We were honored to have NFRW President Ann Schockett and VFRW President Paula Steiner swear in our 2022 officers at our lovely holiday party at the Mount Vernon Country Club. In photo: Ann Schockett and Paula Steiner, President Debbie Bodlander, Treasurer Michelle Sanchez, Recording Secretary Leeann Veatch, Vice-Presidents for Programs Valerie Wohlleben and Jane Gandee, and Corresponding Secretary Susie Moss (not in photo, Vice-President for Membership Lorri Birch).
At our November meeting we celebrated the Election Day victories! Next, Ken Cuccinelli briefed us via Zoom on the upcoming Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case in the Supreme Court, redistricting, and other current topics.
In October we wrote hundreds of thank-you notes of behalf of Glenn Youngkin.
We were thrilled to host Winsome Sears at our Annual Chili Cook Off on September 26th, and grateful to our House of Delegate Candidates — Maureen Brody, Richard Hayden, Ed McGovern, and Brenton Hammond — whose hard work helped turn out the vote for our three victorious statewide candidates.
Calling all Chili lovers! Come one, come all! Chili cooks are challenged to participate in this showdown!
Please save the date for our annual Chili Cook Off fundraiser! The festivities will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 3-6pm at Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Alexandria VA 22310. We have reserved Shelter A for the event.
Colonial Mt Vernon Republican Women
Post Office Box 30861
Alexandria, Virginia 22310
The club is currently seeking volunteers to make chili for the Cook-Off contest. If you want to participate in this effort, please contact Debbie Bodlander at email@example.com.
A sign-up genius to bring additional food and beverages will be circulated to club members in a few weeks. Thank you in advance for supporting this club!
We look forward to finally meeting in person on Thursday, June 17th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at an outdoor location (sheltered — so we’ll meet rain or shine)! Please bring your own dinner; we’ll provide a cake and sparkling cider to celebrate last year’s merger of our Colonial and Mount Vernon groups to form Colonial Mount Vernon Republican Women.
If you aren’t a member but would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the location. New members are always welcome to join!
Thank you to everyone who attended our Zoom meetings in March, at which we heard from State Central Committee member Sarah Curran and our local House of Delegates candidates, and April, which featured guest speaker Chris Braunlich, President of the Thomas Jefferson Institute.
Please join us on Thursday May 20th by Zoom to hear from guest speaker Roman Buhler, who is the National Director of the Keep Nine Coalition, working to protect the independence of the U.S. Supreme Court by permanently preserving the current number of nine Supreme Court Justices against the court-packing attempts of the left. CMVRW members will receive the Zoom link by email. If you aren’t a member but would like to attend, please email email@example.com to requestion the link.
Save the Date: on Thursday June 17th we’ll meet from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in person at an outdoor location.
On Monday evening, February 22nd we will meet on Zoom at 7:15pm to toast President George Washington on the occasion of his birthday. We will also have a speaker that evening from the Fairfax County Police Department, specifically, Captain Greg Fried, Commander of the Franconia station. Members and Associate Members will receive a Zoom link by email. If you are not a member but would like to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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