Fall is finally here, and hopefully cooler weather will follow. We are 28 days away from electing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to become the next President and Vice President of the United States. Thanks to all of you for your hard work, and continued patriotism we are on to victory in November.
Our November 01, 2012 meeting will be an election of the officers for 2013-2014. The slate was presented at our October 04, 2012 meeting by our Nominating Committee. The slate is as follows:
President Carolyn Sparks
1st VP Stacy Gerstenblitt
2nd VP Cindy Ellenburg
Secretary Nola Coleman
Corresponding Sec. Jackie Soler-Gonzalez
Treasurer Wendy West
Asst. Treasurer Ruby Cruciana
All members will be given the opportunity to run “from the floor” for any of these positions at our November 01, 2012 meeting. Officer installation will be at our December 06, 2012 meeting. Also on our agenda will be Coalition for Property Rights, Dan Peterson, and his topic will be the United Nations Agenda 21.
Early voting has begun. Remember our members in the various races; Vicki Varge for Orange County Tax Collector, and Beth Rushing’s husband, Ron for State Senate District 15. For State Committeeman and Committeewoman, Ron Janssen, and Nancy Patterson.
We now, for the first time, have a “Victory” office in West Orange. 7450 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 204, on the corner of Della and Dr. Phillips Blvd. across from Stein Mart. Our operating hours will be 9AM-8PM daily, so please volunteer and let’s get Mitt Romney elected. A special thank you to our members and their husbands for being at the opening.
The Republican National Committee will be holding the Republican convention in Tampa from August 27-30, 2012. Additional information will be forthcoming as to how you can participate. The Florida Federation of Republican Women will be hosting a Saks fashion show on Wednesday, and all are welcome.
Our next meeting is September 6, 2012. We will be having a fashion show with some elected officials as our models. Guaranteed fun. On the day of the show, you will need get your plate before the meeting begins so we aren’t in the way of the models. We will have a brief meeting where we will elect our Nominating Committee. We are seeking new leaders to take the helm of WORWF as the board’s terms are up.
Wishing all of you a fantastic summer and Happy Labor Day. See you on the 6th of September.
This month we will observe three events. First, the end of Daylight Saving Time, November 06, 2011 at 2 A.M. Research has proven that Daylight time is less useful inFlorida than in many other states because of its southern location. There is opposition to DST inFlorida. In March 2008, Florida State Senator Bill Posey introduced a bill in theFlorida legislature to abolish daylight time in the state and keepFlorida on year-round standard time. BecauseFlorida is in two time zones, theFlorida legislature has the option of retuning all or part of the state to standard time zone boundaries.
Second, Veterans Day, November 11, an annual U.S.holiday to honor military veterans. It is a federal holiday. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War 1. Major hostilities were ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice (ceasefire). Make sure you thank a veteran. We must never forget our brave young men and women who risk their lives so we may remain a free nation.
Thanksgiving, November 24, always celebrated on the 4th Thursday in November. The initial Thanksgiving holiday tradition traces its origins to a 1621 celebration atPlymouthMassachusetts.University ofFlorida teachers Gioia and Gannon argue that the earliest attested “Thanksgiving” celebration in theUnited States was celebrated by the Spanish on September 8, 1565 in what is nowSaint Augustine,Florida. Many years later it has become symbolic with the beginning of theHoliday season leading to Christmas.
WORWF will have Orange County Commissioner Scott Boyd as our guest speaker at our December 1, 2011 general meeting.
(Orlando FLORIDA) The Florida Federation of Republican Women announced today that officers have been elected by the delegates of the FFRW Biennial Convention to lead the organization for a two year term beginning on January 1, 2012.
Cindy Graves will be serving her second and final term as FFRW president.
“I cannot think of a bigger honor than to serve these tenacious grassroots leaders during this pivotal election cycle. Our 2012 officers are all accomplished women in the political process.Women account for the greatest percentage of the vote nationwide and the FFRW will again lead the state in volunteer recruitment for our nominee for the next President of United States,” Graves said.
The 2011 FFRW Convention was held in Orlando during Presidency 5 and the Florida Straw Poll where nearly all attendees were also delegates. Activities included a roll-out of the organization’s new brand: “Politics is Women’s Work” and their political action plan for 2012.
Sue Lynch, president of the National Federation of Republican Women, traveled from Washington DC to be part of the FFRW Convention and Presidency 5.
The members of the FFRW saluted RNC Co-chair Sharon Day at a party in her honor where RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll and others addressed the group. On Friday morning Representative Will Weatherford discussed redistricting at the FFRW breakfast. On Saturday morning, CFO Jeff Atwater hosted a special breakfast in honor of the Florida Federation of Republican Women at the Peabody Hotel.
2012 FFRW Officers are as follows:
Cindy Graves of Duval County: President
Charlotte Flynt of Walton County: 1st Vice President
Cynthia Henderson of Leon County: 2nd Vice President
Kim Carroll of Seminole County: 3rd Vice President
Christine Sutherland of Collier County: Secretary
Suzie Loving of Nassau County: Treasurer
Patty Teeters of Volusia County: District Executive
Angie Boynton of Marion County: Member at Large
Dena Stebbins Decamp of Polk County: Member at Large
Wendy West of Orange County: Member at Large (CONGRATULATIONS!)
Cindy Graves has been nominated as one of five finalists for the prestigious National Federation of Republican Women Ronald Reagan Award which recognizes a state president for leadership both in her state and nationally.
She is also the Republican State Committeewoman of Duval County. At the Republican Party of Florida State Committee she serves as Chair RPOF Community Relations Committee and the Vice Chair RPOF 4th Congressional Caucus. Graves co-hosts a popular radio show “What’s the Buzz” on WBOB Conservative Talk Radio with newly elected RPOF Chairman, Lenny Curry.
at 3300 West Orange Country Club Drive, Winter Garden 34787
COST OF LUNCH: $17 (cash or check) at the door
We are honored to have Nancy Schulze as our guest speaker. Nancy is the founder of the Republican Congressional Wives Speaker Bureau. She is a national speaker and singer. Nancy and her husband former congressman Dick Schulze reside part of the year in the Central Florida.
RESERVATIONS: Please call Wendy West at 321.276.3602 or email her at wendywest[at]cfl[dot]rr[com]
WORWF Meeting & Luncheon at 12 noon at West Orange Country Club. $17 cash or check at the door. Reservations are required, 24 hours notice required for cancellations. Agenda includes Presidency 5 & October Fundraiser. We are honored to have Rep. Dan Webster join us as our guest speaker.