Who would have thought January would be so busy! We had another full house at the luncheon. With three guest speakers plus all the local candidates present having two minutes at the microphone, it made for lively meeting. One of the statewide candidates made a point of telling me before he left how much he enjoyed our luncheon. He said he has been to many Republican women’s club meetings around the state on the campaign trail but none were as exciting as ours. He could just feel the energy. Thanks to all of you for making the meetings so welcoming.
That same evening we had volunteers working at Speaker Straus’s fundraiser and early the next morning we had members stuffing envelopes for Rep. Hildebran. Then on Thursday I had the privilege of attending the Congressman Paul Ryan luncheon put on by the four Chambers of Commerce. I attended as a guest of the Libre Initiative.
On the 27th we worked with the Republican Men’s Club of Bexar County and the San Antonio Tea Party to hold a debate for Senate District 25 candidates, Senator Donna Campbell, former San Antonio City Councilwoman Elisa Chan and a former County Commissioner Mike Novak. It was a huge success. We streamed live over the Internet so those who lived out of the city could watch it. I haven’t got the total number of attendees as I write this but it was way over 200.
At the January luncheon we launched our Circle of Champions program so please be sure to see the list of members who have already joined the circle. This is a fundraiser for our candidates but the good part is you don’t have to get dressed up, drive across town in the busy traffic and return home in the dark. You can do it right from you favorite chair while watching TV! There is an application inside.
Early voting starts on the day of our luncheon so if you wish you can go straight to your favorite early voting polling site. It is going to be a long ballot so be sure to go all the way to the bottom and vote for our judges.
We are collecting 2014 dues. Check your address label to see if you are current. Invite a potential member to our Membership Recruitment Reception. Please read all the instructions regarding what it costs to attend the reception. It has a special price for first time guests. Unfortunately the beautiful home where we are holding the event has numerous steps inside at different levels so I would not consider it handicap accessible. Please be aware of this if you are inviting a guest.
Thank you for being part of this great organization.