By Judy McCarty
The Action Trackchair is the ultimate in off-road wheelchairs, allowing severely wounded warriors who love the outdoors to access mountain roads, campgrounds, the woods, the beach, mud, snow etc. It returns to these veterans the freedom and independence that is so important to them. Such a high-tech wheelchair is very expensive, but Navajo Canyon Republican Women Federated (NCRWF) members, under the leadership of Kat Culkin, committed themselves to raising the nearly $20,000 necessary to purchase one.
Working with the Wounded Independence Fund to find a recipient, the club will present the chair at the Dec. 12 convention of the San Diego County Republican Women Federated. The club is very pleased and proud to have accomplished this for someone who gave up so much for all of us.
This year’s Luncheon and Fashion Show fundraiser on June 9 at the Bali Hai Outdoor Pavilion was another great success. Fashions presented by Chico’s of Horton Plaza and modeled by our own members won lots of applause, and more than a few admitted they’d be shopping at Chico’s soon! Funds from this event cover the cost of NCRWF activities, and a portion was also put toward the purchase of the Action Trackchair.
June 30 is Navajo Canyon’s second Day at the Del Mar Fair, where we’ll be registering voters and inviting patrons to send a goodwill message to the military by signing aprons. We’ll also have a Republican 2016 presidential straw poll and large ballot box. Please stop by for a visit if you’re at the fair that day!
NCRWF will have some fun summer activities and time to relax before the busy fall season, which begins 11 a.m. on Sept. 8 at The Brigantine with speakers Scott Sherman and Chris Cate, San Diego City Councilmembers.
The San Diego County Republican Women is celebrating its 90th anniversary and is pleased that the Sept. 7 meeting for the San Diego County Republican Women Federated will feature speaker James Lacy. He is author of “Taxifornia,” spelling out the cost to live in California. To RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-548-3000.
The presidential debates begin Aug. 6. Be sure to watch — you may be surprised who turns out to be your favorite!