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P.O. Box 58103

Webster, Texas
77598-8103

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It's here -- the May 2018 issue!

Legislative Update and Overview


Reminding everyone to VOTE on Saturday, May 5th. Our local elections are as important as the State and National elections and deserve our time and consideration. Although the Texas Legislature is currently in recess, there are many issues on the table. There are excellent resources online to research these and others. The Legislative Reference Library of Texas has an excellent list of current articles dated April 12, 2018, that deals with multiple topics. These range from assistance for homeless college students, students wanting faster degrees, new health care concerns, post Harvey issues including but not limited to flood insurance, rebuilding, the "super wall" surrounding Galveston, etc. Texas is definitely on the front lines considering border protection.

Other issues are privacy within social media venues, the proliferation of fake news and the ramifications of such. There will be a "protest" at the CCISD Board Meeting in late May revolving around the Special Education Initiative in the district. I've provided the link.

Respectfully Submitted,
Martha Anne Pierson

Campaign Activities


I trust that by now everyone has recovered from the March 6th Primary Election and is moving on to the Run-Off and then the State Convention! In the meantime we still have Candidates that need your help. Please reach out to those involved in the run off and offer to help. AND, while all eyes are focused on the Run-Off there is another very important election coming up that is “flying” below the radar. It is the School Board of Trustees Election/Uniform Election Day. This election actually takes place before the Run-Off!

Happy Birthday!


BARW members celebrating birthdays in May are Sara “Lannie” Brown, Edie Holland, Jay Karahan, Dana McDonald and Danny Schnautz!

Meals on Wheels


We had a wonderful response to our request for donations for Bay Area Meals on Wheels at our April meeting. We collected $335.00! Thanks to all of you who donated. It is so appreciated.

May will be the last meeting where we collect for Bay Area Meals on Wheels until August. Please consider making your donation for the entire three months (May, June and July) when we meet in May. If you write a check, you will receive a receipt to put with your income tax records.

We will start collecting for them again in August, September and October and then not until January of 2019.

As I have said before, their organization is run completely by volunteers - no paid staff. The need is great so please do what you can.

Their clients receive a hot meal five days a week which costs $3.50. Some clients also receive a light lunch as well for an additional $1.50. The meals cost a little more on holidays because the company who prepares the food does not do so on holidays. The holiday meals are purchased from Luby's.

Bay Area Meals on Wheels provides a much needed service in the CCISD school district. It is a grand way for BARW to support our community.

Thanks again. Have a great summer and we'll see you again in August.

Jean Raffetto
Caring for America Chair

Membership Dues


Annual dues of $25 for full members, $15 for associate memberships (men and women who are full members of other Federated Republican Women's Clubs) are payable to the BARW Treasurer. Membership forms can be downloaded from here. Please mail your checks made payable to BARW PAC, including your occupation (satisfying the PAC requirements) to the following address:

Lynn Bell Osina
Treasurer
18311 Hereford
Houston, TX 77058

BARW's Mailing Address


A P.O. Box has been opened in Webster:

Bay Area Republican Women

P.O. Box 58103

Webster, TX 77598-8103