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P.O. Box 58103

Webster, Texas
77598-8103

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The Bay Area Republican Women typically meet the fourth Wednesday of each month, excluding June and July. The purpose of BARW is to promote an informed electorate through political education, increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through active political participation, facilitate cooperation among Republican women of Texas, foster loyalty to the Republican Party and to promote its ideals, and work for the election of the Republican Party's nominees. For further information, email us.

Next meeting


The next regular monthly meeting of BARW will be on Wednesday, May 23rd, at BAY OAKS COUNTRY CLUB, 14545 Bay Oaks Blvd. This month's guest speaker will be Cecilia Abbott, the First Lady of Texas!

Social will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the meeting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be $19.00, payable at the door. As always, please RSVP to barw.rsvp@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Cecilia Abbott has devoted her life to serving others. She was a teacher, vice-principal and principal at several Catholic schools across Texas. Cecilia is a proud mother to her daughter, Audrey, and a devoted wife to her husband of 36 years, the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott. With her husband¹s election as Governor, Cecilia made history by becoming the first Hispanic First Lady of Texas. Please note that an RSVP to barw.rsvp@gmail.com is mandatory for attendance.

Cecilia Abbott has devoted her life to serving others. She was a teacher, vice-principal and principal at several Catholic schools across Texas. Most recently she served as the principal of the Cathedral School of St. Mary in Austin from 1996 to 2001. Cecilia then went on to another noble calling, working as the managing director of community relations for a company specializing in senior adult health care facilities and services.

Cecilia is a product of the American Dream. The granddaughter of immigrants from Mexico, Cecilia was raised in San Antonio by parents who were both educators, and who instilled in Cecilia, her sister and two brothers a love of learning and helping others. Cecilia took their lessons to heart, and studied at the University of Texas at Austin before subsequently earning three degrees from the University of St. Thomas in Houston: a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Theology.

Cecilia also believes strongly in giving back to our communities. She serves on the board of several organizations and educational institutions and is a member of numerous philanthropic groups. She is a member of the University of St. Thomas Board of Directors, the HustonTillotson University Board of Directors, the Cathedral School of St. Mary Advisory Board, and the Saint Gabriel’s Catholic School Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the Women’s Symphony League of Austin, the Austin Chapter of the National Charity League, and the Dell Children’s Women’s Trust. Cecilia is a former member of the State Board of Educator Certification, where she was appointed by then-Governor Rick Perry and served from 2001 to 2008, and also served on advisory boards for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Texas Regional Office, the Holy Trinity Seminary, the Austin Diocesan School, Ballet Austin, Alzheimer’s Texas, and the Principals’ Center at Harvard Graduate School of Education. A prolific animal lover, Cecilia has nurtured numerous dogs into their late teens. She has raised a variety of pets, including a Nubian goat named Petunia and the Abbott family’s current dog, Pancake. Cecilia is also a classical music devotee, having begun piano training at the age of six. The training came in handy when she moved into the Castilian Dorm at UT where she serenaded her future husband from behind the keyboard with music, the likes of which he had never heard.

But most importantly, Cecilia is a proud mother to her daughter, Audrey, and a devoted wife to her husband of 36 years, the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott. With her husband¹s election as Governor, Cecilia made history by becoming the first Hispanic First Lady of Texas.

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