Republican Ladies Day held in Nashville
Posted: Friday, April 23, 2010 9:59 am
Susan Witcher, Tennessee Federation of Republican Women president, welcomed a full house of ladies in the Chamber of the House of Representatives of the State Capitol. After the prayer and pledge, Terrie Lynn Weaver, District 40 State Representative, sang a tearful “God Bless America.”
The assembly was honored with a message from Sue Lynch, the National Federation of Republican Women president. Following Ms. Lynch, 12 Senate and House Representatives addressed the ladies. They reported progress made purging thousands of ineligible voters from the system.
The ladies were urged to continue working hard for the 83 candidates running for offices. Glen Casada, House Representative Caucus leader, stated, “Tennessee deserves a strong state where we can rear our families and be self-governing to control our destinies.” Diane Black, Senate Republican Caucus leader, quoted Margaret Thatcher, “If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey said, “Republicans want a Tennessee where business wants to locate and where every family wants to live.” The ladies were asked to vote ‘yes’ to the Tennessee Freedom Health Act. President Witcher closed the meeting so that the group could pose for a group picture on the east Capitol steps.
During the luncheon that followed at the Sheraton, Tennessee Republican Leader Chris Devaney introduced the 4 Gubernatorial candidates. Weakley County Republican women enjoying the day were: Marilucille Counce, Weakley Co. Republican Women President Katana Hawks, Audrey Roberts, Emily Shore and Kitty Soder.
A state date to remember is the I.R.I.S. Luncheon May 29 in Nashville.
The next local date for the Weakley County Republicans is 6 p.m., Saturday, April 24 for a ‘Bring a Dish Fundraiser’ for local candidates at the 217 Lindell Street Headquarters in Martin.
The public is cordially invited to attend. wcp 4-22-10