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President's Message

Next to the Runoff, then General Election - March

We made it through the Primary Elections! Congratulations to all the candidates who won their elections and to those who made it into the runoffs! I also wish to thank all Republican candidates who ran for office. Special thanks go out to BARW members who were election workers, and those who worked on campaigns. Your efforts help us have strong Republican candidates for the General Election in November and keep Harris County working with good government.

We have the Runoff Election in May and the General Elections in November. Let’s put our efforts behind the best candidates for the runoffs and then focus on building the party and supporting our Republican candidates in November. Be happy warriors! Instead of insulting Democrat ideas, let’s talk about how limited government and fiscal conservatism make Harris County work. Our next speaker, Harris County Commissioner Jack Morman, is a wonderful example of that. Harris County Precinct 2 went from being a bloated big spending bureaucracy under Democrat Sylvia Garcia, to becoming the model of efficiency that we have today with Jack Morman! Spread the good news! Republican ideas work!

What’s next? I hope many of you participated in your Precinct Conventions and will be delegates at the Senatorial District Convention on Saturday, March 24, and then attend the State Convention in San Antonio from June 11 through June 16. Take part in the shaping of our party during the convention process, and Keep Harris County RED.

God bless America!

Tammy Barrier
BARW President

Be Powerful! Donate, Campaign, and Vote in the Primary - February

The Lincoln Day Dinner was a blast! Col. Allen West was a phenomenal and gracious speaker! Debbie Roan once again worked her magic - with the help of Gayle Wylie, Tammy Barrier, and Lynn Osina. Many thanks to all the members and friends of Bay Area Republican Women who donated to the auctions and especially to those who bought the auction items. Without you we couldn't provide support to amazing Republican candidates.

Primary Early Voting starts February 20th! It's a really long ballot and I urge you to study the candidates and then vote in each of the races. As you know, candidate choices begin in the primaries. Be powerful and take part in the selection of our government representatives! During the Judicial Candidates Forum, one of the candidates noted how important supporting down-ballot races are to keeping Harris County RED. He implored you to pick a down-ballot candidate that really speaks to you, then donate and campaign for that candidate. Actions like this really do make a difference in these lesser known races.

Our speaker for our February 28th meeting is the Honorable Christi Craddick, Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission. Her topic will be "What's to Come for Texas Energy". Invite your friends, especially those in the energy and chemical industries. They will be interested in what Commissioner Craddick has to say, and as always, RSVP by email to barw.rsvp@gmail.com. Indicate if you will be buying a lunch ($19.00) during the meeting.

Remember, voting the entire ballot will help keep Harris County and Texas RED!

Elizabeth Lauzon
BARW President

It's Time to get Busy - January

Happy New Year to all BARW members!

We all know as Republicans that our Representative Republic thrives with the thoughtful participation of its citizens. Similarly, our Bay Area Republican Women club requires that same thoughtful engagement to promote an informed electorate. Many of you joined BARW to become part of that informed electorate. Get the most out of your BARW membership by participating fully in club activities. Please consider participating in these upcoming events, and bring your friends. -- We’re going to have a great time!

Our next meeting! Judicial Candidates Forum, Wednesday, January 24th, 10:30 a.m. Primary season is here! Every 2 years in March we vote for candidates who will represent the Republican Party on the ballot in November. The Republican Primary Election Day is on Tuesday, March 6th (early voting begins on February 20th). Most of our judges are elected, not appointed, so it’s important for voters to be informed. Learn about our Harris County Judicial candidates at our next meeting’s Judicial Candidates Forum. Bring your friends! Precinct Chairs are also up for election! If there is not a Republican Chair in your precinct, consider running for your precinct’s chair. Let’s keep Harris County RED!

The 27th Annual BARW Lincoln Day Dinner with the Hon. Allen B. West, Saturday, February 3rd. This is a truly fabulous event, and our only fund raiser of the year, so it’s important for each member to show their BARW pride and participate! It will be at the beautiful Lakewood Yacht Club and we expect it to sell out again, so get those reservations in as soon as possible. To attend, you may RSVP online via this link; or via the mail using this invite and response card.

Silent Auction items – What will you donate? Immediate Past President, Tammy Barrier, has graciously stepped up to chair our auction. Think about teaming up with 3 or 4 club members to either buy something or create something wonderful, or give Tammy a cash donation so that she can create something wonderful. Suggestions: Booze baskets; wine baskets; Kendra Scott jewelry; Valentine’s Day baskets; State of Texas memorabilia; Astros, Texans, and Rockets memorabilia or tickets. Use your imagination, but above all PARTICIPATE! Make Tammy’s job a lot easier by not waiting until the last minute to submit your items! Contact her at tammy.barrier2@yahoo.com and cell 713-829-3067. Thank you in advance for your full participation! See you there!

TFRW SD11 Women’s Rally, Saturday, February 17 at Billy’s Hall in Pearland. Talk about fun! Hosted by the Republican Women’s Clubs of SD 11 this Rally is FREE and open to the public! Kick up your boots and meet and greet Republican elected officials and candidates. We will need volunteers to run our BARW Club booth. This event will be emceed by Toni Anne Dashiel, RNC National Committee Woman, with a welcome by State Senator Larry Taylor. The Keynote Speaker is Judge Eva Guzman followed by a program on “How to Become a Convention Delegate.”

For patriotism!

Elizabeth Lauzon
BARW President