Happy St. Patrick’s Day – I hope everyone has a bit of the luck of the Irish today! March madness commences this week as well. The NCAA tournament begins, at last. The one time of the year when Cinderella actually gets a chance! Of course, I will cheer my Wisconsin Badgers all the way to the Final Four. Whose your team?
Well the 2014 mid-term elections are still well over a year away, yet candidates are already throwing their hats into the ring for various elected State and county offices. Among those candidates is NORWF’s own Terri Seefeldt, who is running for Fl house, District 31, the seat currently held by Rep Bryan Nelson, who will be termed out in 2014. Various other candidates have also filed papers with intentions to run for Florida House seats, some county commission seats, and the like. The next step for these candidates is getting enough signatures to get their names on the ballot. It does seem like there is a much shorter time span between elections. As republican women, we must study the issues and the candidates, and as individuals choose who we will work for and what the extent of that work will be. As always, we will be women making a difference!
If you have not yet done so, PLEASE make your reservations NOW to attend this week’s NORWF monthly membership meeting. Mayor Rich Crotty and our own Patty Redlich, Orange County’s State Committeeman and Committeewoman will be on hand to discuss RPOF’s plans for victory heading into 2014 and beyond and how we can help in that endeavour. We will also be reviewing and voting on our Club’s Standing Rules. The Standing Rules are more like a day-to-day operating manual for our Club, no less important than our Club’s bylaws. If you would like a copy of the standing rules to review ahead of the meeting, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will email a copy right back to you. Please make your reservations for our meeting today, at www.norwf.org, or reply YES when the phone committee calls you. You do have till Tuesday noon to get us your reservation.
This week looks to be a busy one, with various meetings and activities going on. Let’s take a look:
Wed, 3/20 – Suburban Womens Republican Federated meeting, 11:00 am at the Westin Hotel in Lake Mary. Special guest is Susan Fernandez, from Sen Marco Rubio’s office, discussing immigration . Reservations needed.
Wed, 3/20 – Apopka City Commission meeting, 8:00 pm, Apopka City Hall. One of the Agenda items will be further discussion of plans to build a Sam’s Club in Apopka, across from the Apopka Walmart.
Thursday 3/21 – NORWF Monthly Membership meeting, 11:00 am. See details above. Please be there!
Thursday 3/21 – Open House meeting for the first section of the Wekiva Parkway, from 6-8 pm, at the Apopka High School Cafeteria. Review plans, talk to representatives and officials.
Friday 3/22 – Regional meeting of Commissioner Fred Brummer, 10:00 am at Apopka City Hall. Agenda will include discussion of an eco-village and the Lake-Sumter MPO regarding transportation concerns.
Birthdays this week (3/17-3/23) – Louise Fortunato (3/20); Lynn Garrett (3/19); Wishing you lovely ladies a Wonderful Day.
Looking ahead, we have the NORW Bunco Party and Stuffed Purse Auction coming up on Saturday April 13, details were in our Newsletter. Get your tickets from any NORWF Board member, only $5.00. Bring a guest!! And also, the Apopka Art & Foliage Festival April 27 & 28th. NORWF is a sponsor of this wonderful event and will have table there. We need Volunteers to man the table. Come spend an hour or two that weekend with us, it will be fun! You’re probably going to the Art Festival anyway, so why not??
2013 looks to be a busy year. Jump on our website, see what’s happening, what committee can you join? Get involved, it’s no fun just sitting on the sidelines, is it? We can make a difference!! Call or email me any time with ideas, suggestions, questions!
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW! NORTHWEST ORANGE REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED ANNOUNCES ITS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
THURSDAY, January 17, 2013
ERROL ESTATE RESORT AND COUNTRY CLUB
1355 Errol Parkway, Apopka, Florida
11:00 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m.
Join us as we take a look back at 2012 and chart our activities for 2013! Come meet the members of NORWF Board of Directors and meet some of our committee chairs! Hear about some of our committees and what they are up to! Decide where you can make a difference!! Guests are ALWAYS Welcome!!! Come join us and bring a friend!!
Remember, reservations are required! Reservations are a must, even if you do not eat. We have a table reserved for those of you who do not plan to eat and water is available. No food or beverages may be brought into our meeting. If you have a food allergy, please let us know when you make a reservation. Thank you for your understanding.
Happy New Year’s everyone – 2013 – new year full of challenges and possibilities. A good time to get back involved and active once again. My main message today: PLEASE RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO NORWF AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! We asking all members to kindly complete the membership application with your renewal. Addresses, phone numbers and interests may change from time to time and by completing this application, we will have the most accurate information we can. We have many committees within our Club and thus many opportunities to volunteer. But if we don’t know how to contact you or where your interests lie, it will be difficult to make sure you are enjoying all our Club has to offer! The application is on our website, www.norwf.org, under the membership tab. Print off the form and send that along with your check for renewal, OR you can bring everything to our Annual Meeting, Thursday Jan 17, 11:00 am at Errol Estate.
NORWF is also proud to announce that several of our members have been elected to leadership roles within the State Republican Party (RPOF) and within Orange County Republican Executive Committee (OCREC). Patty Redlich was elected State Committeewoman from Orange County and then on Friday was elected to be the Congressional District 5 Chairman and now represents CD5 to the Executive Board of RPOF. Congratulations Patty! Also, Kathy Gibson, NORWF Associate member was elected Secretary of OCREC and Associate Member Phil Zakszewski was elected Assistant Secretary to OCREC. Congratulations to all three and much success in your new posts. I am positive all three will represent NORWF well.
We need to ask for special prayers this week for NORWF Associate Member Dale Fenwick. Dale was injured in a fall on New Year’s day. Both arms were broken, he also had surgery to replace an elbow, both wrists were also injured. Amazingly, while Dale suffered a concussion, there was no injuries to his neck, spine, or any vital organs. He is home now, resting. We prayer for his complete recovery and also for strength for both him and Sharon as they deal with his recovery. It will be a long road, but their faith is strong. Please get well soon, Dale. Our prayers are with you and Sharon!
As the year gets started, there are a couple meetings going on this week that may be of interest:
Tuesday January 8, 9:00 am – Orange County Commissioners meeting, at the County Administrative Center, 201 S. Rosalind Avenue.
Thursday January 10, 8:30-11:30 – Orange County Economic Summit, Hosted by Mayor Teresa Jacobs. The Orange County Convention Center, North Concourse, Room 230.
Thursday January 10, 6:30-8:00 pm – City of Apopka Charter Review meeting, at the Apopka VFW. If you can, please make the time to attend this one, as this impacts the way our City will be run.
Birthdays this week: (1/6 – 1/12) – Betty Bracy (1/11); Sharon Fenwick (1/15); Wishing you a Very Happy Day!
Looking ahead, the Call to meeting will go out this week, but please make plans now to attend NORWF’s Annual Meeting, Thursday Jan 17, 11:00 am at Errol Estate. We will look back on 2012 and look ahead to 2013.
Our Newsletter will be out this week; look for some thought-provoking articles and Club information. As always, please let me know if there are any questions or concerns regarding NORWF or any issues you think are important that maybe NORWF can address!
Good Morning Everyone!! and a Happy and Blessed Fathers day to all our Associate members and spouses of our Active members. Thank you for all you do to bring stability and support to our lives.
If you have not done so already, please plan to attend our General membership meeting this Thursday June 21, at 11:00 am at Errol Estate Country club. Guest speaker this month is Dan Peterson, who will be talking about the need to preserve private property right. Especially important in this election year. You can visit our website, www.norwf.org OR call or email Sharon Fenwick to make your reservation NOW for this meeting. Please take a minute to do this TODAY if at all possible.
From what I understand, Christine Moore, Candidate for District 7 School Board is still looking for people willing to drive Christine around while she campaigns this summer. Carolyn Booth is coordinating volunteer times and days, so give her a call or email if you can help at all. I also understand that Bryan Nelson will retain his Florida House Seat for his final term, running unopposed after all was said and done. Congratulations Bryan and all the best as you approach your final term in the Florida House!!
I’m trying to monitor candidate websites for campaign events, etc that are coming up, but as always, if anyone is working for a specific Republican Candidate and you are aware of an activity or need that NORWF can help with, PLEASE let me know at once. I can get the word out very quickly. Obama continues to demonstrate on an almost daily basis his willingness to shred our Constitution and sidestep Congress at every turn to institute harmful policies (such as his just announced immigration policy); we must work to defeat him and others who would see to this Nation’s destruction. We DO have the Power to turn this Nation around!!!
What else is going on this week?
Wednesday 6/20 – Surburban Republican Womens Federated has their monthly meeting at 11:30 at the Altamonte Hilton. Kim Carroll and susan burrows will be talking about what they learned at RPOF Campaign School.
Wednesday 6/20 – Apopka City Commission meeting at 8:00 pm at Apopka City Hall. Agenda for the meeting should be available at www.apopka.net by Monday or Tuesday of this week. While things heat up on the National and State scene, we really can’t take our eyes of what is going on in our own Town.
Thursday 6/21 – NORWF General Membership meeting – 11:00 am at Errol Estate Country Club. Make your reservations TODAY to attend; Guest speak is Dan Petersen.
Birthdays this week (6/17-6/23) – Michelle Boughan (6/23), Patrick Decker (6/19), Linda Laurendeau (6/22). Wishing you all a Very Happy Birthday and a Wonderful year ahead!! Apologies to anyone I may have missed.
Looking ahead, on Wed. June 27, there will be a Fundraising activity for David Simmons, candidate for Senate District 22 from 5:30-7:30 at the Citrus Club. Also OCREC meets next Thursday June 28 @ 7:00 pm. With election season in full swing, you NEVER know who will be there.
Wishing everyone a GREAT week!! Call or email me with anything!!!!
BRITTANY FORNOF, MISS APOPKA, SPEAKS ON “THE YOUTH VOTE: VOICE YOUR CHOICE”
The Northwest Orange Republican Women Federated General Meeting. Guest speaker Brittany Fornof, our reigning Miss Apopka for 2012 Speaking on The Youth Vote: Voice Your Choice.Presentation of the Alice Beth Miner Memorial Scholarship Award.
Errol Estate Country Club
1355 Errol Parkway, Apopka, FL 32712
April 19, 2012
Coffee and Dessert
Reservations are a MUST. There is limited seating so please make your reservation now. Deadline is April 16. Please make your reservation online or contact Sharon Fenwick at 407-880-8210 or email@example.com