President's Messages > April 2009

I have been receiving emails and newsletters from Michael Quinn Sullivan for some time; I always visualized him to be this older, sedate politico-type.  Was I ever surprised when someone said at the luncheon, "Our guest speaker is here," and this tall "fortyish" young man strode towards me.  After speaking with him for just a few minutes, I knew we were going to have an interesting time.  I was right!  The members and guests were impressed.  One member said, "what a fascinating person; he just grows on you."  Michael certainly has some new and different ideas.  If you didn't sign up for his newsletters, or if you just want to read his articles, go to 

Before Michael spoke to us, Inga Godfrey, manager of the Army Fisher House at Ft. Sam Houston, explained how the Fisher Houses began and just how they operate in order to serve he families of patients at Brooke Army Medical Center.  She told us of what is required and expected of the guests living at the Fisher House.  Inga is a federal employee, so she could not ask for donations.  However, Angelica Campos-Beach, Alamo City Republican Women, Caring for America  Chair, passed a fishbowl around and collected $363.00.  Angelica will purchase needed items for this concern with the collection. 

Some of our local candidates addressed us for two minutes each.  They were Trish deBerry Mejia, candidate for Mayor of San Antonio, Reed Williams and Jacob Dell, both are candidates for City Council, District 8 and Weston Martinez, candidate for City Council, District 9.

Have you been hearing on the news about the Tea Party protests to be held on April l5th across America?  San Antonio is participating.  Please contact Paula Moore, Alamo City Republican Women's Legislative Chair at 699-9362 for location and time. 

Our new club brochures will be available at the April luncheon.  Be sure to pick up one or more to hand out to your friends.  You will be surprised at just how many people there are who do not know what the Republican philosophy is and what we believe.  I think that the more people hear and see what is going on in Washington, the more they are going to want to become involved politically.  Be bold:  hand a brochure to a Democrat friend! 

I look forward to seeing you on April 21st.


Freida Wright