The STAR Republican News

November 2018

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.

In This Issue. . .

  • November Program Details
  • Gennie's Spotlight
  • Renew Your Membership
  • Children's Book Drive Continues
  • Help Area Flood Victims
  • Make Reservations for Christmas Luncheon
  • ​Red Shoe Book Club Selection
  • SRW Patrons & Sponsors 
CLICK HERE for Upcoming GOP Events Calendar

SRW To Meet Nov. 20

at Quail Point 

Light Lunch 12:30 p.m.

Program 1 p.m. ​​​​


If you haven't already voted, please be sure to vote Nov. 6 and take your friends and neighbors to vote, too!

SRW Annual Meeting Set for Nov. 20;

​Llano GOP Chairman to Speak


Star Republican Women will hold its Annual Meeting Tuesday, November 20 at Quail Point Community Center. A complimentary light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 1:00.

SRW members will vote on proposed changes to the club's Bylaws.  Most of the proposed changes are to ensure that SRW is in compliance with Texas Federation of Republican Women's bylaws.  In addition, the following items are proposed specific to our chapter:

  • Terms of Office:  Officers will serve two-year terms (vs. one-year)
  • Committees:  Deletion of the telephone committee.

For a copy of the proposed Bylaws, click on the button below.

SRW members also will elect officers starting their term of office in January 2019.  As announced in early October, the SRW-elected Nominating Committee proposes the following slate of officers:

  • President:  Denise Rives
  • VP of Programs:  Marsha Lovelady
  • VP of Membership:  Kathy Stahl
  • Treasurer:  Charlote Steindorf
  • Secretary:  Debbie Lambert

Nominations for additional candidates may be made from the floor during the annual meeting.

Following the annual meeting, Llano County GOP Chairman Doug Sanders will provide an update on the state of the Republican Party in Llano County and an overview of the 2018 elections. 

SRW members and associates are encouraged to attend the Nov. 20 annual meeting.  Guests are welcome.

Denise Rives, VP of  Programs

Proposed SRW Bylaws

Gennie's Spotlight


Our time is Now to Win this Major Election!  All of us have to do our very best in reaching out to everyone we know to get out the vote.

Make those extra calls and volunteer to drive people to the polls. There is a call for each one of us to work up to election night to do our very best. 

There is no doubt the Democratic Party is putting everything they can into this election, money, Hollywood, Obama, Lies and whatever it takes to Win. They are desperate and stop at nothing!  

I worked the early elections as many of you did and the voter turnout was heavy. Let's make it clear to the Democrats that we love our Country, our freedoms, our God, our right for Life and our Constitution. This is so very important to us all.

Please make that extra effort Now. Let us not sit back and say, I should have done more! 

To all of you I say, it has been a pleasure to serve as your President. A truly great Honor, and I thank each and every one of you for working so hard for our Republican Party. 

God Bless you All and Keep Texas Red!

Gennie Ward, SRW President

It's Time to Renew Your Membership


It is time to renew your membership in Star Republican Women for 2019!

Dues are $25 for members and $15 for associates.  Remember, spouses can join as an associate member and attend all of our meetings.  

Please ask your friends, neighbors and family members to join Star Republican Women -- as members or associates.  Bring them to our next meeting.  

Click on the button below to download the membership form for your renewal and to share with friends and family.

Please mail completed membership form & your dues check to:           

       STAR Republican Women

       P.O. Box 8675 

       Horseshoe Bay, TX  78657

Please don't delay!  We need to act NOW! Please mail your membership form as soon as possible, or bring it to the next SRW general meeting.

Emily Tobin, VP & Membership

2019 SRW Membership Form

SRW Supports CASA Children Through Book Drive


In October, Star Republican Women announced a new program to provide books to the 274 children currently in foster care in the Highland Lakes Area.

The program is being co-sponsored by SRW's Literacy and Caring for America Committees.  

SRW members are asked to bring children's books to the November 20 annual meeting or to our Christmas luncheon. The books will be delivered to CASA for the Highland Lakes Area to distribute to the children in need.

When purchasing books for this effort, consider those books that can be read to toddlers which are greatly needed.  For older children, books that are designated as Level 1 or Level 2 readers are needed to get them where they need to be in the classroom.  Safe bets are those having received the Newbery Award or the National Book Award Winner.  If your children or grandchildren would love the book, these children will as well!


Bring one or several books for children to the SRW Annual Meeting, Tuesday Nov. 20, to help area foster children.

SRW to Help Flood Victims

Although the waters have subsided from the recent historic flooding in the Hill Country, the needs of the flood victims have not.  So SRW's Caring For America Committee requests that you help provide support to those in need.

Committee Chairman Marsha Lovelady has identified a way for us to help by donating cash or HEB or WalMart gift cards to a Llano County flood disaster fund. Those in charge of the fund will distribute to those who qualify for assistance.

Bring your contributions to the November 20 Annual Meeting or to our Christmas luncheon.

Marsha Lovelady, Caring for America Committee Chairman


Red Shoe Book Club 

To Meet November 27


Star Republican Women's Red Shoe Book Club will meet Tuesday, November 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Lantana Room at the Horseshoe Bay Resort.

The featured book selection is “A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline.

This book is a powerful story of a woman who lives on her family farm in Maine, tied to her home by health and circumstance.  She becomes  Andrew Wyeth's first great inspiration and the subject of one of the world's best known paintings, Chirstina's World.

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,  Literacy Committee Chairman

Christmas Luncheon Set for Dec. 11 At HSB Resort Yacht Club


Star Republican Women will gather for its traditional Christmas Luncheon on Tuesday, December 11 at the Horseshoe Bay Resort Yacht Club.

Cost per person will be $35.  A cash bar will be available .

Please purchase your tickets at the November 20 Annual Meeting or send your check to:  SRW, PO Box 8675, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657.  

Deadline for ticket purchases will be December 7, so don't delay!

Spouses and guests are welcome.

SRW Patron and Sponsor Programs 

To Help Candidates & Communities

Star Republican Women thank those who have become sponsors and patrons in 2018, 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




Charlotte Hewitt

Kathy Hussey

Ellen Hower

Mary Lou Kromer

​Lynn Snider Lane

​JoAnn McCarty

​Denise Rives

Gennie Ward

2018 SRW Officers

President                    Gennie Ward      [email protected]         325-247-4078

1st VP/Programs       Denise Rives          [email protected]        432-638-7808

2nd VP/Membership  Emily Tobin      [email protected]        214-578-5986

Secretary                     Kathy Hussey            [email protected]       325-423-0418

Treasurer                     Caron Drake     [email protected]     832-498-6002

2018 SRW Committee Chairmen

Awards            Charlotte Steindorf    [email protected]        830-596-0029

Hospitality          Kathy Stahl             [email protected]           832-472-5437

Bylaws               Louraine Robertson           [email protected]               830-598-6660

Parliamentarian     Mary Lou Kromer        [email protected]    830-596-7061

Caring for America    Marsha Lovelady  [email protected]   432-238-9428

Chaplain              Shannon Thomas           [email protected]              409-673-0434

Legislation          Kathy Hussey                 [email protected]          325-423-0418

PR/Newsletter    Mary Lou Kromer     [email protected]           830-596-7061

Ways & Means   Marion Gardner   [email protected]     830-613-9216

Literacy                Dee Patterson                [email protected]                 210-748-7565

Campaign Activity Kathy Stahl          [email protected]           832-472-5437

 2018 TFRW Regional & District Leadership

Region XI Deputy President        Gail Teegarden        [email protected]    

SD24 District Director                  Zenia Warren          [email protected]

SD 22 District Director                 Merryl Wash           [email protected]

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 protected]