The STAR Republican News
Star Republican Women is a federated member club of the Texas Federation of Republican Women and serves members and communities within TFRW Region XI and Texas Senate Districts 22 and 24.
- March Program Details
- Election Day March 6
- Gennie's Spotlight
- Save the Date: May 5
- Sip and Paint Day April 10
- You Can be a Delegate
- Welcome New Members
- Red Shoe Book Club Selection
- SRW Patrons & Sponsors
SRW To Meet
at Quail Point
Light Lunch 12:30 p.m.
Program 1 p.m.
Williamson County Sheriff to Speak
About "Active Shooter" Responses
Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody and Deputy Mark Luera will speak Tuesday, March 20 at the Star Republican Women meeting at Quail Point, providing a mini-training session on how civilians can best protect themselves should an "active shooter" situation occur at a public event.
The school shooting in Columbine in 1999 changed the lives of many and also the way law enforcement trains officers and responds in an active shooter situation. Lessons learned from the too many tragic events in America over the past two decades have changed how law enforcement agencies prepare private citizens to respond as well.
The tragic event in Sutherland Springs at the First Baptist Church just three months ago has spurred increased interest in preparing private citizens for what to do in an active shooter situation at any gathering. At a recent TFRW Board meeting in February, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department made a presentation entitled “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE).”
Williamson County Sheriff Chody and Deputy Luera will present this training for members and guests at the March 20th Star Republican Women’s meeting. In this presentation, you will hear about best practices for security, appropriate responses by citizens for safety of all involved, and ways to minimize the impact of an active shooter situation.
This is an enlightening presentation that could save your life and the lives of others when confronted by an active shooter at any community gathering whether it be church, club meetings, social events, or other situations.
A complimentary light lunch will be served starting at 12:30pm on March 20, 2018 and the business meeting and program will begin at 1:00, concluding around 2:00pm.
Denise Rives, VP and Programs
Early voting for the primary elections ends March 2. Election day is set for March 6.
For a list of all candidates seeking county and state offices, click on the button below or go to: https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/candidate-filing/cf-report.aspx
We are nearing the end of early voting in the elections, and where are our voters?
We are, and claim to be, members of the Republican Party, and why are you not at the polls and doing your job, VOTING!
There are over 15,000 registered voters in Llano County. This is a primary election for Governor, Lt. Governor, Senators, Representatives, Judicial positions and many other State, county and local positions. These are politicians you and I have praised or complained about, some that have become friends and some strangers but have a wonderful background. You would like to see progress in our great state of Texas in an elected position, but what is keeping you away from taking just a short time and making your voice heard?
You may feel that you will vote in the run-off or the general election in November; but don't you want to see the candidate you believe in and who you think will make a stand in our progression to a position of greatness for the State of Texas?
The choice is yours. YOU can make a difference. We are looking and waiting for you at the election locations. You can make excuses, sit at home and say your vote is just one vote and it's just the primary, or go vote and make your vote count.
The most wonderful thing to see at the polls is a first-time, excited, and very eager voter, and the veteran and older voter that comes in and states that he or she has never missed voting in an election. That is a Patriot!
The election is up to you!
God Bless Texas and the USA !
Gennie Ward, SRW President
Star Republican Women will be hosting a fundraising Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday afternoon, May 5 at Jolie's in Marble Falls. Plan to attend and join your fellow Republicans for fun, food and entertainment -- including watching the 144th Kentucky Derby Race.
More details to come soon!
Marion Gardner, Ways & Means Committee Chairman
Sign Up for a Fun and Rewarding Caring for America Project!
It's a Sip and Paint Day Tuesday, April 10!
Join your fellow Star Republican Women members for a fun afternoon painting and sipping wine -- all for a good cause.
Caring for America Committee Chairman Marsha Lovelady - a "master crafter" and super artist will share her skills and techniques with 20 SRW members at the SRW Sip and Paint Event, Tuesday April 10 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Jolie's on Main Street in Marble Falls.
Participants will be given all materials they need to create a functional piece of art for their home or as a wonderful gift to someone special. AND wine and refreshments will be served. Price to participate is $40 per person. Net proceeds will go to Patriot Paws, a special organization that trains dogs to help needy Veterans.
To sign up, please email Marsha at: email@example.com
Marsha Lovelady, Caring for America Committee Chairman
Get Involved! Join a Committee
Star Republican Women needs YOU!
SRW encourages you to consider joining a committee to contribute your time and talents to help our club grow and continue to get better. At the same time, we know you will have a lot of fun!
Please review the list of committees listed at the end of this newsletter and contact the chairman of the committee in which you would like to become involved.
You Can be A Delegate to the Republican State Convention!
You can be a delegate to the Republican State Convention!
What is the Republican State Convention?
It’s a place for people who vote in the Republican Primary election to define our shared beliefs and to determine how we will promote them. We do this by creating a platform and by setting rules and electing people to run the party between conventions.
Who can attend the Republican State Convention?
Anyone who is a registered voter, who has affiliated with the Republican Party, either by voting in the Party Primary or by taking an oath of affiliation, and has been duly elected by the lower level conventions. You can affiliate with the Republican Party by voting in the Republican Primary Election or by taking an oath of affiliation. You can only affiliate with one party during each election year.
What is a delegate?
Delegates are grassroots Republicans who participate in the shaping of the Republican Party, its role, and its direction regarding public policy. They volunteer and are chosen by their districts to attend the party’s conventions in each even-numbered year.
Step 1: Precinct Conventions
When and where: Your 2018 Precinct Convention will be held sometime after the polls close on Primary Election Day (March 6, 2018) and before the start of the County/Senate District Conventions (March 24, 2018). Please check with your local Republican County Chair for the most up to date information. (See https://www.texasgop.org/county_chairs/)
What to expect: If you are a registered voter and affiliate with the Republican Party, you can participate in this convention. You can introduce and vote on resolutions. Then elect delegates and alternates to the next convention level.
Step 2: County / Senate District Conventions
When and where: Your County or SD Convention will be held on March 24, 2018. Your county party sets the location and time.
What to expect: In the days or weeks before the convention, you can visit committee meetings and let them know what issues are important to you. At the convention, you’ll set the rules by which the convention will operate. You will be able to vote on resolutions the committees have worked on. Then you’ll elect delegates and alternates to the state convention level.
Step 3: State Convention
When and where: This convention will be held in San Antonio from June 11th-16th. Committees will meet June 11th-13th.
General Session and Caucuses will meet June 14th-16th. Please check w ww.texasgop.org for convention details.
What to expect: You will be able to testify before the committees on issues you care about, vote on the platform that will state the beliefs of the Party, vote on the rules that will steer the Party, and elect people to run the Party for the next two years.
Why become a delegate to the Republican State Convention?
Because you will have an instrumental role in shaping the beliefs of the Party and determining the methods of implementation in public policy.
Kathy Hussey, Legislation Committee Chairman
Help Us Recruit New Members!
The Membership Challenge continues!
Please ask your friends, neighbors and family members to join Star Republican Women -- as members or associates. Bring them to our March meeting. And if you haven't renewed your membership it is time to do so!
Dues are $25 for members and $15 for associates. Remember, spouses can join as an associate member and attend all of our meetings.
Please click on the button below and download the 2018 Membership Form and bring to our next meeting or mail to the address noted on the form.
Emily Tobin, VP & Membership
Welcome New Members & Associates
Jane Marie Hurst
Mystre' Van Horn
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Red Shoe Book Club
To Meet March 27
Star Republican Women's Red Shoe Book Club will meet Tuesday, March 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Lantana Room at the Horseshoe Bay Resort.
The featured book will be "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George.
The book’s main character is Monsieur Perdu, who is a literary apothecary. He prescribes novels for the hardships of life from his floating barge bookstore on the Seine river in France. He mends broken hearts and souls.
“This is a love letter to books and meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shapes peoples lives.”
The discussion will be led by our 2018 Literacy Committee Chairman Dee Patterson.
The book review will be followed by a C.H.A.T. (Chicks Having an Awesome Time) about a timely topic and led by Legislation Committee Chairman and Secretary Kathy Hussey.
We hope you will wear your red shoes and join us for a lively time of sharing our thoughts and views about this intriguing book.
Dee Patterson, 2018 Literacy Committee Chairman
SRW Members Attend TFRW Leadership Conference
Eight Star Republican Women officers, committee chairmen and members attended the 2018 Texas Federation of Republican Women Leadership Conference in Georgetown recently. They attended various training sessions to help them perform their duties for SRW.
SRW members attending the TFRW Leadership Conference included (from left) Becci Mears, President Gennie Ward, Sandra Thompson, Awards Committee Chairman Charlotte Steindorf, Secretary & Legislative Committee Chairman Kathy Hussey, Caring for America Committee Chairman Marsha Lovelady, and VP and Membership Committee Chairman Emily Tobin. Also attending was Denise Rives, VP and Programs Chairman (who took this photo).
Membership Listing Available Online
A list of 2017-2018 SRW members and associates is now available online by clicking on the button below. The listing is periodically revised to include new members and associates.
The directory is password protected and the password is SRW2018.
A printed directory will be made available in April.
Check out other information on the SRW website: www.StarRW.org
Mary Lou Kromer, Public Relations Committee Chairman
SRW Patron and Sponsor Programs
To Help Candidates & Communities
Star Republican Women announced two new programs to help raise funds Star's political contributions for the upcoming 2018 elections and to support its Caring for America activities in local communities.
The SRW Sponsorship Program provides candidates, elected officials and small business owners to gain visibility among our membership through advertising in our newsletter, directory, website and membership meetings. Sponsorships range from $100 to $200 annually. Proceeds are typically directed toward political contributions to Republican candidates in general elections; however, participants can choose an option for their sponsorship funds to be directed to Caring for America projects.
The SRW Patron Program is aimed at raising funds for Star Republican Women's Caring for America and/or Literacy Programs. For a contribution of $100, an individual can be recognized as a SRW Patron in our newsletter, our website and at our meetings.
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.
2018 STAR REPUBLICAN WOMEN SPONSORS
Pol. Ad. paid for by Richard Owen Campaign
Pol. Ad. paid for by Marci Hadeler Campaign
2018 STAR REPUBLICAN WOMEN PATRONS
Mary Lou Kromer
Lynn Snider Lane
President Gennie Ward GennieWard@gmail.com 325-247-4078
1st VP/Programs Denise Rives firstname.lastname@example.org 432-638-7808
2nd VP/Membership Emily Tobin EmilyTobin@yahoo.com 214-578-5986
Secretary Kathy Hussey email@example.com 325-423-0418
Treasurer Caron Drake firstname.lastname@example.org 832-498-6002
2018 SRW Committee Chairmen
Awards Charlotte Steindorf email@example.com 830-596-0029
Hospitality Kathy Stahl firstname.lastname@example.org 832-472-5437
Bylaws Louraine Robertson email@example.com 830-598-6660
Parliamentarian ML Kromer firstname.lastname@example.org 830-596-7061
Caring for America Marsha Lovelady email@example.com 432-238-9428
Chaplain Shannon Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org 409-673-0434
Legislation Kathy Hussey email@example.com 325-423-0418
PR/Newsletter Mary Lou Kromer firstname.lastname@example.org 830-596-7061
Ways & Means Marion Gardner email@example.com 830-613-9216
Literacy Dee Patterson firstname.lastname@example.org 210-748-7565
Campaign Activity Amy Burcham email@example.com 210-296-7426
2018 TFRW Regional & District Leadership
Region XI Deputy President Gail Teegarden firstname.lastname@example.org
SD24 District Director Zenia Warren email@example.com
SD 22 District Director Merryl Wash firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTICE: Political advertising paid for by Star Republican Women PAC, Treasurer Caron Drake, 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 – 830-596-7061 email@example.com.