The "Meet the Judges" event, which we co-hosted with South Texas
Republicans on August 3lst was very successful. We were honored to have
Tina Benkiser, Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, attend and
give a brief talk on what the Republican Party is all about. Judge Joe
Brown, one of our newer District Judges, introduced Texas Supreme Court
Justice Phil Johnson. We should all be very proud of our Governor---he
is doing such a great job of appointing men and women of integrity to
the Courts. We also have another new District Judge we will introduce
We are very grateful to Barbara Anderson, the Executive Director of
Newforest Estates Retirement Community, for providing us with such a
lovely venue to hold our event. She and her staff were so generous anbd
helpful in fulfilling our every need. Thank you, Alamo City Republican
Women members, for supporting our event; I wish to extend an extra
special "thank you" to Carolyn McCollister, Ken McCollister and Liz Rudd
for always being there to help when I ask them.
Anita Perry is holding a coffee at the Governor's Mansion in Austin for
all Republican women from Bexar County on October llth at 8:30 AM to
10:30 AM. Please let me know if you are interested in attending. If we
get enough members to sign up, we can either hire our own bus or join
with other clubs in the area to hire a bus.
Our next big event to plan for is the Texas Federation of Republican
Women's Convention in Corpus Christi November 11th to 13th. What a
great weekend this is going to be! The Omni is going to be the
convention hotel, but the actual convention will be at the Convention
Center, within walking distance. If you are wondering why I am
mentioning this so early, it is because the delegate regisgtrations must
be in Austin by October 12th, no exceptions. Please let me know as soon
as possible if you would like to be a delegate or alternate.
By the time you read this, Shirley Cooper and I will either be on the
way to the National Federation of Republican Women's Convention in
Nashville or on our way home. We will be voting on some very important
issues pertaining to the Federation plus we will be electing a new
national president. You will receive a report at he September luncheon
and in the October newsletter.
I will see you at the luncheon on the 20th. Make your reservations
early and be sure to invite a friend. If you have not heard
Commissioner Combs speak, you are in for a treat.