Lincoln Day Dinner was a Huge Success – April
Our Lincoln Day Dinner was a huge success! Thanks to all of you who bought tickets, volunteered, attended, donated, and made the Live Auction such a lively and fun event! Because of you, we have the money our Republican candidates need to win elections.
This month I’m going to wax nostalgic. Last week, a group of us ladies gathered at our storage unit to clean and sort through its contents, and we found some gems! We discovered our first scrapbook from 1968. This was the year that Bay Area Republican Women was chartered as the first Federated Republican Women club in Houston. This was also when Houston and Clear Lake were making world headlines with the launch of Apollo 8 and the Saturn V Rocket. We then went onto perusing the scrapbooks for the 70s with campaigns for then Congressman George Bush and Senator John Tower. What exciting and proud moments in Clear Lake! We will bring them out soon so you all can see our club’s rich history. We even found some very youthful pictures of some of our current members, and I must say that seeing these women in their hay-day reminds me of what movers and shakers these gals were then, and still are in their hearts!
Following this nostalgic thread, I later visited my favorite role model/Republican activist – my mother! You wouldn’t know it from looking at this sweet little lady, but Mother was quite the civic leader/activist during my childhood. Well into her 80s now, she is still a leader in the Garden Club, nevertheless back in the day she was also our Girl Scout leader, a perennial officer in several clubs, campaign support for my dad’s mayoral and Lion’s Club campaigns, and later on, an RPT Convention Delegate and Election Judge.
As my sister and I helped Mom host her Garden Club’s meeting that morning, she told us that she hoped that the younger women (our age!) who were new to our little town would get a sense of who she was (and still is in my books!) by getting to know her daughters. Likewise, I hope you will make the effort to get to know our club’s legacy holders-our long-time members. They have done so many things and have several accomplishments! Some of these gals may not be as active as they were in the day, but others haven’t slowed down much! It boggles my mind that the networking we do on social media with just a click of a button, they did by actually calling people, writing letters, and cultivating real friendships. I implore you to honor these ladies by getting involved in campaigns, making connections and working hard for our Republican candidates. Houston and Clear Lake are counting on you all to keep our club’s legacy alive and keep our community RED!
CCISD School Board and Pasadena city elections are on May 4th, and early voting is April 22-30. I encourage you to vote for conservative Republican Scott Bowen for CCISD Trustee, and our own Jaimy Blanco for Pasadena City Council. Vote early!
President, Bay Area Republican Women
HCRP Precinct Chair, Pct. 306