President's Messages > September, 2005

The "Meet the Judges" event, which we co-hosted with South Texas Republicans on August 3lst was very successful. We were honored to have Tina Benkiser, Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, attend and give a brief talk on what the Republican Party is all about. Judge Joe Brown, one of our newer District Judges, introduced Texas Supreme Court Justice Phil Johnson. We should all be very proud of our Governor---he is doing such a great job of appointing men and women of integrity to the Courts. We also have another new District Judge we will introduce next month.

We are very grateful to Barbara Anderson, the Executive Director of Newforest Estates Retirement Community, for providing us with such a lovely venue to hold our event. She and her staff were so generous anbd helpful in fulfilling our every need. Thank you, Alamo City Republican Women members, for supporting our event; I wish to extend an extra special "thank you" to Carolyn McCollister, Ken McCollister and Liz Rudd for always being there to help when I ask them.

Anita Perry is holding a coffee at the Governor's Mansion in Austin for all Republican women from Bexar County on October llth at 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Please let me know if you are interested in attending. If we get enough members to sign up, we can either hire our own bus or join with other clubs in the area to hire a bus.

Our next big event to plan for is the Texas Federation of Republican Women's Convention in Corpus Christi November 11th to 13th. What a great weekend this is going to be! The Omni is going to be the convention hotel, but the actual convention will be at the Convention Center, within walking distance. If you are wondering why I am mentioning this so early, it is because the delegate regisgtrations must be in Austin by October 12th, no exceptions. Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to be a delegate or alternate.

By the time you read this, Shirley Cooper and I will either be on the way to the National Federation of Republican Women's Convention in Nashville or on our way home. We will be voting on some very important issues pertaining to the Federation plus we will be electing a new national president. You will receive a report at he September luncheon and in the October newsletter.

I will see you at the luncheon on the 20th. Make your reservations early and be sure to invite a friend. If you have not heard Commissioner Combs speak, you are in for a treat.

Freida Wright