From Our President Dulany Woodward
It has been a busy Spring, and with Summer here District Meetings and July celebrations are in full swing. It is rewarding to see many of our legislators holding wrap up events for the past Session and helping our members understand what was accomplished. This openness is gratifying, given the closed atmosphere in Washington from the Executive Branch. Elections matter, and even with the slim majority in our Senate; things moved forward, or were halted, which could not have occurred last year.
As we heard at our Board Meeting, now is the time to be preparing candidates for future elections. Not only 2016, but beyond. And now is also the time for more of our Republican Women to move forward and seek office. As I attend meetings around the state I have the privilege of meeting and talking with many of these fine women who are office holders or candidates. They have stepped in because they understand the importance of every office and the impact their values and judgments can make for their communities and for all. I applaud them and learn from them. What will your impact be?
Thank you to Brenda Bright, Sharri Nunn and the women of Bel Nor for their work on our Board Meeting. A job well done! The ladies in Durango are working on the Fall Convention and Board Meeting. It will be October 10-11 and we will be electing new CFRW Officers including District Directors.
Have a wonderful summer.
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.