By Pat Boerner
Navajo Canyon Republican Women, Federated (NCRWF) kicked off the holiday season on Dec. 11 by celebrating with a festive party at the home of Ginny Wisley. A generous amount of toys and gifts were collected and donated to Military Outreach Ministries (MOM) to make the holidays a little bit merrier for our local young military families. It has been our pleasure to donate to this group for several years and it is always rewarding to know how much these gifts are appreciated.
We took the opportunity at this holiday gathering to review some of the activities and accomplishments of 2018. At our January meeting at the Brigantine in La Mesa, San Diego GOP Chairman Tony Kravaric spoke and got us all fired up for a great political year. In February, Kirby Horrell from Saved In America told how his organization rescued children being held in foreign countries. In March, Jason Roe, top political consultant and strategist, brought us up to date on the happenings in Washington.
April was special as we held an evening event where popular radio talk show host Mike Slater emceed the evening and even held a live auction. Mark Larson and Sherriff Gore came to the Brigantine in May and enlightened us with what is going in in our very own San Diego County. As part of the effort to repeal the gas tax, Carl DeMaio was our featured speaker in June.
After our summer break, Steven Frank, well-known political activist and consultant, kept us focused on the California political climate. October was our very successful annual fundraising Fashion Show at Bali Hai and we also participated in the La Mesa Oktoberfest. November was our final regular meeting of the year and Senator Mike Morrell did an excellent job of giving us reasons to be optimistic for the future of our conservative principles.
All that plus the precinct walking, the phone calling, the voter registration effort, the sign waving, the poll watching and the tireless effort throughout the year to spread the word about the principles that Republicans hold dear.
Our president Kat Culkin guided us through a productive, fun-filled and educational 2018 and we all appreciate her leadership. We were so proud when she was awarded the Louisa Akins Woman of the Year award last March.
Please join us Jan. 8, 2019 at the Brigantine Restaurant in La Mesa as we welcome two-time Emmy Award-winning newsman Graham Ledger as our speaker. Ledger, now hosting “The Daily Ledger,” is a well-known, well-respected television newsman in Southern California.
Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. for the 11 a.m. meeting. A full-course lunch is served with the speaker to follow. Cost is $25 and reservations are required. Cash and checks are accepted, but sorry, no credit cards. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Marjie at 619-990-2791 and she will confirm your reservation.
2019 will be a year of announcements and exciting plans, so please come get involved and learn what we are all about. For more information on our activities, please visit our website at navajo-canyonrwf.org and check us out on Facebook.
—Pat Boerner writes on behalf of the Navajo Canyon Republican Women, Federated.