March 2018 Newsletter


March 2018 Newsletter

Dear Members,
Our January meeting was held on the 17th. Kathi Thomas, a candidate for SD25, stopped by to encourage the people to get out and vote. The only way things will change is if we get out to vote.

Kerry Fillip’s who provides care for the aging was our guest speaker. She spoke to us about assisted living, and what is going to happen 10 years from now. Their goals are to provide older Texans an opportunity to become more knowledgeable about the legislative process through involvement. Create Silver Alert for missing seniors. Their Vision Statement is: Applied wisdom, energy and experience of aging will improve the lives of all Texans through education, knowledge, and involvement in legislation and government affairs.

In the month of February we attended the Texas Democratic Convention in Austin. We stayed at the Wyndham Hotel. It was time to elect new State TDW Officers. The convention was held February 10 – 12, 2018. The newly elected officers are President Carol James, President-Elect Maria Regalado. Vice President Susan Barrick, Secretary Mary Ho, Treasurer Kenna Giffin, and Parliamentarian Carol Cordell.
Several of our members attended.


Two of our members received the Star Award, Sandra Blankenship and Melissa Al-Ahmadi. Congratulations ladies. So proud. For those who do not know what the Star award is, it is an award received by members who went the extra mile.

Submitted by
Barbara Garrett