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NWARW Newsletter November 2011

NWARW Newsletter November 2011

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WE NEED YOUR HELP!
In order to complete ourDictionary Project for thisyear, we needapproximately $75-$100more. This is because of class size growth at ourchosen schools (Hill Elem.,Pillow Elem., and NYOSCharter School). Pleaseconsider making a specialdonation at our November meeting tomake sure those 3rd graders get thisspecial educational tool!
Inside This Issue
Dates to Remember
Rep. Warren Chisum at November 7Meeting
Donate to SafePlace in Nov/Dec
2012 Officer Nominations
Want to be a Committee Chair in2012?
Letter from the President
Early Voting and Election Day
2012 Membership Drive
NWARW Officers 2011-2012
Coming in DecemberDates to Remember in November
Nov. 4
- Early Voting Ends
Nov. 7
- NWARW Regular Meeting
Nov. 8
- Election Day
Nov. 11
- NWARW Executive Cmte.Meeting at Joyce Melugin’s home
Nov. 11
- Veteran’s Day
Nov. 12
- Candidate Filing Begins for2012 Election
Nov. 15
- Travis County RepublicanParty Executive Committee Meeting
Nov. 18-20
- TFRW State Convention
Nov. 24
- Thanksgiving
November Lunch Menu & RSVP
Our November meeting is on Monday,November 7 at Dave & Buster's, 9333Research Blvd; check-in is 11:15, meetingat 11:45.
Speaker:
Rep. Warren Chisum, candidatefor Texas Railroad Commission
Menu:
Sweet Apple Pecan Chicken Salad
Cost:
$16
RSVP:
Contact Cherri Spradling atcherri.spradling@austintitle.com byThursday, November 3
Bring:
A friend! And, please bringDonations for SafePlace (see Page 3 forsuggestions)
 
Rep. Warren Chisum, Candidate for TexasRailroad Commission, to address NWARW inNovember
Continuing our series of visits from candidates for the Texas Railroad Commission, StateRepresentative Warren Chisum will address the NW Austin Republican Women in November.Warren Chisum was first elected to represent House District 88 in the Texas Legislature inNovember 1988. He is presently serving his 12th term with the support and encouragement of his wife of over 50 years, Omega Chisum. House District 88 covers nineteen counties located inthe Texas Panhandle.During his legislative tenure, Representative Chisum has served as Chairman of the HouseCommittees on Appropriations and Environmental Regulation. He has also served as vice chairor chair of budget and oversight for the House Committees on County Affairs, the SelectCommittee on Property Tax Relief, and Licensing & Administrative Procedures. He has servedon committees ranging from Energy Resources to the Select Committee on Federal Legislation.Representative Chisum is a founding member and President of the Texas Conservative CoalitionResearch Institute, a non-profit entity that acts as a resource on legislative policy for theLegislature and the public. Additionally, he served three years as president of the TexasConservative Coalition (TCC), and now serves on the Board of Directors. TCC is a bipartisanorganization of over 95 state legislators who work together to uphold the principles of limitedgovernment, free enterprise, individual liberties and traditional family values.Outside of the state, Representative Chisum is a member of the American Legislative ExchangeCouncil (ALEC), a national research organization whose bipartisan membership is comprised of state legislators. In addition to ALEC, Representative Chisum is a member of NCSL, theNational Conference of State Legislators, where he is a past Chairman of the Energy,Environment and Natural Resources Committee.Representative Chisum is an active member in Energy Council, an organization of legislatorsfrom energy-producing states and countries, who address energy and environmental policyissues. He has most recently served on Energy Council's Executive Committee, and continues toserve as Chairman of the sister organization, Center for Legislative Energy and EnvironmentalResearch.Representative Chisum has been honored with many prestigious awards during his legislativetenure. In 2003, he received the Small Business Award from the National Federation oIndependent Business. In 2008, he was named Champion of Border Security by the TexasBorder Sheriff’s Coalition; and in 2009, the Texans For Fiscal Responsibility named him TexasTaxpayers Champion.Representative Chisum was born in 1938, in Miami, Texas, and graduated from Lefors HighSchool in 1957. He and Omega have two married children, six grandchildren, and twogreat-grandchildren. Representative Chisum is a member of First Baptist Church of Pampa, theGray County Christian Coalition, and the Pampa Masonic Lodge. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Scottish Rite
Dormitory at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a pastpresident of the Pampa Chamber of Commerce. He is currently owner of Omega Energy andWolf Creek Exploration Company which are oil and gas production and exploration companies.Representative Chisum also operates the Chisum Ranch in Roberts County.
 
Caring for America: Donate to SafePlace at November andDecember Meetings
Every year, NW Austin Republican Womencollects new and gently used toys forSafePlace, a center in Austin dedicated tohelping victims of sexual and domesticviolence. We will be taking collections atour November 7 and December 5 meetings.SafePlace has a wishlist of specific needed items, which we’ve copied below as aguide. Also, SafePlace has notified us that they are in critical need of baby andhygiene items. Please take these things into consideration when making yourselections for donations.WISH LIST:
SafePlace is critically low on or completely out of: baby items like babywipes, diapers sizes 4-6, etc., and hygiene products like deodorant, bodywash, soap, shampoo and conditioner, African American hair products andhair brushes.
Other needs:Baby hygiene products: powder, oil, wash, wipes, etc.Infant and toddler clothingNew infant and toddler car seats (we cannot accept used)Push-and-pull toys for toddlersStrollers (any type)School supplies: notebooks, safety scissors, glue, rulers, paper, pens, pencils, erasers,dictionaries, computer disks, folders, loose-leaf paper and spiral notebooksStickersProject paper: contact, butcher, art, construction, writing and tissueArt supplies (for our school and after school activities)SmocksPotting soil and sandEntertainment passes for bowling, movies, skating, museums and amusement parksNonviolent books and toys (*No Toy Guns/Knives/Swords*)Gift cards for toy and book storesPicture BooksPlaying cards and board gamesSports equipment for all ages: balls, scooters, skateboards, baseballs, gloves, rollerskates, basketballs, footballs and appropriate safety equipment

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