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TFRW Woman of Distinction – November 2021

TFRW Woman of Distinction – November 2021

Our November Woman of Distinction is a TFRW treasure and sets an example for all of us to follow. She is a proud lady who was certainly “ahead of her time” in her career paths and forward thinking. Woodie Virginia (she prefers just “V”) Hornburg was born the youngest of four children in Palestine, Texas, on July 7th, 1921. Her father was a conductor on the railroad. She is a fifth generation Texan—her great-grandmother was born here in 1834. Following graduation from...
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President’s Pen – November 2021

President’s Pen – November 2021

November is the natural season of giving thanks, and now that the 2021 National and State Conventions have wrapped up, I have been able to fully reflect not only on all that we have achieved but also the many people, opportunities, challenges and personal growth that I am thankful for. I am thankful for each of our nearly 12,000 members; your love of Texas and the Country inspires me daily. You are my Federation family. I am thankful for the TFRW officers...
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President’s Pen – September 2021

President’s Pen – September 2021

My friends, August was an especially prayerful month for me, as it may have been for you. Some days I had to force myself away from the news before I was swallowed up in feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. As women, we sometimes feel empathy so strongly that we lose ourselves in grief and sadness. It’s completely understandable, after all, there’s a lot to be sad about; rising inflation, the escalating crisis on our border, the Afghanistan tragedy, and the devastation...
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TFRW Woman of Distinction – September 2021

TFRW Woman of Distinction – September 2021

TFRW has chosen to honor one of our dynamic Club Presidents, Mary Jane Avery, as our September Woman of Distinction. “KEEP TEXAS RED” is a common theme for her drive, energy and joy as she shares her lifelong love of liberty and patriotism all across Texas. When asked, “What is the most important result of years of political activity?” She cheerfully answers, “The cherished friendships sustained over a lifetime of volunteering and campaigning for conservative candidates.” She served more than 30 years...
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TFRW Woman of Distinction – October 2021

TFRW Woman of Distinction – October 2021

A member of Capitol Republican Women, Mackenzie Kelly was elected to serve the people of Austin as the sole Republican voice on the City Council. She represents District 6, the largest district in the city and a diverse and growing area. An Austin native, volunteer firefighter, police advocate, and health care worker, she has embraced a lifetime of public service. Before being elected to City Council, Kelly served at the Round Rock Fire Department Training Division, Williamson County Emergency Management and...
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President’s Pen – October 2021

President’s Pen – October 2021

I’ve just returned from the NFRW Biennial Convention in Orlando, and what an amazing convention it was! The resort was beautiful, the speakers were outstanding, and our delegation demonstrated the genuine friendliness and Texas charm you would expect from southern ladies. I sat on a panel in the Membership workshop where I shared recruitment ideas and was positively mobbed with questions and requests at the end of the presentation. Other states are thirsty for tools and knowledge and desperately want...
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