The STAR Republican News

September 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. 

  • Sept. 20 Meeting Details
  • Sara's Shorts
  • ​TFRW to Honor Kromer & Olson
  • SRW To Support Guide Dogs of Texas 
  • ​Ask a Friend to Join Star! 
  • Thank you Patrons & Sponsors!

Lance Tarrance

To Speak At SRW

Sept. 20 Meeting

Complimentary lunch begins at 12:30 p.m.

Program commences at 1:00

Meet & Greet Event Afterwards​

CLICK HERE for Upcoming Area GOP Events Calendar

Political Strategist and Pollster

Lance Tarrance to Speak Sept. 20


Lance Tarrance, Jr, a leading Republican American pollster and political strategist, will speak at the September 20 meeting of Star Republican Women at Quail Point Community Center in Horseshoe Bay. 

The program will begin at 1 p.m., following a complimentary lunch that starts at 12:30 p.m.

Tarrance has conducted hundreds of public opinion studies for national corporations, foundations, elected leaders of the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and state governments. Now a resident of Horseshoe Bay, Tarrance is in the process of organizing a Republican men's club in the area.

Tarrance served as a Senior Strategist for Senator John McCain's Straight Talk America political action committee and for the Senator's 2007 presidential campaign. Tarrance had previously been involved in the U.S. Presidential campaigns of Barry Goldwater (1964), Richard Nixon (1968), Ronald Reagan (1976), John Connally (1980), Jack Kemp (1988), George W. Bush (2004), and John McCain(2008).

 Tarrance was President and founder/CEO of Tarrance & Associates, a Houston-based national survey research company.  In 1998, the company was acquired by SRI/Gallup.  Tarrance left the firm, sat on the Board of Directors of the Gallup Organization eventually becoming the first Managing Director and President of Gallup China in Beijing.

His acknowledged professional pursuits have included a research model built on split ticket voting, a systems approach to populist-conservatism, and studies of emerging Hispanic voters.

Once named one of the 150 people in the country influencing national government by National Journal, Tarrance's commentary has often been sought by the print and broadcast media, including the New York Times, the CBS Morning News, ABC's Nightline and NBC's Today.

 Tarrance received a B.A. in Modern European History from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, his Master's Degree with distinction in Electoral Behavior from American University in Washington D.C., attended the University of Michigan Survey Research Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was a Fellow of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Institute of Politics (1973-1974). He was a Visiting Professor at the Texas A&M Center for Presidential Studies for the 1995- 1996 academic year, was appointed the 1996 Scholar in Residence at Washington & Lee University.

In 2000, Tarrance was one of the principal architects behind two “watershed surveys” designed for the RNC to analyze Hispanic voters cultural and political attitudes.  At the time they were considered the most comprehensive surveys ever commissioned by any political party.

Bonnie Wallace to Provide Information On Llano County Library Issues


Also at the September 20 SRW meeting, Bonnie Wallace, a member of the Llano County Library Advisory Board, will provide an update about library issues and the "Safe Library Patron Protection Act." 

Wallace has been leading an effort to encourage Texas legislators to repeal the Obscenity Exemption to prevent access to pornographic materials by children in public libraries. 

Come learn about this legislative effort and how you can become involved. 

GOP Candidate for Texas Third Court of Appeals to Visit SRW in September


Attorney Lesli R Fitzpatrick, GOP candidate for Texas Third Court of Appeals District, Place 4, will visit SRW at the September meeting.  Fitzpatrick is a fifth-generation Texan and predominantly practices criminal justice law in Williamson and Travis Counties.  She has been an active member of TFRW over the years.

Please be sure to say hello to Lesli before and after our meeting.

Kathy Hussey, VP of Programs

Sara's Shorts


Time to Live Intentionally and Reclaim our Government.

Happy September Star Patriots and welcome back from wherever your summer fun took you. I hope your down time included old and new friends, fun travels, family  and grandkids, as well as the smell of barbecue on a summer night.

The only thing hotter than the Texas heat these last months is the reality that we are entering the election season of a lifetime!! Our beloved state has been invaded by hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, pounds of illegal and dangerous drugs, and a constant flow of single women and military age men and unaccompanied minors. Although Texas has bused some of the staggering overflow north, the border patrol must feel as though they are rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Personal friends claim their border ranches aren’t safe for them to work their cattle, ride their fences or let their children move about their property alone. The cartels actually control the border creating the multiple migrant deaths in desert, as well as facilitating the sex and child trafficking under Biden’s open border policies. The cartels are making billions moving human product. If we lose this election to Beto Democrats it will be like gasoline on a grassfire fed by the winds of south Texas. Our state will turn into a drought plagued cornfield turning into an inferno burning up our economy, our culture and future generations. Even our sanctuary of Horseshoe Bay will feel the swarm of some eighty seven thousand IRS agents.

WHAT ME WORRIED ? Not if we stand up, pray up, wake up, and vote up while reaching out to our families and fellow Texans. This is not a political contest of Democrats and Republicans. This is  we the people” standing against a Marxist communist move on our culture that intends to wipe out our sexuality, our prosperity, our schools, our security and even our God.

It is not time to just be intent to vote, but rather a time to double down on how to live intentionally while reclaiming our government from this destruction of corruption. We also need to live intentionally in our marriages, our friendships and our spiritual lives to be a part of the healing we desperately need as a nation.

As a nation, the United States must regain our moral direction. There is a difference in living with intent, which may or not happen, and living intentionally to make a difference in this place, at this time.

As a citizen of these United States come join us at Star Republican Women as we stand shoulder to shoulder and secure our future one vote at a time. Now is the time we overwhelm the vote by in person voting, removing the chance of mail in manipulation and ballot fraud.

We must keep Texas RED!

Sara Boyd, SRW President

SRW To Honor Kromer & Olson at

TFRW Tribute To Women Luncheon 

Saturday, September 17, 11:30AM

Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center, Georgetown, TX

Please join us in congratulating Mary Lou Kromer and Sherry Olson as our club's 2022 Tribute to Women Honorees.  Their endless and extraordinary efforts have been a positive and uplifting influence in our club and community. As honorees, their names will be included in the Tribute to Women honoree book.  In addition, our Star RW club is sponsoring a table in their honor. 

All chapter honorees will be recognized during the September luncheon where the very vibrant and exciting Texas GOP Vice Chair, Cat Parks will be the distinguished speaker.

This promises to be a very special event! 

If you would like to attend, you may RSVP and purchase your luncheon ticket online at Tribute to Women Luncheon - TFRW.  Ticket deadline is September 9th

We hope you can join us!

Linda Baker, Awards Committee Chairman

SRW Caring for America Projects


Guide Dogs of Texas.

The September Caring for America project is supporting Guide Dogs of Texas. Come to the luncheon and meet Alba, a guide dog in training. Donations are welcome and will go to Guide Dogs of Texas.

Election Workers Needed.

Interested  in working the early voting polls and on Election Day?

There will be a sign-up sheet at our meeting.

Key dates for training and volunteering:

Training- Oct. 12 at 9am Community building in Llano

Early Voting-  Oct. 24- Nov 4

Election Day- Tuesday, Nov 8

Sherry Olson, Caring for America Committee Chairman

Email Sherry to Volunteer

SAVE THE DATE:  September 22

We are working on a special event to be held Sept. 22.  More details to come!

Ask a Friend to Join SRW!


Star Republican Women have so much fun together so why not ask your friends to join us?!

Click on the button below to get a membership form that you can give to your friends.  They can complete the form and bring it and their check to the upcoming meeting or mail it to the address on the form. And if you haven't renewed your membership, please do so now.

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

SRW Patron and Sponsor Programs 

To Help Candidates & Communities

Star Republican Women thank those who have become sponsors and patrons in 2022, 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.

Contributing Patrons

Donna and Bob Honnors

Mary Lou and Lanny Kromer

Denise and Randy Rives

Yvonne Kaatz

SRW Patron & Sponsorship Programs

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 Linda Baker l[email protected] 713.206.0711
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]