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President's Page
President - 2017

Annette Ratliff
Calendar of DCCRW Events

3, 6:30pm - Working Board Meeting
7, 9:00 am – Parliamentary Piocedure
10 - Texas Legislature Session begins
22, 2:00pm – Friends Event
20 – Presidential Inauguration
27-28 - TFRW Board Mtg in Austin

7 - First Tuesday DCCRW Board Meeting
11 – Engagement Event – Women's Self Defense
20 - Presidents' Day

7 – DCCRW program om Advocacy

4 – DCCRW Board Meeting
5-7th - TFRW Board Mtg in Austin
6 - TFRW Legislative Day in Austin
16 - Easter

2 - First Tuesday
13 - Municipal Elections
29 - Texas Legislature Sine Die

6 - First Tuesday

14-15 - TFRW Board Mtg in Austin
18 Texas Legislative Special Session begins

16 Texas Legislature Special Session ends

4 - Labor Day
5 – DCCRW Evening Program – Allyn Lynd with the FBI, om Cybercrime
14-17 - NFRW Convention

3 – DCCRW Board Mtg/ Business Mtg – Newly Elected NFRW President, Jodie Rushton
18-21 - TFRW Comvention in Dallas
(TFRW Board Mtg)

7 - First Tuesday - Election Day
14 – DCCRW Program – TX Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick
23 - Thanksgiving Day


2 - First Saturday - Christmas Tea/ Installation

     September, 2017, President's Message

Texas Strong – TFRW Strong

      Texas is known for extreme weather. While the summer of 2017 will not be characterized by searing high temperatures, it will be known for Harvey – the CAT 4 hurricane that hit the Texas Gulf Coast on August 25th. The hurricane winds battered Rockport and Corpus Christi initially, but the real beating came to the gulf region in the form of relentless rainfall at 1,000 year flood proportions. The loss of life will be far less but Harvey has eclipsed Katrina in terms of property loss.

      In true Texas fashion, the response to the victims of Harvey has been extreme as well. Support has rapidly flowed to the region in many forms – from needed supplies, reinforcements for first responders to ordinary people showing up in their monster trucks and flat bottom boats to rush in and rescue families from rising waters. Heroes, all of them. Governor Abbott engaged the state and national guards as President Trump gave a disaster declaration allowing resources to flow through FEMA to assist the tens of thousands of people who are now homeless.

      Here in North Texas shelters have opened and the people have overwhelmed the relief organizations with donations of needed items. Some will be used with evacuees here now and the rest is being loaded to trucks for transport down to the affected region that expanded to the Beaumont area and into Louisiana after Harvey doubled back on us.

      Help will be needed for a long time to come. TFRW is receiving gift cards to distribute to victims for immediate use as they begin the daunting task of removing the debris that was once their home and rebuilding. Consider purchasing a gift card – in any amount – from Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, Target and sending to TFRW for distribution. Mail them to TFRW, 13740 N. Highway 183, Suite J4, Austin, TX 78750-1832. Every little bit helps.

      And just like that, it’s time to ramp up for the 2018 primary – our work is NEVER done!

#TexasStrong #TFRWstrong

May God bless you, all -

Annette Ratliff

Dr. Merrill Matthews of IPI
Reagan Day Dinner, 2014
About Annette:
      Annette Ratliff is a member of the Lake Highlands RW.  Annette first became involved in local politics when her husband ran for City Council (1983) and later Mayor (1994).  Through those years, she became involved in partisan politics as well, and the Republican party. 
      In 1996 she joined the staff of State Senator John Carona and served with him until 2014.  Through the years Annette has been involved with various clubs and the DCCRW board, as well as has been a delegate to Senate District and RPT conventions (since the late 1980’s) and was a delegate to the 2008 RNC Convention in Minnesota.  She is currently employed with Associa as Community Liaison and manager of Corporate Citizenship
       Annette and her husband, Jamie, live in Garland and have two grown children – Hannah and Jake – and one grandson, Kaden.  #beststuffonearth
Passing the Gavel, December, 2015
Sen. Huffines Recognizes DCCRW
FRW Trivia Night Winners
Annette Ratliff, President DCCRW
Roxann Lovseth, member PWRW and appeared in the movie!
Susan Fischer, President Richardson RW
Jan Folmar, President Northwood RW
Cindy Clendenen, POWER Chair and Annette with Dinesh and Debbie D'Souza at the POWER Rally!
Taffy Goldsmith (Center) was honored at the POWER Rally
Theresa Kozmowski, President of TFRW (Center) joined in honoring Taffy Goldsmith.