(Lori Piotrowski) – Local, state, and federal elected officials helped Boulder City Republican Women (BCRW) celebrate thirty years of service to the Republican Party and their community.
Representative Joe Heck jumped the program order to address the club members and their guests before heading down Highway 93/95 to the Western Republican Leadership Conference. He recognized the efforts of the club and its members, acknowledging that they are doing the right things when their first vice president, Maraya Evans, and second vice president, Linda Graham, were both recently nominated and elected to state positions with the Nevada Federation of Republican Women as president and treasurer respectively.
He also presented club President Linda Bronstein with a congressional proclamation honoring their political efforts.
Additional speakers included State Senator Joe Hardy, who has represented the Boulder City area for many years as both Assemblyman and Senator; Boulder City Mayor Roger Tobler; Jack Finn on behalf of Senator Dean Heller, and Kristin Vieira, who read a congratulatory letter from Governor Brian Sandoval.
The BCRW recently reached a new membership goal when its 100th member joined. Linda Bronstein presented Marcia Novello with a membership pin and special gift.
Helping BCRW celebrate this milestone were representatives of other Republican women’s club from throughout Nevada: Lisa Heck, Southern Hills Republican Women; Sue Lowden, Laughlin Republican Women; Cherie Wood, Active Republican Women of Las Vegas; Pam Benzing, North Valleys Republican Women; Lori Piotrowski, Republican Women of Las Vegas; Joan Dimmit, charter member Spring Mountain Republican Women; and Toni Valdez and Sharon Banda, Southern Hills Republican Women. Michele Turner, immediate past president of the Nevada Federation of Republican Women was in attendance as was Kay Butchko, second vice chair, membership of the National Federation of Republican Women.
The Boulder City club, although celebrating 30 years, actually is a reincarnation of what might be two previous clubs. During research for this year’s celebration, members discovered correspondence dating back to 1948 indicating that a previous club had been chartered.