NWARW e-News 2020
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TFRW Region IX
Texas Senate District 14
February 2020 ~ e-News
President's Letter

What can YOU do to help Republicans win in 2020?

If you were with us last year, you'll remember Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Chairman James Dickey's Red Alert presentation.  He laid out the data and analysis of what we needed to do to Keep Texas Red in 2020.  An instance of the presentation can be viewed here: 

Many initiatives have been implemented, but winning will require an army of grassroots volunteers.  Here are ways that YOU can help activate Republican voters right now.  

Voter Registration

Republicans must add an additional two million voters to win Texas in 2020.
RPT started the "10K 4 10R" program to recruit 10,000 volunteers to contact 10 targeted individuals to ensure that they register to vote.  The targeted people are identified as likely or known Republicans who have moved and need to register. Karl Rove has donated his time to identifying voters for the program using data mining and analytics.   Our club member and TFRW District Director Mary Heffernan ( is coordinating that program for our members, so let her know if you are willing to help.  She will provide you with a list and a script for contacting 10 specific people to help them register to vote.  This is an easy way to make a big difference!

We have encouraged our members to train to be Volunteer Deputy Registrars in Travis and Williamson counties.  You can then either help at a voter registration event organized by RPT, or you can organize one on your own.  Krysta Walker of RPT needs volunteers on the weekends at The Range in Austin.  Our member Koreen Hughes has done at least one registration event per week working with Eduardo Leal of RPT.  Koreen has registered voters at Christian schools, gun ranges, and business expos across the area.

Block Walking and Phone Calling

There is a National Day of Action at least once a month to get training on the apps and to help.  The next Day of Action is Saturday, February 29.  You can either meet up at the Williamson County GOP HQ at 716 S Rock Street in Georgetown OR ask to work in your own area, either block walking or phone calling.  The RPT Field Organizers will provide you with lists of voter contacts either for a focus area or your own area.  Recently the surveys have been checking in on likely Republican voters with a simple, two question survey.

Get Started 

I encourage you to reach out to Mary Heffernan at or Krysta Walker at to get started.
Be sure to check out the Calendar of Events at the bottom of the email.  Let's work together to Keep Texas Red and Keep America Great in 2020!  


Carla Birk
2020 President, NWARW

March Meeting Details
Monday, March 2 - Check-in 11:15 AM; Meeting 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM, New member orientation 1:15-1:30 PM
Dave & Buster’s, 9333 Research Blvd #A600, Austin, TX 78759.
RSVP by Thursday (2/27) to order a lunch.

Program: Rebekah Warwick of Heritage Action
Mary Heffernan - VP Programs

Program Speaker:  Rebekah Warwick is the South Central Regional Coordinator of Heritage Action, which is the political action group associated with the well-known, conservative policy group Heritage Foundation.  Rebekah recruits and communicates with grassroots conservatives to amplify our voices to impact legislation.  She'll tell us about their work and how you can get involved.

Menu: BABY KALE CAESAR salad with grilled chicken and dressing on the side plus iced tea or water to drink.   $20 pre-ordered (Tax and tip included.).

RSVP online by THURSDAY (2/28) at  so we can get a head count for meals and staffing.   Pay at the meeting, cash or check preferred.

If you order a lunch but need to cancel, please cancel by 9AM on the day of the meeting at The club must pay for meals we pre-order! Limited walk-up orders may be available.
Caring for America:  Brookwood in Georgetown (BiG)
Elaine Lehmann - Chair

Please bring gift cards for Brookwood In Georgetown (BIG) for Chili's, Chick-Fil-A, Hat Creek, Cinemark, Fandango, Amazon, etc. to our March meeting.  BIG provides an educational environment that creates meaningful jobs, builds a sense of belonging and validates dignity and respect for adults with disabilities.  
Here's a short video about BIG:

BIG gives tours to the public on Wednesdays at 10:15-11:30 am by appointment.  We're planning to go as a group on March 25 for those interested.  We'll stay for lunch in their café.  If you are interested in the tour, please RSVP to by March 15 so we can put your name on the list.
Primary Election - Early Voting through Feb 28, Election Day March 3

Voter turnout has been low.  Don't be complacent about voting.  Every Republican that wants to run in November must first win in the Primary Election.  That includes President Trump.  Don't leave it to a very small percentage of voters to make the decisions for Texas.

Find locations and sample ballots at your county's election website.   Here are some places to find out more information about Republican candidates and propositions:
Membership – Ann Bradley, 1st VP Membership

2020 Membership 

Renewals were due March 1 to remain an active, voting member of the club.  We're happy to report that we have over 90 new and renewed Active members already!  Remember to invite a friend to our meeting, and we'll continue to renew for those who haven't yet.  Active members will receive a copy of our new 2020 Membership Directory & Handbook.  We also have business cards available at the Membership table that you can carry with you to give to ladies you know or meet that may be interested in joining us.  

New Member Lunch - February 22

We had a great time meeting 20 new members at the lunch on February 22 (photos above).  We'll have another one in the fall.  Thank you to everyone who helped make it a success and especially to Ann Bradley for organizing,  Linda Durnin for hosting at her place, Kebra Albrecht for coordinating the delicious food, and Carrie Weikert for the patriotic decorations!

Click Here to Download a Membership Application
Legislative Update - Jan Duncan 

Precinct conventions and the subsequent County SD conventions will be held in March.  Williamson County will hold precinct conventions on March 3 after the polls close.  Travis County precinct conventions will be held on Saturday, March 7.  Times and locations can be found on the respective county GOP websites.  The precinct conventions are where delegates are selected to go on to the County SD conventions.  Precincts also vote on resolutions to be forwarded to the county convention as part of the party platform changes.  County Senate District (SD) Conventions in Texas will be on Saturday, March 21.  Only those elected at the precinct conventions may attend the county convention where delegates are chosen to move on to the Texas State Convention which will be held in Houston in mid-May.  If you wish to be considered as a state delegate, you should plan to appear before the County SD Nominations Committee on or before March 21.  Committee meeting times and locations will be posted at the county GOP website.  Check out the Calendar of Events below for more information on dates, times, and locations.

In national news the U. S. Senate acquitted President Trump on both articles of impeachment.  Senator Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote For the first article on Abuse of Power.  All Republicans along with the two independents voted Against the second article on Obstruction of Congress.
Political Action – Susan Friedrich and Terry Ross, Co-Chairs

Republican Victory 2020 - Voter Registration

President Trump and Republican candidates need you! To win Texas in November we need to bring in 2 million additional Republican voters.  The RPT and Trump campaign are working to identify and register Republican voters.  This will only happen if Republicans are actively involved..  Here are several ways to help.

  • Participate in Days of Action to block walk in targeted areas.  Drivers, walkers, and phone callers are needed.  Saturday, February 29, is the next one.  If you can help, please email Krysta Walker at to get started.
  • Sign-up for the RPT 10K 4 10R program to register ten targeted residents.  Email Mary Heffernan at to get your first list of 10 and a call script.
  • Train with your county to be a Volunteer Deputy Registrar.
  • Get involved with your favorite candidate's campaign.

Sign-up with the Republican Party of Texas to let them know you want to help:

Help Wanted - Election Judges and Convention Volunteers

Travis County Republican Party is looking for "a small army" of Republicans to serve at the polling places for Early Voting and Election Day.  To help or find out more contact Ed Check at or call the TCRP office at 512-302-1776.  Williamson County volunteers should call the WCRP office at 512-863-8481.

Republican volunteers are needed to help with the Travis County SD Conventions on March 21 for setup, check-in, pages (high school students may help), and tear-down at Great Hills Baptist Church.  If you can help or have questions, please contact Olga Lasher at  For Williamson County call the WCRP office at 512-863-8481.

Mayor Adler and Council Member Recall Petitions

If you would like to get involved with collecting signatures for the recall, contact Susan at  You must be registered to vote in the city of Austin to collect signatures.

Call Susan at 512-517-2962 for questions or help getting started.
Community Outreach - Rachel Lopez and Audrey Johnson Scheper, Co-Chairs

Rachel and Audrey each attended events during the last two months on engaging Christians in the political process.  Surveys show that regular church goers vote at a surprisingly low rate.  Christians Engaged is an organization focused on encouraging Christians to pray, vote, and engage.  If you are interested in learning more about the organization or getting involved in outreach to your Christian community, view the website at and speak with our Outreach chairs.
Campaign Activities – Carolyn Isbell, Chair

4Q 2019 Recognition

We want you and our club to be recognized for your efforts so send in your hours!

200+ Hours
Carla Birk   
Mary Heffernen   
Susan Friedrich   

100+ Hours
Ann Bradley   
Michele Samuelson   
Rhonda Murphy   
Linda Everton   
Sandy Woerner   
Jan Duncan   
Lenette Peterson  

50+ Hours
Kathryn Rightmyer   
Rossy Farina-Strauss   
Katie Stephens  
Linda Durmin 
Rosemary Edwards 
Diana Greenwood  

Find out more information and submit your hours on the website at  You can also email your hours directly to Carolyn at

First quarter 2020 hours are due before April 15.


Submit your hours
Caring for America Hours 

Find out more and submit your hours on the website at
You may also send your hours directly to Carolyn at  

2020 Caring for America Projects

Please consider these organizations for service hours and donations!

January – The Source, women's clinic providing licensed healthcare, counseling, and pregnancy support services
February – Women's Heart Health with the American Heart Association's Austin Go Red Luncheon
March - Brookwood in Georgetown, vocational community for special needs adults,
2020 President's Circle Members
  • Kebra Albrecht                            
  • Carla Birk              
  • Ann Bradley                                 
  • Regan De Marines
  • Jan Duncan                                  
  • Ginger Earle
  • Rosemary Edwards                  
  • Susan Friedrich
  • Dolly Golden                                
  • Mary Heffernan
  • Janell Kelton  
  • Patricia Lombardo                               
  • Rachel Lopez
  • Teresa McAnally                        
  • Joyce Melugin
  • Susan Merrick                             
  • Rhonda Murphy
  • Sheri Radomsky                         
  • Michele Samuelson
  • Carrie Weikert                             
  • Debra June Wieber
  • Sandy Woerner
Join the President's Circle with a $50 donation to NWARW.  Circle members receive a lapel pin, acknowledgement in the eNews, and invitation to an exclusive event.
February 25 - 40 Days for Life kick-off with Abby Johnson, 7-8PM, Whole Women's Health at 4100 Duval Rd in the public right of way
February 25 – Pre-hearing planning & info, 4-8 PM, Central TX Gun Works in Austin, organized by GOA Texas
February 26 – TPPF Gun Policy:  What Works, 8-9:30am, RSVP
February 26 – TX Senate Hearing on Gun Rights (Room number TBA), 10am-5pm, organized by GOA Texas
February 26 - CPAC Livestream Training by Leadership Institute, 2-6 PM, WCRP HQ at 716 S Rock St in Georgetown
February 28 - North Austin Republicans, Learn about the RPT Platform Process, 11:30-1:00, Mangia Pizza at 12001 Burnet Rd in Austin
February 29 - National Day of Action block walking and phone calling.  Meet up at 10AM at WCRP HQ at 716 S Rock St in Georgetown or work your own area.  RSVP and questions to Krysta at

March 2 - General Meeting, Dave & Busters, 11:15 AM check-in, 11:45-1:00 meeting, 1:15-1:30 new member orientation, RSVP at by Thursday (2/27)
March 3 - Republican Joe meetup - Breakfast and Ballots, 9-10:30am, Star Coffee in Round Rock, RSVP at
March 3 – Primary Election Day, 7am-7pm, see county websites for locations and hours
March 3 – Precinct conventions for Williamson, 8PM, Details at
March 3 – Election Watch Party, 7-10PM, Hardtails in Georgetown, Details at
March 3 – TCRP Election Watch Party, 7-11PM, County Line on 2244, RSVP
March 7 – Precinct Conventions for Travis, Details at
March 9 - NWARW Executive Meeting, 11:30-1:00, Mangia Pizza at 12001 Burnet Rd in Austin
March 21 - County Conventions (delegates to the convention are selected at precinct conventions).  Travis will meet at Great Hills Baptist Church in Austin, and Williamson will meet at Stony Point High School in Round Rock
March 25 - Tour of Brookwood in Georgetown followed by lunch, 10:15AM, RSVP to
March 26 - GARW 20th Anniversary with Nick Adams, RSVP to 

Carla Birk send email

Rhonda Murphy send email

Ann Bradley send email

Mary Heffernan send email
Janell Kelton send email

Linda Durnin send email

Sandy Woerner send email

Sheri Radomsky send email
Americanism - Mary Heffernan
Awards - Karen Smith
Bylaws - Rossy Farina-Strauss
Campaign Activities - Carolyn Isbell
Caring for America - Elaine Lehmann
Chaplain - Peggy Cravens
Community Engagement - Rachel Lopez & Audrey Johnson Scheper
Facebook - Carla Birk, Susan Friedrich, Mary Heffernan
Financial Review - Linda Berezin
Fundraising - Rossy Farina-Strauss & Eulonda Nardiello
Hospitality - Kebra Albrecht
Legislative - Jan Duncan 
Literacy - Dr. Rosemary Edwards & Leslie Key
Newsletter - Carla Birk & Madelon Highsmith
Parliamentarian - Julia Johnson, Rosemary Edwards (alternate)
Political Action - Susan Friedrich & Terry Ross
Telephone - Deb Kraig
Website - Carla Birk & Madelon Highsmith
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