President's Messages > August 2006

I hope you are having a great summer and have traveled to nice, cool vacation spots. It will not be long before the heat has dissipated and we will be glad we live in San Antonio. However, just because it is hot does not mean we can rest on our laurels. There are so many activities one can be involved in beginning now and right up to the November 7th election day. Please consider adopting a judge or one of our other candidates. Your personal involvement can make a difference!

Great news--our membership handbook is hot off the press. This is the first time we have had the books produced professionally, and I think you will be impressed. Our gratitude goes to all the people who made this endeavor possible.

Our next fundraiser will be our Monte Carlo Casino Night on September 22nd. I have heard that some members are concerned that this might give the impression we are endorsing gambling. However, we feel this is no different than playing monopoly, dominoes, bridge or participating in a silent auction. Of course, you pay to attend the fundraiser and eat the scrumptious food provided by our members; then to top this, we give you $l,000 of funny money. You may come to eat, drink and socialize if that is what you wish to do. Last year, this was one of our better fundraisers. This is the perfect event for you to invite non-members and friends who may be undecided about joining Alamo City Republican Women. They can hang around to meet our candidates personally instead of attending some other event just to listen to speeches. The cost is only $32.50 to attend--what a deal! The information is on page three of this newsletter. Your check to Mary Fox is your reservation.

Three or four Sundays ago, while serving as a greeter at my church, I struck up a conversation with one of my co-greeters. As you might know, the conversation naturally turned to Alamo City Republican Women, and that I am a big military supporter, especially of the Army, since my son serves as a Major in that branch. This sweet lady said: "My son joined the Army" and momentarily it flashed through my mind that I must have heard her incorrectly. She then stated, "He is 58 years old and is a doctor." She quoted him a saying, "If those young soldiers can go over to Iraq and fight, then I can certainly go and help give them the best care they deserve." He has already been through his military training and will be on his way to Iraq very soon, attached to the 82nd Airborne.

Is not this a heartwarming story--a 58 year old Internal Medicine Physician who would give up his safe world to travel to Iraq for the love of his fellow man and country? I know that there are many similar stories, and we are so proud of all of them. His mother said he does not like publicity, so that is the reason I am not using his or her names.

I am looking forward to seeing all of you in September.

Freida Wright