President's Messages > October 09


The campaign season is upon us and the fundraisers are abundant, including Alamo City Republican Women's Retama Park event. By the time you receive this newsletter the Retama Park event will be over. And as I write this, I know by the list of reservations that this will be another great event. 

If you were unable to attend our September luncheon you missed another great one! Todd Staples, Texas Agricultural Commissioner, gave an outstanding presentation which was video-taped by his campaign organization. The majority of our attendees had never met nor heard the Commissioner speak; they were quite impressed by him. One can see why he is so popular with farmers and ranchers—so handsome too!

 Shirley Cooper, Tracie Hasslocher and I attended the National Federation of Republican Women Convention in Orlando, Florida on September 11. We had an awesome array of speakers--Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee, the next Republican Senator from Florida, Governor Crist, Governor Pawlenty of Minnesota and author Jackie (Ginghrich) Cushman, just to name a few.

 As you can see, our membership is growing rapidly. Another ten members joined in September, so we can now claim well over 400 members. To our new members: we need your help, so please let us know about your talents. The 2010 committees will be forming in December, and since we have approximately thirty five committee chairs there is a place for you, whether as a committee chair or committee member.

 Congratulations go to our two new District Judges appointed by Governor Perry: Lisa Jarrett and Lori Valenzuela. They will both have to run to retain their seats in the 2010 election, so let us hope no Democrat files against them.

 I hope to see you at the October 13 luncheon; we have another wonderful speaker.



Freida Wright



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