CFRW Day at the Legislature March 5, 2015
The CFRW Day at the Legislature 2015 was a huge success thanks to the efforts of Judy Merkel with some help from Avinova Media Group. The clubs that were present created club viedeos to be used for promotional purposes. Here is a link to the club videos.
From Judy Merkel:
CFRW would like to thank Avinova Media Group for their help.
From Our President Dulany Woodward
Our year is off to a good start even with all the deadlines imposed on us during December and January. I have kept the emails buzzing, but club and membership information is necessary for our records and also for NFRW.
Early each year is the time for many officer installations, and I have had the privilege of attending many club meetings to welcome new officers. Visiting clubs throughout the state is a joy and always very informative. Our women not only guide their clubs, but many are elected officials or serve on boards in their communities. They are the grassroots leaders of our Republican Party.
Working with Brenda Bright, CFRW Member-at Large and new President of Bel Nor Republican Women, has been a delight as she puts the finishing touches on our Spring Board Meeting in Pueblo, April 17-19. Marilyn Harris, CFRW First Vice President, has been busy planning the program for the meeting. You will note that the Letter of Call is included. I hope that not only the club presidents (members of the Board) but also all members will join us that weekend in April. We will be at the Pueblo Convention Center that is down by the Arkansas River Walk and all the shops in Old Town. There will be a special event for members of the Centennial Club, so join early to allow us to accommodate everyone.
Judy Merkel, of Mountain Republican Women, agreed to chair our Day at the Legislature, and worked diligently and with creative force to provide us with an outstanding experience. By the time you read this we will have had our meetings and luncheon. Thank you to Judy and her team, as well as Senator Cory Gardner and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman for making this day possible.
We have two new members of our Executive Board. Bev McAdam, President of North Jeffco Republican Women, accepted my invitation to be our Second Vice-President. She is responsible for maintaining our membership list and keeping it up-to-date with NFRW. And Beverlee White, immediate past president of Boulder Republican Women, agreed to be our Member-at-Large for Fundraising. I know she would welcome your ideas and assistance, so if you enjoy fundraising contact Beverlee.
I truly thank these outstanding women for stepping up so graciously, and we will all enjoy working with them this year.
There is so much to talk about, but we can do that when we are together. Several of us are going to the NFRW Board Meeting in Washington, D.C. this month. Hope to bring back lots of fresh ideas.
Once more, thank you for your loyalty to each other, CFRW and the Republican Party. I am grateful for each of you.
GOP Assembly, April 2014
(This was presented by our President, Dulany Woodward, at the April 2014 State GOP Assembly)
Good afternoon. I just returned from the 76th Annual National Federation of Republican Women's Board Meeting in Washington where I learned that during the last election cycle, the women of our Federation logged 3 million volunteer hours. If you apply even $10/per hour that is $30,000,000 in campaign contributions through the dedication of over 80,000 women across this country. The Colorado Federation was part of that effort and with 43 clubs in all parts of the state we have influence and power to work for the good of our party and our candidates.
I polled a number of our clubs and have found that amoung our membership, there are approximately 400 delegates or alternates to this meeting. In our counties there are 163 Precinct Chairman or District Captains, another 82 on their Central Committees, 20 candidates in active races and 46 holding elected offices. This does not include the dozens who participated in their county assemblies or the senate, house or congressional meetings held before today.
The women of the Colorado Federation are volunteers who put their hours and talent and unswerving commitment to work-- for the good of this state and nation.
We are tasked with educating women regarding our political system, giving them access to our elected officials, helping and supporting them as they run for office, working within our communities to help our neighbors, mentoring younger women, and preparing an informed and invigorated electorate.
Please come join us during this vital year. We need you and you need the support we can give. There is a seat at our table for all registered Republican women. Thank you.
Dulany Woodward, President