President's Messages > December 09

Jay Nordlinger of the National Review was certainly correct in his analysis of his friend, Ted Cruz. What a charismatic and dynamanic young man! Some attendees said that he is the best speaker we have ever had at an Alamo City Republican Women's luncheon. I am sorry if you missed the luncheon and missed hearing Ted speak. If everything works out, and the “dominoes” fall correctly, you will hear a lot more about him in the future.

State Representative Frank Corte spoke briefly on the Constitutional Amendments—all of which passed on the 3rd of November, Election Day; he reported on those that will be very important to Bexar County.

We were also pleased to have four of the College Republican members at the luncheon to hear Ted Cruz speak. Our Outreach Chair, Sylvia York, is a doing a fantastic job working with these young people. Alamo City Republican Women plans to sponsor a recruitment pizza party for them on campus in the New Year.

The elected officials and candidates who were present had the opportunity to introduce themselves at the close of the meeting. More candidates are getting on board as the deadline for filing nears.

At the Executive Board meeting, and two days before the Wednesday noon deadline for placing an order, Alamo City Republican Women chose to get involved with the “Wreaths Across America” project. This is a wonderful project, and next year we will get started much earlier to make sure hundreds of graves at Ft. Sam National Cemetery have a lovely 20 inch balsam wreath with a red bow made in the state of Maine. Read about our 2009 sponsors inside this newsletter. This year, 70 of the wreaths placed will be from Alamo City Republican Women and it's members. Many members have also volunteered to attend the ceremony at 11:00AM on the December 12th; some will also help to lay wreaths.

Kevin Wolff, County Commissioner District 3, will give an update at the December luncheon of what has been going on since he has been on the Commisioners Court. He will also swear in the 2010 Executive Board. It is going to be a fun luncheon with loads of free door prizes. We are doing a Hawaiian theme, and a ukulele band and dancers will entertain us. If you don't have a grass skirt, please wear Christmas green or red!

I wish to apologize for not being able to chat with each of you or to welcome each one of you personally at our luncheons. However, I do try to greet as many of you as possible, and want you to know that you are all so greatly appreciated!

Remember to invite a friend to the luncheon on December 15th.


Freida Wright