The GFRW Fall Meeting in Macon was a huge success!
Friday's workshop presentations on Membership presented by Johnell Woody and Achievement Awards presented by Denise Ognio were very interesting, educational and well received.
Lobbyist Neill Herring, who represents a group of six conservation groups, although the number can vary each session, depending on particular problems in consideration, spoke on Friday regarding the Aquifer Storage & Recovery-Marsh Buffers, a water issue dear to many of the GFRW members. He praised our own Anne Mueller for being a Champion of this cause for many years.
There was a bountiful buffet on Friday night followed by a special Reagan Club Members wine and dessert reception.
Saturday's speakers included US Senator Elect David Perdue who reminded us of his three priorities: (1) Growing the Economy, (2) Tax Reform, and (3) Term Limits.
Mr. Perdue thanked the women of the GFRW for their tireless work in making phone calls, knocking on doors, writing letters, and working to Get Out the Vote.
State School Superintendent Elect Richard Woods reminded us that he intends to see that we teach to the child, not to the test. RNC Committeewoman Linda Herren gave us details regarding what the RNC did in the various states regarding the Victory Centers and the new technology that helped us win this election cycle. She also spoke of the 2016 GOP Convention which will be held in Cleveland, Ohio. RNC Committeeman Randy Evans spoke to us regarding some proposed changes in the future election cycles and also encouraged us to help the Louisiana runoff by donating time and money to help our Republican candidate to win that seat.
State GOP General Counsel Anne Lewis was the guest speaker during our delicious southern luncheon following the meeting. Each speaker was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation which was prepared by Sheila Galbreath.
If you are a member of a GFRW club and have never attended one of the meetings, we urge you to plan to be at our next meeting February 20-21 when we visit the State Capitol again forRED COAT DAY. Mark you calendars now and plan to attend.
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