NBRW presented 2 exceptional young ladies from New Braunfels High School and Canyon High School with academic scholarships of $1,000 for college. The competition was fierce and doznes of very-worthy candidates applied. But in the end, the two receiving the award stood out to the scholarship committee and we are proud to contribute to their academic futures. Our guest speaker was The Honorable Melissa Goodwin, Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals. Justice David Puryear, also from the 3rd Court of Appeals, made a surprise visit to the meeting and we enjoyed having him in attendance!
Pictured from left: NBRW Scholarship Chair Brandy Webb, Scholarship winner Sydney Rubey, and NBRW President Susan Walker; Justice David Puryear and Guest Speaker Justice Melissa Goodwin; Scholarship winner Madison Henry and Brandy Webb.
NBRW hosted the First Lady of Texas, Cecilia Abbott, as our guest speaker at our annual Potluck Supper in June. Mrs. Abbott spoke to a full house, everyone brought delicious food to share, and a fun evening was had by all. Mrs. Abbott presented one of her projects, "Texanthropy". Mrs. Abbott believes that we are each called to service, and her top priority as First Lady is promoting volunteerism and service to others through her "Texanthropy" initiative. She is working to elevate the importance and significance of volunteerism and service, and also shine a spotlight on entities and individuals all across Texas who are working to make our state a better place through their service to others. With the help of Texans from all corners of the Lone Star State, Mrs. Abbott wants to work together to promote volunteerism and help enrich the lives of all Texans through "Texanthropy."
March was our annual Membership Social and this year did not disappoint! Members and guests met at The Villa at Gruene for hors d'oeuvres and wine and spent a wonderful evening catching up with friends and making new ones. April was our annual NBRW Patron Lunch as we hosted former Bexar County Sheriff Major General Susan Pamerleau, USAF, Ret. who provided encouraging and appreciative words of thanks to Republican women who are always at work to help elect good, conservative women (and men!) to office.
Pictured left to right: At our Membership Social - District Clerk Heather Kellar (NBRW member), NBRW 1st V.P. Joyce Yannuzzi, NBRW Corresponding Secretary Toya Boyer, District Judge Bruce Boyer (NBRW member), and Comal County Clerk Bobby Koepp (NBRW member) make time for a quick pic; NBRW V.P. Membership Jennifer Beckcom and NBRW President Susan Walker ready the check in table for guests; NBRW Patrons with Susan Pamerleau.