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BOARD OF DIRECTORS: ELECTED OFFICERS, STANDING APPOINTEES,
AREA REPRESENTATIVES, STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEE CHAIRS,
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NCFRW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
NCFRW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGAND th th 47 CONVENTION, 12 BIENNIAL CONVENTION AND
SPRING MEETING OF THE NCFRW BOARD OF DIRECTORSMay 6-7, 2011
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL
HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINAEXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: WILL MEET FROM 2:00-4:00 P.M., FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011 PRESIDENT’S MEETING AND TREASURERS ROUNDTABLE WILL BE HELD AT 8:30 A.M. SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011.
FOLLOWED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING/CONVENTION AT 9:30 A.M. TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE
PREVIOUS MEETING, RECEIVE THE TREASURER, OFFICER AND COMMITTEE REPORTS, ELECTION OF 2011-2013
NCFRW OFFICERS, 2011 DELEGATES AND ALTERNATES AT-LARGE TO THE NFRW CONVENTION, AND TO
COMPLETE THE BUSINESS PENDING BEFORE THAT BODY. BOARD MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO ALL NCFRWMEMBERS.
INCLUDED IN THIS OFFICIAL NOTICE:
1. REGISTRATION FORM
2. HOTEL INFORMATION
3. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
4. SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
5. NCFRW DELEGATE/ALTERNATE SUBMISSION FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS (Club Presidents Only)
6. HONORARY LIFE CRITERIA
7. NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT FOR 2011-2013
8. NFRW CONVENTION DELEGATES/ALTERNATES ELECTION INFORMATION
9. NEWSLETTER & HISTORY BOOK CONTEST RULES(FOR MINUTES OF THE FALL BOARD MEETING, SEE OUR WEBSITE, www.ncfrw.com IN THE MEMBERS ONLY SECTION.
NORTH CAROLINA FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN
SPRING BOARD MEETING47 Convention 12th Biennial Convention th Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hickory, North Carolina MAY 6-7, 2011
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DEADLINE: You must make reservations by April 27, 2011 to get the guaranteed NCFRW rate. After that date, rooms will be available only as space is available and at prevailing rates To Make a Reservation: NC Federation of Republican Women room reservations may be made by calling the central reservation office at 828-323-1000.
Mixing business and pleasure with style and ease is no problem for Crowne Plaza of Hickory. Located in the beautiful Catawba Valley and less than an hour’s drive from the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as the Charlotte Douglas Airport, Crowne Plaza of Hickory is only minutes away from the famous Hickory Furniture Mart, Hickory Motor Speedway, the birthplace of Nascar, Lenoir-Rhyne University, the Historic Downtown area of Hickory known as Union Square, as well as the modern eclectic shopping malls.
General Directions to the Hotel I-40 W exit 125 turn left then left again at the 2nd traffic light.
Congressman Patrick McHenry Patrick McHenry is serving his fourth term in the United States Congress where he represents the citizens of North Carolina’s 10th District. Congressman McHenry’s district comprises ten counties in Western North Carolina, from the suburbs of Charlotte to the home of NASCAR in Mooresville to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
In the 112th Congress, McHenry serves as a Deputy Republican Whip, helping to manage the legislative priorities of Congressional Republicans on the House floor.
Congressman McHenry is a member of the House Financial Services Committee, which deals with federal legislation related to the securities market, banking, insurance and real estate. He is also a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where he serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs.
As a Subcommittee Chairman, Congressman McHenry is at the heart of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s effort to make the federal bureaucracy more accountable for how it spends the American people’s money. In this role, McHenry is helping to lead the Committee’s interface with the financial services industry and bring transparency, openness, and solutions for the challenges facing our financial system.
Throughout his career, Congressman McHenry has been a vocal and effective advocate for the men and women who wear the uniform of our country. He received awards from the North Carolina Chapters of the American Legion and Marine Corps League for his extensive work in bringing a veterans’ health care clinic to his district after nearly two decades of delay. The National Guard presented Patrick McHenry with the Charles Dick Medal of Merit for his exceptional service to the North Carolina National Guard.
Recognized as a leader of the conservative movement in America, Patrick McHenry is the Chairman of the House Conservatives Fund. He shares the most conservative voting record in Congress on family values issues, according to National Journal. Having never voted for a tax increase in his career, Congressman McHenry is continually recognized as a “Hero of the Taxpayer” by Americans for Tax Reform.
Congressman McHenry is the recipient of several additional awards including: the National Association of Manufacturing’s “Manufacturing Legislative Excellence” Award, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council's “Small Business Champion” Award, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's “Spirit of Enterprise” Award, the 60 Plus Association’s “Guardian of Seniors’ Rights” Award, the Family Research Council’s “True Blue” Award, and Citizens Against Government Waste’s “Taxpayer Hero” Award.
Most importantly, Congressman McHenry continues to listen to the voters of the 10th District and act as their voice in Washington. His main focus is to provide the highest level of constituent services at home in Western North Carolina.
Prior to being elected to Congress in 2004 at the age of 29, Patrick McHenry represented the 109th District in the North Carolina House of Representatives. He also served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the U.S.
Department of Labor, a post he was appointed to by President Bush. Patrick McHenry is a graduate of Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, N.C. and Belmont Abbey College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History. Congressman McHenry and his wife Giulia live in his hometown of Cherryville, N.C. and worship at Saint Michael’s Church.
Congressman McHenry has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Channel, CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC to promote common sense conservative principles Sharon Day Sharon Day was elected Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee on January 14,
2011. From 2009-2011, she served as RNC Secretary. She has served the Republican Party at the local, state and national level for more than 20 years.
Sharon has been a member of the Broward County, Florida Republican Executive committee since 1994 and State Committeewoman from Broward County since 1996. She has served as Florida’s National Committeewoman since 2004 before her election as Secretary of the RNC.
During the election recount of 2000 Sharon played an important role by identifying and deploying Republican ballot counters in Broward County to ensure a balanced and transparent review occurred. Following that effort, she was appointed to serve on the Committee for Election Reform for the State of Florida by Governor Jeb Bush.
In 2006, Sharon was elected one of eight members on the site selection committee for the 2008 RNC Convention, where she was also selected as Chairman of the Convention’s Special Events. She was appointed to the Committee on Arrangements for 2008 and has received a similar appointment for the 2012 Convention in her home state of Florida.
Among other areas of her community service, Sharon was appointed by both Governor Bush and Governor Crist to the Broward County Housing Authority where she previously served as the Chair. Additionally, Sharon serves as a Commissioner on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.
During her service to the Republican Party, Sharon has recruited numerous successful candidates and worked closely with party activists and supporters to spread the Republican message of less taxes, less spending and more freedom. In addition she looks to continuing GOP success in the future through the use of the latest technology.
Sharon was born in Texas, but resides in Ft. Lauderdale with husband, Larry. They earlier counted Indiana as home. Two sons and five grandchildren are a great source of pride.
Rebecca Kleefisch–A Wisconsin-Proud Conservative Woman Rebecca’s family tradition of strong women is laid out in the story of her Great Great Great Grandmother, who was surprised when the newly-purchased family farm along the shore of Lake Butte des Morts was also the site of a time-honored Menominee trail. When Chief Oshkosh himself once led his band straight to her door, Ester Mary Cole Reed was there to entertain with a jar of cookies. (Later she learned her guests liked doughnuts even better.) As a teenager, Rebecca learned the value of work by filing invoices in her dad’s home office for pennies a paper and teaching tap lessons at her mother’s dance studio. But it was her father’s work for Butler’s own Western States Envelope Company that sparked her interest in marketing.
At her college internship at WISN-TV in Milwaukee, Rebecca met Joel Kleefisch, a young reporter whose quick rise to a top 30 TV market interested her. He interested her, too. Their first date was to Lambeau Field where the pair was too frugal to part with the money for tickets, so they got to know each other over the timehonored tradition of watching the Packers rout the Vikings from a tavern.
In 1999 Lt. Governor Kleefisch joined the ranks of WISN-TV. Before long, she was again behind the morning anchor desk, fronting two hours of daily coverage for the Southeastern Wisconsin station, chatting with her coanchors about politics during commercial breaks. When Joel and Rebecca first daughter Ella arrived in 2003, Rebecca left her job as a news anchor to stay at home, but still committed to keeping the family finances on track.
The Kleefisches sold their house and moved into one with a more affordable mortgage. They began clipping coupons and cutting back. Rebecca arranged freelance work when Joel was home to watch Ella and Violet.. Her work in TV and college coursework in marketing put Kleefisch in a unique niche to do contract work in marketing, public relations and media. She did all three, squeezing in volunteer work in Ella’s classroom and teaching Violet’s Sunday School class. In 2009, with kids out of diapers, Kleefisch was frustrated watching her beloved Wisconsin being wrecked by liberal tax-and-spenders. Combining her TV background and political junkie tendencies, Rebecca started a video blog, embedded once a week on “Sykes Writes”, a widely read conservative Wisconsin blog. Shortly after, she snagged a regular seat as a conservative pundit on “Sunday Insight”- a political talk show.
Banking on her experience in marketing and messaging and her love of politics, people started suggesting it might be time for a mom with some kitchen table common sense to lead. So Kleefisch filed papers to run for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin. Rebecca proved herself and her conservatism in debates, and by outfundraising her opponents at each reporting date. Volunteers lifted her through the exhausting race.
But Rebecca’s exhaustion was due to more than relentless campaigning. Late in her campaign, she was diagnosed with colon cancer. On September 2, the 35-year-old Kleefisch had laparoscopic surgery at Froedtert Health in Milwaukee to remove a tumor the size of a grapefruit. On September 14, she won the GOP primary by 22%. Rebecca’s doctors found the tumor at a stage where the likelihood of a cure is high and the possibility of recurrence is fairly low. She campaigned harder, coasting to a huge victory in the November 2010 general election with Wisconsin’s Governor, Scott Walker.
While she dutifully fulfills her duties as Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor, Rebecca took her doctor’s advice to undergo precautionary chemotherapy. Her faith, energy and plain-speaking confidence are evident wherever she goes.
Princella D. Smith Founder of American Pride PAC Princella Smith is a political operative and communications strategist.
A native of Wynne, Arkansas, Princella was raised by her father John Smith, a former school board vice president and the minister at Christian Fellowship Church and her mother Sandra Smith, the vice principal at Wynne High School.