President's Messages > September 2013

It is time to get back in the saddle again! It seems that the political sea- son began early this year and there are so many candidates and so many events going on around San Antonio and the candidates are all looking for your vote. We have 2 candidates for Governor, 4 for Lt. Governor, 3 for Attorney General, 3 for Comptroller and the list goes on with more people jumping in the races statewide and local races each week. The next six months is going to be an excit- ing and busy time for all of us.

I do want to thank all the volunteers who turned out for Attorney General Greg Abbott’s event at La Villita this summer. I was asked to provide 50 volun- teers and I got 53! You are all awesome. He does have an opponent for Gover- nor, Tom Paukin, and if Tom’s campaign calls and asks for volunteers, we will supply them. We work for all and every candidate until after the March Primary. We do not take sides as a club but, of course, you personally may support any candidate of your choice.

As you are aware, we are holding the Texas Federation of Republican Women’s Convention here in San Antonio on October 17,18 and 19. I am a coChair and Finance Chair so I have been and still am busy gathering funds for the convention, especially for the VIP Reception with Governor Martinez of New Mexico, the first Hispanic Female Governor. She will also be speaking at the opening night reception for the delegates. If you get this in time, we still have alternate delegate spots open for $170.00 until September 9 and that includes eve- rything.. The final registration deadline is September 17 but at a cost of $190.00. if you are interested call me immediately.

We will be electing 2 members and 2 alternates to serve on the Nominat- ing Committee at our September 17 luncheon. The nominating committee will pick a slate of officers to serve you in 2014. Please think about serving on this important committee. In October the Committee will present you with a slate of officers they recommend and in November the election will be held according to our bylaws.

I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the September luncheon and please invite a friend.