Dear WRC Naples Federated Sisters, Members and Friends,
This is the time of year we are reminded to be grateful for all of our blessings while we look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends. For many of us Hurricane Ian brought a tidal wave we didn't expect. Then the red tsunami we were expecting didn't happen. But with every tragedy and disappointment there is always something to be thankful for. Hurricane relief efforts are bringing our community together in unexpected ways with unexpected acts of kindness and generosity.
In the midst of the loss of life and destruction of the Civil War, on 10/3/1863, President Lincoln established a day of "thanksgiving and praise to our Father who dwelleth in heaven."
"I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States ... to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise."
We are blessed to live in the Free State of Florida where all of our campaign and election integrity efforts were rewarded. Our governor and his cabinet received a resounding mandate from the electorate, as did both branches of the state legislature. SWFL is blessed with uncompromised commitment from our law enforcement officers to keep us safe.
Next Tuesday is Giving Tuesday. Please consider the following causes:
Our December 7th holiday luncheon is a fundraiser for Hurricane Ian relief. Special guest speakers will speak about their programs to help the community recover. If you haven't already, please sign up for the luncheon to help support these charities.
Please remember God's blessings while you enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving, with gratitude for what we have and for a future full of hope.
In the state of Florida, we saw a RED TSUNAMI! Locally in Collier, we saw the school board change hands with a full sweep of the new challengers winning! At the state level, we gained FOUR REPUBLICAN HOUSE SEATS and retained OUR BELOVED GOVERNOR DESANTIS! And for our state and country, we retained SENATOR MARCO RUBIO who works relentlessly for the state of Florida!
US SENATOR MARCO RUBIO
GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JEANETTE NUNEZ
ATTORNEY GENERAL ASHLEY MOODY
DISTRICT ATTORNEY AMIRA FOX
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER JIMMY PATRONIS
AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER WILTON SIMPSON
FLORIDA CONGRESIONAL DELEGATION VICTORIES!
FLORIDA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION PARTISAN BREAKDOWN BEFORE ELECTION:
16 REPUBLICANS, 9 DEMOCRATS, 2 VACANCIES
FLORIDA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION PARTISAN BREAKDOWN AFTER ELECTION:
20 REPUBLICANS, 8 DEMOCRATS
GOVERNORS RACE VICTORIES!
RON DESANTIS, FLORIDA
JOE LOMBARDO, NEVADA
BRIAN KEMP, GEORGIA
SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, ARKANSAS
GREG ABBOTT, TEXAS
US SENATE RACE VICTORIES!
MARCO RUBIO, FLORIDA
J.D, VANCE, OHIO
RON JOHNSON, WISCONSIN
TED BUDD, NORTH CAROLINA
KATIE BRITT, ALABAMA
Now we must continue to move forward with our agenda of strong conservative values and continue to recruit and support strong Repulbicans for 2024.
GET BUSY; THERE'S WORK TO BE DONE! Join the WRC Committees of Campaign/Election, Legislative and Education.
JOIN IN THE CRUSADE TO TAKE BACK AMERICA!
COLLIER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT
WRC's Literacy and Education Committee experienced a major success with their Patriot Reader's Launch at First Baptist Academy last week. We were asked to partner with The Literacy Coordinator of Collier County Public School to read to their kindergarten and first grade classes!
CCPS has designated five schools for us to read to from October 2022 through April 2023. Each school has anywhere from 4 to 6 kindergarten and first grade classes which could easily calculate to 50 to 60 classes for the Patriot Readers to read to during this school year. The Patriot Readers will continue to read from the authorized books we have purchased and will continue to request donations towards purchasing more of these books.
This announcement means we must all be ready and signed up through the CCPS VOLUNTEER PAGE by next Monday, if you will be reading during the months of October through December 11.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS FROM THE CCPS VOLUNTEER PAGE:
Current Volunteers: All volunteer applications expire every June 30th. If you wish to volunteer during the 22/23 school year, please submit a new volunteer application by clicking the link VOLUNTEER SIGN UP.
Effective July 1, 2022 the District implemented some significant changes to the volunteer program to simplify and enhance the application and screening process. These changes include:
If you are a current or former volunteer, these changes will require you to complete a NEW volunteer application form. You will be issued a new volunteer badge once approved. Former Level 2 volunteers will NOT be re-fingerprinted unless participating in an overnight or out-of-county trip.
The five designated CCPS schools are:
Palmetto Elementary Shadowlawn Elementary Lavern Gaynor Elementary Poinciana Elementary Parkside ElementaryTime is of the essence to become certified by CCPS if you want to volunteer from October through December of this year.
Please contact Lytra Wilson with any questions.
The WRC Naples Armed Services Committee would like to provide a home cooked meal for the residents of the recently opened Alpha House, which is transitional housing for Veterans recommended by the David Lawerence Center, St Matthews House and the Hunger and Homeless Coalition. These Veteran residents take care of the home, and assist their community by initiating food drives, seasonal gift baskets and helping elderly neighbors.
To learn more about WWCC visit WWCollier.org.
If interested in making a meal once a month for the residents of Alpha House, please contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love and Truth
Where evil abounds, grace abounds even more. For believers, that is a consolation that in this battle of good vs evil, our God who is Love and Truth will show us the way and guide our steps.
This present-day crisis has offered us an opportunity to unite our religious beliefs in the One True God of Abraham and the Son of God, who is The Way, The Truth and The Life.
You know the way that leads where I go ... I am the Way, the Truth and the Life ...
Anything you ask me in my name I will do. If you love me and obey the commands I give you, I will ask the Father and he will give you another Paraclete to be with you always: the Spirit of Truth."
The choices we face, then, are to know the Way, to seek the Truth and to imitate the Life of Christ.
Upward and Onward has been my clarion call for several years. It is the final line of James Russel Lowell's poem The Present Crisis:
Once to every man and nation,
Comes the moment to decide,
In the strife of truth with falsehood,
For the good or evil side.
Now occasions teach new duties;
Time makes ancient good uncouth.
They must Upward still and Onward,
Who would keep abreast of TRUTH.
Faith Engagement Committee
Have you ever wondered what our WRC Faith Engagement Committee does? Besides sending out messages of faith and encouragement in our newsletters, like the one above, we were created to:
And to utilize these faith networks to become active not only in registration and voting, but supporting conservative causes through prayer, legislation (pro-life, pro-family and pro-America) and other "vote your values", conservative efforts.
Faith Engagement Committee Ambassador
If you are interested in more
information and joining this committee
please contact Donna at email@example.com
The State of America: Nowhere to Go But Up, Watch it Rise
Brought to you by the WRC Legislative Committee
"Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble." - Warren Buffett
Absentee Ballots, American Pharma
Schools, Rick Scott, Tim Scott, Secession
Legislation we are tracking in the Florida Senate:
The Legislative Committee is training liaisons to assign to certain legislators and to track legislation. If you are interested please contact Tana Page or Vicki Lubben. WRCLegis@gmail.com
TO JOIN THE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
TANA PAGE, CHAIR
VICKI LUBBEN, VICE-CHAIR
ELAINE LEPPERT, SECRETARY
WE NEED YOUR HELP
The Caring for America Committee needs your help to bring Hurricane Relief to the communities of Harmony Shores Mobile Park and Palm Lake Mobile Park. These communities lost everything and they need our help. They are currently without electricity.
I would encourage gift cards but if you have items then I would be happy to pick them up. The gift cards give us the ability to buy WHAT IS NEEDED.
If you are unable to give gift cards the basic items needed are: toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, cleaning tools, blankets, hygiene products, baby diapers, baby wipes, etc.
We will give you a full report and account for every penny spent. Thank you so much!
2nd Vice President
Florida Federation of Republican Women