Williamson County
Republican Women

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March 2014
Volume 7, Issue 3
In This Issue
Next Meeting
President's Message
Membership Special

Meeting Minutes


Please read and review the  





before the March meeting so that we may approve them at the meeting.


Thank you!




Calendar of Events



  Feb 27 - Social with Allison Pataki

March 10 - Monthly Business Meeting

March 17 - Board Meeting

Mar 27 - CHATS/Social Event



2014 WCRW Board




Marci Revelle

Elexis Grimes
1st VP Programs

Debbie Simmons
2nd VP Membership

Lee Ann Seitsinger

Pat Grisham


Emily Pataki 

Immediate Past President


Committee Chairs


Open Position
Campaign Activities/Awards

Debbie Simmons

Open Position
Caring for America/Literacy


Carol Haenel 


Elaine Prout
Newsletter Editor 


Lea Stoddard 


Cinda Johnson
Military Liaison

Cari Christman-Ott
Legislative Chair

Blayre Pena
PAC Treasurer

Shannon Tracy
Public Relations

Carol Haenel

Lee Ann Seitsinger
Web Master


Lee Ann Seitsinger



Elexis Grimes



Debbie Simmons



Emily Pataki


Quick Links

Email WCRW

Williamson County  
Republican Women 
March Luncheon
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Presenting Guest Speaker
Brad Bailey

 Brad is a proud native of Nassau Bay, Texas.
Brad is the co-founder of The Texas Immigration Solution and The Hard Work Clean Hands Initiative.  Brad served on the Republican Party of Texas Platform Committee and co-authored the "Texas Solution" immigration policy. 
In June 2013, the Texas Federation of Republican Women awarded Brad with the "Champion of Freedom Award" for his leadership in providing solutions to our nation's broken immigration policy. 
MONDAY, March 10th, 2014

11:00am Meet and Greet

11:30am Lunch and Program  

Children's tickets available due to Spring Break. 

Location: Williamson Conference Center

(behind the Wingate Hotel at I-35 and 79)

1209 North I-35

Round Rock, TX 78664


Please RSVP by March 7th through our ticketing system by clicking on this link:


Register Here    




Meeting Cost: $16 members & $20 non-member

 You may send in your check prior to the meeting to help check-in at the meeting  go more smoothly.  Please mail your check made payable to WCRW-PAC.
  PO BOX 342

     ROUND ROCK, TX 78680


*OR, you may pay at the door if you prefer.

  Please note: If you are unable to keep your reservation, WCRW is still responsible for lunch costs. It is our policy to bill $16 for no-shows.


If you have any problems, you can reach
Elexis Grimes by email





President's Message
Marci Revelle


Greetings and Happy Spring Republicans!


As we thaw out from the record breaking cold, what a great time to get out and support your local candidates!  Our Primary is quickly approaching and many races are looking to be very close.  The Williamson County Republican Women, per TFRW Bylaws, do not endorse any single candidate in the primary. But we can certainly encourage you to get out and support those Republican Candidates you feel deserve your vote! Your actions now can and will make a difference!


To help you find ways to get involved or education opportunities, we have started "tweeting!"  Please find us @wilcorw on Twitter. We will tweet events we think you may want to know about as well as try to re-tweet your events as we see them in our feed. Feel free to tag us in your tweets as well. We are still on Facebook and of course our website remains a great resource. Our goal is to provide information, opportunities, and resources to help you get involved in the process of electing and supporting Republican leaders in Williamson County. 


It is my honor to serve as President of Williamson County Republican Women. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.



Marci Revelle



February Social Reminder

Please join us for a fun evening with upcoming Author Allison Pataki.  Daughter of former New York Governor George Pataki, Allison transitioned from a career in journalism at FoxNews to being a fulltime author with the release of her new book, The Traitor's Wife
Thursday, February 27th
7 - 9pm
Logan's Roadhouse
2702 Parker Road
Round Rock, TX 78681

Please RSVP to

March Social

CHATS/Social Fun for March!


To go along with our luncheon this month we're doing our CHAT/Social on  "A Thoughtful Approach to Immigration Policy".  We have Mike McCloskey (with a special guest) scheduled to speak on another perspective in regards to this topic.  This is a great opportunity to be presented a different point of view on this issue. 


The evening will begin with some social time, then we'll have a thirty minute discussion on the topic from Mr. McCloskey and after we can have an open discussion on the views we've heard.


Come join us 3/27/2014 at Blue Corn Harvest starting at 630PM


700 E Whitestone Blvd #204, Cedar Park, TX 78613


Please RSVP to 





Legislative Update

Cari Christman

Texas Women's Health Initiatives

On February 20th, Chairwoman Jane Nelson (R - Flower Mound) of the Senate Health and Human Services held an interim hearing to examine state programs giving women access to health care.
"The Legislature prioritized women's health and mental health this session, demonstrating our strong commitment to women and to individuals battling mental illness," said chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, Senator Jane Nelson.  "Through these interim studies we will ensure that Texas women have access to cancer screenings, wellness exams and other preventive health services - and that our mental health programs are achieving positive outcomes."
The Committee's interim assignment to study women's health in Texas was initiated by Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.  As the presiding officer of the senate, Lt. Governor Dewhurst has announced numerous studies to be conducted by each standing Senate Committee throughout the 2013-2014 interum in an effort to prepare legislators for the 84th Legislature, beginning January 2015.
The following description provides a snapshot of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee's charge.
Women's Health - Build on previous legislatuve achievements in women's healthcare by examining women's access to preventative health care, pregnancy services, and postpartum care, and exploring ways to expand access and improve quality, particularly in rural and underserved areas of the state.  Monitor the implementation of women's health programs in Texas.  Assess these programs' impact on outcomes such as improving access to preventative services, reducing unplanned pregnancies, and achieving cost savings.  Recommend ways to better coordinate the various programs in a manner that increases the number of women served, ensures adequate provider capacity statewide, and maximizes efficiencies to the state.
To learn more about the Texas Women's Health Program please visit the following sites:
Texas Women's Health
Women's Health Initiatives

Membership Update


To celebrate the 2014 election season, WCRW dues for all members, both regular and associate, have been reduced to $20!
Renew now and support our efforts to promote an informed electorate through political education and to promote Republican ideals.

Benefits of Membership

  • Reduced cost to Monthly General Meeting Luncheons, featuring dynamic guest speakers, including local, state and federal elected Republican officials
  • Subscription to the monthly WCRW newsletter, keeping you up to date on all WCRW activities
  • Subscription to the newsletter of the Texas Federation of Republican Women
  • Subscription to the newsletter of the National Federation of Republican Women
  • Listing in and a free copy of the WCRW annual directory
  • Full voting rights and privileges for Regular Members and
  • E-mail updates regarding campaign volunteer opportunities for Republican candidates and legislative action alerts.

2014 Membership Form

WCRW Directory Advertising
Advertise in our 2014 directory!  Half a page cost is $25, full page is $50.  Don't miss out on this affordable opportunity to advertise your business or campaign!  Deadline for the Directory is the March 10th WCRW meeting.  Please email your contact information and artwork to Debbie Simmons at - directory@wilcorw.org
Click here for a Directory Advertising Form.
Membership Renewals must also be received by the March 10th meeting to be included in the Directory.
  Board Meeting  
 March's  Board Meeting will be March 17th at 10am. We will be meeting at La Madeleines  9828 Great Hills Trails, Austin.  Everyone is welcome!  
Scholarship Announcement

"Reminder: Scholarship Applications are due Thursday April 3, 2014 by 5:00 PM"

Two $1,000
scholarships courtesy of the Williamson County Republican Women are available for graduating Williamson County female students who have an interest in, and an awareness of, one's need to become involved in the political process. 
Those interested in applying for the scholarship will  write an essay based on one of the republican beliefs listed below.  The applicant needs to explain the belief she chooses, why she agrees with that belief and how she would work to strengthen this belief among her peers.

Republicans Believe In
A U.S. Constitution written from Judeo-Christian principles 
Pro-Life/Family Values 
Right to Bear Arms 
Smaller Government 
balanced Budget/Cut Spending 
Domestic Oil Production 
Decreasing Regulations 
Supporting Businesses 
Against Obamacare 
True Balance of Power

Applicants must also have a letter of recommendation from a verifiable member of the Williamson County Republican Women or a verifiable member of another Williamson County Republican club.
Applications are available by contacting Mrs. Carol M. Haenel at chaenel@nc.rr.com or you may use the link below.Scholarship Application


THANK YOU to Jay Hoffman and Eagle Office Products for your support of WCRW!  We appreciate you!!