign@fwrw.org if you are interested.
  • If you ordered a name tag, they are available for pick-up at our monthly meeting on June 24th.

Don’t Miss Out on Wednesday’s Events!

May 24, 2015

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Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, Texas Supreme Court

Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, Texas Supreme Court

On Wednesday, May 27,  Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht will give an overview of his State of the Judiciary at our membership luncheon.  Come hear his call to action to serve the poor and our veterans.  Later Wednesday evening, let us treat you to a reception as you meet more of our Tarrant County judges at our annual Meet the Judges Event (see below).

To make a luncheon reservation ($28 w/reservation, $30 without), RSVP ONLINE at http://www.fwrw.org or you may contact Patty Emerson to make your reservation at events@fwrw.org or 817-478-8713.  RSVP by noon TOMORROW – MONDAY, May 25, 2015. All major credit cards are accepted! Valet parking is available for $5. 
 
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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10604559_356207617879589_1529720667812208111_o A Note From the Editor:
 
Whether we take a day off or work on Memorial Day, may we not forget the purpose of the holiday. Memorial Day was not meant to be observed as the official start of summer.  It was not intended to be about getting the best retail deal, beer, barbecue, and pool parties.  It was not even meant to thank the living veterans of our armed forces.  As we go about our day, may we all take a moment to remember those who lost their lives serving our country so that we may enjoy the privileges that the freedom they fought for provides.  Pray for the families that they left behind and think about what we can do to honor the fallen not only on Memorial Day, but throughout the year.      
 
Cynthia Favila Terry
5th VP – Communications, FWRW
 
 
 

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

 

December 5 Christmas Luncheon RSVP Reminder

November 30, 2014

Christmas Luncheon Invitation

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Don’t forget to make your reservations for our 2014 Christmas Luncheon by Monday, December 1.

Dr. Robin Armstrong

Dr. Robin Armstrong

Our featured speaker is Dr. Robin Armstrong, Republican National Committeeman. Dr. Armstrong will provide an analysis of the 2014 election and address the challenges ahead for the Republican Party at the national level as we begin the 2016 Presidential election campaign.

Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann

Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann

In addition, Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann will be swearing in the 2015 officers of Fort Worth Republican Women.

Friday, December 5. (RSVP deadline is Monday, December 1.)

11:30am, Petroleum Club.

$40 per person, parking included. Go to www.fwrw.org to make your reservations online – click on PayPal – all major credit cards are accepted.

2014 Capitol of Texas Christmas ornaments will be on sale at $20 each. Make checks payable to FWRW.2014 Ornament

Bring travel and sample sizes of toiletries and cosmetics to donate to The Ladder Alliance.

For more information, contact Helen Bavousett at (817) 516-0704.

 

You Are Invited: The Ladder Alliance Open House This Thursday Evening

November 17, 2014

Ladder AllianceThe Ladder Alliance empowers at-risk women who are often victims of domestic violence to become self-sufficient.  They are empowered by learning marketable job skills while building their self-esteem and self-confidence.  As part of Caring for America, the Fort Worth Republican Women have chosen to support The Ladder Alliance in 2014.

The Ladder Alliance has extended a personal invitation to the Fort Worth Republican Women to attend an Open House at their new location on Thursday, November 20th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  We look forward to a showing of support of The Ladder Alliance!

1100 Hemphill Street, Suite 302
Fort Worth, 76104

October News & Committee Reports

October 20, 2014
Dr. Mark Shelton

Dr. Mark Shelton

EBOLA

TOP 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

What about a travel ban?

Should we close our schools?

How is this different from Swine Flu?

Is the CDC lying to us?

How worried should we be?

Bring Your Questions

Dr. Mark Shelton will Provide the Answers

Board Certified in Pediatrics & Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Dr. Mark Shelton has been in the practice of medicine since 1983 and has served most of his professional career at Cook Children’s’ Medical Center. As Director of Hospital Infection Control and Director of Infectious Diseases at Cook’s, Dr. Shelton led the Infectious Diseases and Hospital Infection Control Program at Cook’s from its beginning until 2008, when he gave up these leadership roles to serve in the Texas Legislature.  Dr. Shelton continues to see children with infectious diseases on a daily basis, and he will bring us useful, factual information about Ebola and what it means for our community.

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 ($25 with reservation, $27 without), RSVP by noon on Monday, October 20, 2014 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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October President’s Message:

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Since January, I have been sharing with you the reasons why I am Republican. Each month I’ve highlighted a different reason which is important to me. Among them were fiscal restraint, work ethic, support for women in elected offices, limited government, respect for the Constitution and Constitutional rights, principled stances and generosity. There are hundreds of good reasons to vote Republican, and I could continue listing them month after month for years to come, but…

Since the election is now underway, it’s time to sum it up. So, this month, I will share with you a dozen reasons why all Texans should vote Republican this November:

A Dozen Reasons to Vote Republican on November 4

  1. Freedom and Free Enterprise. Under Republican leadership during the past two decades, Texas has become the #1 state in the nation for creating jobs.  Re-electing Republicans who champion the entrepreneurial spirit will keep it that way.
  2. Liberty. Texas Republicans will continue to fight for our liberty against an overreaching federal government, including fighting the expansion of Obamacare and other massive federal programs that are bankrupting our nation.
  3. Our Children. Texas Republicans are committed to supporting our children. As Attorney General, Greg Abbott elevated our Texas child support system to #1 in the nation.  We need to keep it that way.
  4. Important and Essential Needs. Republicans are committed to devoting taxpayer funds for essential infrastructure necessary to keep Texas growing, such as roads and water projects,
  5. Safety. Republicans work hard to keep our communities safe and Republicans understand that securing our border is a vital step in that effort.
  6. Loyalty. Texas Republicans are loyal to Texas, not Washington DC or other out-of-state liberal interests. Republicans are not beholden to Barack Obama, Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi. They are beholden to us.
  7. Values. Republicans value the traditions which have made our state and our nation strong – family, life, religious liberty and hard work. Republican values are our values.
  8. Respect for Women. Republicans respect women by not stereotyping them. Republicans do not segregate issues into women’s vs. men’s issues because they understand that ALL issues are women’s issues.
  9. American Dream for All. Likewise, Republicans do not stereotype or segregate any issues or typecast anyone when it comes to the American dream. Black, Hispanic, Asian, elderly, disabled… Republicans are the party of inclusion because they believe that all Americans have the right to pursue the American dream, notwithstanding skin color, ethnicity, background or any challenge they may face in life.
  10. Education and Choices. Republicans are committed to an education system that puts tax dollars where they need to be – in the classrooms and giving parents a real voice when it comes to their children, including providing all students, especially at-risk students, the opportunity to attend the public school of their choice.
  11. Prosperity. Republicans understand that dependence upon government is not a path to prosperity. The American people, not the federal government, built this nation, and if we are going to get our country back on the pathway to prosperity, we need to look to the people, not Washington DC, to make that happen.
  12. Accountability. Republicans understand that the government answers to the people, not the other way around.
  13. Solutions. Republicans offer solutions, not just sound bites.

So, there it is – a baker’s dozen of good reasons to vote Republican.

When you cast your ballot, vote Republican – from the TOP of the ballot, all the way to the BOTTOM.

Bonnie Sudderth

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Editorial: What Happened the Last Time

Republicans Didn’t Show Up to Vote?

The Democrats have declared war on us and Battleground Texas – Election Day 2014 – is looming on the horizon. And the news from the battlefront is both good and bad.

The good news? All of the polls say Texas will remain Republican, that Texas will stay red.

The bad news? All of the polls say Texas will remain Republican, that Texas will stay red.

While it may look like good news, don’t be fooled. This message could be the worst news of all. Because come November 4, Republicans, lulled into a false sense of security, may just be tempted to stay home.

So let’s take a lesson from history.

What happened the last time Republicans didn’t show up to vote?

In a word, Obamacare. Obamacare is what happened the last time the Republicans didn’t show up at the polls.

Obamacare didn’t become law because the public demanded it. They didn’t. Obamacare became law because too many Republicans didn’t bother to vote in 2006 and 2008.

In 2006, Democrats gained seats in the House and Senate. Then in 2008, for just the briefest moment in time, Republicans, through complacency, handed over control of the White House AND both Houses of Congress to the Democrats. And that’s all the time the Democrats needed to cram Obamacare down our throats. They lost no time in doing so – they didn’t even stop to read it, they were in such a hurry to get it passed while they were in control.

Yes, we can blame the Democrats for Obamacare. Yes, it was the Democrats who foisted it upon us. But maybe – just maybe – the Obamacare disaster could have been averted if only we had done a better job of getting out the Republican vote.

So, remember the lesson from Obamacare.  It DOES matter who’s in charge, and every vote DOES make a difference

So Vote. Vote Early. Vote Republican.

BUT DON’T STOP THERE.

Set a goal for yourself. Identify 5 or 10 conservatives among your circle of friends. Make it your personal mission to ensure that they vote. Don’t allow them to be complacent, even if this means making a pest of yourself.

When they say “Abbott is way ahead in the polls. The Republicans are going to win,” you need to say “Not without your vote!”

Call these people every day, reminding them to vote until they’ve done it. Drive them to the polls yourself, if necessary.

Remind them what happened the last time the Republicans didn’t show up to vote.

They say hell is full of good intentions, but heaven is full of good works.

The Republican Party has given us a ballot full of excellent candidates.

It’s up to YOU to make sure they are elected.

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WHY AM I A REPUBLICAN?

This month, Senator Jane Nelson shares why she is a Republican.  For those of you who may not understand why a person, especially a woman, would be a Republican, we hope that you will read through each contribution this year and reflect upon them an open mind. We are confident that if you do, you will see that Republican issues are women’s issues.  Thank you, Senator Nelson, for your contribution!

Jane NelsonLong before I was a businesswoman, a teacher, a mother, or a Senator, I was a Republican. However, all of those experiences have had an enormous impact on my political beliefs, and have provided countless reasons for why I am a conservative.

After graduating college — which I paid for through my first experience as an entrepreneur by teaching baton twirling lessons throughout high school and college — I was a teacher while my husband completed his degree. Teaching sixth graders, I saw first-hand that our education problems go beyond dollars spent. Even back then, teachers dealt with a lack of parental involvement and discipline in the classroom, as well as government overreach into our curriculum.  My experience not only taught me how important teachers can be in the life of a child, but also that Republican beliefs regarding local control, family values and personal responsibility are needed more than ever.

My husband, upon graduation, joined his father in our family-owned business that grew from a garage to over 300 employees. As we began to grow our business, I learned how damaging liberal policies — harsh regulations and over-taxation — can stifle growth.  Back then, the state was run by Democrats, and my family yearned for the environment that encourages growth and development that has become our reality today.  It is not a coincidence that, since pro-business Republicans have been in the majority we have seen Texas ranked the #1 state in which to do business for the last decade.

In Texas, we hold conservative values. Our principles of  life, families, faith, and freedom are the bedrock of our beliefs.  While Democrats think more government is the solution to every problem, Republicans believe in the power of people and personal responsibility.  As a mother and grandmother, I have tried to instill those values in my children and grandchild, and am continually frustrated by state and federal policies that completely contradict those principles.

All of these experiences not only made me a Republican, but eventually led me to run for public office. Republicans know that education is about more than how much money we spend.  We know that businesses grow and succeed when government gets out of the way.  We know that families and individuals will prosper when given the freedom to live their lives in the way they feel is best.  As a State Senator, I will continue to fight for Republican principles and beliefs because my life has shown me that they work.

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Republican Ticket Nov 2014

 

*Because FWRW is a state PAC, rather than a federal PAC, we do not endorse federal candidates. But VOTE REPUBLICAN in the federal races! We must retake the Senate and keep Congress Republican.

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PHONE BANK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Election day is fast approaching and all eyes are on Texas.  Help send the entire nation a message that Wendy does not speak for us!  Please take advantage of the following opportunities to do your part to help Keep Texas Red:

  • PHONE BANK VOLUNTEERS – Every Tuesday and Wednesday night, there is a phone banking opportunity at party headquarters at 2405 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The center needs to place 3500 calls a week so everyone’s help is needed.  For questions, please call the Tarrant County Republican Party Headquarters at 817-595-0303
  • REPUBLICAN WOMEN PHONE BANKING FRIDAYS – 10am – 2pm.  Tarrant County Victory and TCGOP invite the Republican ladies of Tarrant County for lunch, tea, and phone banking. Only two Fridays left before the November election.
Report to Tarrant County Republican Party Headquarters for each of these opportunities!
2405 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, 76118

For more information or to RSVP for any of these events above, please contact Ann-Marie Craig at 817-372-7761 or amcraig@texasgop.org

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 2014 Capitol Christmas Ornaments

These beautiful commemorative ornaments will be on sale at the Fort Worth Republican Women’s Annual Christmas Luncheon on Friday, December 5th.

2014 Ornament

They come beautifully boxed!  $20 each.  Supplies are limited, so reserve yours in advance today!  Contact Julie Johncox via email at
julie@jp-solutions.org or call (817) 229-3121

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Price Increase Notice for 2015

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 MEET GREG ABBOTT!

greg abbottCome meet and visit with Greg Abbott in Fort Worth!

Wednesday, October 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
128 East Exchange Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76164

Be sure to RSVP to let Greg Abbott know that you’ll be there!

Please contact Andy Forbes at 202-253-7288 with any questions!

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2015 Fort Worth Republican Women Board Slate

The nominating committee, consisting of Cyndy McCoy (Chair), Judy Laing,  Sharon Dale, Sherry Ward, and Cynthia Favila Terry, has met and has slated the following members for the Fort Worth Republican Women 2015 Board:

Open Positions to be filled:

1st Vice President, Membership
Debbie McDaniels
 
2nd Vice President, Programs
Kaye Moreno
 
3rd Vice President, Campaign
Helen Bavousett
 
4th Vice President, Finance
Brooke Allen
 
6th Vice President, Events
Patty Emerson
 
Secretary
Pam Bassel

Will fill out second year of two year term:

President
Bonnie Sudderth
 
5th Vice President, Communications
Cynthia Favila Terry
 
Treasurer
Jan Brefczynski

The slate will be voted on by membership at the October 22nd meeting.  Nominations may be taken from the floor.

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 FWRW Member in the Spotlight

Holly BishopHolly Bishop
Fort Worth Republican Women Member Holly Bishop deserves special recognition this month! On October 8, Holly donated $500 to FWRW, which Holly and the FWRW Executive Board have earmarked for outreach efforts in conjunction with the November election.
Holly’s $500 has been donated to the Hispanic Republicans of Texas, an organization which has been working hard in 2014 to bring the conservative Republican message to the Hispanic communities throughout Texas and to help get conservative Hispanic Republicans elected to office.
Thank you Holly for your support and your dedication to helping keep Texas red!
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WANT TO EARN SOME MONEY ON ELECTION DAY?

Work as an Election Clerk on Tuesday, Nov 4th!  Please contact Brooke Allen who needs clerks for a half or full day at Bethel United Methodist at 5000 Southwest Blvd, FW 76116. It pays $9 an hour! Call or email Brooke at 817.820.1140 orballen@browndean.com

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HOW CAN YOU HELP KEEP TEXAS RED?

Supporting a candidate or a movement is more than a saying and it is more than wearing a t-shirt or a pin.  Thank you to Beryl Dowd and Vicki Hodges for these tips on how you can truly prepare yourself to represent your support for Republicans.

Before you put on that pin:

Pins are great conversation starters.  That’s why we wear them, right?  We want someone to ask us why we support a particular candidate or cause.

Here’s the thing:  when we do get that question, we have about 15 seconds to influence the person who asked!  Every word matters.

So, since I know questions are coming.  I can prepare my response ahead of time.

Try these tips:

  •  Make responses personal.  Why do I support this candidate or cause?  What is important to me about this campaign?  What are the  stakes for me and my family?  Be specific.
  •  Make responses positive.  Talk about the good that this candidate will accomplish or the benefits of supporting this cause.  Save criticism  of the opposition for another time.
  •  Use inclusive words like “our,” “us,” and “we” whenever possible.  These words create common ground.
  •  Speak in a calm and friendly voice.

One example:

I’m in the grocery store and see a friend.  I’m wearing my “Let’s Keep Texas Red” pin.

Friend:  “Vicki, what’s your pin?  What do you mean Keep Texas Red?”

Vicki:    “Keeping Texas Red is about how we can hold onto the values that make our state prosperous … like lower taxes and being a right to work state.  My brother’s company doubled in size because it moved operations from other states here.  I want us to keep that momentum going.”

So, before you put on that pin, think through and prepare your own personal, positive response to the questions it will generate.  Have those words ready to roll off your tongue.

Our candidates and causes matter.  If we care enough to put on the pin, let’s care enough to make the most of those precious 15 seconds.

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SAVE THE DATE – CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

The Fort Worth Republican Women Christmas Luncheon
Friday, December 5, 2014
Petroleum Club
 
Guest Speaker will be Dr. Robin Armstrong

Republican National Committeeman,  Robin Armstrong

Republican National Committeeman,
Robin Armstrong

This is an annual event that you do not want to miss!  More information to come.

October Program & Other Important Events

October 8, 2014

Mark your calendar for these three events:

Friday, October 10 – Phone Bank Friday. Judges Bonnie Sudderth, Melody Wilkinson & Dana Womack will be providing lunch for volunteers! Make time to participate in this worthwhile effort to elect Republicans and Keep Texas Red! (9am-6pm, come and go – see more details below.)

Tuesday, October 14 – U.S. Congressional District 12 Candidate Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. Attend this event to show support for your candidate! Want to carpool? (See details below.)

Wednesday, October 22 – Ag Commissioner Candidate Sid Miller will be speaking at FWRW Membership Meeting.

State Representative Sid Miller, Candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner

State Representative Sid Miller, Candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Fort Worth Republican Women will have guest speaker State Representative Sid Miller, Candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner.  Sid Miller is recognized as one of the state’s most dynamic and effective conservative leaders.

As a 6 term veteran of the Texas House, Sid worked to put his real world experience as a small businessman, community leader, agriculturist, former schoolteacher, and former school board member to use on behalf of the people of Texas. Sid Miller emerged as the definitive pro-life, pro-family, pro-business, pro-jobs leader during his tenure in the Texas Legislature.

Sid Miller is also an avid rodeo and horseshow participant and lays claim to 9 World Championships. He is an honors graduate of Tarleton State University in Stephenville where he received a Bachelor of Science in Vocational Agriculture Education Degree in 1978.  Representative Miller and his wife of 36 years, Debra, live in Stephenville where Sid owns and operates his nursery business of 31 years and where Debra founded two charter schools. Sid and Debra Miller have two sons and two grandchildren.

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 ($25 with reservation, $27 without), RSVP by noon on Monday, October 20, 2014 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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WANT TO KEEP TEXAS RED?  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES NEED YOUR HELP THIS FRIDAY!

 

Phone Bank Friday Announcement

 

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12th District Candidate Forum