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  1. 1. September 2009 www.rwop.org Board of Directors President Rieta Selberg General Meeting and Luncheon First Vice-President Peggy Larkin Wednesday, September 2, 2009 Second Vice-President Mary Jane Anderson Third Vice-President Carole Pruett 11:00 a.m. Recording Secretary Sue McMahon Ridgeway Country Club Corresponding Secretary Lynn Stewart Join us as Treasurer Peggy Voeller Assistant Treasurer Republican Women of Purpose Gayle Bennett Parliamentarian Celebrates Literacy Month Shara Lynn Goldin Legislative Chairs and Honors Our Educators Julie Etheridge & Debbie Jarvis Luncheon Chair Jana Kearney & Liza Kirk Guest Speaker Membership Chair Barbara Trautman Greg Thompson Public Relations Chair Sandy Drewry Director for the Hyde Family Foundation Communications Chair Caroline Newman Newsletter Chair Please make reservation by: Cheryl Lombardo Wednesday, August 26, 2009 to Newsletter Coordinator Jana Kearney 853-8443 or Kearney4@bellsouth.net Kimberly Perry Bylaws Chair Reservations must be guaranteed. If you make a reservation and do not attend, Beth Webb you will be billed $25.00 for lunch. Make check payable to RWOP. Chaplain Glenda Kimball Historian/Scrapbook Betty Yambrek The National Federation of Republican Women has designated September as Special Events Coordinator Literacy month. Strides in education will be the focus of our program. Greg Thompson Gina Johnson & Linda Robertson Hospitality Committee will be our featured speaker. He is the Education Program Director for the Hyde Family Carolyn Gardner & Louise Pacheco Foundations where he oversees the Foundation's K-12 education portfolio--which includes Alpha Omega 12 charter schools, the Tennessee Charter Schools Association, the Jubilee Schools, New Glenda Kimball All About Women Leaders for New Schools, Teach for America, the New Teacher Project, and Building Beth Webb Excellent Schools. We are also participating in the Dictionary Project this year by Caring for America presenting to Ann Allen, principal of Kingsbury Elementary School, a dictionary for each Connie Cromwell Iris Fund student in the third grade. Representative Brian Kelsey will present in our club's behalf Pat Melvin a U.S. flag (which has flown over the Tennessee Capitol) and a Tennessee Blue Book to Candidate Liaison Annabel Woodall Mrs. Allen. Invite an educator (past or present) to our September meeting. Literacy Chairs Kay Kelsey & Alison Ely From Jana Kearney, RWOP Luncheon Chairman Directory Chair Chris Norris Our club is required to give Ridgeway Country Club a confirmed number of reservations Voters Registration Chair each month. If you have a standing reservation, but cannot make it to the luncheon, you Lysbeth Francis Volunteer Hours Chair must cancel. Also, if you do not have a standing reservation, but would like to attend, Lena Ekmark please contact Jana Kearney at 853-8443 or kearney4@bellsouth.net by the deadline S.C. Career Women Liaison Chairs Barbara Howell & Vicky Towles posted in each newsletter. To avoid unnecessary cost to our club, we must charge those SCRP Liaison who do not attend after making a reservation and those who fail to cancel before the Paula Sedgwick stated reservation deadline. Thanks so much for helping us with the luncheon Past President Anne Truett reservations.
  2. 2. President’s Message, Rieta Selberg We had one of our largest attendances at our August Luncheon/Meeting to hear and visit with Senator Mark Norris, the Senate Majority Leader. It is always a special time to have this highly respected public servant and friend to be our speaker. I want to say “thank you” to Peggy Larkin who took over for me at the August Luncheon and July Board Meeting while I was out of town. It is hard to believe that summer is over and our children and grandchildren are already back in school. Summer went by way too fast. September is designated as the NFRW National Literacy Month. Kay Kelsey, our Literacy Chairman, has planned a wonderful program for this month’s Luncheon/meeting to honor our teachers. We are delighted to have Mr. Greg Thompson as our featured speaker. Mr. Thompson is with the Hyde Family Foundation where he oversees the Foundations K-9 education portfolio. More information about the program from Kay is in this Newsletter. I want to say thank you to all the ladies who attended the Area 9 convention. We all are so excited that Barbara Trautman was elected as the next Area 9 Vice President and will serve on the TFRW Board 2010-2012 and will be installed at the TFRW State Convention in October in Chattanooga. Barbara, we wish you the best. I do hope you are making your plans to be at this convention to vote on the new TFRW officers and to be there to support Barbara as she is being installed. Please let Anne Truett know if you are interested in being a delegate or alternate. It is always very educational and a fun time to be with Republican ladies across the state. More info is in this newsletter. The Nominating Committee will meet in September to nominate the 2010 RWOP Officers. If anyone would like to suggest a nomination, please contact anyone on the nominating committee. The names of the nominating committee are listed in this newsletter. CONGRATULATIONS TO BARBARA TRAUTMAN Barbara was unanimously elected at the Area 9 Convention held in July to be the new Area 9 Vice President for TFRW. We are so excited about this and do know she will do an outstanding job keeping the clubs in her district informed. She will be installed at the TFRW Convention in Chattanooga, October 23-25. From Anne Truett, Nominations Chair The RWOP Nominating Committee will meet immediately following the September 2 luncheon meeting. Please submit your nominee for any of the following positions: 1VP (President Elect), 2nd VP (Program Chair), 3rd VP (Fundraising Chair), Assistant Treasurer (Fundraising Treasurer), Recording Secretary (minutes of meetings), and Corresponding Secretary (sends meeting notices and cards) to one of the following members of this committee, Anne Truett, Chair, annetruett@bellsouth.net, Susan Brubaker, sbrubaker@crye-leike.com, Kay Kelsey, daykkelsey@gmail.com, Cheryl Lombardo, mclombard@comcast.net, Pat Melvin, patriciamelvin@att.net, Carole Pruett, Alternate, ch_pruett@bellsouth.net, Barbara Trautman, Alternate, bbtbabs@aol.com. If you are interested in placing your name or the name of someone else into consideration for one of these positions, please do so. Renew your Republican Party of Shelby County Membership! New "MEMBER" Window stickers and t-shirts now available Shelby County Republican Party has undergone some important changes in the past few months as part of a coordinated plan to reinvigorate and revitalize membership efforts. Among other things, re-vamped the Committee structure; re-tooled the ward/precinct organization; put greater emphasis on voter registration; and recently adopted a new Mission and Platform Statement. If you have not done so already, it is time to renew your membership for 2009. As part of the effort to build awareness and reward Members, SCRP has recently commissioned a limited number of distinctive window decals that are only available to committed, dues-paying members of the Party. Join today to get one and show your pride in being a Republican in Shelby County. For Contributing Level Members ($100 annual contribution), there is a new t-shirt available featuring the new "Demand Accountability. Expect Results." theme that was adopted to complement the Mission and Platform Statement. You can join the Republican Party of Shelby County online at www.ShelbyGOP.org/join or you can download a form to send to Don Johnson, Headquarters SCRP, 2400 Poplar Ave, Suite 418 Memphis, TN 38112 or call (901) 682-3335. Paula Sedgwick, SCRP Liaison
  3. 3. “REPUBLICANS GOT TALENT” Can’t stand to go to another boring fundraiser? You don’t have to. But you don’t want to miss this! It’s Republicans Got Talent and it’s Thursday night October 29, 2009 at Woodland Hills at 6:00 pm. Where else could you see: Bill Giannini play guitar, Pat Miller entertain us, Colin Richmond sing, or Jane Pierotti dance the West Coast Swing with a former national champion? Where else could you : Participate in a silent auction, bid on one of our Republican bachelors being auctioned off, or enjoy a fashion show featuring models like Kemp Conrad and Julie Etheridge? No reason we can’t raise money to defeat the Democrats and have some fun too. Watch for tickets to go on sale Sept 2, 2009 TENNESSEE FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN You Are Invited 27TH Biennial Convention Shelby County Republican “Republicans Shine in Tennessee” Women’s Club October 23, 24 & 25, 2009 Fashion Show and Luncheon Doubletree Hotel Chattanooga, TN Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Hilton Hotel Don’t miss this great opportunity to be with Republican women across the state 939 Ridgelake Blvd. at the TFRW Biennial Convention. Our club being the second largest in the state can have 15 delegates and 15 alternates. At the convention you will hear 11:00 a.m. wonderful speakers, attend great training sessions and vote on the TFRW $35.00 Officers for 2010—2012. You don’t want to miss being there to cheer our member, Barbara Trautman, as she will be installed as the next Area 9 Fashions by Vice President and will serve on the 2010 –2012 TFRW Board of Directors. Chessie’s With all the “hustle and bustle” of the summer and fall around the corner, it is Your check made out to SCRW is time to think about being a DELEGATE or ALTERNATE for this convention. your reservation. Mail to: It truly is a great experience to attend your Federations’ conventions. Nona Miller, 8706 Maple Creek Cv., Chattanooga is a fun city to visit, too. It is only 5 1/2 hour drive from Germantown, TN 38139 Memphis. Registration is only $100.00 which includes all convention fees, workshops and WELCOME NEW MEMBERS meals. You don’t want to miss this opportunity. We are delighted to welcome Contact Anne Truett at 763-1306 or email her at annetruett@bellsouth.net to be new regular members: a delegate or alternate and for more information. Wanda Barzizza Myrna Estes Jane Ricketts Jenny Weaver TnFRW STATE CONVENTION REMINDER LIST Thank you for joining Individual Registrations forms must be sent in with payment by Republican Women of Purpose! September 23, 2009 (see insert). Convention forms are in this newsletter. To date, we have 155 regular Room Reservations: members and 36 associate members. Call 1-800-222-8733 and ask for the Chattanooga, TN Doubletree If your address, telephone number or or www.chattanooga.doubletree.com or email address has changed please Dial direct to Chattanooga Doubletree at 1-423-756-5150 or advise Barbara Trautman so she can Call 1-423-752-6959 and ask for Kimberly update the records. Rooms are reserved under TFRW and the cost is $104.00 plus tax.
  4. 4. Collierville, TN 38017 1797 Lisson Cove Republican Women of Purpose If you have any prospective members for our club, please send the addresses to Kim Perry, VAMusicMom@aol.com, so that we may send them a newsletter DATES TO REMEMBER Sept. 2 11:00 am RWOP Luncheon Meeting Ridgeway Country Club Sept.16 10:00 am RWOP Board Meeting Ridgeway Country Club Sept. 10—13 NFRW Convention Orlando Florida Sept. 7 Constitution Day Oct. 7 11:00 am RWOP Luncheon Meeting Ridgeway Country Club Oct. 21 10:00 am RWOP Board Meeting Ridgeway Country Club Oct. 23-25 TFRW Convention Double Hotel Chattanooga, TN Oct. 29 6:00 pm Republicans Got Talent Woodland Hills Country Club JOIN REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF PURPOSE Would you like to sponsor one of our $35-regular member, $25-Associate member —available to men or women who are monthly newsletters? For a $100 regular members of another NFRW unit donation to RWOP, your name or Send to Barbara Trautman, 3089 Oakleigh Lane, Germantown, TN 38138, Ph. 262-6821 business could be displayed here! As a service to its members, The Republican Voice will gladly print notices of Contact Cheryl Lombardo, 757-4953 candidates’ fundraising events for members of RWOP only. or mclombard@comcast.net Please continue your support of Alpha Omega by bringing coffee, can products, paper towels, toilet paper and napkins to our monthly luncheons. Please continue your support for the patients at the Veterans Affairs Hospital by bringing donations of travel sized personal hygiene products, and gift cards for gas, phone calls and groceries.