According to Teresa Spears of "Texans for Rick Perry," seventy-one Alamo City Republican Women members attended the First Lady's Coffee in Austin on October 11th. Fifty-five of us traveled by bus and the rest went by car. We were kind of nervous that the event would be cancelled due to inclement weather, but although it was overcast, the rain held off until we were on our way home. It was a great experience--especially so for those who had not previously been inside the Governor's Mansion. I have 8"Xl0" group photographs for all who attended. If you cannot attend any of the meetings, please have a friend pick up your copy for you. I will also tgake them to Casino Night.
The October luncheon was another sucessful event. Our special guest speaker, Denise McNamara, did an awesome job of explaining what serving on the National Republican Women entails. We are very impressed and very proud to have such a bright young woman representing Texas. Probably many of you do not know that Denise owns a court reporting business in Dallas. Before being elected as National Republican Committee Woman for Texas, Denise's claim to fame was that she took Bill Clinton's deposition in the Paula Jones case!
Once again we had two guest speakers at the luncheon. Unfortunately, we did not get confirmation in time to place the announcement in the newsletter. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, we deemed it very appropriate to invite Dr. Sylvia Zubyk from the Texas Cancer Clinic to speak. Dr. Zubyk is a Radiology Oncologist; she gave a great slide presentation on the new treatments available for breast cancer. It is very exciting to hear about this new technology and how it is available right here in San Antonio,
As you will see by reading the biography on page four, Governor Perry has appointed another Texas Supreme Court Justice, Ken Willett. He appears to be a very wise choice, and we hope to have him come down to San Antonio soon to one of our "Meet The Judges" events which we will co-host with South Texas Republicans.
I know some of you are wondering why I accepted the nomination to serve you again as president for 2006. It was a hard decision to make but I received so many affirmations from members and politicians, I knew that I could not refuse. One of the reasons for this decision is because 2006 is an election year. I remember that my first year as your president was a long-learning process, and that was when we had a membership of less than 200. The Nominating Committee has once again chosen a great team to work along with me--that is if we are all elected on November l5th.
November is going to be a busy month; first we have the elections followed by the State Convention in Corpus Christi. After returning from the convention, we have our luncheon and Casino night in the same week! Please call in your reservations early for the luncheon and send your checks for Casino Night to Mary Fox as soon as possible. Have your questions ready for the Land Commissioner--remember, he is no just in charge of land. You will be surprised at what his job entails.