The STAR Republican News

January 2022

Star Republican Women is a federated member club of the Texas Federation of Republican Women and serves members and communities within TFRW Region XII and Texas Senate Districts 22 and 24.


In This Issue. 

  •  Jan. 18 Mtg Details
  • Sara's Shorts
  • Red Shoe Book Club To Meet Jan. 11
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Feb. 15  SRW's Gubernatorial Candidate Forum
  • ​Time to Renew Your Membership 
  • Become a Star Volunteer

RPT  Chairman

Matt Rinaldi

to Speak at SRW

Jan.18 Meeting

Complimentary lunch served at 12:30 p.m.​​

Program Begins at 1:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE for Upcoming Area GOP Events Calendar

RPT Chairman Rinaldi To Speak 

​At SRW January 18 Meeting


Republican Party of Texas Chairman Matt Rinaldi will speak Tuesday, January 18 at the Star Republican Women monthly meeting at the Quail Point Community Center in Horseshoe Bay. 

A complimentary light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 1:00.  

In July 2021, the State Republican Executive Committee elected Rinaldi to replace outgoing Chairman Allen West, who resigned to seek the GOP nomination for Texas Governor.

Rinaldi represented northwest Dallas County in the Texas Legislature from 2015 to 2019. During his time in office, Rinaldi was consistently rated among the top two most conservative members of the House by Rice University, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Young Conservatives of Texas and Texas Eagle Forum. 

Rinaldi was, according to the Dallas Morning News, “instrumental in strengthening the punishments in the sanctuary cities ban,” and authored and passed into law measures that: remove from office public officials who adopt sanctuary city policies, require government contractors and subcontractors to use e-Verify, revoke pensions of teachers convicted of committing sex crimes against students, allow churches to utilize volunteers to provide security services without risking heavy fines, and prohibit any taxpayer money from going to Planned Parenthood. He served as the Pro-Life Whip for Texas Right to Life in 2017.   

Chairman Rinaldi earned his Juris Doctor with honors from Boston University School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from James Madison University. Matt attends St. Ann’s Catholic Parish in Coppell with his wife, Corley, and son, Rush.

Kathy Hussey, VP Programs


Sara's Shorts

Happy New Year Patriots and Starburst Women,

        I hope you found opportunities to shine through the darkness of our changing world this holiday season.

One of the privileges of my life was a close friendship with Deborah Hall of the book and the movie “Same Kind of Different As Me.” Both were written and edited by Ron Hall and Denver Moore after her death.  Ron was Deborah’s art wheeler- dealer husband and Denver Hall was a client on cold nights at Union Gospel Mission in Fort Worth, Texas.  I also had the privilege of several Christmas Breakfasts with BFC club (#bestfriendsclub ) watching Denver fold the most amazing hands in prayer.  Giant Hands that worked the ground, lived mostly on the street, and were to be feared until Deborah entered his life in a Ft Worth soup kitchen. Deborah was to be feared, also.  She could ask the hardest questions that sparked inventory and change in your life even if you were not ready. She definitely pierced my heart and changed my life direction with such a question.

Change only happens as our resolutions change to resolve. That’s been the problem with my New Year’s resolution to lose the SAME ten pounds. The problem is no RESOLVE.  Resolve is what puts feet to our well-intentioned resolution.

Denver Moore became a man of resolve and not regret.  His sayings had the wisdom of a black man who had seen who any person can become when we forget “We is all homeless just workin’ our way home” and “most folks  think THEY the only customers God has." A classic Denver Moore was “when U turn the cross upside down, it becomes a sword."

So as I think of resolutions for 2022 as President of Star Republican Women, I resolve to follow Denver’s advice of “you gotta bless the hell out of people.” As Republican Women, we need to both bless and stand our ground against this Marxist Socialist Movement in our political parties and nation.  WHY ? Because, another Denver quote is “Most people have eye sight not insight." 

        Naturally, we all struggle when confronted by opposition but we need to face that opposition with…..wait for it ,….an inviting LOVE and steadfast RESOLVE …WE need community to pull this assignment off. Thus, join me and your neighbors and see you Starburst Women the third Tuesday of January at Quail Point Horseshoe Bay.

P.S.  Save the date February 15 candidate forum 5:30 PM.

Sara Boyd, SRW President


 Red Shoe Book Club

To Meet January 11


Star Republican Women's Red Shoe Book Club will meet January 11 from 4 - 6 p.m. at J's Restaurant and Bar at the Horseshoe Bay Resort to discuss the book "Eleanor," written by David Michaelis.

SRW Literacy Committee Chairman Kathy Hussey will lead the discussion about the book. Even if you haven't read the book, you can attend and enjoy the conversation about the book and other topics of interest to the group.  


 The New York Times best seller from prize-winning author David Michaelis presents a “stunning” (The Wall Street Journal) breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America’s longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world’s most widely admired and influential women.

In the first single-volume cradle-to-grave portrait in six decades, acclaimed biographer David Michaelis delivers a stunning account of Eleanor Roosevelt’s remarkable life of transformation. An orphaned niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, she converted her Gilded Age childhood of denial and secrecy into an irreconcilable marriage with her ambitious fifth cousin Franklin. Despite their inability to make each other happy, Franklin Roosevelt transformed Eleanor from a settlement house volunteer on New York’s Lower East Side into a matching partner in New York’s most important power couple in a generation.

This “absolutely spellbinding,” (The Washington Post) “complex and sensitive portrait” (The Guardian) is not just a comprehensive biography of a major American figure, but the story of an American ideal: how our freedom is always a choice. Eleanor rediscovers a model of what is noble and evergreen in the American character, a model we need today more than ever.  

Kathy Hussey, Literacy Committee Chairman

SAVE THE DATE:  February 15

SRW's Gubernatorial Candidate Forum


2022 should be an exciting election year, and one of the most exciting races is the one for the Governor's Mansion.  

Each of the eight GOP gubernatorial candidates has been invited to speak at a SRW-hosted GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum set for Tuesday, February 15 at 5:30 p.m. 

We expect great candidate participation in the forum and hope you will join us.  

So mark you calendar.  More details to come soon!

[NOTE:  This Forum will replace our regular February meeting.]

It's Time to Renew Your Membership!


It's time to renew your Star Republican Women membership.  And don't forget to sign up your spouse as well!

Ask your friends to join, too!  The more the merrier!

Click on the button below to get your membership form.  Complete the form and bring it and your check to the upcoming meeting or mail it to the address on the form.

Membership is $30 and Associate Membership is $20. And bring an extra $6 to buy your personalized SRW name tag!

We appreciate your involvement in Star and the Texas Federation of Republican Women!

Kathy Stahl, Membership Committee Chairman

SRW Membership Form

Sign Up to Be a STAR Volunteer!


Star Republican Women's Caring for America Committee is planning a number of meaningful projects for 2022.  You won't want to miss out on these fun activities.

Stay tune for all the details.  In the meantime, let us know if you want to become a Star Volunteer! Just click on the button below.

Sherry Olson, Caring for America Committee Chairman

Email Sherry to Volunteer

Highlights from Christmas Luncheon


Llano County Judge Ron Cunningham was the featured speaker at Star Republican Women's December luncheon.  He also presided over the swearing in of SRW's 2022 officers.  Photo above:  (from left)  Judge Cunningham, President Sara Boyd, Secretary Debbie Lambert, VP of Programs Kathy Hussey, VP of Membership Kathy Stahl and Treasurer Julia Hall.


Nearly 100 SRW members, associates and guests attended the December Christmas luncheon at Quail Point.  

Photo left:  VP of Membership Kathy Stahl and Treasurer Julia Hall greeted the luncheon attendees and presented the new SRW personalized name tags.  

Photo below:  SRW members gathered for some Holiday Punch before the Christmas luncheon. (from left) Brenda Dunn, Glenda Varga, Barbara Schwartz, Linda Roach and Sherry Olson.


SRW Patron and Sponsor Programs 

To Help Candidates & Communities

Star Republican Women thank those who have become sponsors and patrons in 2021, providing funds for Star's political contributions for the upcoming general elections and to support its Caring for America activities in local communities.

If you want to participate as a Patron or Sponsor, please click on the link below for additional information.  We welcome you recruiting others to participating in these programs as well.

SRW Patron & Sponsorship Programs


​Horseshoe Bay Councilman Randy Rives


Denise Rives

Mary Lou Kromer

2022 SRW Officers


Sara Boyd [email protected] 817.475.6953
VP Programs Kathy Hussey [email protected] 325.423.0418
VP Membership Kathy Stahl [email protected] 832.472.5437
Secretary Debbie Lambert [email protected] 512.748.0814
Treasurer Julia Hall [email protected] 651.485.2707

2022 SRW Committee Chairmen

Awards Kim Lookabaugh [email protected] 512.773.1847
Hospitality Carol Ascue [email protected] 512.663.3601
Bylaws Belle Guice [email protected] 210.508.7803
Parliamentarian Belle Guice [email protected] 210.508.7803
Caring for America Sherry Olson [email protected] 830.596.3021
Chaplain Louraine Robertson [email protected] 830.598.6660
Public Relations Jet Caleca [email protected] 810.845.9262
Ways & Means Marion Gardner [email protected] 830.613.9216
Literacy Kathy Hussey [email protected] 325.423.0418
Campaign Activities Barbara Derse [email protected] 214.202.0052
Legislation Stephanie Hart s[email protected] 713.851.0036

 2022 TFRW Regional & District Leadership

Region XII Deputy President          Denise Rives                    [email protected]        

SD24 District Director                  Gail Teegarden        [email protected]

SD 22 District Director                 Devvie Duke              


NOTICE:     Political advertising paid for by Star Republican Women PAC, Treasurer Julia Hall, P.O. Box 8675, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657. SRW is a non-profit organization under Section 527 of the IRS Code.  Contributions to Star Republican Women PAC are NOT tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income purposes. Corporate contributions are not permitted. Not authorized by any candidate or committee.   

EDITOR:  Mary Lou Kromer – [email protected]