Two extra tables had to be brought in for the overflow at our luncheon on the 20th. We had members and guests who had made reservations but didn't show up too---I don't know where we would have put them all if they had fulfilled their obligation. What a great meeting—everyone was excited to be back and ready to get set for 2012.
Senator Wentworth did a fantastic job of explaining what went on in Austin during the Legislative Session this year. We all now know that he has a second career looming on the horizon for when he is ready to retire from politics—as a stand-up comedian!
Daniel and Jonathan from Senator Cornyn's office filled us in on what was happening in Washington; I love to see these bright young conservative men in politics coming up behind us ready to take over the party. Bexar County GOP vice-chair, Susan Pamerleau, promoted the County BBQ on September 25th at Aggie Park and the Petition Signing Party on October 27th at Aggie Park. Rep. John Garza promoted the Hispanic Voter Forum which was to be held the following evening. Candidates got to speak at the podium for two minutes at the conclusion of the meeting.
Seven of our members attended the Hispanic Voter Forum held at the Spire in Sunset Station. Great panelists. It was very educational to learn what they are doing to draw more Hispanic voters in to the Republican Party. This event was sponsored by the Associated Republicans of Texas.
I want to thank the members who helped man drinks/bar booth at the County BBQ. They are Sharon Kemp and Betty Puckett and then Susan Marburger and Susan Reynolds who filled in while the bartenders ate. I am sorry more members did not attend. I do not think we have ever had such a large a group of candidates as we have this time who are filing to be on the ballot. They were all there to greet us along with numerous elected officials. Commissioner Jerry Patterson, of the Texas General Land Office was the main speaker. We also heard from Congressman Lamar Smith, Congressman Quico Canseco and Curt Nelson, the County Chairman. The Texas GOP Chairman,Steven Munisteri was the final speaker.
The deadline to become a delegate or a guest to attend the Texas Federation of Republican Women's Convention is nearing but it is not too late and we still have room for you. The cost is $190.00 which includes the luncheons, breakfast, banquets, outstanding workshops and the general sessions. I wish you all could attend. Before you mail the form in you must contact me because I am required to submit a delegate list to the Texas Federation. The downtown Omni is the official convention hotel.
Remember to check the calendar at ACRWomen.org for the Republican events going on around town.