What an education we received at our October luncheon. I wish you could all have been there.
First we heard from Frank Guerra, the founder and partner of GDC, a marketing company, about what he and the Associated Republicans are doing to get the Hispanic voters out and onto our team. For those of you who were unable to attend I apologize for the newsletter being published before we received his bio and confirmation of his attendance. Here is a little information about Frank. He worked on President Bush's 2004 media campaign, spearheaded the Hispanic effort for Governor Perry's 2002 and 2006 campaigns, lead the 2002 Jeb Bush for Governor campaign in Florida. He brought out record numbers of Hispanics out for these Republican candidates. A brilliant young man who has worked with many of our local candidates as well as with many major corporations such as Citibank and HEB. One member called me and said “we need to get him back” because she was so impressed with Frank's speech but couldn't recall everything he said and she wanted to relate it to her husband.
Elizabeth Ames Jones is the second senatorial candidate who accepted our request to speak. She and her mother, Ellen Ames, have been members of Alamo City Republican Women for many years. Elizabeth gave an impressive speech regarding her knowledge of the energy industry and why she is the best candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Senator Hutchison. She also fielded questions from the audience.
As you probably know as a club we cannot support any candidate if there is more than one candidate running for the same position until after the March primaries. You may certainly support a candidate personally. It is our duty to invite all of the senatorial candidates to speak so that you are able to make an informed decision.
The Bexar County Republican Party had a wonderful Petition Signing Party for our candidates on the 27th October at Aggie Park. Alamo City Republican Women volunteers were out in force. Some sat at the various tables collecting signatures for the petitions but the majority pulled the food/kitchen duty. It was a very long day beginning at 10:30AM and a few of us stayed to the very end cleaning pots and pans during the Executive Board meeting which began at 7:45PM. Thank you volunteers. You are awesome!
We have two excellent speakers for our November luncheon plus we will be electing the officers to serve you for 2012.
I hope to see you on the 15th.