The holidays! What a happy time of year! Have you noticed though, that the Christmas decorations come out earlier and earlier? It is as though Thanksgiving is all but forgoten. Why is that? I have my own theory. I believe retailers would tell you that it is all well and good to be thankful for what we have, but really, don’t you want more? Look at all the “stuﬀ” we can get at incredibly slashed prices! Woo Hoo!
What are the holidays really about?
How about family, community, a common goal to do what is right for the Country and not just politically correct. As the political season heats up, it is my hope that we do our homework, don’t get caught up in the hype, and look to candidates that promote our conservative, Christian values.
We have a lot of hard work ahead of us. I am grateful for every member of Clear Creek Republican Women. I look forward to working with you to do our part in making our Country safer and more prosperous in 2018 .
If you haven’t done so, please RSVP for our Christmas luncheon to be held on December 1st. At the luncheon we will take a little time out to be thankful for all the blessings poured out on us by the one who gave His all, for all of us. Merry Christmas!
What a great time we had in Dallas at the Texas Federation of Republican Women Convention! I wish all of you could have joined us.
We heard from many great speakers during the opening session including George P. Bush, The Honorable Ken Paxton, Commissioner Ryan Siton and a panel discussion by four female North Texas DA’s.
Thursday evening, after a TFRW Offices Slate meet and greet, we were entertained by the band “Cat Daddies”. We all danced our little hearts out! What a fun time!
Friday’s general session brought us many more distinguished speakers including Dr. Robin Armstrong, RNC Commiteeman, and Senator Ted Cruz. Then came the awards luncheon where CCRW was mentioned as a Silver award winner at NFRW, and we received the John Goodwin Tower Award of Excellence handed to us by The First Lady of Texas, Cecilia Abbot. Thank you Bonnie Wilson for keeping CCRW on track for these awards. Following the afternoon workshops it was oﬀ to the Ten Outstanding Awards Banquet.
Saturday started oﬀ with a Memorial Breakfast with remarks by Congressman Louie Gohmert. Followed by the Closing Session with main speaker Governor Greg Abbot who also installed the new TFRW ofcers.
That’s it in a nutshell! It truly was the best Convention I have attended. Well done TFRW! Don’t forget to VOTE!!
My hope is that this finds everyone aﬀected by Harvey on the way to complete recovery. It is going to be a long haul. I pray that you find comfort and peace as you go through this process.
It is now officially Fall (not that you would notice by the temperature!) which means we will begin gearing up for the 2018 political season. Our fund raiser, “Food For Thought”, that had been postponed has now been rescheduled for the evening of Friday, January 26th at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center. There will be more information to follow. It is going to be a really fun time and I hope everyone will participate.
What a busy time of year; Prom nights, graduations, planning vacations, pools are open, kids are out of school. Hurray for summer!
Other major happenings now are kick-oﬀ get togethers for candidates running for various ofces. I would encourage you to atend as many of these functions as possible to get to know the candidates and understand what it is they stand for. Being an informed voter is the best way to ensure your county, city, and state are heading in the best direction. Besides, they are really fun!
In keeping with the ‘Juneteenth’ theme of this month, we are looking forward to hearing from Mary Smith, GCHC Recording Secretary, speaking about the Black Cowboys on the Chisholm Trail. This is sure to be a very interesting program about a forgotten time in Texas history.
|What a wonderful time Loretta Roberts, Fay Picard and I had at Legislative Day in Austin! There was a sea of red jackets in the House and Senate galleries. It was great talking with like -minded women from across the state. Texas ladies are the best!
Later in the day we got to tour the Governor’s Mansion. We learned lots of history and interesting facts while indulging on delicious sweets and Mansion Ice Tea. We also got our picture taken with Mrs. Abbot! What an extraordinary day.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there. Blessings to all!
|Spring has sprung! More daylight hours, how wonderful! More pollen in the air, not so wonderful! It seems there are two sides to most everything.
I am so thankful that Donald Trump, a man whose goal is America first, is President of our great nation. It is unfortunate that he must contend with appointees from previous administrations, and those from his own party, who block his every effort to reach his goal. We are a land of differing opinions, but even those people who claim they are conservatives must come together if we are to succeed. America is the most giving, compassionate country on the planet. We welcome people from all over the globe who have come here and chosen to participate in the great American dream.
|I hope everyone had a happy President’s Day. I want to say, SPECIAL good wishes to President Trump! Has any president done so much with so few cabinet members confirmed, ever? And not to mention the non-stop obstruction attempts from the left. I am more and more convinced that we have the right man for times such as these.|