Marilyn Davis, FBRW President
On August 26 we had our first FBRW meeting since February. It was a zoom meeting. Thanks to Cherie Young for setting it up for us. It was good to see familiar faces. I wasn’t certain whether a 30 minute-social time was weird for a zoom meeting, but it worked out nicely. We discussed he First Ladies’ speech at the White House: what she said and what she wore. Of course, there was conversation about the corona virus and the approaching storm.
Since the topic of the day, and of the meeting, was the anniversary of the adoption of the 19th amendment, we paid tribute to the amazing women who marched, picketed, and lobbied for 72 years to get us the right to vote. One of those important ladies, Susan B. Anthony, registered to vote and voted a straight Republican ticket in the 1872 presidential election. She was arrested and fined. This year on August 26, 2020, exactly 100 years after the 19th amendment was adopted, President Trump pardoned Susan B. Anthony.
Our lady county judges joined us and solicited our help in getting out the vote and stressing how important it is to vote Republican from top to bottom of the ballot.
Toni Anne Dashiell, our RNC Committeewoman from Texas, sent a 7-minute video. Dressed in her full suffragist costume, she inspired us to live up to the sacrifices made by our foremothers. Many thanks to her for taking time from her incredibly busy schedule to make the video for us.
At our meeting we discussed raising our annual dues from $30 and $20 for primary and associate members to $50 and $40, respectively. NFRW charges us $25 per primary member and TFRW charges us $5 per primary member, leaving FBRW only $5 of our primary member’s dues to conduct our business and to support our candidates. This issue will be voted on at the September 23 meeting.
The Nominating Committee was elected at the August meeting and consists of: Tina Gibson, Lori Townsend, Angela Hays, Kim Icenhower, Kristin Tassin, and Cherie Young. They will meet to select a slate of officers to be presented at the September meeting and voted on at the October meeting.
The FBRW PAC Committee will be chaired by Kristin Tassin, FBRW immediate past president and other members include: Marilyn Davis, FBRW president, Grayle James, FBRW PAC Chairman, Kim Icenhower, Carol Scott, and Kathy Luckenbach. The Committee will meet to determine the distribution of funds to candidates.
So, we have several business items on the agenda. Some will come to a vote. A quorum is necessary to vote, so please make a special effort to attend. It won’t be ALL business. Jacquie Baly will be speaking. See the meeting flyer for her bio and topic.
I hope to see y’all on September 23 at 11:00.
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9-2020 FBRWC Newsletter