January Meeting

January/February Meeting

Wednesday, January 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Riverside Nature Center

150 Francisco Lemos Street, Kerrville

The inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris is such an important and historic event, that the HCCTDW board has decided to combine the January and February meetings in one in-person outdoor meeting on January 20 at the Riverside Nature Center. The pavilion area of the Nature Center worked well for our November 10 in-person meeting to celebrate the 2020 Election outcome. Now it will serve as a safe place for our members to come together to watch and cheer the inauguration of a new Democratic administration in Washington. If the weather is cold or damp, we can pretend we are on the National Mall with all the happy Americans who will attend this long-awaited event!

Our televised pictures of Joe and Kamala will probably be much larger than the view of thousands of people who have the unique experience of attending the event in person.

The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and end about noon or whenever Joe and Kamala have been sworn in. We will be seated outdoors for the live broadcast, spaced far apart, and masks will be required. No food will be served

Reserve Now for the January Meeting!

Please RSVP for the meeting no later than January 18 – make your reservation with Judy Lundquist at judyrlundquist@yahoo.com that we will know how many chairs to set up.

Click on the link to Judy’s email above.

(Please do not reply to this newsletter to make your reservation.)

10:30 – Business Meeting

11:00 – Televised live stream of Inauguration Masks required and social distancing will be strictly enforced

President’s Thoughts

2020 is almost over and how happy most of us are that the year has come to an end. We have had so many changes it is sometimes hard to keep up with them. There have been high school and college graduations that were held without the usual celebrations of these life passages. Weddings, vacations and too many funerals postponed. Too many lost jobs, opportunities for jobs, lost businesses, lost homes and health care. The news seemed filled with human and nature facing one new disaster after another. Wearing masks, staying six feet apart and washing our hands became the new fashion we learned to practice.

There were some good things that came about from this new way of life. Many learned new skills such as zooming and how to use the internet we were once reluctant to try. Some cleaned out closets, learned new hobbies, lost or gained weight and even connected with long lost friends. We longed for this pandemic to lose its hold on us and the world.

We had to curtail our Hill Country Chapter Texas Democratic Women luncheon meetings. We tried to keep in touch with members through this newsletter and webinars we had at our regular meeting time in September and October. In November we had an outdoor meeting at the Nature Center. We followed the safety guidelines and celebrated the Democratic women we supported who won their election. In December we held a drive through donations of food and cash at the gazebo at Light on the Hill in support of Mustard Seed Ministries. We raised $750 for their work and gave them many grocery store baskets filled to the brim with food. You just won’t be disappointed when you give Democratic women a chance to help others. 

Now we look forward to 2021. We know help is on the way. A vaccine is already being given to those who have been working so hard to save lives. We wait our turn. Our prayer is that it comes in time to free us from the fear and constraints we have been living with in 2020. Best of all we look forward to a new president taking over to lead our country. I believe we are all excited not only with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris taking over the leadership of our nation but we can point with pride to the cabinet they have assembled. Because of our optimism we hope you will join us on January 20 at the Nature Center pavilion to celebrate and watch Joe Biden be sworn in as our 46th President of the United States. We will continue to wear our masks, social distance and proudly show our support for this new era.

Thank you for all your support and encouragement you have given this board of directors. It has been a challenge and we appreciate your new and renewed memberships and your donations for the auction which benefited our candidates. Many have continued to work through donations to and writing postcards for the Democratic candidates in the Senate run off in Georgia. Thank you on their behalf.

We look forward to seeing many of you on January 20. If you cannot attend, we know you will be thinking of us and celebrating this wonderful election win. President Biden and Vice President Harris have a big job ahead of them. I urge you to keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Send them messages of support so they know the women of the Hill Country Chapter Texas Democratic Women are behind them. Thank you.

Sylvia Ostos

It’s Membership Renewal Time!

If you have not done so, please renew your HCCTDW membership. Or, e join as a new member. Simply click on the link below and print the form. All information you need is on the form.

 Click HERE for a membership form.

If you cannot print the form or have questions, please contact me.

You are vital to this organization! Together, we can accomplish great things! 

Barbara Young, Membership Chair

Phone 830 238-3630

Email barb7801@hctc.net

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