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Here we are in the 2nd quarter of the year, ending it with the best news ever! Oregon is OPEN AGAIN! It feels so good to not have to wear that mask and to see real smiles and hear real words, not just mumbles. And to meet again in person. We’ve had two Board meetings face-to- face at Elmer's and several membership lunches at Bethany Public House and one at Rock Creek Country Club, our traditional lunch meeting place.
But the quarter started off with our real mission, to get Republicans elected. While we did not succeed as well as we would have liked, we managed to win a couple of Sherwood School Boards seats, and one Hillsboro seat. And our own, Jeannette Schade, while not successful in her race for school board is running full steam ahead in fighting against CRT and CSE in schools.
Thank you to Sue Zike for pulling together all our Campaign Hours and Award Points managing to get us to the magic number for a Diamond Award. I know we are all happy about the efforts we put into campaigns, veterans, services, legislation, education and a myriad of other things but it makes it extra special when we get awarded for those things with State and National attention.
And thanks to those who have stepped up to fill the vacant Committee Chair positions. We have a great club and the diversity in our club makes it extra special. We still have positions open in Public Relations and Armed Services. Let me know if you are interested in any of these.
Looking forward to next quarter, we have our garage sale, the Washington County Fair, our social event, our Membership Drive, our Candidate Banquet, our District 1 meeting and our OFRW Convention. Whew, a lot to look forward to!
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MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS and OTHER BHRW EVENTS
Our usual monthly membership meetings are on the third Thursday of the month from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. September's meeting will be an evening meeting:
September 16 - 5:30pm -9:00 pm
RSVPs by September 9
Guest Speaker: Dallas Heard Oregon GOP Chairman; 2022 Election Candidates will also speak..
Rock Creek Country Club 5100 NW Neakahnie Ave., Portland
On the evening of August 19, about 30 women (current and prospective members) gathered at Treasurer Laurel Regan's house for good wine, good food and good fun. This was our annual Membership Social. President Juanita Lint gave an overview of BHRW for the benefit of the prospective members.
On July 26, The Red Show Book Club met to discuss the NFRW Book of the Year Better Angels by Sadie Keller and Michael Mc Caul. Six members attended.
On July 25, about 30 members and their guests gathered at a wine tasting party at Holly and Nance's wonderful back yard. They were very welcoming and BHRW sends a big thank you to both of them!
There were three winners for the wine tasting Alison, Holly, and Melissa. Each attendee went home with one of our new BHRW wine glasses. Jeanne Sauter, Laurel, and her special friend won the three raffle items.
Everyone enjoyed delicious food, wine, and visiting – even the ones who are not wine drinkers. It was fun having a time to just socialize and the men, who came, seem to have a good time!
2021 Garage Sale a big success! The garage sale was a huge success making over $2,000 for the club. It could not have been done without so many members helping. A big thank you to Elizabeth for her willingness to let us invade her home and garage! We went in on Tuesday to set up, did the sale on Friday and Saturday and were cleared out by Monday. A big thank you to Susan W and her truck to pick things up and haul things away even if it did have problems in front of my church. At least Gary was there to help!
The Ways and Means committee are grateful for all who contributed items to sell, brought snacks, made signs, helped set up and sell, helped advertise, and helped with clean-up. It does take a village or at least dedicated women! You all know who you are!
We were able to donate books to three different libraries thanks to Gloria and Susan P. and Elaine took a carload of items to the Union Gospel Women’s Shelter.
Again, many thanks to all and especially to a great Ways & Means team.
*PS: We still have an accordian that we are hoping to sell for $200!
For other past events, please go to More/Newsletter tab on this website
Other Upcoming Events:
BHRW Red Shoe Book Club usually meets on the 4th Monday at 11:00 am at Café Murrayhill in Beaverton, 14500 SW Murray Scholls Dr #103, Beaverton, OR 97007. Our next meeting is October 25 when we will be discussing American Marxism by Mark Levin. Please RSVP to Alison email@example.com
September 16, evening: BHRW annual Candidates Dinner
September 24-26: NFRW Convention in Orlando, Florida.
October 2: Washington County GOP Reagan Dinner.
October 15-17: OFRW Convention and we get three delegates.
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