Our first club meeting of the year will take place on Zoom on Thursday, January 21st. The Zoom will open at 6:45pm for social time, and our meeting will begin at 7:15pm. For members and associate members, our Immediate Past President Nancy Almasi will send you the Zoom link. If you are not currently a member but want to attend the meeting, please email email@example.com.
Congratulations and thank you to our new officers, who were sworn in by VFRW First Vice-President Bonnie Burkhardt in a hybrid in-person/Zoom meeting on December 13th:
President Debbie Bodlander
First Vice-President, Programs Susan Valentine
Second Vice-President, Membership Jane Gandee
Recording Secretary Susie Moss
Corresponding Secretary Barbara Ann Doherty
Treasurer Lorri Birch
Great meeting — all about preserving the integrity of elections. John Schaefer gave a great pitch on why we need more Republican Election Officers. Michael Maibach gave an excellent presentation about the importance of the Electoral College. Please mark your calendars for our next meeting on March 26th.
Our January meeting will be Thursday, January 30th at Houlihan’s Restaurant in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road, Springfield. Social time will begin at 6:30 pm and the meeting at 7:15. We’ll be in the small private dining room and order from the menu (separate checks). We’ll pass a budget and discuss plans for 2020. Some of our 2020 candidates may stop by also.
Thank you to all who attended, both new and long-time friends and members. VFRW Vice-President Paula Steiner, a former President of Colonial, swore in our officers for 2020: President Nancy Almasi, Vice-President Susan Valentine, and Treasurer Debbie Bodlander. Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation spoke about immigration issues, and Colonial member Anna Urman share her family’s immigration experiences. We also presented a donation for Constituting America to Cathy Gillespie.